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Communication Disorders

Martin Bldg. Room 34
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4993
Fax: 660-543-8234



Dr. Greg Turner, Professor

Greg Turner joined the Department of Communication Disorders in 1995. He chose to come to Central because the faculty members were sincere and caring. He and his family wanted to live in a smaller community atmosphere that Warrensburg provided, but they also liked the fact that Kansas City is so close.

Dr. Turner completed his baccalaureate degree in Speech Pathology at Western Michigan University and his master’s degree in Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin.

Before coming to Central, Dr. Turner worked as a clinician providing contractual services to nursing homes. He is responsible for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses within the department including; American Phonetics, Speech Science. Fluency Disorders, Voice Disorders and Motor Speech Disorders. Dr. Turner also provides supervision of undergraduate and graduate student clinicians in the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders.

Dr. Turner is also an active member of the Academy of Neurologic Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). For the last six years he has chaired been a member of the Scientific Meeting Committee responsible for developing and implementing the Annual ANCDS Scientific Meeting, as well as reviewing for the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Dr Turner research interests focus on the areas of speech science, motor speech disorders, and voice disorders. Dr. Turner consistently presents research findings at both national and international conferences. The majority of his presentations involve both undergraduate and graduate students. Below are a few of his most recent presentations he authored with students and fellow faculty members:

 

Easler, K., & Turner, G. (2017).  Utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Developmental Stuttering. Poster presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.

 

Kimble, C., Turner, G., & Wilder, J. (2017). Treatment of Cognitive-Linguistic Deficits in Dementia: Case Study and Update. Paper presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.

 

Mooney, B., & Turner, G. (2017). The Use of Contrastive Production Drills in a Speaker with Dysarthria. Poster presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.

 

Needham-Rives, C., Harvey, J., Miller, M., Orndoff, K., Wipfler, W., & Turner, G. (2017).  Phonological Awareness Skills of Undergraduate Students in Speech-Language Pathology. Poster presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.

 

Saunders, M., & Turner, G. (2017). A Resource for Caregivers of Children with Cleft Lip/Palate. Poster presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.

 

Turner, G., Montgomery, N., Brown, J., & Talley, V. (2017). Disfluencies in Preschoolers:  What an SLP to do? Paper presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.

 

Turner, G., Roach, R., & de Jonge, R. (2016).   Lip contact pressure while talking in background noise.  SIG 19: Perspectives on Speech Science.

 

Weiss, V., & Turner, G. (2017). Voice Banking to Create VOCAs for Patients with Degenerative Diseases. Poster presented at the MSHA Annual Convention, Osage Beach, MO.


Email: turner@ucmo.edu

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