Faculty and Staff Profiles

Lynda Feenaughty
Asst Professor, School of Comm Sci and Disorders
Email: Lynda.Feenaughty@memphis.edu
Office Location:
Office Hours: By appointment
Profile

Dr. Feenaughty joined the faculty in 2017. She directs the Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders Laboratory which is dedicated to research investigating the relationship between neuropsychological function and spoken language behaviors including speech motor control and language characteristics and their perceived speech adequacy secondary to neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Multiple sclerosis).

Education
  • PhD Communicative Disorders - University at Buffalo - 2016
  • MA Communicative Disorders - SUNY Geneseo - 2010
  • BS Communicative Disorders - SUNY Geneseo - 2008

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders - University of Memphis - 2017 - present
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology - Medical University of South Carolina / University of South Carolina - 2016 - 2017
Honors/Awards
  • Research Mentoring Pathways Program - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - 2015
  • Fall Conference Scholarship - Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) - 2011
  • Outstanding Achievement in Research - CDSc Department at State University College at Geneseo, New York - 2009
  • C. Agnes Rigney Honor Clinician of the Year - CDSc Department at State University College at Geneseo - 2008

Teaching Experience

  • Developmental and Acquired Motor Speech Disorders - University of Memphis
  • Language Disorders in Adults - University of Memphis
  • Neurological Bases of Communication - University of Memphis
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders - University of Memphis

Support

  • New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship - American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation - $10,000.00 - 2014
  • New Faculty Research Grant - School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis - $6,500.00 - 2018
  • Mark Diamond Research Foundation (MDRF) - Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo - $1,900.00 - 2013
Journal Articles
  • Feenaughty, L. (2021). Dual-task speech performance in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 53(8). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2021.103077
  • Feenaughty, L., Basilakos, A., Bonilha, L., & Fridriksson, J. (2021). Speech timing changes accompany speech entrainment in aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 90, 106090. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2021.106090
  • Feenaughty, L., Guo, L. Y., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Ray, M., Benedict, R., & Tjaden, K. (2020). Impact of Cognitive Impairment and Dysarthria on Spoken Language in Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 27(5), 450-460. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617720001113
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., Weinstock-Guttman, B., & Benedict, R. H. (2018). Separate and combined influence of cognitive impairment and dysarthria on functional communication in multiple sclerosis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(3), 1051-1065.
  • Feenaughty, L., Basilakos, A., Bonilha, L., den Ouden, D., Rorden, C., Stark, B. & Fridriksson, J. (2017). Non-fluent speech following stroke is caused by impaired efference copy. Cognitive Neuropsychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2017.1394834.
  • Marebwa, B., Feenaughty, L., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., Yourganov, G. & Bonilha, L. (2017). Chronic post-stroke aphasia severity is determined by fragmentation of residual white matter networks. Scientific Reports.
  • Basilakos, A., Yourganov, G., den Ouden, D., Fogerty, D., Rorden, C., Feenaughty, L. & Fridriksson, J. (2017). A multivariate analytic approach to the differential diagnosis of apraxia of speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Doi10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0443.
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., & Sussman, J. (2014). Relationship between acoustic measures and judgments of intelligibility in Parkinson’s disease: A within-speaker approach. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 1-22. Doi10.3109/02699206.2014.921839
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., Benedict, R.H.B., & Weinstock-Guttman, B. (2013). Speech and pause characteristics in Multiple Sclerosis: A preliminary study of speakers with high and low neuropsychological test performance. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 27, 134 – 151.
  • Rodgers, J.D., Tjaden, K., Feenaughty, L., Weinstock-Guttman, B., & Benedict, R.H. (2012). Influence of cognitive function on speech and articulation rate in Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-8. Doi10.1017/s1355617712001166
Presentations
  • Feenaughty, L. & Ingvalson, E. (2021, November). Examining the role of cognition in the perception and production of motor speech disorders. Invited platform seminar at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Washington, D.C.
  • Feenaughty, L. & Ingvalson, E. (2020, November). Cognition: A source of detours in the perception and production of motor speech disorders. Invited platform seminar (#20031) at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. San Diego, California (Convention Cancelled).
  • *Rogers, J. & Feenaughty, L. (2020). Effects of lexical familiarity and neuropsychological status on articulation duration in multiple sclerosis. Technical research poster presented at the Biennial Conference on Motor Speech. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Feenaughty, L. (2020). Dual-task speech performance in multiple sclerosis. Technical research presented at the Biennial Conference on Motor Speech. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Feenaughty, L., *McLaughlin, M., & *Mickelson, A. (2019). Effect of a concurrent speech and cognitive-linguistic task on global speech timing in multiple sclerosis. Technical research presented at the Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium. Boston, MA.
  • Feenaughty, L. (2019). Acoustic measures of paraspeech in speakers with multiple sclerosis: A study of neuropsychological status and its role in diadochokinesis. Technical research presented at the 177th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Louisville, Kentucky.
  • *McLaughlin, M. & Feenaughty, L. (2019). F2 range measures in milld dysarthria and healthy talkers. Technical research presented at the 177th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Feenaughty, L. (2019). Exploring the effects of concurrent tasks on spoken-language in multiple sclerosis. Technical research presented at the 49th Annual Mid-South conference. Memphis, Tennessee.
  • *Reaves, W. & Feenaughty, L. (2019). Memory and word finding in multiple sclerosis. Technical research presented at the 49th Annual Mid-South conference. Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Feenaughty, L., *Schreiber, V., & *Stroderd, L. (2018). Profile of language characteristics obtained from spontaneous speech in multiple sclerosis. Research presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • *Schreiber, V., Feenaughty, L., & *Stroderd, L. (2018). Cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis impacts lexical variation: Evidence from a spontaneous narrative. Research presented at the Graduate Research Forum, University of Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee.
  • *Rogers, J., Jarmulowicz, L., Feenaughty, L., & Buder, E. (2018). Stress shift, phonological awareness, and segmental accuracy in productions of derived real and pseudo words. Research presented at the Biennial Conference on Laboratory Phonology. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Feenaughty, L. (2018). Predictors of speech severity and sentence intelligibility for speakers with multiple sclerosis. Research presented orally at the Biennial Conference on Motor Speech. Savannah, Georgia.
  • Feenaughty, L. (2017). I've got a feeling: A case of multiple sclerosis. Clinical case presented orally at the Clinical Case Conference in Speech-language Pathology at the 25th Annual Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Feenaughty, L., Basilakos, A., Bonilha, L. & Fridriksson, J. (2017). Speech and pause characteristics in spontaneous speech and during speech entrainment. Technical research presented orally at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Los Angeles, California.
  • Feenaughty, L., Weinstock-Guttman, B. & Benedict, R.H.B. (2017). Comorbid dysarthria and neuropsychological deficits impact spoken language in multiple sclerosis. Technical research presented orally at the 25th Annual Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Feenaughty, L., Delgaizo, J., Basilakos, A., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C. & Bonilha, L. (2016). Predicting speech entrainment success using white matter connectivity. Poster presented at the annual conference of Neurobiology of Language. London, England.
  • Feenaughty, L., Basilakos, A., Bonilha, L., Rorden, C., Stark, B. & Fridriksson, J. (2016). Lesion predictors of speech fluency in aphasia. Poster presented at the annual conference of Neurobiology of Language. London, England.
  • Marebwa, B., Feenaughty, L., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., Yourganov, G. & Bonilha, L. (2016). Fragmentation of structural brain networks is associated with more severe post-stroke aphasia. Poster presented at the annual conference of Neurobiology of Language. London, England.
  • Basilakos, A., Bonilha, L., Yourganov, G., Rorden, C., Feenaughty, L., den Ouden, D., Fogerty, D. & Fridriksson, J. (2016). Using acoustic measures to refine the differential diagnosis of apraxia of speech: a behavioral and multimodality neuroimaging study. Poster presented at the annual conference of Neurobiology of Language. London, England.
  • Basilakos, A., Fridriksson, J., Rorden, C., Yourganov, G., Feenaughty, L., & Bonilha, L. (2016). Classification of apraxia of speech using objective acoustic measures. Poster presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Feenaughty, L., Benedict, R.H.B., Guo, L., & Tjaden, K. (2016). Impact of cognitive function and dysarthria on spoken language and perception in multiple sclerosis. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference on Motor Speech. Newport Beach, California.
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., Weinstock-Guttman, B., & Benedict, R. (2015). Comparison of sentence intelligibility scores, scaled speech severity, and communication participation in multiple sclerosis. Technical research presented orally at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Denver, Colorado.
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., & Sussman, J. (2014). Relationship between acoustic measures and intelligibility in Parkinson’s disease: A within-speaker analysis. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference on Motor Speech. Sarasota, Florida.
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., Hoogs. M., Weinstock-Guttman, B., & Benedict, R. (2012). Speech hesitations and neuropsychological function in Multiple Sclerosis. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference on Motor Speech. Santa Rosa, California.
  • Feenaughty, L., Tjaden, K., Benedict, R.H.B., & Weinstock-Guttman, B. (2011). Speech and pause characteristics in adults with Multiple Sclerosis: Comparison of speakers with high and low neuropsychological test performance. Poster presented at 6th International Conference on Speech Motor Control. Groningen, Netherlands.