Martine Vanryckeghem

, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, ASHA Fellow, Board Certified Fluency Specialist

Communication Sciences and Disorders, International Committee

Phone: 407-823-4808
Location: HPA II Room: 101R
Biography

Credentials

Board Certified Fluency Specialist

1994: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 

1991: MS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

1979: Pedagogical Proficiency, Higher Institute for Paramedical Professions, Gent, Belgium. 

1977: Graduate in Speech-Language Pathology, Higher Institute for Paramedical Professions, Gent, Belgium. 

Academic, Professional and Clinical Appointments
2008-2015: Guest Professor, Department of Logopedics and Audiological Sciences, College of Medicine. University of Gent, Gent, Belgium

2008-2009: Director, Master’s Program, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida

2006-2009: Guest Professor, Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, University of Utrecht Medical School, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2005-present: Full Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida

1999-2000: Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida

1999-2005: Associate professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida

1998-present: Board Certified Fluency Specialist and Mentor

1994-1999: Assistant professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida

1992-1994: Research Fellow, Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

1989-1992: Research Assistant, Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

1977-1989: Clinical Supervisor and Speech Pathologist, Clinical Center, Gent, Belgium. 

Selected Awards, Honors, Recognition

2017: UCF Woman Making History.  University of Central Florida Center for Success of Women Faculty

2016: Induction to UCF Scroll and Quill Society

2014: Certificate of Appreciation, Japan Society of Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders

2014: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2014, 2007: Type 1A (Competitive) One Semester Sabbatical Leave

2013-present: Who’s Who in the World

2013, 2008, 2003: Research Incentive Award, University of Central Florida

2016, 2011, 2005: Teaching Incentive Program Award, University of Central Florida   

2009: Member, Scientific Advisory Group, National Children’s Study, National Institutes of Health

2008: Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2005-present: Who’s who of American Women

2004-present: Who’s who in America

2002: Faculty International Studies Summer Institute: Research component, University of Central Florida

2001-present: Board Certified Fluency Specialist Inaugural Mentor

2000-present: Board Certified Fluency Specialists Inaugural Cadre     

1996-present: Member, Scientific Board, SIG, Belgium

Credentials

  • Ph.D.
  • CCC-SLP
  • Research

    RESEARCH INTERESTS
    –  Fluency Disorders

    • Internationally-based fluency assessment efficacy research
    • Internationally-based fluency treatment efficacy research
    • Differential diagnosis of fluency disorders based on measurement of speech-associated attitude, behavioral display and emotional reaction
    • Topographic analysis of dysfluencies as a comorbidity in disorders such as Down Syndrome, Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome, Asperger syndrome
    • Virtual Reality as assessment, therapeutic and didactical tool
    • Tele-practice

    PUBLICATIONS

    Peer-reviewed publications (* denotes colleague mentored abroad, ** denotes student)

    Valinejad, V.**, Yadegari, F.**, Vanryckeghem, M., Abdi, S.*, Shekari, E.*, Rahimi, S.*, & Badi, S.* (2017) Content and criterion validity and reliability of the Communication Attitude Test for Adults (BigCAT) in Persian-speaking adults who stutter: a preliminary study. Middle Eastern Journal of Disability Studies, in press.

    Novšak Brce, J. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2017).  Communication attitude of Slovenian preschool children who do and do not stutter.  Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, in press.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (2016).  KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test voor stotterende kleuters [Communication Attitude Test for stuttering children].  Gedragstherapy, 49, 447-452.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Muir, M. (2016). The Communication Attitude Test for Adults who Stutter (BigCAT): A test-retest reliability investigation among adults who do and do not stutter.  Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, 1:2, 1-4 . DOI: 10.4172/jspt.1000110

    Vanryckeghem, M., Hoffman Ruddy, B., & Lehman, J.  (2016).  Behavior Assessment Battery: A pilot study of the affective, behavioral and cognitive correlates surrounding spasmodic dysphonia.  Journal of Voice, 30, 53-60.

    Shafiei, B.*, Rafati , M.**, Vanryckeghem , M., & Maghamimehr, A. (2016).  Determination of the validity and reliability of the Communication Attitude test for Preschool and Kindergarten Children who Stutter.  Middle Eastern Journal of Disability Studies, 5:11, 58-67.

    Novšak Brcea, J., Vanryckeghem, M., Kosir, S., & Jerman, J. (2015). Communication attitude in preschool children who stutter [Odnos do lastnega govora pri predšolskih otrocih, ki jecljajo]. In: Devjak, T. (ed.) The impact of social change on education [Vpliv družbenih sprememb na vzgojo in izobraževanje], 1, pp. 205-220. Ljubljana: Faculty of Education.

    Clinical manuals

    Vanryckeghem, M., & Brutten, G. (2015).  KIDDYCAT: The KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers who Stutter. Harmonia Universalis, Gdańsk, Poland.  ISBN 978-83-7744-075-9.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G.  (2017). The Behavior Assessment Battery for School-Age Children who Stutter.  Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson, Trento, Italy. ISBN 978-88-590-1312-9.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G.  (2017). The Behavior Assessment Battery for Adults who Stutter.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.  ISBN: 978-1-59756-901-9.

    Rafati , M.**, Shafiei, B.*, Vanryckeghem , M., & Maghamimehr, A. (2015). Determination of the validity and reliability of the Communication Attitude test for Preschool and Kindergarten Children who Stutter. Middle Eastern Journal of Disability Studies. In press.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Hoffman Ruddy, B. (2015). A preliminary investigation of the affective, behavioral and cognitive variables associated with spasmodic dysphonia. Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids, 3:2

    Vanryckeghem, M., De Niels, T.*, Vanrobaeys, S.* (2015). The KiddyCAT: A test-retest and comparative investigation of stuttering and nonstuttering Belgian preschoolers. Cross-Cultural Communication, 11, 10-16.

    Vanryckeghem, M., Hoffman Ruddy, B., & Lehman, J.  (2015). Behavior Assessment Battery: Evidence-based multi-dimensional assessment of adults with and without spasmodic dysphonia compared to typical speakers. Journal of Voice Disorders. In press.

    Węsierska, K.*, Vanryckeghem, M.  (2015). A comparison of communicative attitudes among stuttering and nonstuttering Polish preschoolers using the KiddyCAT. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 193c, 278-284. 

    Gačnik, M.*, & Vanryckeghem, M. (2014). The Slovenian Communication Attitude Test (CAT-SLO): A comparison of the communication attitude of Slovenian children who do and do not stutter. Cross-Cultural Communication, 10, 5, 85-91.

    Węsierska, K.*, Vanryckeghem, M., Jeziorczak, B. &  Wilk, B. (2014). Porównanie postaw komunikacyjnych mówiących płynnie i jąkających się polskojęzycznych dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym  [A comparison of communicative attitudes of stuttering and nonstuttering Polish-speaking preschool children]. Forum Logopedyczne, 22, 70-79.

    Vanryckeghem, M., Hoffman Ruddy, B., Brutten, G. & Lehman, J. (2013). Behavior Assessment Battery: Multi-modal assessment of the affective, behavioral and cognitive dimensions surrounding spasmodic dysphonia in adults. Proceedings of the 29th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, 177.

    Nye, C., Vanryckeghem, M., Schwartz, J., Herder, C.**, Turner, H. & Howard, C.** (2013). Behavioral Stuttering Interventions for children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. 56, 921-932.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Vanrobaeys, S. ** (2013). The KiddyCAT: A test-retest reliability investigation with stuttering children. [De KiddyCAT: Een test-hertest betrouwbaarheidsonderzoek bij stotterende kleuters].  Retrieved March, 2013, from SIG [Sterk in Grenzen Verleggen], Belgium Web site:
    http://www.sig-net.be/uploads/wetenschap/kiddycat_testhertestbetrouwbaarheidsonderzoek.pdf

    Bernardini, S.*, Cocco, L.*, Zmarich, C., Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2012). Behavior Assessment Battery © (BAB): Un approcio evidence-based alla valutazione e al trattamento dei bambini che balbettano. Studio normativo e comparativo sui bambini Itlaiani che balbettano e non balbettano [Behavior Assessment Battery (BAB): An evidence-based approach for the evaluation and treatment of children who stutter. A normative and comparative study of Italian children who do and do not stutter]. In: G. Soncini (Ed.), International Conference on Stuttering, Prima Edizione (pp. 89-96). Roma: Omega Edizioni.

    Kawai, N.*, Healey, C., Vanryckeghem, M. & Nagasawa, T. (2012). Communication Attitude of Japanese School-Age Children Who Stutter.  Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 348-354.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2012). A Comparative investigation of the BigCAT and Erickson S-24 measures of speech-associated attitude. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 340-347. 

    Vanryckeghem, M.  & Brutten, G. (2011). The BigCAT: A normative and comparative investigation of the communication attitude of stuttering and nonstuttering adults. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 200-206.

    Britto Pereira, M.M.,  Brutten, G., Vanryckeghem, M., & Cunha, R.H.L. (2011). Avaliação do comportamento e da attitude  na communicação em adultos que gaguejam. Anais do 19° Congresso Brasileiro do Fonoaudiologia e 8° Congresso Internacional de Fonoaudiologia, São Paulo, out/nov, p. 430.

    Bernardini, S.*, Cocco, L.*, Zmarich, C., Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2010). The Speech-Situation Checklist: Normative and comparative study of Italian CWS and CWNS.  Proceedings of the 28th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, 615-618.

    Cocco, L.*, Bernardini, S.*, Zmarich, C., Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2010). Behavior Assessment Battery (BAB): Evidence-based approach to the assessment and treatment of children who stutter. Normative and comparative study of Italian CWS and CWNS. Proceedings of the 28th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, 629- 632.

    Bernardini, S.*, Vanryckeghem, M., Brutten, G. Cocco, L.* & Zmarich, C. (2009). Communication attitude of Italian children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 155-161.

    Vanryckeghem, M.  (2007). Behavior Assessment Battery: Evidence-based approach to the assessment and treatment of Children Who Stutter.  Proceedings of 5th World Congress on Fluency Disorders (International Fluency Association): Research, treatment and self-help in fluency disorders: New horizons, 209-214.

    Herder, C.**, Howard, C**, Nye, C, Vanryckeghem, M., Turner, H. & Schwartz, J. (2007). Behavioral stuttering interventions in school-age children 4-18 years of age.  Campbell Collaboration Reviews of Interventions, and Policy Evaluations (C2-RIPE), http://campbellcollaboration.org/frontend2.asp?ID=111.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Mukati, A.** (2006). The Behavior Assessment Battery: A preliminary study of nonstuttering Pakistani grade-school children. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 41, 583-589.

    Herder, C.**, Howard, C.**, Nye, C. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2006). Effectiveness of behavioral stuttering treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 33, 61-73.

    Vanryckeghem, M., Brutten, G. & Hernandez, L.** (2005). A comparative investigation of the speech-associated attitude of preschool and kindergarten children who do and do not stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 30, 307-318.

    Van Borsel, J., Goethals, L.** & Vanryckeghem, M. (2004). Disfluency in Tourette syndrome. Folia Phoniatrica  et Logopaedica, 56, 358-366.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (2004). Commentary on “Involvement of social factors in stuttering: A review and assessment of current methodology” by A. Furnham and S. Davis. Stammering Research, 1, (304-306).

    Vanryckeghem, M., Brutten, G. & Uddin, N. & Van Borsel, J. (2004). A comparative investigation of the speech-associated coping responses reported by adults who do and do not stutter.  Journal of Fluency Disorders, 29, 237-250.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (2004).  The Behavior Assessment Battery: Evaluation through the eyes of the dysfluent speaker.  Tijdschrift voor Logopedie en Audiologie, 34, 50-52.

    Kraaimaat, F., Vanryckeghem, M. & van Dam- Baggen, R. (2002). Stuttering and social anxiety. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 27, 319-331.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2001). Behavior Assessment Battery: Een onderzoeksinstrument voor stotteren [An instrument for evaluating stuttering].  Signaal, 37, 42-45.

    Watts, C. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2001). Laryngeal dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A review and case report.  BioMed Central, Ear-Nose and Throat Disorders, 1472-6815/1/1, 1-10.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2001). The Behavior Assessment Battery: A research pathway. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 26, 349-352.

    Vanryckeghem, M., Hylebos, C., Peleman, M. & Brutten, G. (2001). The relationship between communication attitude and emotion of children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 26, 1-15.

    Van Borsel, J. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2000). Dysfluency and phonic tics in Tourette syndrome: A case report. Journal of Communication Disorders, 33, 227-240.

    Vanryckeghem, M., Glessing, J.**, & McAlindon, P. (1999). The main and interactive effect of oral reading rate on the frequency of stuttering. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 8, 164-170.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (1999). The Behavior Assessment Battery: An update on its questionnaires. Proceedings of the XXIVth. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Congress, The Netherlands, 754-756.

    Vanryckeghem M. & Van Borsel, J. (1999). Dysfluency in Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome: A case study. Proceedings of the XXIVth. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Congress, 751-753.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G.  (1997). The speech associated attitude of stuttering and non-stuttering children and the differential effect of age. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 6, 67-73.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (1997). Reflections on a comparative study of attitude. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 22, 327-329.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (1997). De “Communiction Attitude Test” (C.A.T.) Kort instrumenteel [The Communication Attitude Test.  Psychometric tests]. Gedragstherapie, 30, 47-51.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (1997). De Communication Attitude Test en het verband met de ernst van het stotteren: Bepaald via percentage niet-vloeiendheid en een beoordelingsschaal [The Communication Attitude Test and its relationship with stuttering severity: Determined via percentage fluency failure and a rating scale]. Signaal, 19, 2-10.

    Vanryckeghem, M. and Brutten, G. (1996). The relationship between communication attitude and fluency failure of stuttering and nonstuttering children. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 21, 109-118.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (1995). The Communication Attitude Test: A concordancy investigation of stuttering and nonstuttering children and their parents. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 20, 191-203.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (1993). The development of stuttering: A reply to Bloodstein. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 18, 407-409.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (1992). The Communication Attitude Test: A test-retest reliability investigation. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 17, 177-190.

    Invited publications

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Kawai, N.*.  (2015). Evaluation of speech-related attitude by means of the KiddyCAT, CAT, and BigCAT, within a larger Behavior Assessment Battery framework for children and adults who stutter. Bulletin of the Center for Special Needs Education Research and Practice, 13, 1-9.

    Vanryckeghem, M. (2015). Behavior Assessment Battery for adults and children who stutter. Institute for Advanced Studies in Education, Fukuoka University of Education, Research Bulletin of Special Education Center, 7, 43-44 .

    Vanryckeghem, M. (2008). People who stutter: A view from within. California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 37, 9-10, 20.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2004). Behavior Assessment Battery: Een evidence based en multidimensionaal onderzoeksinstrument voor volwassenen en kinderen die stotteren in functie van differentiaaldiagnostische en therapeutische besluitvorming [Behavior Assessment Battery: Evidence-based and multi-dimensional research instrument for adults and children who stutter in light of differential diagnositc and therapeutic decision making].  Nationale Vereniging Stottertherapeuten (NVST) Nieuwsbrief, 59 and http://www.stotteren.nl/bestanden/bab.doc.

    Books

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2003). Behavior Assessment Battery: A multi-dimensional and evidence-based approach to diagnostic and therapeutic decision making for adults who stutter. Organization for the Integration of Handicapped People, Belgium & Acco Publishers, the Netherlands. ISBN: 90-5873-041-7. D/2002/7746/04

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2003). Behavior Assessment Battery: A multi-dimensional and evidence-based approach to diagnostic and therapeutic decision making for children who stutter. Organization for the Integration of Handicapped People, Belgium & Acco Publishers, the Netherlands. ISBN: 90-5873-039-5. D/2002/7746/02

    Clinical Manuals

    Vanryckeghem, M., & Brutten, G. (2015, in press). KIDDYCAT: The KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers who Stutter. Harmonia Universalis, Gdańsk, Poland.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2015).  KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test voor Kleuters [KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers]. SIG, Belgium. ISBN 978-90-5873-098-5.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. (2007). The KiddyCAT: Communication attitude test for preschool and kindergarten children who stutter.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-59756-117-4.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2007). Behavior Assessment Battery for school-age children who stutter.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-59756-114-3.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2003). Een evidence-based en multi-dimensionaal onderzoeksinstrument voor volwassenen die stotteren bruikbaar voor differentiaaldiagnostische en therapeutische besluitvorming [An evidence-based and multi-dimensional assessment instrument for adults who stutter for the purpose of differential diagnostic and therapeutic decision making]. Stichting Integratie Gehandicapten, Belgium & Acco Publishers, the Netherlands.  

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. (2003). Een evidence-based en multi-dimensionaal onderzoeksinstrument voor kinderen die stotteren bruikbaar voor differentiaaldiagnostische en therapeutische besluitvorming [An evidence-based and multi-dimensional assessment instrument for children who stutter for the purpose of differential diagnostic and therapeutic decision making] . Stichting Integratie Gehandicapten, Belgium & Acco Publishers, the Netherlands.  

    Standardized Tests

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. BigCAT – Voice: Communication Attitude Test for Adults with Voice Disorders.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M.  Speech Situation Checklist – Voice – Emotional Reaction- for Adults with Voice Disorders.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Speech Situation Checklist – Voice – Speech Disruption – for Adults with Voice Disorders.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Behavior Checklist – Voice – for Adults with Voice Disorders.

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. BigCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Adults who Stutter.

    Vanryckeghem, M. & Brutten, G. The KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers and Kindergartners who Stutter

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Speech Situation Checklist – Emotional Reaction- for Children who Stutter 

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Speech Situation Checklist – Speech Disruption – for Children who Stutter

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Behavior Checklist for Children who Stutter

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Communication Attitude Test for Children who Stutter

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Communication Attitude Test-Form B for Children who Stutter

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Speech Situation Checklist – Emotional Reaction- for Adults who Stutter 

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Speech Situation Checklist – Speech Disruption – for Adults who Stutter

    Brutten, G. & Vanryckeghem, M. Behavior Checklist for Adults who Stutter

    GRANT FUNDING

    2012-2014: The development of assessment batteries for children who stutter based on the multifactorial model. Kobayashi, H., Kawai, N., Nagasawa, T., Healey, C. Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Consultant: Vanryckeghem, M.

    2012: Delayed Auditory Feedback as a treatment approach for people who stutter. Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE), University of Central Florida. Principal Investigator: Vanryckeghem, M.

    2009: The KiddyCAT (Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers and Kindergartners): A Normative and test-retest reliability investigation [Een normatief en test-hertest betrouwbaarheids onderzoek met de KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test voor Kleuters. Organization for the Integration of Handicapped People [SIG], Belgium Principal Investigator:  Vanryckeghem, M.  

    2007: Emotional reaction and speech disruption among adults who stutter in a mixed reality environment situation. Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida. Co-PI:  Vanryckeghem, M.

    1998-2000: Standardization of the Behavior Assessment Battery test procedures and their inter-relationship. SIG (Organization for Integration of Handicapped People), Belgium. Principal Investigator: Vanryckeghem, M.

    1996: The relationship between frequency of stuttering and speech rate. College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida. Principal Investigator: Vanryckeghem, M.                  

    SOFTWARED DEVELOPMENT

    Vanryckeghem, M. (2011). Contributor and Reviewer of Simucase for Fluency. www.SpeechPathology.com

    Bakker, K. & Vanryckeghem, M. (1996). Paced Reader [com­puter software]. Springfield, MI: Authors.

    FILM DEVELOPMENT

    Dr. Fred Murray: A journey through stuttering. Producer: Vanryckeghem, M.

    Research Interests

    • fluency disorders

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