A Complete, Up-to-Date Compilation of Professional Works by Nancy Helm-Estabrooks

Published resources for aphasia and related communication disorders.

Refereed Papers, Seminars and Poster Presentations

Lovette, B., Nicholas, M., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Eichstadt, T. Why we must assess nonlinguistic cognition in people with aphasia and how to do it. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA (November 15, 2018).

McIntyre, C., Gloster, J., Caignon, D., & Helm-Estabrooks. Aphasia the Movie: Debunking the Myth of the Recovery Plateau.  American Speech Language Hearing  Association Convention, Atlanta, GA (November 16, 2012).

Karow, C., Harvey-Northrup, J., Helm-Estabrooks, N. Bloom, C., Cuellar, M.. Cognitive decline in normal aging & mild cognitive impairment. American Speech Language Hearing   Association Convention, San Diego, CA. (November 17, 2011).

Whiteside, J., Helm-Estabrooks, N. , Pak Hin Kong, A. Roe, D. Queen, J., & Drew, R., The Photograph as Language: Workshops for People with Aphasia. American Speech Language Hearing  Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. (November 20, 2010).

Haley, K., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Foreign Accent Syndrome: Etiology, neuroanatomical basis,and clinical course. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 20, 2009).

Haley, K., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Caignon, D., Womack, J., & McCulloch, K Self-determination and life activity goals for people with aphasia. American Speech Language Hearing   Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 19, 2009).

Martin, G., Roberts, J. & Helm-Estabrooks, N.  Verbal Perseveration in Boys with Fragile X and Down Syndrome, American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.(November 20, 2009). 

Helm-Estabrooks N., Roe D., Whiteside J., Queen J., Drew R. Photography as a Means of Expression: Performance as Related to Aphasia Severity and Nonverbal Cognitive Status. Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA October 20, 2009.

Nicholas M., Page Sinotte M., Helm-Estabrooks N. Factors Underlying Successful Use of a Computer-assisted Alternative Communication Program by People with Severe Aphasia,Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA October 20, 2009

Womack, J., Haley, K. and Helm-Estabrooks, N. (2008). Assessing Life Participation in Adults with Post-Stroke Aphasia. Workshop at the Congress of Occupational Therapists in European Countries. Hamburg, Germany, May 23, 2008.

Haley, K., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Womack, J., Caignon, D., McCracken, E. “A pictorial, binary-sorting system allowing ‘self-determination’ despite aphasia”.  American Speech and Hearing Convention, Boston, MA, November 15, 2007.

Hotz, G., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Nelson, NW, Plante, E. “Pediatric Traumatic brain Injury: Neurocognitive and Language Assessment”. American Speech and Hearing Convention, Boston, MA, November 15, 2007.

Haley, K., Womack, J., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Lovette, B. “Facilitating Communication about Life Activities in Individuals with Aphasia”. North Carolina Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Raleigh, NC.  March 29, 2007.

Helm-Estabrooks, N.  “Executive Skills and Functional Carry-Over of Aphasia Therapy.”Part of Featured Symposium: Translating Cognitive Theory into Rehabilitation Treatment.34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA, February 3, 2006

Sclaug, G., Norton A, Ozdemir E, Helm-Estabrooks N., “Facilitating Recover from Broca’s Aphasia,” 2006 International Stroke Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, February, 2006

Schlaug, G, Norton, A, Ozdemir, E,  Helm-Estabrooks, N, Overy, K.  “Facilitating Recovery from Broca's Aphasia”. Human Brain Mapping, Annual Meeting, Toronto, June 2005.

Overy K, Norton A, Ozdemir E, Helm-Estabrooks N, Schlaug G. “Activation of the anteriorinferior frontal gyrus after melodic intonation therapy in a Broca's aphasia patient." Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Nicholas, M., & Page, M., Cognitive profiles of aphasic individuals: Implications for treatment. World Federation of Neurology (Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders), Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France, May 28, 2002

Helm-Estabrooks, N. and Nickel, G., “Clock Drawing: A Cognitive Mini-Screen for Adults” American Speech and Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, November 18, 2001.

Connor, L.T., Helm-Estabrooks, N. and Palumbo, C., “Severe auditory comprehension impairment with no lesion of Wernicke’s area”.  Academy of Aphasia, Boulder, CO, October 22, 2001.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Connor, L. T., and Albert, M. L.,  Training attention to improve auditory comprehension in aphasia.  Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada, October 23, 2000.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. “Stuttering associated with acquired neurological disorders”.  Part of Short Course “Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Various Types of Fluency Disorders.” American Speech and Hearing Convention, San Francisco, CA, November 19, 1999.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. “The future of aphasia therapy”. Part of Seminar “A Hundred Years’ Worth of Aphasia Treatment. American Speech and Hearing Convention, San Francisco, CA, November 20, 1999.

Helm-Estabrooks, N.  “Author’s role in test development”. Part of Seminar “Aren’t There Any Good Tests Out There?”  American Speech and Hearing Convention, San Antonio, TX, November 20. 1998.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. A Study of “Anomic Aphasia” in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke and Normal Aging.  8th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, South Africa, August 28, 1998.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Ramage, A., Bayles, K., and Cruz, R., “Perseverative Behavior in Fluent and Nonfluent Aphasia Patients”. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Whitefish Montana, June 12, 1997.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. “Treatment of Aphasia: Addressing Cultural Differences Among Patients.” Conference on Communication Disorders and Stroke in African-American and Other Cultural Groups: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Research Needs. National  Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. May 19-20, 1997.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., and Ramage, A., “It's about time: The Use of Clock Drawing as a Cognitive Screen”. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Seattle, WA. November 23, 1996.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Ramage, A., and Bayles, K., “Two quick and valuable tasks for distinguishing individuals with Alzheimer's disease, fluent aphasia, and normal aging”  Seventh International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Boston, MA. August 21, 1996.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Ramage, A., Bayles, K.,” Aphasia in Alzheimer's disease and left hemisphere stroke patients: Comparisons and "red flags", Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Newport, RI, June3, 1996.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Ramage, A., and Bayles, K., “Quick assessment of the cognitive abilities of fluent Aphasic Patients. World Federation of Neurology (Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders). Squaw Valley, CA March 18, 1996.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. and Hotz, G., "Stuttering" following CHI: Psychogenic or Neurogenic?” Part of Double Miniseminar: Clinical Quandaries in Neurogenic Communication Disorders: Children and Adults. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention.   Orlando, Florida, December 8, 1995.  

Ramage, A., Bayles, K., Helm-Estabrooks, N. “Frequency of perseveration in normal subjects.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Orlando, Florida, December 7, 1995.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Bryant, S., and Bayles, K.  “Effects of a single session of treatment on patients with perseveration”. World Federation of Neurology (Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders), Budapest, Hungary, June 18, 1994

Helm-Estabrooks, N.  Moving toward the 21st century. Double Miniseminar presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA, November, 1993.

Gallagher, R., Fitzpatrick, P., Helm-Estabrooks, Albert, M.L. “Predicting long-term aphasia outcome: a five to fifteen year follow-up”.  Academy of Aphasia, Tucson, AZ, October, 1993.

Bayles, K.A., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Tomoeda, C.K.  “Perseveration in neurologic disease and trauma: Identification and management” (Miniseminar).  Presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas, November 20, 1992.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Hutchinson, T., Emery, P.  “Perseveration and response accuracy: Differentiating groups of brain damaged and normal adults”.  Presented at 5th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2, 1992.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Nicholas, M. “ New directions in the assessment and treatment of severe aphasia “(A Short Course).  Presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, November 24, 1991.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Hotz, G.  The Brief Test of Head Injury.  Presented at 6th National Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, Baltimore, MD, March 15, 1991.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Hotz, G., Hutchinson, T.  “Comparing different measures of severe head injury; Do they agree?”  (Blue Ribbon Paper).  The International Brain Injury Symposium:  Advances in Clinical Practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8, 1991.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Nicholas, M.  “All is not lost in global aphasia”.  International Neuropsychological Society, San Antonio, Texas, February, 1991.

Frumkin, N.L., Naeser, M., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Fitzpatrick, P.  “Predicting successful treatment with Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) using CT scans”.  Academy of Aphasia, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 1990.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. and Emery, P.  “Recovery patterns of naming and perseveration”.  Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June, 1990.

Young, S., Helm-Estabrooks, N.  “Drawing and response naming in aphasia”.  Academy of Aphasia, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October, 1989.

Hotz, G., Helm-Estabrooks, N.  The "Bedside Assessment of Severe Head Injury":  A new screening test.  5th National Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, March, 1989.

Fitzpatrick, P., Glosser, G., Helm-Estabrooks, N. “ Long-term recovery of linguistic and non-linguistic functions in aphasi”a.  Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada, October, 1988.

Albert, M., Helm-Estabrooks, N.  “A symposium on recovery of function and therapy in aphasia”.  Academy of Aphasia, Phoenix, Arizona, October, 1987.

Emery, P., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Albert, M., DiNapoli, J.  “The response of nonfluent patients to humorous and nonhumorous cartoons”.  Academy of Aphasia, Phoenix, Arizona, October, 1987.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Morgan, A., Nicholas, M.  “Progressive speech and language disorder after recovery from speech arrest”.  International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Aphasia Meeting, St. Helens, CA, April 22 and 23, 1987.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Albert, M.L., Brownell, H., Naeser, M., Ramsberger, G., Palumbo, C.  “A neuroanatomical account of limb apraxia”.  111th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, Boston, MA, October 7, 1986.

Naeser, M., Palumbo, C., Carlson, L., Helm Estabrooks, N., Albert, M.  “CT scan in 'nonfluent' Broca’s vs. cases with no speech or stereotypes only.  Importance of deep subcortical structures” Academy of Aphasia, Nashville, Tennessee, October, 1986.

Helm-Estabrooks, N. “Specific approaches to aphasia rehabilitation”.  Part of Symposium:  Aphasia Rehabilitation:  Past, Present, Future.  Academy of Aphasia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October, 1985.

Helm-Estabrooks, N., Emery, P., Liebergott, J.  “It's how you play the game: Checker playing performances of right and left brain damaged patients”.  International Neuropsychology Society Meeting, San Diego, California, February, 1985.

Borod, J., Fitzpatrick, P., Helm-Estabrooks, N., Goodglass, H.  “A scale for evaluating non-vocal communication in aphasic patients’.  Academy of Aphasia, San Diego, CA, October, 1984.

Alexander, M., Naeser, N., Helm-Estabrooks, N.  “Subcortical structures and aphasia.”  Academy of Aphasia, San Diego, CA, October, 1984.

Biber, C., Helm-Estabrooks, N. and Fitzpatrick, P., Wysocki, D.  “Predicting response to an aphasia treatment program with neuropsychological test results”.  Academy of Aphasia, Minneapolis, MN, October 2325, 1983.

Obler, L., Nicholas, M., Helm-Estabrooks, N., and Albert, M.  “Non-communicative language in Wernicke's aphasia and dementia.”  Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Mohonk, NY, October, 1982.

Helm, N.A., Naeser, M., Kleefield, J.  “CT scan localization and response to melodic intonation therapy”.  Academy of Aphasia Annual Meeting, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, October 57, 1980.

Butler, R.B., Helm, N.A., Schwartz, J.  “An eye for an eye: A study of aphasics' ability to produce animate and inanimate body part names”.  Academy of Aphasia 17th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October, 1979.

Naeser, M.A., Levine, H.L., Helm, N.A., Laughlin, S.  “Putaminal aphasia: a unique syndrome.”  Academy of Aphasia Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October, 1979.

Helm, N.A., Benson, D.F.  “Visual action therapy for global aphasia”.  Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1978.

Helm, N.A., Sparks, R..  “The use of melodic intonation therapy in rehabilitating aphasic adults”.  Massachusetts Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Framingham, MA, 1975.

Sparks, R., Helm, N.A., Albert, M.. “Possible role of the right hemisphere in melodic intonation therapy”.  Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 1973.