Kimberly M. Meigh

Kimberly M. Meigh
West Virginia University | WVU · Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Introduction
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University. I'm interested in speech motor control, general motor learning, acoustic and kinematic analysis of speech, and figuring out where speech production fits in models of cognition, language, and speech motor control. I also have an interest in clinical education and evidence-based pedagogy.
Additional affiliations
August 2014 - August 2020
West Virginia University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2014 - present
West Virginia University
Position
  • Lab Director
April 2004 - May 2008
Speech-Pathology Associates
Position
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
Description
  • I am an ASHA certified, PA-licensed speech-language pathologist with a clinical focus on geriatric populations in skilled nursing facilities.
Education
August 2004 - April 2014
University of Pittsburgh
Field of study
  • Communication Science and Disorders
August 2002 - April 2004
University of Pittsburgh
Field of study
  • Communication Science and Disorders
August 1998 - April 2002
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Audiology and Speech Sciences

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Publications (46)
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Purpose: The contextual interference effect is a motor learning phenomenon where conditions that decrease overall learning during practice enhance overall learning with new tasks. In the limb literature, this effect is observed when different practice conditions are used (e.g., blocked vs. random practice schedules). In speech motor learning, conte...
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Purpose Lexical stress and phoneme processes converge during phonological encoding, but the nature of the convergence has been debated. Stress patterns and phonemes may be integrated automatically and rigidly, resulting in a unified representation. Alternatively, stress and phoneme may be processed interactively based on sublexical contexts. The pu...
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Purpose Retroflex sounds are frequently misarticulated speech sounds in India ( Kaur et al., 2017 ). This may be due to its complex movement that involves the tongue tip to be curled backward and often in contact behind the alveolar ridge ( Hamann, 2003 ). However, there is a paucity of acoustic studies that have measured different types of retrofl...
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The purpose of this research was to investigate memory representations related to speech processing. Psycholinguistic and speech motor control theorists have hypothesized a variety of fundamental memory representations, such as syllables or phonemes, which may be learned during speech acquisition tasks. Yet, it remains unclear which fundamental rep...
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Purpose: This experiment evaluated syllable-stress position as a motor class directed by a syllable-sized generalized motor program. Reaction times were predicted to be slower for stimuli with untrained stress patterns outside the trained motor class. Furthermore, reaction times were predicted to be stable for untrained stimuli within the same mot...
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Purpose: This study examined right hemisphere (RH) neuroanatomical correlates of lexical-semantic deficits that predict narrative comprehension in adults with RH brain damage. Coarse semantic coding and suppression deficits were related to lesions by voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM). Method: Participants were 20 adults with RH cerebrova...
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Coarse coding is the activation of broad semantic fields that can include multiple word meanings and a variety of features, including those peripheral to a word's core meaning. It is a partially domain-general process related to general discourse comprehension and contributes to both literal and non-literal language processing. Adults with damage t...
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BACKGROUND: This manuscript reports generalization effects of Contextual Constraint Treatment for an adult with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD). Contextual Constraint Treatment is designed to stimulate inefficient language comprehension processes implicitly, by providing linguistic context to prime, or constrain, the intended interpretations of...
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BACKGROUND: This manuscript reports the initial phase of testing for a novel, "Contextual constraint" treatment, designed to stimulate inefficient language comprehension processes in adults with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD). Two versions of treatment were developed to target two normal comprehension processes that have broad relevance for di...
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BACKGROUND: Adults with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) can have considerable difficulty in drawing high-level inferences from discourse. Standardised tests of language comprehension in RHD do not tap high-level inferences with many items or in much depth, but nonstandardised tasks lack reliability and validity data. It would be of great clinic...
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BACKGROUND: The right cerebral hemisphere (RH) sustains activation of subordinate, secondary, less common, and/or distantly related meanings of words. Much of the pertinent data come from studies of homonyms, but some evidence also suggests that the RH has a unique maintenance function in relation to unambiguous nouns. In a divided visual field pri...
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BACKGROUND: Various investigators suggest that some discourse-level comprehension difficulties in adults with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) have a lexical-semantic basis. As words are processed, the intact right hemisphere arouses and sustains activation of a wide-ranging network of secondary or peripheral meanings and features-a phenomenon d...
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BACKGROUND: Difficulties in social cognition and interaction can characterise adults with unilateral right hemisphere brain damage (RHD). Some pertinent evidence involves their apparently poor reasoning from a "Theory of Mind" perspective, which requires a capacity to attribute thoughts, beliefs, and intentions in order to understand other people's...

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Evaluate the continuum of complexity inherent in speech motor learning. a.) motor complexity b.) influences of linguistic complexity
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1. Identify the underlying representations being encoded and retrieved during speech motor learning. 2. Evaluate proposed representations during speech motor learning in individuals with typical, non-disordered speech. 3. Investigate proposed speech representations during speech motor learning in population with speech motor disorders.