Brent E. Archer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Educational Experience

PhD. 2016. Applied Language and Speech Sciences, University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Dissertation: Facilitated conversations for people with aphasia: A cognitive ethnographic study.  

M.A. 2011. Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Thesis: Lesions, lemmas and lehapu: Anomia in two bilingual Sesotho-English speakers.  

B.A. 2006. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Research Interests

  • Psycholinguistic approaches to aphasia therapy
  • Social approaches to aphasia therapy
  • Dysphagia: quantitative and qualitative investigations
  • Using distributed models of human cognition to guide intervention for cognito-communicative disorders

Publications

Archer, B. (in press) Sonority in Zulu. In M. Ball (Ed.) Sonority across languages. Sheffield: Equinox Publishers.

Archer, B. (in press) Distributed cognition. In J. Damico and M. Ball (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Archer, B. (in press) Gatekeeping. In J. Damico and M. Ball (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Archer, B. (in press) Self-correction. In J. Damico and M. Ball (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Archer, B., and Müller, N. (in press) Facilitation effects of cueing techniques in two Sesotho speakers with anomia. Speech, language and hearing.

De Nardo, T., Azios, M., Archer, B., & Tetnowski, J. (2016). Successful Stuttering Management in Adolescents Who Stutter: A Qualitative Analysis. 2015 International Fluency Congress Proceedings. Paper presented at The 2015 International Fluency Congress: Embracing our differences, sharing perspectives, Lisbon (1-6). Washington: International Fluency Association.

Archer, B., and Olvera, R. (2015). The best of both worlds: Clinical implications of  classical and qualitative paradigms in aphasiology. Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, 6(1).

Penn, C., and  Archer, B. (2011). The treatment of anomia in Sesotho: A case for parametric aphasiology. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, 25(11-12), 1059-1065.

Richardson, E., and Archer, B. (2008). Two teachers: male, black, queer. Negotiating identities in South Africa. In M. Dunne (Ed.), Gender, sexuality and development: Education and Society in sub-Saharan Africa. (pp. 117-133). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


Presentations

Archer, B., and Müller. N. (2016) Assessment & Treatment of Cognitive & Communication Disorders: What Can Cognitive Ethnography Teach Us? Paper to be presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hartwell Azios, J., Archer, B., Whisenhunt Saar, K., and Bronson, D. (2016) Singing as an Interactional Resource: Evidence From Conversation Analysis. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Archer, B. (2015) PICA-based therapy: Analysis of data from a clinical case. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Denver, Colorado.

Heels, J., Archer, B., Azios, M., Leafblad, S., and Hartwell, J. (2015) Dear Diary: Discoveries from seven days on a dysphagia diet. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Denver, Colorado.

Archer, B., and Damico, H. (2015) Choices, choices, choices: Selecting texts in literacy intervention. Paper presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Archer, B., and Müller, N. (2014) Distributed cognition and aphasia. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Stockholm, Sweden.

Archer, B., and Ball, M. (2014) ‘Because we speak many languages here akiri’ Aphasia, code switching and sociolinguistics in South Africa. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hartwell, J., Heels, J., and Archer, B. (2014) Fighting pharyngeal delay: Through thick and thin. Paper presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Tetnowski, J., Azios, M., Denardo, T., and Archer, B. (2014) Self –help and stuttering: What we've learned from parents and teens. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Stuttering Association, Washington, D.C.

Denardo, T., Tetnowski, J., Azios, M., and Archer, B. (2014). Successful Stuttering Management in Teenagers Who Stutter: A Qualitative Analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Orlando, Florida.

Tetnowski, J., Azios, M., De Nardo, T., Tetnowski, J., Archer, B., and Kondrashov, S. (2014) Stuttering Therapy With Teens: A Review of Recent Findings. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Orlando, Florida.

Archer, B. (2014) Storming the Cranial Prison: A Situated-Cognition Oriented Case Study of Word Finding Strategies in Aphasia. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Orlando, Florida.

Archer, B., and Müller, N. (2013) Lesions, lemmas and lehapu: Aphasia in Context. Paper presented at the meeting of the Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States, Brooklyn, New York.

Archer, B. (2013) On using the right tool for the right job: what South African aphasiologists should know about the intersection between morphosyntax and phonology in Sesotho. Paper presented at the Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan Languages Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Archer, B., and Müller, N. (2013) Therapy for Sesotho speakers with anomia: Towards a parametric aphasiology. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Archer, B., and Penn, C. (2011). Anomia in Sesotho: The role of parameters in therapy. Paper presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech and Hearing Association Member
  • Louisiana Speech and Hearing Association Member
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Registration as an Independent  Speech-Language Therapist