Lisa Bunker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP



Lisa Bunker is a post-doctoral fellow and certified speech-language pathologist. She received a BA in Linguistics and a MS in Communication Disorders from Brigham Young University and then worked clinically in adult rehabilitation settings for several years before pursuing her doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Utah, studying under Dr. Julie Wambaugh.


Research

Lisa’s primary research interests include the development of effective and functionally meaningful interventions for aphasia and/or acquired apraxia of speech, as well as determining adequate and reliable outcome measures for these populations. Her dissertation work involved the development and application of a novel aphasia treatment that incorporated a motor task to prime access to action-related semantic information, and theoretically facilitate retrieval of action verbs and/or related nouns during sentence production.


Publications

Wambaugh, J. L., Wright, S., Nessler, C., Mauszycki, S. C., Bunker, L. D., Boss, E., Zhang, Y., Hula, W., & Doyle, P., (in press). Further study of the effects of treatment intensity on outcomes of Sound Production Treatment for acquired apraxia of speech: Does dose frequency matter? American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
Bailey, D. J.,Bunker, L. D., Mauszycki, S., & Wambaugh, J. L. (2019). Replication and reliability of the metrical stress effect on segmental production accuracy. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 00(0), 1-12. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12493
Wambaugh, J. L., Bailey, D. J., Mauszycki, S. C., & Bunker, L. D.(2019). Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity for the Apraxia of Speech Rating Scale 3.0: Application with persons with acquired apraxia of speech and aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28, 895-904. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-MSC18-0099
Bunker, L. D., Nessler, C., & Wambaugh, J. (2019). Effect size benchmarks for Response Elaboration Training (RET): a meta-analysis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28, 247-258. https://doi:10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0152
Bunker, L. D., Wright, S., & Wambaugh, J. (2018). Language changes with Combined Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech Treatment. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 323-335. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-16-0193