Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Andrea H. Atticks, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Andrea AtticksAffiliate Professor and Clinical Instructor
ahatticks@loyola.edu
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Education

Loyola University of Maryland 1998
University of Colorado at Boulder 2000

Areas of Specialization

Adult neurology, specifically aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia and technology/apps for the adult neurology population.

Achievements (past 5 years)

Presentations

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND, MARCH 2014: Are Crossword Puzzles Enough? Brain Fitness Explored.

ASHA, NOVEMBER 2012, ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Effectiveness of Real-Time Supervision and Feedback during Treatment Sessions.

MSHA, APRIL 2013, TIMONIUM, MD: Technology in Education and Healthcare.

BALTIMORE ADULT COMMUNICATION DISORDERS INTEREST GROUP (B.A.C.D.I.G., NOVEMBER 2010): Guest speaker; presented “Steps to Success with Technology.” Highlighted applications on the iPad and other software used with adults presenting with cognitive-linguistic deficits.

Publications

ASHA Leader. Slated July 2015. Constant Therapy: A Revolutionary App.

ASHA Leader. December 2013.  Sophisticated – Yet Simple – Apps for Grown-ups.

Perspectives on Gerontology. September 2012 17:84-93: Therapy 2.0: From Static to Dynamic with the iPad

Grants

Scholarship for Teaching and Learning, January 2012.  

About Professor Atticks

Andrea H. Atticks received her B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College in Maryland in 1998. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialization in adult neurology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000. She worked at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Shock Trauma Center from 2001 until 2006, where she received the "Clinician of the Year" award in 2005. Her areas of interest include aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia and treatment approaches involving technology/ apps for mobile devices. In addition, Andrea leads brain fitness classes, along with Loyola University Maryland graduate students, at local senior centers in Baltimore city and Baltimore county. This class provides seniors with challenging, cognitive-linguistic activities, which focus on memory, attention, problem-solving and language skills. The goal of the group is two-fold: to provide educational information and compensatory strategies related to “brain health” and to introduce a variety of challenging activities in which seniors can practice employing these strategies for improved success in their activities of daily living.  Andrea also serves as a beta tester for several technology companies.