Diane Walsh

Senior Lecturer III - Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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Professional Preparation

M.S. - Communication Disorders
University of Texas at Dallas - 2004
B.A. - Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of New Mexico - 2002

Research Areas

Research Interests
Research interests include:
  • Neurogenic language and speech motor disorders in adults
  • Discourse production in aphasia and right hemisphere dysfunction
  • Collective memory and identify in Holocaust survivors and American veterans of World War II


Ulatowska, H., Reyes, B., Olea-Santos, T., Garst, D., Vernon, J. & McArthur, J. (in-press) Personal narratives in aphasia: Understanding narrative competence. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. forthcoming - Publication
Ulatowska, H., Reyes, B., Olea-Santos, T., Garst, D., Vernon, J., Mak, K, & Graham, K. (accepted). Production and comprehension in aphasia: Gains and pitfalls in using macrostructure tasks in Aesop's fables. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology. forthcoming - Publication
Joglar, J., Nguyen, C., Garst, D., & Katz, W. (accepted) Safety of electromagnetic articulography (EMA) in patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. ? - Publication
McNeil, M.R., Katz, W.F., Fossett, T.R.D., Doyle, P., Szuminsky, N., Garst, D., & Carter, G. (In preparation) Effects of a visual kinematic and auditory feedback treatment for apraxia of speech. ? - Publication
Katz, W., McNeil, M. & Garst, D (2010). Treating apraxia of speech (AOS) with EMA-supplied visual augmented feedback. Aphasiology, 24, 826-837. 2010 - Publication
McNeil, M., Katz, W., Fossett, T., Garst, D., Szuminsky, N., Carter, G., & Lim, K. (2010). Effects of on-line augmented kinematic and perceptual feedback on treatment of speech movement in apraxia of speech. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 62, 127-33. 2010 - Publication
Katz, W., Garst, D., & Levitt, J. (2008). The role of prosody in a case of foreign accent syndrome. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 22(7): 537-566. 2008 - Publication
Garst, D., & Katz, W. (2006, Aug. 15). Foreign accent syndrome. The ASHA Leader, 11 (10), 10-11, 31. 2006 - Publication


Search for Identity in Child Survivors of the Holocaust. Using the War: Changing Memories of World War Two
2005–2005 Garst, D., Oral History Society Conference: London.
Adult Perspectives of Childhood Holocaust Experience
2003–2003 Garst, D., A Review of Written Narrative International Conference of Reminiscence and Life Review: Vancouver, BC.
On-line visual and kinematic feedback in a sound production treatment
2008–2008 Fossett, T.R.D., McNeil, M.R., Katz, W.F., Garst, D., Doyle, P., Szuminsky, N., Carter, G.,Conference on Motor Speech: Monterey, CA.
The role of prosody in the foreign accent syndrome: A single-subject study
2007–2007 Garst, D., Levitt, J., Katz, W., Acoustical Society of America Conference: Salt Lake City, UT.
Effects of visually augmented kinematic feedback with constant practice for the treatment of apraxia of speech: A single-subject experiment
2007–2007 McNeil, M., Fossett, T.R.D., Katz, W, Garst, D., Carter, G., Szuminsky, & Doyle, P., 37th Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Scottsdale, AZ.

Additional Information

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency #12067422, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders: Special Interest Division 2
  • Texas State Speech Language Pathology License #101960
  • Conference on Speech Motor Control: Monterey, CA, March 2008
  • 37th Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Scottsdale, AZ, May 2007.
  • Acoustical Society of America Conference: Providence, R.I. June 2006.
  • Association of VA Speech Language Pathology National Conference: Dallas, TX, May 2006
  • Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: London, January 2006
  • Oral History Society Conference: London, July 2005
  • International Conference of Reminiscence and Life Review: Vancouver BC, October 2003.
  • Academy of Aphasia, Oct 2004: Chicago, IL
  • Research Coordinator, Veteran Administration Merit Award, "Biofeedback treatment of apraxia of speech following stroke." Dallas VA Research Corporation, 2005-present.
  • On Call Speech Language Pathologist, RehabCare, January 2007-present
  • On Call Speech Language Pathologist, Denton Regional Medical Center, August-December 2005
  • Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow, Digame Speech and Language Consultants, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 2004-2005
  • Research Assistant, Center for BrainHealth, University of Texas-Dallas, 2003-2004