Clinical Providers and Staff

Jenna Griffin

Clinical Educator

Contact

  • Office: Curry 030
  • Phone: (406) 243-2375
  • Fax: (406) 243-2362
  • Email: jenna.griffin@umontana.edu
  • Office Hours:

    By Appointment. 

    Jenna Griffin, M.S., CCC-SLP is a clinical educator and adjunct assistant professor in the department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Montana, and serves as co-director of the Big Sky Aphasia Program (BSAP). She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in the department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Montana in 2012, and graduated from the speech-language pathology graduate program at the University of Montana in 2014. Jenna completed a clinical fellowship at St. Vincent Healthcare in the stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center located in Billings, Montana. Through this experience, she gained additional knowledge that best allows her to incorporate evidence-based practice, individual client variables, and principles of neuroplasticity in a clinical setting. Jenna’s areas of research interest include evidence-based practice for acquired neurologic disorders, and investigation of principles of neuroplasticity such as intensity and dosage for aphasia rehabilitation. She is a member of the Montana Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA), and is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). 

Education

B.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders: University of Montana (2012)

M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology: University of Montana (2014)

Clinical Fellowship: St. Vincent Healthcare, Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Billings, MT

Research Interests

Aphasia

Acquired Neurologic Impairments

Stroke Rehabilitation

Language

Principles of Neuroplasticity

Apraxia of Speech

Traumatic Brain Injury

Publications

Off, C.A., Griffin, J. R., Spencer, K., & Rogers, M. (2015). The impact of dose on naming accuracy with persons with aphasia. In press.

Off, C.A., & Griffin, J.R., (November, 2014). Within and across-session naming under the microscope: How dosage and stimulus variables influence naming performance. Technical research presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Orlando, FL.

Griffin, J. R., (2014). Neuroplasticity, dosage, and repetition priming effects in individuals with stroke-induced aphasia (Master's thesis). Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers (4212). Retreived from http://scholarworks.umt.edu/etd/  

Off, C.A., & Griffin, J.R. (May, 2014). Treatment intensity and the effect of repetition priming on naming performance in individuals with anomia. Poster presentation (NIDCD Research Symposium) at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, St. Simon’s Island, GA.

Slovarp, L., Stack, S., Milojevic, A., Nelson, A., & Griffin, J. (2013). Preventative dysphagia intervention for patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiation therapy. Poster presentation at the University of Montana Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, Missoula, MT.

Griffin, J. R. (October, 2013). Neuroplasticity, dosage, and repetition priming effects in individuals with stroke-induced aphasia. Poster presentation at the Montana Speech and Hearing Association Fall Convention, Bozeman, MT.

Griffin, J.R., Beard, A., Yonovitz, A. (2012). Brain activity preceding speech initiation. Poster presentation at the Montana Speech and Hearing Association Fall Convention, Great Falls, MT.

Griffin, J.R., Beard, A., Yonovitz, A. (2012). Brain activity preceding speech initiation. Poster presentation at the University of Montana Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, Missoula, MT.

Affiliations

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
           - Special Interest Group #2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders

Montana Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA)

Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) Certified Clinician

Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP)