Cathy Torrington Eaton

Cathy Torrington Eaton
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | UT HSC · Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ph.D. CCC-SLP

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Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2019 - May 2020
Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2014 - June 2016
Rockhurst University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (11)
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No PDF available ABSTRACT Acoustically, North American child-directed speech is hyperarticulated: it is slower than adult-directed speech and the vowel space is more expanded. Lexically, child-directed speech is composed of shorter, more frequent words, from denser neighborhoods. The issue is that hyperarticulation, including vowel space expansion,...
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Speech-language input from adult caregivers is a strong predictor of children's developmental outcomes. But the properties of this child-directed speech are not static over the first months or years of a child's life. This study assesses a large cohort of children and caregivers (n = 84) at 7, 10, 18, and 24 months to document (1) how a battery of...
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Background It is well-established that individuals with nonfluent aphasia produce proportionally more familiar or non-propositional language than neurotypical adults. Much less is known about the types of familiar language used or about the effects of either language context or impairment on usage patterns. Aims The purpose of this study was to id...
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Speech-language input from adult caregivers is a strong predictor of children's developmental outcomes. But the properties of this child-directed speech are not static over the first months or years of a child’s life. This study assesses a large cohort of children and caregivers (n=84) at 7, 10, 18, and 24 months to document (1) how a battery of ph...
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Purpose: Several studies have explored relationships between children's early phonological development and later language performance. This literature has included a more recent focus on the potential for early phonological profiles to predict later language outcomes. Methods: The present study longitudinally examined the nature of phonetic inve...
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Purpose: The goal of this research was to institute an evidence base behind commonly used elicitation materials known as binomials (e.g., "day and night") that are commonly used for persons with aphasia (PWAs). The study explored a number of linguistic variables that could influence successful binomial completion in nonaphasic adults and PWAs. Me...
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Purpose: Diagnostic recommendations for acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) have been contradictory concerning whether speech sound errors are consistent or variable. Studies have reported divergent findings that, on face value, could argue either for or against error consistency as a diagnostic criterion. The purpose of this study was to explain dis...
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There is limited yet compelling evidence that domain-general processes may contribute to speech sound change. This study explored whether executive functions contribute to the achievement of adult-like speech production. Children who are 4 to 5 years old – 42 with high-average speech production skills, 11 with low-average and nine with speech sound...
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This article explores the theoretical and empirical relationships between cognitive factors and residual speech errors (RSEs). Definitions of relevant cognitive domains are provided, as well as examples of formal and informal tasks that may be appropriate in assessment. Although studies to date have been limited in number and scope, basic research...
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Accurate non-word repetition (NWR) has been largely attributed to phonological memory, although the task involves other processes including speech production, which may confound results in toddlers with developing speech production abilities. This study is based on Hoff, Core and Bridges' adapted NWR task, which includes a real-word repetition (RWR...
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To explore the effect of modeling and explicit elicitation of slow and accurately produced speech in typically-developing preschool children. Optional phonological reductions (e.g., deleted final stops) and changes in speech rate were examined in response to an adult conversational speaker's speech style. Forty 3- and 4-year-olds (20 each) were tes...

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