CSAD Faculty Curriculum Vitae

 

HEATHER THOMPSON, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Email: heather.thompson@csus.edu
Office: Folsom 2316

Office Phone: (916)278-6654

ASHA #:  14008303

ASHA certification:CCC-SLP

CA License #: SP20645

 

Employment Status: (Employment status is based on the individual’s status assigned by the university.)

Full-time 9-month

Academic Rank:

Assistant Professor       

Role to this program (Select all that apply)

Instructional Faculty           

Indicate program other than the accredited Master’s SLP program for which this faculty member contributes a percentage of their overall FTE.

Bachelors of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Second Bachelors of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Masters of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tenure Status:   

Non-tenured and on a tenure track        

Indicate credentials this individual holds:

 State Licensure:        SP20645      State: CA

Other:   Specify: Canadian Certification in Speech-Language Pathology from Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (2005). #12011

Indicate the highest degree earned:

            Research doctoral - PhD in Speech-Language Pathology (e.g., PhD, EdD)

Degree, institution, year granted and field of study for all degrees earned:

Degree Earned

Institution Name

Year Granted

Field of Study

PhD

University of Utah

2015

Speech-Language Pathology

MSc

Western University

2005

Speech-Language Pathology

BA Hons.

University of Waterloo

2002

Psychology

 

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Percentage (in decimals) of FTE (workload) allocated to the graduate program for classroom teaching.  (Note: Apply the institution’s formula to calculate this.)

TO BE COMPLETED BY THE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION

Other contributions allocated to the graduate program

Supervision      

Major specialty areas:

  • Speech sound disorders
  • assessment
  • research methods
  • cleft palate
  • neurofibromatosis/RASopathies

Courses taught.  Provide the course number, course name, and term(s) taught:

Course Number

Course Name

Program

Term(s) Taught

228A

Speech 1 Methods

MS Speech Pathology

Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015

242A

Language 1 Methods

MS Speech Pathology

Spring 2014, Fall 2014 Spring 2015, Fall 2015 Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

244

Assessment Methods

MS Speech Pathology

Spring 2015

295I

Internship: Speech-Language and Hearing Services in Schools

MS Speech Pathology

Spring 2018

110

Physics of Sound and Phonetics

CSAD Undergraduate

Fall 2017

126

Speech Sound Development and Disorders in Children: Aspects of Articulation and Phonology.

CSAD Undergraduate

Spring 2018

140

SLPA Methods

SLPA

Summer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

140L

SLPA Practicum

SLPA

Summer 2016, 2017, 2018

142

Topics in Autism Spectrum Disorders

CSAD Undergraduate

Fall 2015, 2016

142

Topics in Autism Spectrum Disorders

CSAD2B

Summer 2016

145

Supervised Field Observations

CSAD Undergraduate

Spring 2018

147

Assessment Procedures

CSAD Undergraduate

Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

147

Assessment Procedures

CSAD2B

Fall 2017

148

Research Methods

CSAD Undergraduate

Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

199

SPROuT Cleft palate

CSAD Undergraduate

Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Spring 2017, Fall 2017

199

SPROuT Neurofibromatosis

CSAD Undergraduate

Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Spring 2017, Fall 2017

Spring 2018

 

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Publications and Presentations completed within the past 5 years. 2013-2018 ONLY

Publications and Papers

Thompson, H.L. Evaluation of phonological processing skills of young children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (accepted, in press).

Sampson, J. Thompson, H.L. & Wall Parilo, D. The Role of Nursing in the Care of Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Nursing2018. (accepted, in press).

Sampson, J. & Thompson, H.L. (2017). Youth hearing impairment: early detection is key, Nursing 2017, 47(4), 52-56

Barkmeier-Kraemer, J., Linn, C., Thompson, H.L., Byrd, B., Steinfeld, M.B., Hoffman, R. & Silverman (2017) A. Preliminary study of a caregiver-based infant and child feeding and swallowing screening tool, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 64(6), 979-983. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001442.

Wolters, P., Martin, S., Merker, V.L., Tonsgard, J.H. Solomon, S.E., Baldwin, A., Bergner, A., Walsh, K., Thompson, H.L., Gardner, K.L., Hingtgen, C.M., Schorry, E., Dudley, W.N., & Franklin, B. for the REiNS International Collaboration. Patient-reported outcomes of pain and physical functioning in neurofibromatosis clinical trials, Neurology. 2016 Aug 16;87(7 Suppl 1):S4-S12.

Walsh, K.S., Janusz, J., Wolters, P.L., Martin, S., Klein-Tasman, B., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Thompson, H.L., Payne, J.M., Hardy, K.K., de Blank, PMK., Semerjian, C., Schaffner Gray, L., Solomon, S.E., and Ullrich, N. (2016). Neurocognitive Outcomes in Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials. Neurology 2016 Aug 16;87(7 Suppl 1): S21-30.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Thompson, H.L., Five things you need to know about speech and language skills in young children with NF1. Oral presentation at the UC Davis NF/RASopathy Symposium. (20 minutes) April 21st, 2018.

Sampson, J., Thompson, HL., Wall Parilo, D. & Parsh, B. The role of nursing in the care of children with neurofibromatosis type 1. Poster presented at the College of Health and Human Services Faculty Research Symposium. March 12th, 2018.

Thompson, H.L. Social communication and social interaction symptoms in ASD and NDD. Oral presentation at the LEND Neurodevelopmental Disorders survey course, January 22, 2018. (1 hour)

Thompson, HL., Interprofessional education for improving care of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Poster presented at the Center for Teaching and Learning Symposium. CSUS. December 8th, 2017.

Thompson, HL., Peer mentoring for undergraduate students in communication sciences and disorders. Poster presented at the Center for Teaching and Learning Symposium. CSUS. December 8th, 2017.

Thompson, H.L. Intervention for speech sound disorders: recent updates. presented at the Twin Rivers Unified School District Professional Development Day, December 6th, 2017. (90 minutes)

Thompson, HL. REiNS patient reported outcomes (PRO) working group updates. Oral presentation at the REiNS Winter Meeting presented on behalf of the REiNS International Collaboration PRO working group, Bethesda, MD December 4th, 2017. (10 minutes)

Thompson, H.L. Communication skills of children and adults with NF1: A focus on assessment and intervention. UC Davis MIND Institute Clinical Genomics Rounds, February 17th, 2017. (30 minutes)

Thompson, H.L. Communication skills of children and adults with NF1: A focus on assessment and intervention. Presented at the UC Davis NF/RAS Pathway Open house and mini-symposium on April 16th, 2016. (30 minutes)

Thompson, H. Communication skills of individuals with neurofibromatosis. Presentation at the British Columbia Neurofibromatosis Foundation Annual Symposium. Vancouver, BC. Oct, 2014. (45 minutes)

Thompson, H. Cleft Palate. Presentation for the California State University, Sacramento Speech-Language Pathology Multicultural Group (SPMG). Sacramento, CA. May, 2014. (1 hour)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Thompson, HL. Cooper, K., Mitchell, E., Gleason, D. & Pieretti, RA. Peer mentoring for diverse undergraduates in communication sciences and disorders: A pilot program. Poster to be presented at the 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, November 10th in Los Angeles, CA.

Thompson, HL. Redmond, S.M., & Smith, B.L. Variables associated with speech treatment outcomes for children with cleft palate. Poster presented at the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention in Denver, CO. Nov 2015.

Thompson, HL., Smith, BL. and Redmond, SM. Effectiveness of a phonological intervention for preschool children with nonsyndromic cleft palate. Oral presentation at the 72nd American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Annual Meeting and Symposium, Palm Springs, CA. Apr 2015.

Barkmeier-Kraemer, J. Linn, C., Thompson, H. and Silverman, A. Preliminary Findings of Sensitivity & Specificity of the Feeding Matters® Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire. Poster presented at the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. Nov 2014.

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Grants awarded within the past 5 years. 2013-2018

Year

Title

Funding Source

Amount

Authors

2018

Summer Faculty Fellowship

College of Health and Human Services, CSUS

$4,400

Thompson and Sampson

2018

Developing Hispanic Serving Institution: INSPIRE (DHSI INSPIRE) Peer Program Minigrant renewal

Center for Teaching and Learning, CSUS

 

$5,000

Thompson

2017

Stipend for Service Learning Professional Learning Community: Empowering student leaders

Center for Teaching and Learning, CSUS

$700

Thompson

2017

Stipend for Service Learning Professional Learning Community: Interprofessional Education

Center for Teaching and Learning, CSUS

$700

Thompson

2017

Summer Faculty Fellowship

College of Health and Human Services, CSUS

$15,000 ($5,000 for each investigator)

Thompson, Sampson and Blanton

2017

Research and Creative Activities Faculty Award

University Enterprises Incorporated, CSUS

$7,466

Thompson, Blanton, Roth and Tollefson

2017

Funding for March of Dimes March for Babies Event

Associated Students of Sacramento State, CSUS

$200

Supported undergraduate student NSSLHA Officers to submit this award application

2017

Faculty Professional Funds Travel Award

College of Health and Human Services, CSUS

$1,550

 

2017

Travel Award for attendance at ACPA Conference

College of Continuing Education, CSUS

$1,000

 

2017

Developing Hispanic Serving Institution: INSPIRE (DHSI INSPIRE) Peer Program Minigrant

Center for Teaching and Learning

$7,000

Thompson

2016

Campus Grants Program

University Enterprises Incorporated

$1,500

Thompson, Blanton, Roth and Tollefson

2016

Stipend for Service Learning Professional Learning Community

Center for Teaching and Learning, CSUS

$700

Thompson

2016

Summer Faculty Fellowship

College of Health and Human Services, CSUS

$15,000 ($7,500 for each investigator)

Thompson and Blanton

2015

Faculty Professional Funds Travel Award for attendance at REiNS Winter Meeting

REiNS, NIH/NCI

$300

 

2015

Faculty Professional Development Travel Award for attendance at REiNS Winter Meeting and ASHA Convention

College of Health and Human Services, CSUS

$3,000

Thompson, Redmond and Smith

2015

Faculty Professional Development Travel Award for attendance at ACPA Conference

College of Health and Human Services

$2,000

Thompson, Redmond and Smith

 

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Activities related to clinical service delivery within the past 5 years. 2013-2018

Heather L. Thompson, Ph.D is an assistant professor and coordinator for the speech-language pathology assistant program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento. She trained at Western University in London, Canada, and completed her PhD at the University of Utah. She is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the United States and Canada. Above and beyond her position as tenure-track faculty at CSUS, she provides clinical services through the UC Davis NF/RAS Pathway Clinic in the Division of Genomic Medicine at the UC Davis MIND Institute under the leadership of Dr. Katherine (Kate) Rauen, and is engaged with the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial team at the University of California Davis in collaboration with Christina Roth, MS CCC-SLP. She is also SLP discipline director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at MIND.

Her line of research is focused in the areas of developmental speech and language disorders. She has a specific interest in examining speech and language outcomes in children with cleft palate and developmental syndromes of Ras/MAPK pathway dysregulation. She has published in the area of neurofibromatosis and has coauthored publications in the areas of specific language impairment/ADHD and pediatric feeding. She has received many University grants as well as funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She is on the advisory board for District 2 of the California Speech Hearing Association and is part of the Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International collaboration. She has taught numerous classes in speech-language pathology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

2016-present      Volunteer Clinical Faculty, UC Davis MIND Institute, RAS pathway clinic

2016-present       Volunteer Clinical Faculty, UC Davis Cleft palate-craniofacial team, Department of Otolaryngology “

Clinical supervision experiences with the past 5 years  2013-2018

Dr. Thompson has supervised in a University clinical setting since 2008. She has acted as a clinical supervisor in the following clinics:

CSAD 229A: Speech 1 Clinic

CSAD 243A: Language 1 Clinic

CSAD 229B: Speech 2 Clinic

CSAD 243B: Language 2 Clinic

CSAD 245: Assessment Clinic

Professional development completed within the past 5 years.  2013-2018

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION (Aug 2015 forward)

Faculty Learning Community

Faculty Learning Community - Interprofessional Education (2017), Service Learning (2016)

Professional Learning Community - Peer Mentoring (2017, 2018)

Conferences Attended (August 2015 forward)

2018     University of California - Davis MIND Institute NF/Ras Pathway Open house held  on April 21st, 2018.

2018     California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Sacramento, CA   March 2018.

2018     NSSLHA Annual Conference: Refining Your Clinical Toolkit, CSUS Campus, February 3rd, 2018.

2018     SLPA Supervision Workshop. American River College, January 27th, 2018

2017     Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) Winter  Meeting. Washington DC. Dec 2017

2017     American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA  November 2017.

2017     California Speech-Language-Hearing Association District 2 Workshop, Sacramento, CA. October 28th, 2017

2017     Children’s Tumor Foundation 30th Annual Convention, Washington DC. June 2017

2017     American Cleft-Palate-Craniofacial Association 74th Annual Convention, Colorado Springs, CO Mar 2017.

2016     Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) Winter Meeting. Washington DC. Dec 2016

2016     UC Davis NF Family Day and Mini Symposium, Sacramento, CA April 2016

2016     California Speech-Hearing Association (CSHA) Convention. Anaheim, CA April 2016

2016     American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA April  2016

2015     Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) Winter Meeting. Washington DC. Dec 2015

2015     American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver CO. Nov 2015

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Professionally related service activities for the past 5 years. 2013-2018

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Committee Member:

International Level

2017-present     REiNS International Collaboration Conference planning committee

2015-present     REiNS  International Collaboration Physical Functioning working group member

2013-present     REiNS  International Collaboration Neurocognitive working group member

2013-present     REiNS International Collaboration PRO Quality of Life working group member

2016-present     REiNS International Collaboration PRO Communication subcommittee chair

2016-present     REiNS International Collaboration Neurocognitive preschool subcommittee  member

State Level

2016-present     California Speech Hearing Association - District 2 Advisory Board Member

2016-present     CSHA District 2 Conference Planning Committee

Book Proposal Reviews:

2016     Plural Publishing

2018     Plural Publishing (textbook review)

Manuscript Reviews:

2017     Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

2013     Journal of Clinical Genetics

2011     American Journal of Medical Genetics: Part A

2011     Journal of Communication Disorders

2011     Journal of Pediatrics

Professional Affiliations:

2005-present     Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Canada

2006-present     American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

2008-present     American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Member

2014-present     ASHA Special Interest Group V:  Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders

2015-present     California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA)

2018-present     ASHA Special Interest Group 10: Issues in Higher Education

Student Associations:

2003-2005         Student Representative for the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

2003-2005         Student Representative for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Canada (Formerly the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2018                 Conference planning committee for University of California - Davis MIND Institute NF/Ras Pathway Open house to be held on April 21st, 2018.

2016                 Conference planning committee for University of California - Davis MIND Institute NF/Ras Pathway Open house held on April 16th, 2016.

2015                 Neurofibromatosis (NF) Race Day Party Coordinator - Held a charitable event to recognize local NF heroes in January 2015.

2016                 Alternative Spring Break - Community Engagement Center

2016-present     Volunteer Clinical Faculty, UC Davis NF/RAS Pathway Clinic, UC Davis MIND Institute

2016-present     Volunteer Clinical Faculty, UC Davis Cleft palate-craniofacial team, Department of Otolaryngology

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Service on Departmental, College and University committees for the past 5 years. 2013-2018 

Committee

Level

Term

Diversity Awards Committee Member

University

2015-present

Advising Task Force

University

2015-2016

Academic Council

College

2017-present

New Faculty Mentoring - Mentor to Dr. Aishah Patterson

College

2017-present

Marshall for CHHS Convocation

College

2015-present

Curriculum Committee

Department

2017-present

Student Issues and Petitions - Committee Chair

Department

2017-present

Student Issues and Petitions

Department

2015-2017

Culminating Experience (Thesis) Co-chair

Department

2015-present

Community Relations/Advisory Board - Committee Chair

Department

2015-present

NSSLHA Faculty Advisor

Department

2015-present

Graduate Admissions and Issues

Department

2015-present

Faculty Search Committee Member

Department

2015-present

 

Academic/Professional Honors and Recognition 2013-2018 

2018                 Outstanding Achievement Award, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) District 2.

 

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