Dr Karen Croot

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


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Research interests

I am interested in the abilities that allow people to speak fluently and easily. My research focuses on the processes of phonological encoding and articulation described by cognitive theories of spoken word production. I study these processes by investigating the speech and language impairments that can result from dementia, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. I also supervise research projects with unimpaired speakers, investigating speech production in difficult contexts (such as saying tongue twisters or learning the sounds of a foreign language).

Books

Nickels, L A & Croot, K (2014) (Eds) Clinical perspectives on primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 28, 8-9. Special Issue/Hove UK: Psychology Press.

Nickels, L, Croot, K(2009). Progressive language impairments: Intervention and management - A Special Issue of Aphasiology. United Kingdom: Psychology Press.

Selected grants

2011

  • The right word at the right time: keeping communication going in progressive aphasia; Croot K; Alzheimers Australia/Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care.

2006

  • Travel Award; Croot K; Australia Speech Science and Technology Association/Travel Grant.

2004

  • The impaired production of speech sounds in progressive nonfluent aphasia: clinical features and theoretical implications. An initial study; Croot K; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

2002

  • Is there a syllabary containing stored articulatory plans for speech production?; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Funding of the 6th International Seminar on Speech Production; Croot K, Tabian M, Coltheart M, Fletcher J, Harrington J, Palethorpe S; Australia Speech Science and Technology Association/Research Event Award.

2001

  • How do reading and repetition tasks facilitate speech production for people with speech sound production deficits; Croot K; Macquarie University/Research Grant.
  • Foreign accent syndrome: On the underlying impairment; Croot K, Rastle K; Macquarie University/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Nickels, L., Croot, K. (2009). Progressive language impairments: Intervention and management - A Special Issue of Aphasiology. United Kingdom: Psychology Press.

Book Chapters

  • Croot, K. (2013). Australian focus. Aphasia: When language abilities break down (Textbook extract). In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 307-307). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Croot, K. (2013). Language and Thinking. In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 292-331). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Croot, K. (2013). Motor speech disorders and models of speech production. In Louise Cummings (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders, (pp. 501-523). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Croot, K., Au, C., Harper, A. (2010). Prosodic structure and tongue twister errors. In Fougeron C, Kuhnert B, DImperio M and Vallee N (Eds.), Laboratory Phonology 10: Phonology and Phonetics, (pp. 433-459). Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

Journals

  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J., Togher, L. (2014). Trouble and repair during conversations of people with primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 28(8–9), 1069-1091. [More Information]
  • Nickels, L., Croot, K. (2014). Understanding and living with primary progressive aphasia: Current progress and challenges for the future. Aphasiology, 28(8–9), 885-899. [More Information]
  • Croot, K., Ballard, K., Leyton, C., Hodges, J. (2012). Apraxia of Speech and Phonological Errors in the Diagnosis of Nonfluent/Agrammatic and Logopenic Variants of Primary Progressive Aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55(5), S1562-S1572. [More Information]
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K. (2011). Clinical Assessment of Progressive Aphasia. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(2), 73-78.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L. (2011). What's the evidence? Evidence for speech, language, and communication interventions in progressive aphasia. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(1), 37-40.
  • Power, E., Code, C., Croot, K., Sheard, C., Rothi, L. (2010). Florida Apraxia Battery-Extended and Revised Sydney (FABERS): Design, description, and a healthy control sample. Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section A: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(1), 1-18.
  • Croot, K. (2010). The emergent paradigm in Laboratory Phonology: Phonological categories and statistical generalisation in Cutler, Beckman and Edwards, Frisch and Brea-Spahn, Kapatsinski, and Walter. Laboratory Phonology, 1(2), 415-424. [More Information]
  • Croot, K., Nickels, L., Laurence, F., Manning, M. (2009). Impairment- and activity/participation-directed interventions in progressive language impairment: Clinical and theoretical issues. Aphasiology, 23(2), 125-160.
  • Croot, K. (2009). Progressive language impairments: Definitions, diagnoses, and prognoses. Aphasiology, 23(2), 302-326.
  • Taylor, C., Miles Kingma, R., Croot, K., Nickels, L. (2009). Speech pathology services for primary progressive aphasia: Exploring an emerging area of practice. Aphasiology, 23(2), 161-174.
  • Rastle, K., Croot, K., Harrington, J., Coltheart, M. (2005). Characterizing the Motor Execution Stage of Speech Production: Consonantal Effects on Delayed Naming Latency and Onset Duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31(5), 1083-1095.
  • Croot, K., Lim, L., Palethorpe, S., Coltheart, M. (2005). The effect of multiple productions on the single word production of people with acquired speech sound production difficulties: An analysis of two cases. Brain and Language, 95(1), 200-201. [More Information]
  • Croot, K. (2002). Diagnosis of AOS: Definition and crieria. Seminars in Speech and Language, , 267-279.
  • Kessler, T., Croot, K., Togher, L. (2002). Recommended strategies for facilitating communication with people with dementia: Do spouses use them, do they know they use them, and how easy is it to know whether they help? Brain Impairment, , 166-166.
  • Harasty, J., Croot, K., Halliday, G., Xuereb, J., Bennett, H., Hodges, J. (2001). Cortical degeneration associated with phonologic and semantic language impairments in AD. Neurology, 56, 944-950.
  • Croot, K. (2001). Integrating the investigation of apraxic, aphasic and articulatory disorders in speech production: A move towards sound theory (Forum). Aphasiology, 15(1), 58-62.
  • Baker, E., Croot, K., Paul, R., McLeod, S. (2001). Psycholinguistic models of speech development and their application to clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 685-702.

Conferences

  • Croot, K., Rastle, K. (2004). Is There A Syllabary Containing Stored Articulatory Plans For Speech Production In English? 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Canberra, ACT: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
  • Power, E., Sheard, C., Croot, K., Code, C., Miles, A. (2002). Important issues in pantomimed gesture and aphasia: Evidence from case studies. Journey from the Centre. Proceedings of the 2002 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Kessler, T., Croot, K., Togher, L. (2001). Strategies to facilitate communication with a person of the Alzheimer Type. 2001 National Speech Pathology Australia Conference. Ads & Adea.

2014

  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J., Togher, L. (2014). Trouble and repair during conversations of people with primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 28(8–9), 1069-1091. [More Information]
  • Nickels, L., Croot, K. (2014). Understanding and living with primary progressive aphasia: Current progress and challenges for the future. Aphasiology, 28(8–9), 885-899. [More Information]

2013

  • Croot, K. (2013). Australian focus. Aphasia: When language abilities break down (Textbook extract). In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 307-307). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Croot, K. (2013). Language and Thinking. In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 292-331). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Croot, K. (2013). Motor speech disorders and models of speech production. In Louise Cummings (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders, (pp. 501-523). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

2012

  • Croot, K., Ballard, K., Leyton, C., Hodges, J. (2012). Apraxia of Speech and Phonological Errors in the Diagnosis of Nonfluent/Agrammatic and Logopenic Variants of Primary Progressive Aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55(5), S1562-S1572. [More Information]

2011

  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K. (2011). Clinical Assessment of Progressive Aphasia. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(2), 73-78.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L. (2011). What's the evidence? Evidence for speech, language, and communication interventions in progressive aphasia. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(1), 37-40.

2010

  • Power, E., Code, C., Croot, K., Sheard, C., Rothi, L. (2010). Florida Apraxia Battery-Extended and Revised Sydney (FABERS): Design, description, and a healthy control sample. Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section A: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(1), 1-18.
  • Croot, K., Au, C., Harper, A. (2010). Prosodic structure and tongue twister errors. In Fougeron C, Kuhnert B, DImperio M and Vallee N (Eds.), Laboratory Phonology 10: Phonology and Phonetics, (pp. 433-459). Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Croot, K. (2010). The emergent paradigm in Laboratory Phonology: Phonological categories and statistical generalisation in Cutler, Beckman and Edwards, Frisch and Brea-Spahn, Kapatsinski, and Walter. Laboratory Phonology, 1(2), 415-424. [More Information]

2009

  • Croot, K., Nickels, L., Laurence, F., Manning, M. (2009). Impairment- and activity/participation-directed interventions in progressive language impairment: Clinical and theoretical issues. Aphasiology, 23(2), 125-160.
  • Croot, K. (2009). Progressive language impairments: Definitions, diagnoses, and prognoses. Aphasiology, 23(2), 302-326.
  • Nickels, L., Croot, K. (2009). Progressive language impairments: Intervention and management - A Special Issue of Aphasiology. United Kingdom: Psychology Press.
  • Taylor, C., Miles Kingma, R., Croot, K., Nickels, L. (2009). Speech pathology services for primary progressive aphasia: Exploring an emerging area of practice. Aphasiology, 23(2), 161-174.

2005

  • Rastle, K., Croot, K., Harrington, J., Coltheart, M. (2005). Characterizing the Motor Execution Stage of Speech Production: Consonantal Effects on Delayed Naming Latency and Onset Duration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31(5), 1083-1095.
  • Croot, K., Lim, L., Palethorpe, S., Coltheart, M. (2005). The effect of multiple productions on the single word production of people with acquired speech sound production difficulties: An analysis of two cases. Brain and Language, 95(1), 200-201. [More Information]

2004

  • Croot, K., Rastle, K. (2004). Is There A Syllabary Containing Stored Articulatory Plans For Speech Production In English? 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Canberra, ACT: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.

2002

  • Croot, K. (2002). Diagnosis of AOS: Definition and crieria. Seminars in Speech and Language, , 267-279.
  • Power, E., Sheard, C., Croot, K., Code, C., Miles, A. (2002). Important issues in pantomimed gesture and aphasia: Evidence from case studies. Journey from the Centre. Proceedings of the 2002 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Kessler, T., Croot, K., Togher, L. (2002). Recommended strategies for facilitating communication with people with dementia: Do spouses use them, do they know they use them, and how easy is it to know whether they help? Brain Impairment, , 166-166.

2001

  • Harasty, J., Croot, K., Halliday, G., Xuereb, J., Bennett, H., Hodges, J. (2001). Cortical degeneration associated with phonologic and semantic language impairments in AD. Neurology, 56, 944-950.
  • Croot, K. (2001). Integrating the investigation of apraxic, aphasic and articulatory disorders in speech production: A move towards sound theory (Forum). Aphasiology, 15(1), 58-62.
  • Baker, E., Croot, K., Paul, R., McLeod, S. (2001). Psycholinguistic models of speech development and their application to clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 685-702.
  • Kessler, T., Croot, K., Togher, L. (2001). Strategies to facilitate communication with a person of the Alzheimer Type. 2001 National Speech Pathology Australia Conference. Ads & Adea.

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