Director and Founder of the Aphasia House, June 2010 -
Chair of the Board of Clinical Educators, October
2008 - December
Clinical Faculty, January 2001 -
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Central Florida
Clinical Education and Academic Teaching in
Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Speech-Language Hearing
Sciences and Related Areas.
• Taught nine different graduate level courses in the areas of
aphasia and related disorders; entry, intermediate and advanced
clinical practicum; cognitive-communicative disorders; directed
research and readings, and internship in clinical
supervision. Student Perception Rankings have always been in
the upper 5% of those received by faculty and above departmental
• Developed two master's elective courses:
Cognitive-Communicative Disorders and Traumatic Brain
• Supervise all clinical education in the Intensive
Comprehensive Aphasia Program, (ICAP) called the Aphasia House.
Each year, 48 students are supervised. Each student receives 4
hours/weekly for a total of 64 hours/weekly for 30
weeks/year. Student perceived outcomes were presented at ASHA,
Cherney, L., Lommen, G., Oehring,
A., Persad, C., Rodriguez, A., Whiteside, J., & Wozniak, L.
(2014). Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programs (ICAPs):
Illustrative Case Studies. Presented at the American
Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
Clinical Service and Applied Research in the Area of
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:
• Designed and developed the Aphasia House, the only year-round
university based intensive program for persons with aphasia in
2010. The Aphasia House is an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia
Program (ICAP), housed within a home environment, to promote
language rehabilitation. All therapy is provided by graduate
students as part of their clinical practicum. Client outcomes
have been outstanding and have been disseminated nationally at the
Whiteside, J. and Kong, A. (2013).
Outcomes & Design Principles of a University's Intensive
Comprehensive Aphasia Program. Presented at the American
Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention, Chicago,
Hinckley, J. & Whiteside, J.
(2012). The Magic of Intensive Aphasia Therapy. Presented
at the Florida Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention,
Helm-Estabrooks, N. & Whiteside,
J. (2012). Use of Life Interests and Values (L!V). Cards for
Self-Determination of Aphasia Rehabilitation Goals. Perspectives
on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language
Disorders; 22, 6-11.
• Designed and developed the Aphasia House International at the
Universidade de São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil, to open in 2015. Two
doctoral studetns spent four months, Fall 2014, at the
University of Cetnral Florida being trained in the design and
implementaiton of the program. This is a landmark opproutnity
as services for persos with aphasia are very limited in Brazil.
• Pioneered the first use of mixed reality (MR) in the treatment
of persons with acquired brain injury. Mixed reality is the
combination of stimuli of the real world as well as from virtual
artifacts. This combined art and science form was used for
proof of concept that such technology could enhance transfer of
learning from a clinic to the home environment.
Fidopiastis, C.M., Stapleton, C.B.,
Whiteside, J.C., Hughes, C.E., Fiore, S.M., Martin, G.A., Rolland,
J.P., & Smith, E.M. (2006). Human Experience
Modeler: Context-Driven Cognitive Retraining to Facilitate
Transfer of Learning. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 9,
2. pp. 183-187.
Whiteside, J. and Fidopiastis,
C. (2006). Mixed Reality Environment Enhances Learning for a
Stroke Patient. Presented at the American Speech/Language
Hearing Association Annual Convention, Miami, FL.
• Innovator of conversational storytelling, a therapeutic
technique to enhance conversation and engage curiosity and
imagination with persons with aphasia.
Whiteside, J., Stapleton, C., &
Hirumi, A., (2014). Creative Innovation in Transforming
Aphasia Treatment. Presented at the American Speech/Language
Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
• Designed and developed Friday Only Club, a three-hour, weekly
group therapeutic experience for persons with aphasia, founded in
2011. This program is based on the Life Participation
Approach for Aphasia (LPAA). The program is an option for
graduate students to gain clinical skill in intervention with an
emphasis on client driven, social activity and participation
goals. Each semester, 12-15 persons with aphasia are welcomed
along with graduate students for each participant. Each
semester, advocacy campaigns are initiated to make the community
aware of aphasia.
Whiteside, J. and Tatum-Riley, L.
(2015). Measuring Outcomes in the Friday Only Club, a
University-Based LPAA Group. Presented at the AphaisaAccess
Leadership Summit, Boston, MA.
• Designed and developed, along with community supporters, the
Brain Fitness Club for persons with early stage dementia.
This nationally acclaimed program, recipient of the 2013 ICAA
Innovators Achievement Award, was founded in 2007. Since its
inception, graduate students have provide 30 minutes of
cognitive-communicative therapy in a positive, stimulating
environment to all participants. Currently, the program
included 32 participants per semester, 8 students per semester.
Kong, A., Bargmann, P., Zuniga, A.,
Timmons, L., Hagenbaumer, C. and Whiteside, J. (2012). Using
Apps on iPads to Conduct Cognitive Exercises for Early
Dementia. Presented at the American Speech/Language Hearing
Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Whiteside, J., Edgar, D., Bargmann,
P. (2010). Brain Fitness Club for person with early stage
dementia. Presented at American Speech/Language Hearing
Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
• Designed and developed Traumatic Brain Injury program at the
University of Central Florida, an intensive program for college
students with a history of TBI, developed group therapy for persons
with TBI, and acquired national funding for the development of
tailored dynamic study skills.
David, K., Whiteside, J., &
Folsom-Kovarik, J.T., (2014). Conceptualization of a Study Skills
Intelligent Software System for Persons with TBI. Presented
at the American Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention,
• Collaborated with colleagues nationally and internationally in
the development of measurement of narratives for persons with
aphasia and teaching students various measurements of
Kong, A., & Whiteside, J.
(2014). The Main Concept Analysis (MCA) for Assessment of
Aphasic Narrative Production. Presented at the American
Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
Kong, A., Reres, A., &
Whiteside, J. (2014). Analysis of Macro-Linguistic Structures
in Narrative Discourse of Aphasia. Presented at the American
Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando,
• Collaborated with colleagues in Arts and Humanities, from
other higher educational institutions, to develop innovative
programming for persons with acquired brain injury. This
innovative program paired undergraduate students in arts and
humanities with graduate students and their client with
aphasia. The exploration focused on using photography as a
means to communicate, particularly emotions.
Whiteside, J., Kong, A.,
Helm-Estabrooks, N., Queen, J., Roe, D., Drew, R. (2010). The
photograph as Language: Workshops for People with
Aphasia. Presented at American Speech/Language Hearing
association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
Estabrooks, N., Roe, D., Whiteside,
J., Queen, J., Drew, R. (2009). Photography as a Means of
Expression: Performance as Related to Aphasia Severity and
Nonverbal Cognitive Status. Presented at the Academy of
Aphasiology, Boston, Massachusetts.
• Served on 11 master's and doctoral students' thesis and
• Implemented and analyzed outcomes of a systematic review of
literature to move research into clinical practice.
Rivers, K., Romeo, M., Whiteside, J.
& Ratusnik, D. (2014). Moving Research to Clinical
Practice: Implementation of CDSS in Graduate Programs to
Improve Clinical Decision-Making. Presented at the American
Speech/Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL
Engaged students in multi-site
investigations to promote research in use of neuroimaging such as
fNIR, narrative discourse analysis via AphasiaBank data collection,
and beta testing with Northern Speech Services and Pearson
Kong, A.P.H., & Whiteside, J.D. (P.I., May 2010 - Apr 2011).
Narratives of adults with aphasia: Influence of linguistic
functioning on concept analysis. Office of Research and
Commercialization In-House Research Grant; University of Central
Florida; $7,500. [UCF: 18709010]
Whiteside, J.D. (P.I., Dec 2011 - Nov 2012). Use of Attention
Processing Training for treatment of persons with acquired dyslexia
from stroke. Competitive Grant 2011-12; Learning Institute for
Elders at the University of Central Florida, Inc.
Whiteside, J.D. (Co-PI, 2006). Physiological sensing of persons
with acquired alexia. Institute of Simulation and
Training. University of Central Florida; $5000
Whiteside, J.D. (Co-PI, 2005). Advancing simulation sciences for
cognitive rehabilitation. College of Health and Public
Affairs Discretionary Grant. University of Central Florida;
SPA 4903H : Honors Directed Readings I
SPA 4904H: Honors Directed Readings II
SPA 4970H: Honors Undergraduate Thesis I
SPA 6503: Entry Graduate Clinical Program
SPA 6942C: Clinical Foundations III
SPA 6943C: Clinical Practice I
SPA 6471: Cognitive-Communicative Disorders
SPA 6410: Aphasia and Related Disorders
SPA 6918: Directed Research
SPA 6908: Directed Readings: Fundamentals of Neuro-Cognitive Communicative Assessment
SPA 6908: Independent Study
SPA 6553L: Diagnostic Laboratory
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