Paul M. Evitts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Paul M. Evitts, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Teaching Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Humanities
Program Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders
W-356 Olmsted Building
777 West Harrisburg Pike
W-356 Olmsted Building
Middletown, PA 17057

Recent Publications

Addona, S. & Evitts, P. M. (2022). Effects of virtual instruction on educators’ voices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Voice. 

Evitts, P. M., Starmer, H., & Webster, K. (2021). Effects of mode of presentation and mode of speech on listener perceptions of voice, speech, and personality following supracricoid laryngectomy. Archives of Otolaryngology & Rhinology, 7(1), 1-11

Evitts, P. M., Fields, K., & Lande, B. (2021). Metadeglutition? Rate of aspiration-related events in young, healthy females using a novel data collection app. Perspectives (SIG 13), 6(2), 454-464.

Porcaro, C, Evitts, P. M., Hood, C., Campbell, E., White, L., King, N., & Veraguas, J. (2019). Effect of dysphonia and cognitive-perceptual listener strategies on speech intelligibility. Journal of Voice. 

Evitts, P. M., Nichols, D., Asbury, K., & Dobrosielski, D. (2018). Relationship between fat distribution and tongue strength in persons with and without obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Medicine and Disorders: International Journal, 2(5), 109-113. 

Joseph, R., Evitts, P. M., Bayley, E., & Tulenko, C. (2017). Oral feeding outcomes of infants with a tracheostomy. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 33, 70-75.

Evitts, P. M., Starmer, H., Teets, K., Montgomery, C., Calhoun, L., Schulze, A., MacKenzie, J., & Adams, L. (2016). The impact of dysphonic voices on healthy listeners: Listener reaction times, speech intelligibility, and listener comprehension. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25(4), 561-575. 

Cripps, J., Cooper, S., Evitts, P., Hyle, R., & Blackburn, J. (2016). Diagnosing and treating disorders in signed language: A new perspective. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 43, Fall.

Book Chapter

Evitts, P. M. (2019). The impact of post laryngectomy audiovisual changes on verbal communication. In P. Doyle (Ed.), Clinical Care and Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer (pp. 463-481). New York, NY; Springer Publishing.
 

Recent Presentations

Evitts, P. M., Porcaro, C., **Getejanc, C., & **Scott, J. (2020, November). The relationship between cepstral-based acoustic measures and speech intelligibility with low proficiency speakers.  Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled).

Evitts, P., **Yinger, S., Porcaro, C., **Horn, A., **Cloonan, C., & **Stolz, A. (2019, November). Does providing listeners perceptual strategies improve dysphonic speech intelligibility in the presence of background noise? Poster presentation accepted at the American Speech-Hearing and Language Association annual convention, Orlando, FL.

Abrams, R., Webster, K., Evitts, P., **Taormina, L., & **Foust, K. (2019, November). Lip strength and maximum inter-incisinal opening measures in healthy elderly persons. Poster presentation accepted at the American Speech-Hearing and Language Association annual convention, Orlando, FL.

**Shipley, E., Knuth, N., Evitts, P. M., & Dobrosielski, D. (2018, November). Relationship between tongue strength and multiple physiological measures: How SLPs can use physiological data. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Boston, November.

Abrams, R., Webster, K., Evitts, P. M., **Smith, K., **Formica, A., & **Blashford, M. (2018, November). Normative values of maximum interincisinal opening in typical healthy adults. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Boston, November.

Webster, K., Abrams, R., Evitts, P. M., **Smith, K., **Formica, A., & **Blashford, M. (2018, November). Normative lip strength measures in typical healthy persons. Poster session accepted at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Boston, November.

Evitts, P. M. (2018, November). Getting into grad school 101: Basics for undergraduate students. One- hour seminar accepted at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Boston, November.

Evitts, P. M., & **Simons, B. (2018, November). Acoustic predictors of cognitive workload using LTAS in speakers with phonotraumatic hoarseness. Poster session accepted at the American Speech- Language Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention, Boston, November.

Note: ** = graduate student.