Jeff Searl, associate professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, directs the Lip-Tongue-Larynx (LiTL) Lab. Dr. Searl received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.
His research interests include understanding the forces involved in speech sound production and how those forces are altered by neurological disease or structural alterations to the articulators. Dr. Searl has a particular focus on the relationships among force generation, perceived effort of the speaker, and associated outcomes for elevated effort including fatigue, acoustic and perceptual alterations to speech. Other research interests include clinical decision models for speech-language pathologists regarding diagnostic and management planning, as well as client decision making regarding treatment (e.g., to enroll or not, adherence to recommendations, etc.).
CSD 391 Observation and Analysis of Clinical Practice
CSD 840 Voice Disorders
CSD 850 Medical Aspects of Speech-Language Pathology
CSD 855 Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders)