About Professor Tricia McCabe

Speech motor learning and the development of effective treatments for speech motor disorders. In particular my research focuses on developing theoretically driven effective treatments for speech motor disorders in children such as childhood apraxia of speech.

Tricia's main research area is treatment for moderate-severe speech impairments in children. Within this area she has a number of interests including (a) treatments for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (also known as dyspraxia), (b) disorders of speech which cause impairments to production of polysyllabic words and longer linguistic units, and (c) the comparison of treatments to demonstrate relative effectiveness and efficiency. Tricia is particularly interested in the application of the principles of speech motor learning to new treatments for CAS particularly and articulation disorders more generally. She is also interested in the application of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in speech pathology, speech pathology service delivery innovations and exploring professional voice user training.

Selected publications

1. Al Khaledi, M., Lincoln, M., McCabe, P., Packman, A. & Alshatti, T. (2009). The attitudes, knowledge and beliefs about stuttering of Arab parents in Kuwait. Journal of Fluency Disorders 34, (1) 44-59.3 PubMed: 19500714

2. Bricker-Katz, G., Lincoln, M. & McCabe, P. (2009). The persistence of stuttering behaviors in older people Disability and Rehabilitation 31 (8) 646 - 658 PubMed: 19105057

3. Bricker-Katz, G., Lincoln, M. & McCabe, P. (2009). Older people who stutter. Barriers to communication and perception of treatment needs. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 17 1-25 PubMed: 19294551

4. Bricker-Katz, G., Lincoln, M. & McCabe, P. (2009).A life-time of stuttering: How emotional reactions to stuttering impact activities and participation in older people Disability and Rehabilitation PubMed: 19350432

5. Gozzard, H., Baker, E. & McCabe, P. (2008). Requests for Clarification and Children's Speech Responses: Changing ‘Pasghetti' To ‘Spaghetti'. Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 24, (3) 245-259

6. McCabe, P., Sheard, C. & Code, C (2008). Communication impairment in the AIDS dementia complex (ADC): A case report. Journal of Communication Disorders. 41 (3), 203-222. PubMed: 18242630

7. Walzak, P., McCabe, P. Madill, C. & Sheard, C. (2008). The acoustic effects of actor voice training after 12 months of actor training. Journal of Voice 22 (3) 300- 313. PubMed: 17512170

8. McCabe, P., Sheard, C. & Code, C. (2007). Pragmatic impairment in people with AIDS. Disability and Rehabilitation. 29 (16) 1251-1260 . PubMed: 17654000

9. Gozzard, H., Baker, E., & McCabe, P.J. (2006). Children's productions of polysyllables. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing 8(3) 113-116.

10. McCabe, P., Rosenthal, J. & McLeod, S. (1998). Features of developmental dyspraxia in the speech impaired population. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. 12, 105 -126.