Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty

Miriam A. Carroll-Alfano, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Miriam AlfanoAssistant Professor

Email: alfano@sxu.edu

Certification/Licensure

Clinical Interests

Medical Speech-Language Pathology, including: neurogenic communication disorders, swallowing disorders, concussion and concussion education, voice disorders and laryngectomy.

Specialized Clinical Experiences

Courses Taught

Presentations

Wallace, Ellen and Carroll-Alfano, M. (2020). Maintenance procedures of persons with laryngectomies, Poster Presentation, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL February 2020.

Carroll-Alfano, M., DePompei, R., Nelson, N., & Shuster, L. (2019). Assessment of Concussion in Collegiate Athletes Using Story Retell, Technical Presentation, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL November 2019

Carroll-Alfano, M., DePompei, R., Nelson, N., & Shuster, L. (2019). Case Studies of Concussion Recovery in Student Athletes, Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL November 2019.

Carroll-Alfano, M., DePompei, R., Nelson, N., & Shuster, L. (2019). Case Studies of Concussion Recovery in Student Athletes, Poster Presentation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL November 2019.

Carroll-Alfano, M., DePompei, R., Nelson, N., & Shuster, L. (2019). Assessment of Concussion in Collegiate Athletes Using Story Retell, Poster Presentation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL November 2019.

Carroll-Alfano, M. (2019). Communication following laryngectomy: It's more than just words, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Health Care Connect, Chicago, IL July 2019.

Kelly, C., Carroll-Alfano, M., and Schellinger, S. (2019). Information sources and caregiver knowledge about aphasia, Poster Presentation, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL February 2019.

Carroll-Alfano, M., Laryngectomy Education: Patient Needs, Providers, and Future Considerations, Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November, 2018

Salazar, J. and Carroll-Alfano, M., Verb Network Strengthening Treatment in individuals with anomic aphasia, Poster Presentation, Saint Xavier University Research Expo, Chicago, IL, March 2018

Carroll-Alfano, M., Concussion: Prevention, Policy, Management, and the Speech-Language Pathologist, Technical Presentation, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association 57th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL, February 2017.

Fox, B., Schellinger, S., Carroll-Alfano, M., The effect of education on parental perceptions of pediatric concussion, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association 57th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL, February 2017.

Rubilar, C., Sennett, W., and Carroll-Alfano, M., Paralinguistic use of prosody and compensatory strategies in alaryngeal speakers, Poster Presentation, Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association 57th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL, February 2017.

Carroll-Alfano, M., Nelson, N.W., and DePompei, R., Assessment of Concussion Education and Knowledge of Concussion Symptoms in Student Athletes, Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2016.

Schellinger, S., Tong, B., and Carroll-Alfano, M., Speech Language Pathologists' Understanding of Pediatric mTBI: Knowledge, Legal Issues & Management Roles. Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2016.

Carroll-Alfano, M., Nelson, N.W., and DePompei, R., Concussion Education for Student Athletes: What kind? Who is providing it? Does it matter?, Poster Presentation, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November, 2016.

Tong, B., Schellinger, S., and Carroll-Alfano, M., Current perspectives on the Speech-Language Pathologists role in school-based concussion. Poster Presentation, 2016 Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association 56th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL. Feb. 2016.

Carroll-Alfano, M. and Wheeler, N., Assessment of education, counseling, and provider knowledge of laryngectomy patients, Poster Presentation, 2016 Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association 56th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL. Feb. 2016.

Carroll-Alfano, Miriam A., Associations between concussion legislation and education on knowledge in student athletes. Poster Presentation, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2015.

Carroll-Alfano, Miriam A., Laryngectomees experiences in the health care system: Assessment of education, counseling, and provider knowledge, Poster Presentation, The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2015.

Carroll-Alfano, Miriam A., Concussion Education and the Speech Language Pathologist. Technical Presentation, 2014 Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association 54th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL. Feb. 2014.

Ahmed, Tarana, Sennett, William and Carroll-Alfano, Miriam A., Effect of Silent vs. Oral Reading on Comprehension in Aphasia. Poster Session, 2014 Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association 54th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL. Feb. 2014.

Carroll-Alfano, Miriam A., Concussion Education Among Intercollegiate Athletes and What This Means for Speech-Language Pathologists. Poster Session, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2013 National Convention, Chicago, Oct. 2013.

Publications

Carroll-Alfano, M. & Annerino, S. (2020). Patient-centered care and dysphagia: The challenges faced by speech-language pathologists, The ISHA Voice: Newsletter of the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association, 45 (2), 25-27.

Carroll-Alfano, M. (2019). Education, counseling, support groups, and provider knowledge of total laryngectomy: The patient's perspective, Journal of Communication Disorders, 82, 105938.

Carroll-Alfano, M., DePompei, R., & Nelson, N. (2019). Effects of legislative mandates, education type, and education provider on concussion education for student athletes, American Journal of Sports Sciences, 7(3), 94-102.

Carroll-Alfano, M. (2017). Mandated high school concussion education and collegiate athletes' understanding of concussion, Journal of Athletic Training, 52 (7), 689-697.

Carroll-Alfano, M. (2016). Where does the speech-language pathologist fit in concussion management? SpeechPathology.com, Article 3066.

Carroll-Alfano, M. (2015). Where does the speech-language pathologist fit in concussion management?, Video Lecture, Speech-Pathology.com

Carroll-Alfano, M. (2015) First Annual All-Chicago Laryngectomy Symposium, International Association of Laryngectomy News, 60(4), 8.