UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Sharyl Samargia
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Sharyl Samargia

Associate Professor

Communicative Disorders
Office: 220 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
Phone: 715-425-3834

Email: sharyl.samargia@uwrf.edu

Education:

BS, University of Minnesota – Duluth
MA, University of Minnesota – Duluth
PhD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Courses Taught:

Teaching (UWRF)

CSD 160 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 262 Speech Systems
CSD 479 Clinical Procedures and experience
CSD 720 Voice and Resonance Disorders
CSD 750 Dysphagia
CSD 787 Counseling and Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders
CSD 579 Clinical Supervision
CSD 770 Articulation, Phonological and Fluency Disorders

 

Teaching (University of Minnesota - Duluth)

CSD 5905 Pediatric Dysphagia

Research Interests:

Dr. Samargia's research interest involves the study of neuroplasticity as it relates to disorders of voice, motor speech and swallowing. Through the use of electrophysiologic measures and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) the pathophysiology of these disorders can be better understood and serve as a foundation for identification of novel treatment approaches to be used alone or in conjunction with traditional behavioral or pharmaceutical approaches.

Professional Activities:

Faculty Advisor, UWRF Chapter of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). https://orgsync.com/20908/chapter

Member, College of Education and Professional Studies Curriculum Committee

Member, University Compensation Committee.

Member, Brain Plasticity Laboratory: University of Minnesota http://www.bpl.umn.edu/

Director of the Voice and speech Science Laboratory at UWRF.

CEPS Reseach, Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee

Served as Wisconsin Teaching Scholar in 2013 and continues to be active in the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus.
 

Publications:

Kimberley, T. and Samargia, S. Comparison of amounts of practice during rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury and stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2010; 47(9): 851-862.

Samargia S. and Kimberley T. Motor and Cognitive Outcomes in Children after Functional Hemispherectomy: Pediatric Journal of Physical Therapy. 2009; 21(4): 356-61.

Samargia, S., Schmidt, R., Kimberley, T. Shortened cortical silent period in adductor spasmodic dysphonia: evidence of widespread cortical excitability. Neuroscience Letters. 2014; 560: 12-15.

 Samargia, S., Schmidt, R., Kimberley, T. Shortened cortical silent period in adductor spasmodic dysphonia: evidence of widespread cortical excitability. Neuroscience Letters. 2014; 560: 12-15.

Samargia S. Considerations when Incorporating Endoscopy into your Practice. Communication Connections. 2008 22(2)5-6.

Honors

  • Meritorious Poster Submission: American Speech Language Hearing Association, 2013
  • College of Education and Professional Studies Outstanding Academic Advisor, 2012.
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Mentor of the Year Award presented by the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association, 2011.