Affiliate Professor and Clinical Instructor
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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)
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.
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
Scholarship for Teaching and Learning, January 2012.
About Professor Atticks
Andrea H. Atticks is the Division Director for the Speech Language and Hearing Clinic. She 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, dysphagia, interprofessional education and treatment approaches involving technology/ apps for mobile devices. In the spring of 2019, Andrea, along with faculty from Notre Dame University of Maryland (NDUM) and Loyola, created an interprofessional education (IPE) lab experience for first-year, graduate clinicians. Specifically, students were exposed to an acute care venue and high-fidelity manikins. They conducted clinical/bedside swallow studies and learned the steps of sterile, deep tracheal suctioning. In the fall of 2019, Andrea launched a second interprofessional lab experience where students in SLP, Psychology and Nursing (from NDUM) participated in an in-depth lab focused on communication techniques (i.e. Supported Conversation for Aphasia "SCA") and experienced, firsthand, what is involved in a psychological assessment. Students in all three professions served as standardized patients throughout this IPE experience. Andrea serves as a beta tester for several technology companies. In addition, she was part of the team who created the Cognitive Enrichment Language Lab, a computer lab which serves clients at the LCC at the Belvedere Square campus.