Communication Sciences and Disorders 918-631-2915
Lori Davis' professional background involves speech-language pathology clinical services in acute-care hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation, home health, public schools, and long-term care medical settings. Lori Davis currently serves as the Director of the TU Cleft Palate Team which meets monthly. Current research projects are in the areas of quality of life in individuals with swallowing disorders and service delivery for individuals with clefts and craniofacial anomalies.
Graduate Certificate (21 hour program), Oklahoma State University
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
M.A., Oklahoma State University
B.S., Oklahoma State University
High School Diploma, Cleveland High School
General research interests involve issues related to swallowing; voice and traumatic brain injuries; patient education; dysphagia; aging and quality of life; and dementia.
Current research interests related to: medical speech-language pathology with a focus on integrating evidence-based practice concepts into speech-language pathology graduate curriculum; the use of long-term alternative nutrition methods in individuals with dementia; oral healthcare and the relationship to aspiration pneumonia in long-term care settings; assessment and intervention methods for rehabilitation professionals with individuals with dementia; health promotion and patient education with older adults for rehabilitation professionals; and using videoconferencing service delivery with children and families with clefts and craniofacial anomalies.
Cognitive Communicative Disorders
Motor Speech Disorders
The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.
Hoppes, S., Davis, L.A., & Thompson, D. (2003). Environmental effects on the assessment of people with dementia: A pilot study. In M. Cochran (Ed.), Geriatric Issues in Occupational Therapy: A compendium of leading research (pp. 220-228). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
Davis, Lori. “Manual of Dysphagia Assessment in Adults, 2nd Ed.” 2011: n. pag. Print.
Davis, Lori. “Mosby's Medical Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, 8th Ed.” 2007: n. pag. Print.
Davis, Lori. “Cleft Palate Speech, 3rd e.” 2006: n. pag. Print.
Davis, L., & Spicer, R. (2007). Nutrition and dysphagia in older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 23, 211-219.
Davis, L., & Copeland, K. (2006). Computer Use in Management of Aphasia: A Survey of Practice Patterns and Opinions. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 33, 138-146.
Davis, L., Hoppes, S. & Chesbro, S. (2005). Cognitive-communicative and independent living skills assessment in individuals with dementia: A pilot study of environmental impact. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21, 136-43.
Davis, L. (2005). Educating individuals with dementia: Perspectives for rehabilitation professionals. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21, 304-314.
Davis, L., & Copeland, K. (2005). Effectiveness of computer-based dysphagia training using pre and post assessment of direct care staff. Dysphagia, 20, 141-148.
Davis, L., & Stanton, S. (2005). Semantic Feature Analysis as a functional therapy tool: A case study. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 32, 85-92.
Davis, L., & Stanton, S. (2004). Characteristics of dysphagia in elderly patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Dysphagia, 19, 7-14.
Hoppes, S., Davis, L.A., & Thompson, D. (2003). Environmental effects on the assessment of people with dementia: A pilot study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(4), 396-402.
Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2003). Integrating health promotion, patient education, and adult education principles with the older adult: A perspective for rehabilitation professionals. Journal of Allied Health, 32(2), 106-109.
Davis, L., & Conti, G. (2003). Speech-language pathologists’ roles and knowledge levels related to non-oral feeding. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 11, 15-30.
Davis, L., & Rideout K. (2002). A survey of speech-language pathologists’ criteria to determine safety for oral intake. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 29, 141-145.
Chesbro, S., & Davis, L. (2002). Applying Knowles’ model of andragogy to individualized osteoporosis education. Issues in Aging, 25, 8-11.
Davis, L. & Kaspar, S. (2002). The use of automated telephone systems by older adults: The impact of age and cerebrovascular accident. The Southwest Journal on Aging, 18, 81-86.
Meehan, A et al. “Packet Sniffing for Automated Chat Room Monitoring and Evidence Preservation.” Workshop on Information Assurance and Security 2 (2001): 1045. Print.
Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2000). Optimizing patient education efforts in rehabilitation. ASHA Leader, 6(15), Abstract No. 291.
Davis, L. & Chesbro S. (2000). Retirement community residents’ preferences in an onsite health education library. Southwest Journal on Aging, 16, 101-106.
Copeland, K., & Davis, L. Swallowing safety training for nursing staff: A computer-based model. Proceedings of the 2004 Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Davis, L., & Peevy, C. The interaction of age, voice training, and hormonal factors on selected voice parameters. Proceedings of the 2004 Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Copeland, K., & Davis, L. (2003). Computer use in aphasia rehabilitation. Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Norman, OK.
Davis, L., & Baker, S. (2003). Resources for speech-language pathologists working with children and families from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds. Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Speech-Language- Hearing Association, Norman, OK.
Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2000). Retirement community residents’ preferences in an onsite health education library: Health promotion and disease prevention opportunities for rehabilitation professionals. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Geriatric Rehabilitation Conference, Cambridge, MA.
Davis, Lori. “The Effects of Respiratory Diseases and Sarcopenia on Dysphagia.” (2011): n. pag. Print.
Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2001). Optimizing patient education efforts in rehabilitation (Cassette Recording No. HL1-291). Seattle: Audio Visual Education Network.
Davis, L., & Baker, S. (Authors). (2003). Resources for speech-language pathologists working with children and families from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds. (CD ROM).
Oklahoma Association of Medical Speech-Language Pathologists
Tulsa Area Triathletes
Dysphagia Research Society
Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
Southwest Society on Aging
Tulsa Running Club
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Oklahoma State University Alumni Association
Gerontological Society of America