Prof Brenda Louw

POSITION

Professor Emeritus 

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria

Professor

Department Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University, USA

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

1975 - University of Pretoria B.A. (Logopaedics) Speech Pathology & Audiology 

1977 - MS, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alabama

1980 - Diploma, Tertiary Education, University of Pretoria

1986 - PhD, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Pretoria

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Fellow of SASLHA for outstanding services delivered (1998).

SASHLA Service of Excellence Award (2009).

ETSU School of Graduate Studies: Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award (2014)

ETSU CCRHS Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching (2018) 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Current: 

American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA).

American Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Association (ACPA).

International Society for Early Intervention (ISEI).

South African Association for Speech-Language-Hearing (SASLHA) (Fellow).

Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP). 

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS (University of Pretoria):

1993 - 1996 - Chair Community Service Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.

1993 – 1998 - Marketing Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.

1993 - 2003 - Member of Management Committee, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

1993 – 2003 - Member of Subject Committee: Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

1993 – 2003 - Member Community Service Committee, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

1993 - 2009 - Member of Education Committee, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

1993 - 2009 - Member of Research Committee, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

1993 - 2009 - Member of Subject Committee: Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Communication Pathology.

1995 - 1999 - Community Service Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.

1996 - 1999 - Head of Clinic for High-Risk Babies (CHRIB).

1997 – 2002 - Editor of Clinica: Applications in the Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology.

1997 -2002 - Member of Research Committee, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

1997 -2002 - Member of Research Proposal and Ethics Committee, Faculty Humanities, University of Pretoria.

1997-2002 - Chairperson of Community Service Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.

1998 - 2009 - Director of Centre for Early Intervention in Communication Pathology, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

2000 - 2002 - Research Ethics Committee, Faculty Humanities.

2000 - 2002 - Chairperson of Research Proposal and Ethics Committee, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.

2002 - 2009 - Member Committee for Research Ethics and Integrity, Sub-committee of the Senate Committee for Research.

2002 - 2009 - Member Senate Committee.

2003 - 2006 - School for Social Sciences Committee.

2003 - 2009 - Chair of Management Committee, Department of Communication Pathology.

2005-2009 - Resource Allocation Committee Faculty Humanities.

2006 - 2009 - School for Professional Social Sciences.

RESEARCH OUTPUT / PUBLICATIONS: 

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Louw, B. (1981). Improving the efficacy of speech and language pathology: The implications of similarities and differences as manifested in communicative disorders in multiracial, multilingual society. The Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the Institutional Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, 2, 49–55.
  • Louw, B., & Uys, I. C. (1986). Kritiese beoordeling van evaluasietegnieke op swart gesplete lip en -verhemelte babas [Critical assessment of evaluation techniques used on black infants with cleft palate]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 34, 28– 39. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v33i1.320
  • Slabber, E., Louw, B., & Hugo, S. R. (1987). Geskrewe en gesproke ekspressiewe sintaktiese vermoëns van Afrikaanssprekende gehoorgestremde kinders [Written and spoken syntactic abilities of Afrikaans speaking hearing impaired children]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 34(1), 49 -58. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v34i1.314
  • Smit, H. J. E., Louw, B., & Uys, I. C. (1987). ‘n Ondersoek na die ontwikkeling van die ekspressiewe kommunikasievermoëns van premature hoë risiko kinders [An investigation of the expressive communication abilities of premature high risk children]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 34(1), 23–32. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v34i1.311
  • Verwey, S., & Louw, B. (1987). ‘n Ondersoek na die ontwikkeling van woordassosiasie vermoëns in Afrikaanssprekende laerskoolkinders [An investigation of the development of vocabulary development of Afrikaans primary school children]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 3(27), 213–225. 
  • Maritz, N., Louw, B., & Uys, I. C. (1988). Otitis media and language performance in learning disabilities. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 35, 17-24. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v35i1.301
  • Meyer, S. E., Hugo, R., & Louw, B. (1988). Screening for middle-ear disease in schools for hearing impaired children. International Journal of Pediatric Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 94, 163–170. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-5876(89)90091-8
  • Le Roux, K., Louw, B., & Van der Merwe, A. (1989). Videofluorografiese ondersoek van die slukproses by serebraal gestremde kinders [Videofluorographic examination of swallowing in children with Cerebral Palsy]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 36, 15–21.
  • Louw, B. (1989). Speech and language disorders in children: The family practitioner’s Role. SA Family Practice, 10, 223-236.
  • Olivier, L., Louw, B., & Hugo, S. R. (1990). Die invloed van otitis media op die sentrale ouditiewe vermoëns van kinders met sensorieseiIntegrasie probleme [The influence of otitis media on the central auditory processing abilities of children with sensory integration problems]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 37, 39-46.
  • Bütow, K. W., Louw, B., Hugo, S. R., & Grimbeeck. (1991). Tensor veli palatini muscle tension sling for eustachian tube function in cleft palate. Journal of Cranio-Maxillo Facial Surgery, 19, 71–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1010-5182(05)80610-9
  • Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (1991). Infants with down syndrome: Description of an early intervention approach. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 38, 25-32.
  • Buitendag, M.M., Louw, B., & Hugo, S.R. (1991). Die afrikaanse reseptiewe woordeskattoets: Beskrywing en psigometriese evaluasie [The afrikaans receptive vocabulary test: Description and psychometric evaluation]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 38, 33-48.
  • Soer, M., Louw, B., & Hugo, S.R. (1991). Die voorkoms van kommunikasiehandelinge by 3-5 jarige afrikaanssprekende gehoorgestremde kleuters [The occurrence of communication functions of 3-5 year old Afrikaans hearing impaired children]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 38, 75-84.
  • Campbell, C., & Louw, B. (1992). Ouerleiding by ouers van swart babas met gesplete lip en verhemelte [Parent training of African infants with cleft palate]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 39, 43-47. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v39i1.275
  • Leaf, C., Uys, I. C., & Louw, B. (1993). The mind mapping approach: A culture and language free technique. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 40(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v40i1.264
  • Louw, B. (1994). Editing a scientific journal on communication disorders in South Africa: A unique challenge. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 41, 103-107. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v41i1.261
  • Slabbert, F. C., & Louw, B. (1994). Vroeë identifisering en verwysing van taalgestremde kinders: Die gesamentlike rol van die algemene praktisyn en spraak-taalterapeut [Early identification and referral of children with language disorders: the joint role of the general practitioner and speech-language therapist]. South Africa Family Practice, 15, 512-516.
  • Kritzinger, A., Hugo, S. R., & Louw, B. (1995). Communication skills of biologically at-risk neonates. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 7-18. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v42i1.243
  • Oosthuizen, I., Louw, B., & Uys, I. C. (1995). Die verband tussen gesproke en geskrewe taalvermoëns van leergestremdes [The association between spoken and written language abilities of children with language disorders]. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 53-66. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v42i1.248
  • Louw, B. (1995). Writing and Publishing in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Research Issues in Communication Pathology, Monograph 1, January.
  • Kritzinger, A., Louw, B., & Hugo, S. R. (1996). Early Communication Functioning of Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 43, 77- 84. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v43i1.240
  • Louw, B., & Weber, I. (1997). Attitudes and perceptions of nurses regarding early communication intervention. Health SA Gesondheid, 2(2), 16-22. https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v2i2.326
  • Hugo, S. R., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (1998). Development of a scale for the evaluation of listening behavior in children with down syndrome. Down Syndrome: Research and Practice, 5(3),138-142. https://doi.org/10.3104/reports.90
  • Fair, L., & Louw, B. (1998). Early communication intervention with young children with Pierre Robin Sequence. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 51-60. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v45i1.718
  • Leaf, C., Louw, B., & Uys, I. (1998). An alternative non-traditional approach to learning: The mind-mapping approach. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 13- 23. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v45i1.721
  • Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (1998). Genetically based communication disorders: Technological advances relevant to the speech-language therapist and audiologist. Clinica: Scientific and Technological Advances in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Monograph 3, 11-26.
  • Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. (1999). Kangaroo mother care: A strategy to facilitate mother infant communication interaction in at-risk infants in different contexts. Clinica: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology, Monograph 4, 1999.
  • Fair, L., & Louw, B. (1999). Early communication intervention within a community-based intervention model in South Africa. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 46,13-23. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v46i1.724
  • Louw, B., & Botha, H. (1999). Kennis en houdings van verpleegkundiges aangaande die voedingsprobleme van babas met gesplete lip en verhemelte [Knowledge and attitudes of nurses regarding feeding problems of infants with cleft palate]. Health SA Gesondheid, 4(2), 32-40. https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v4i2.350
  • Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. (2000). A comprehensive assessment protocol for infants and toddlers at risk for communication delays: Part I. Clinica: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology, Monograph 5, 1-26.
  • Hugo, S.R., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (2000). Listening behavior in children at-risk for communication delay. Infant–Toddler Intervention: The Transdisciplinary Journal, 10(1), 47-55.
  • Kraamwinkel, E., & Louw, B. (2000). Verpleegkundiges se kommunikasiestimulasie van hoë risiko babas in die neonatale sorgeenheid [Nurses’ communication stimulation of high risk infants in a Neonatal Care Unit]. Health SA Gesondheid, 5(3), 35-49. https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v5i3.36
  • Moodley, L., Louw, B., & Hugo, S.R. (2000). Early identification of at-risk infants and toddlers: A transdisciplinary model of service delivery. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 47, 25-39. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v47i1.219
  • Gopal, R., Hugo, S. R., & Louw, B. (2001). Identification and follow-up of children with hearing loss in mauritius. International Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 57, 99-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0165-5876(00)00434-1
  • Louw, B., & Ter Poorten, L. (2001). Mother’s perceptions of pre- and post-natal diagnosis of cleft lip and palate. Transactions of the 9th International Congress on Cleft Palate and Related Craniofacial Disorders, Göteborg, Sweden, 131-142.
  • Kritzinger, A, Louw, B., & Rossetti, L.M. (2001) A transdisciplinary conceptual framework for the identification of risks for communication disorders in young children. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 33-34. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v48i1.735
  • Fair, L., Louw, B., Hugo, S. R. (2001). Compilation and clinical applicability of an early auditory processing assessment battery for young children. Infant-Toddler Intervention: Transdisciplinary Journal, 11(3-4), 249-265.
  • Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. (2002). A comprehensive assessment protocol for infants and toddlers at risk for communication delays: Part II. Clinia: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology, Monograph 6, 1-15. Louw, B., Hugo, S. R., Kritzinger, A., & Pottas, L. (2002). Otitis media in high risk infants. SA Family Practice, 25(1), 4-8.
  • Louw, B. (2002). Lecture precoce avec des nourrisons atteints du syndrome de Down: les perceptions des parents [Parental perceptions of pre-literacy skills of their young children with Down Syndrome]. Journal de la Trisomie, 1(3), 10-18.
  • Ter Poorten, L., & Louw, B. (2002). Mother’s experiences when their infants were diagnosed with cleft lip and/or palates. Health SA Gesondheid, 7(2), 56-67. https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v7i2.644
  • Louw, B., & Avenant, C. (2002). Culture as context for intervention: Developing a culturally congruent early intervention programme. International Pediatrics, 17(3), 1-6.
  • Louw, B. (2003). Culture. Chapter 14 in Eloff, I & Ebersohn, L. (Eds). Keys to Educational Psychology. University of Cape Town Press/Juta.
  • Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. (2003). Clinical training of undergraduate communication pathology students in neonatal assessment and neonate-caregiver interaction in South Africa. The South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 50(1), 5–14. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v50i1.210
  • Bam, I., Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. (2003). Die vroeë kommunikasieontwikkeling van ’n groep babas met pediatriese MIV/VIGS in sorgsentrums. Health SA Gesondheid, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v8i2.124
  • Louw, B., Evens, F., & Kritzinger, A., (2004) Theoretical perspectives on nutritional issues in early communication intervention. CLINICA: Applications in clinical practice of communication pathology. Monograph 7, 17-25.
  • Swanepoel, D., Hugo, R., & Louw, B. (2005). Infant hearing loss—silent epidemic of the developing world. Audiology Today, 17(4). 12–16.
  • Swanepoel, D., & Louw, B. (2005). Rethinking First World Models. Audiology Today, 17(4), 17–19.
  • Kaltenbrünn, I., Louw, B., & Hugo, R. (2005). Jong kinders se gubruik van kommunikasiefunsies vóór en ná kogleêre inplanting. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 52(1), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v52i1.202
  • Swanepoel, D., Hugo, R., & Louw, B. (2005). Implementing infant hearing screening at maternal and child health clinics: context and interactional processes. Health SA Gesondheid, 10(4), 3–15. https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v10i4.203
  • Swanepoel, D., Hugo, R., & Louw, B. (2005). Disabling infant hearing loss in a South African community; The risks. Journal for Disability and International Development. “Behunderung und Dritte Weldt Ausgabe.” 2, 75-82.
  • Louw, B., Shibambu, M., & Roemer, K. (2006). Facilitating cleft palate team participation of culturally diverse families in South Africa. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal: Official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 43(1), 47–54. https://doi.org/10.1597/04-023.1
  • Popich, E., Louw, B., & Eloff, I. (2006). The need for collaboration in early communication intervention: Whom do parents consult regarding the prevention of communication disorders? Early Child Development and Care, 176(7), 675–692. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430500206395
  • Swanepoel, D., Hugo, R., & Louw, B. (2006). Infant hearing screening at immunization clinics in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 70(7), 1241– 1249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2006.01.002
  • Louw, B., & Delport, R. (2006). Contextual challenges in South Africa: The role of a research ethics committee. Journal of Academic Ethics, 4(1), 39–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-006-9020-6
  • Du Plessis, S., & Louw, B. (2006) Needs of Preschool teachers as role players in the acquisition of English as language of learning and teaching. SA Jnl Education, 28(1), 53-75.
  • Swanepoel, D., Werner, S., Hugo, R., Louw, B., Owen, R., & Swanepoel, A. (2007). High frequency immittance for neonates: A normative study. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 127(1), 49–56. https://doi.org/10.1080/00016480600740563
  • Swanepoel, D., Louw, B., & Hugo, R. (2007). A novel service delivery model for infant hearing screening in developing countries. International Journal of Audiology, 46(6), 321–327. https://doi.org/10.1080/1499202060118858
  • Popich, E., Louw, B., & Eloff, I. (2007). Caregiver education as a prevention strategy for communication disorders in South Africa. Infants & Young Children, 20(1).
  • Naudé, E., Louw, B., & Weideman, A. (2007). First steps toward developing tools for language assessment in multilingual urban pre-schoolers. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 25(4), 519–538. https://doi.org/10.2989/16073610709486479
  • Norman, V., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (2007). Incidence and description of dysphagia in infants and toddlers with tracheostomies: A retrospective review. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 71(7), 1087–1092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.03.018
  • Swanepoel, D., Werner, S., Hugo, S. R., Louw, B., Owen, R., & Swanepoel, A. (2007). High frequency immittance for neonates: A normative study. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 127, 49-56.
  • Swanepoel, D., Louw, B., & Hugo, S.R. (2007) A novel service delivery model for infant hearing screening in developing countries. International Journal of Audiology, 46(6), 321-327.
  • Kahn, F., Campbell, N. C., & Louw. B. (2007) Auditory processing disorders: Training of speech-language therapists and audiologists within the South African context. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 54(1), 77-89.
  • Du Plessis, S., & Louw, B. (2008). Challenges to preschool teachers in learner's acquisition of English as Language of Learning and Teaching. SA Jnl Education, 28(1), 53-74.
  • Van Dijk, C., Hugo, S. R., & Louw, B. (2008). Children with hearing loss in South Africa. A historical perspective of education to inform the future. South African Association of Audiologists, (1)1.
  • Louw, B. (2009). An assets-based approach to early communication intervention (ECI). In C. Bowen (Ed.), Children's speech sound disorders. (pp. 169–174). Oxford: Wiley- Blackwell.
  • Swanepoel, D., & Louw, B. (2010). Global perspective on HIV/AIDS and associated communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders. In D. Swanepoel & B. Louw (Eds.), HIV/AIDS: Related communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders. (pp. 1-10). Plural Publishing, Inc.
  • Gopal, R., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (2010). Speech assessment material for young children with cleft lip and/or palate in Mauritius. Journal of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association, 24(1), 24-38.
  • Wium, A. M., Louw, B., & Eloff, I. (2010). Speech-language therapists supporting foundation phase teachers with literacy and numeracy in a rural and township context. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 57(1), 14. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v57i1.45
  • Strassheim, E., Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. (2011). The development of a neonatal communication intervention tool. The South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58(1), 13–18. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v58i1.37
  • Scherer, N. J., & Louw, B. (2011). Early communication assessment and intervention. In Howard, S., & Lohmander, A., (Eds.), Cleft palate speech: Assessment and Intervention (pp. 259-274). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Wium, A. M., Louw, B., & Eloff, I. (2011). Evaluation of a programme to support foundation- phase teachers to facilitate literacy. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58(2), https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v58i2.28
  • Wium, A. M., Louw, B., & Eloff, I. (2011). The outcomes of a continued professional development programme for foundation phase teachers to facilitate language skills. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58, 86-94.
  • Williams, A. L., Louw, B., Scherer, N., Bleile, K., Keske-Soares, M., & Trindade, I. (2011). New US-Brazil program in communication disorders. The ASHA Leader, (16)11 https://doi.org/10.1044/leader.WB.16142011.np
  • Wium, A. M., & Louw, B. (2012). Continued professional development of teachers to facilitate language used in numeracy and mathematics. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 59(1), 8-15. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v59i1.17
  • Williams, A. L., Louw, B., Scherer, N. J., Bleile, K. M., Keske-Soares, M., & Trindade, I. E. K. (2013). Academic and Clinical Preparation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: A Global Training Consortium. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 40(Spring), 40–49. https://doi.org/10.1044/cicsd_40_S_40
  • Wium, A. M., & Louw, B. (2013). Revisiting the roles and responsibilities of speech-language therapists in South African schools. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 60(1), 31-37. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v60i1.8
  • McLeod, S., Verdon, S., Bowen, C., and the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech (2013). International aspirations for speech-language pathologists’ practice with multilingual children with speech sound disorders: Development of a position paper. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46(4), 375-387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2013.04.003
  • Hattam, M., Louw, B., & Geertsema, S. (2014). Communication characteristics of young children with HIV in South Africa as reported by some physicians. African Journal of AIDS Research, 13(4), 371–382. https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2014.985236
  • Wium, A. M., & Louw, B. (2015). The South African national school curriculum: Implications for collaboration between teachers and speech-language therapists working in schools.South African Journal of Childhood Education, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajce.v5i1.348
  • Louw, B. (2016). Cultural Competence and Ethical Decision Making for Health Care Professionals. Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(2), 41. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.hss.s.2016040201.17
  • Vallino, L. D., & Louw, B. (2017). We’ve Got Some Growing Up to Do: An Evidence-Based Service Delivery Model for the Transition of Care for the Young Adult with Cleft Lip and Palate. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(5), 4–17. https://doi.org/10.1044/persp2.SIG5.4
  • Wium, A.-M., & Louw, B. (2018). Mixed-methods research: A tutorial for speech-language therapists and audiologists in South Africa. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 65(1), https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v65i1.573
  • Bornman, J., & Louw, B. (2019). Personal Commitment Statements: Encouraging the Clinical Application of Continuing Professional Development Events for Health Practitioners in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 39(2), 86–91. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000248
  • Louw, B., & Vallino, L. (2020) Future directions in transition of care of young adults with cleft lip and palate: Clinical education. [Abstract]. ACPS’s 77th Annual Meeting Abstracts. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(4), 128. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665620901804
  • Bornman, J., & Louw, B. (2021). A model for cross-cultural translation and adaptation of speech-language pathology assessment measures: Application to the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS). International Journal of Speech- Language Pathology, 23(4), 382–393. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2020.1831065
  • Proctor-Williams, K., & Louw, B. (2021). Cleft lip and/or palate in infants prenatally exposed to opioids. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 105566562110136. https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656211013687
  • Proctor-Williams, K., & Louw, B. (in press). When cleft lip and/or palate and antenatal opioid exposure intersect: A tutorial. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

Published Research Reports:

  • Hugo, S.R., Louw, B. & Meyer, S. (1991). Nature, Prevalence and Implications of Middle–Ear Pathology in High Risk Groups CSD-Project, no. 15/1/3/3/791.
  • Uys, I.C., Hugo, S.R. & Louw, B. (1992). Socio-cultural Language acquisition of the Afrikaans speaking hearing Impaired Toddler. CSD-Project, no. 15/1/3/3/795.
  • Hugo, S.R., Louw, B. & Uys, I.C. (1995). Auditory and Communicative Development of high Risk Neonates. CSD-Project, no. 15/1/3/3/19.
  • Hugo, S.R., Louw, B., Engelbrecht, P., Schoeman, M., Kachelhoffer, A., & Henning, R. (1998). Educational Inclusion of Children with Down Syndrome: A Transdisciplinary Approach. CSD Project, no. 15/1/3/3/01270.

  International Conference Presentations:

  • Louw, B. (2018). Changing Perspectives on the Outcomes of Children with CLP: Application of the ICF-CY. (2018) 12th Australasian CLPA Conference, Sydney, Australia, May 4-6. Invited Speaker.
  • Vallino, L. & Louw, B. (2018) Transition of Care for the Young Adult with Cleft Palate: Stuck between Goodbye to the Pediatric Team and Hello to Adult-Centered Care. 12th Australasian CLPA Conference, Sydney, Australia, May 4-6. Invited Speakers.
  • Gopal, R. & Louw, B.(2017) . Island Voices: Experiences of Living with Cleft Lip and or Palate. 13th International Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Chennai, India, February 8-11, 2017.
  • Louw, B.  (2004). Early Communication Intervention for the most vulnerable: Infants and toddlers with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.  ABSTRACTS: 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Brisbane, Australia, 29 August – 2 September.
  • Louw, B.  (2006). Family Focused Early Intervention for Young Children Affected by Aids: A paradox? Invited paper Conference Abstracts, 42nd South African ENT Congress in conjunction with SA Head and Neck Oncology Society, SASLHA and SAAA.  Cape Town.  8-11 October

National Conference Presentations and Short Courses (USA): 

  • Meredith, A., Aquino do Nascimento, J., Herrmann, A., Farmer, R., Louw, B., & Maximino,L.P.(2013).Applying the ICF-CY Framework to Children With Cleft Palate: Narrative Review of a Fresh Approach. Poster presented at the ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.
  • Foreman, R., Ewing, J., Hawley, O., de Cassia Macedo, M do Nascimento, N., Louw, B & Maximino, L. (2014). A Proposed Holistic Model of Assessment for Children with Cleft Palate within the ICF-CY Framework.  Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.* November 19-21. Meritorius Poster Award
  • Graham, M. B., Palmer, J., & Louw, B. (2015). Academic preparation in cleft palate for speech-language pathologists:  Is the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007) alive and well? Poster presented to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2015.
  • Louw, B., Ewing, J., Foreman, R., & Zickovich, A. (2016). Speech-Language pathologists’ assessment practices with children who have cleft lip and palate within the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007) framework.  Poster presented at the 73rd American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 4-9, 2016.
  • Louw, B.  (2017). Changing Perspectives: The Application of the ICF-CY to Cleft Lip and Palate. Invited speaker Craniofacial Research Update: New Applications to Clinical Practice. ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles ,CA. 9-11 November.
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2018). Person Centered Cleft Care: Evolutionary Practice by Giving Our Clients a Voice. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Oral Presentations.
  • Buckles, R., Burrows, A., Deel, C., Holley, E., Monroe, E., Page, O., & Louw, B. (2019). Referrals to Cleft Lip & Palate Teams: Practices of School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists.
  • 2019 ASHA Convention, Orlando,FL. November 21-23. Poster Presentation.
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2016). See, I’ve Grown: A Service Delivery Model for Young Adults With Cleft/Lip Palate. Presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2016.
  • Vallino, L. & Louw, B. (2017). They’re Not Just Big Kids: A Service Delivery Model for Young Adults with Cleft Lip/Palate. 74th American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, March 13-18, 2017.
  • Bisceglia,A.,Bradley,E.,Kumar,S.,McDowell,A.,Murr,A.,Nowicki,B.,Reed,E., Staples,A.,Widy,S. &  Louw,B.(2017). Young adults with cleft lip and palate: are they receiving team services? ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA . 9-11 November.
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L. Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: We’ve Got Some Growing Up to Do. (2018) ACPA 75th Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA , April 9-13.
  • Buchanan, C., Johnson, B., Morgan, A., Morgan, J., Padgett, C., & Louw, B. (2018). Young Adults with Cleft Lip & Palate: Personal Perspectives on Transition of Care. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Poster Presentation.
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L.. (2019)  Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: Clinical Toolbox for Teams. 2019. ACPA 76th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ April 9-13, 2019.
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2019). Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: We've Got Some Growing Up to Do! Invited Webinar, ACPA Decmber 4.
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2020). Future Directions in Transition of Care for Yong Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: Clinical Education. APCA 77th Annual Meeting, Portland, March 31-April 4, 2020. [Cancelled due to COVID-19].
  • Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2020). Future directions in transition of care for young adults with cleft lip and palate: Clinical education. [Abstract]. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57, 4s, pp. 128.
  • Louw, B. (2010) Communication as key to Quality of Life in the HIV/AIDS Population: The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist and the Audiologist. Supervisor Appreciation Reception, Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University, May 20.
  • Hattam, M., Louw, B. & Geertsema, S. (2012) Communication Characteristics of Children Infected With HIV/AIDS in South Africa. ASHA Convention. Atlanta, November 15-17.
  • Saffer, L., Murnane, K., White, E., Janha,B. & Louw, B. (2013) Perceptions of Nursing Students of the Role of the SLP in HIV/AIDS Intervention. ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.
  • Bare, S., Dubin, N., Hawks, H., Quinn, K., Ratliff, B., Louw, B. (2015). Nutrition Students’ Perception of The Role of the SLPs in Treating People Living with HIV/AIDS. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2016.
  • Dubin, L., Bare, S., Quinn, K., & Louw, B. (2018). SLP Students Perceptions of the Role of SLPs in Treating. People Living With HIV/AIDS. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Poster Presentation.
  • Davis, M., Gonzales, A., Wolske, K., & Louw, B. (2019). Imagine More Diversity in CSD Research Methods Coursework. 2019 ASHA Convention, Orland FL, November 21-23. Poster Presentation.
  • Williams, A.L.,Louw,B., Scherer, N., Bleile,K. Keske-Soares, M., Kessler, K.,& Trindade, I. (2013). Global Curriculum for SLP/A Students: Developing Research & Cultural Competencies. ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.
  • McLeod, S., Crowley,C., Williams, A.L., Louw, B. , Westby, C.. To, C.K.S. Washington, K.L. MacLeod, A. (2013). Beyond Spanish: Competencies for Speech-Language Pathologists Working With Children From Diverse Cultures. ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.
  • Williams, A.L.  & Louw, B (2014). An International Classroom Using Research Teams. CAPSCD Annual Convention, Orlando ,FL, April 10-12.
  • Williams, A.L., Louw, B., Keske-Soares, M., Bleile, K., Trindade, I.,    Kessler, T., Maximino, L., & Fukushiro, A.P. (2014.). Nexus of Research-Cultural Competence: A Twist on ETSU Education Abroad. Poster presented to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. November 19-21.
  • Louw,B. & Williams, A. L. (2015). An International Classroom : Research Teams as the Nexus. Poster presented to the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, UI, Bloomington, IN, May 17-20.
  • Washington, K., Mc Cormack,J., Williams,A.L., Louw,B., Thomas-Stonell, N.,& Hopper, T. (2015) Person-centered outcomes in Culturally and Diverse contexts: International application of the ICF. Panel presentation American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2015.
  • Manchaiah, V. & Louw, B. (2016). Global engagement:  Problem solving and information exchange. Presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 30- April 2, 2016.
  • Louw, B. & Bornman, J. (2016). The ICF-CY as Framework for International Collaboration to Improve Services for Children With Communication Disorders. Presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2016.
  • Bornman, J., & Louw, B. (2018). Personal Commitment Statements in Evaluating Continuing Education: Evolutionary Practice. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Oral Presentations.
  • Proctor-Williams, K. & Louw, B. (2017). Infants and Children prenatally Exposed to Drugs; neonatal Abstinence Syndrome(NAS) and neurodevelopmental Outcomes. ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles ,CA. 9-11 November.
  • Fabrize, L., Proctor-Williams, K., & Louw, B. (2019). Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perception of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. 2019 ASHA Convention, Orlando FL, November 21-23. Poster Presentation.
  • Garret, E., Jansen, C., Lowe, A., Saravi, A. Louw, B.& Proctor-Williams, K. (2020, November). 12095. Cleft Lip and Palate in Infants Prenatally Exposed to Opioids. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled due to COVID-19).*Meritorius Poster Award.
  • Domsch, C.,Richels, C., Green, L. ,Louw, B., Thiessen, A., Beverly, B. (2020, November). 11440. Putting the E in EBP: Moving Data from Patients to Publications Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled due to COVID-19).
  • Garret, E., Jansen, C., Lowe, A., Saravi, A. Louw, B.& Proctor-Williams, K. (2020, November). 12095. Cleft Lip and Palate in Infants Prenatally Exposed to Opioids. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceleddue to COVID-19) * Meritorious Poster Award.
  • Grohman, A., Higginbotham, A. Lane, M., Reath, O., Sexton, S & Louw, B.(2020, November). 11103. Personal Perspectives of Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate explored within the ICF Framework. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled due to CVOID-19).
  • Foulks, N., Nanjundeswaran, C., Louw, B., Gorman, C.A. (2020). Listeners’ Attitudes towards Young Women Using Glottal Fry. The Voice Foundation’s 49th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia PA, May 27-31. Oral Presentation. [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
  • Louw, B. (2021, April 8-10) Can I say something now? Family-and-child-centered care in cleft lip and palate. [Invited conference presentation] ISHA Conference. (Virtual conference).
  • Louw, B., & Vallino, L. (2021, April 28-May 2) Future directions in transition of care for young adults with cleft lip and palate: Clinical education. [Conference presentation] American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, (Virtual Conference).
  • Foulks, N., Nanjundeswaran, C., Louw, B., Gorman, C.A. (2021, June 2-6). Listeners’ attitudes towards young women using glottal fry. [Conference presentation] The Voice Foundation’s 50th Annual Symposium: Care of The Professional Voice, (Virtual Conference).
  • Louw, B. (2021, September 20-22). Developing culturally responsive care: Children with cleft lip and palate and their families. [Conference presentation] 3rd Annual Equity and Diversity Conference. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, United States. (Virtual Conference).
  • Louw, B. (2021, October 7-8). Improving clinical and continuing education outcomes in Speech-Language Pathology: Mutual benefits of Collaboration Across Continents. [Conference presentation] CADFP Convening, Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Proctor-Williams, K., & Louw, B. (2021, November 18-20). Infants with cleft lip and/or palate prenatally exposed to opioids. [Conference Presentation] ASHA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Newport, M., Saliba, G., Smith, M. C., & Louw, B. (2021, November 18-20) Stepping up and taking the lead: School-based SLPS’ perceptions of and attitudes regarding leadership. [Virtual Poster presentation] ASHA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. United States.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Early Intervention 
  • Culturally Responsive Care 
  • Leadership 

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