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Sharon Jones, Ph.D. CCC/SLP

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, 1990, Henderson State University
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, 1992, University of Central Arkansas
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2014, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Research interests: 
Executive Dysfunction in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Maternal Cradling Bias and its role in mother infant bonding and language development

SCHOLARSHIP
Elsevier Publishing 2014-2015  Contributing editor
JSM Communication Disorders, Editorial Board/Reviewer, 2016

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Jones, s. (2017). What is the significance of maternal cradling bias? Journal of Neonatal Biology, 6(3),  1-5.
Jones, S. (2017). Cradling Bias Occurrence and Purpose. Medical & Clinical Research, 2(2), 1-5.
Jones, S. (2017) An explanation for the similarities noted in preschool children with autism and preschool children with vision impairment.  (In process)
Jones, S. (2014). Maternal cradling bias and early communicative interactions: Implications of children at risk. Infant Behavior and Development, 37, 722-728.
Jones, S. (2014). The Impact of cognitive training on executive function in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Submitted for publication to Journal of Experimental Psychology. Unpublished

PRESENTATIONS
Social Cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorders- Poster presentation at the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2016.
Executive Function Following Guided Cognitive Training in Adolescents with ASD- Accepted for presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, Denver, Colorado, 2015
Accent Modification: Training SLP Students to Serve Accented American-English Speakers- Poster presentation at the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association State Convention, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2014
What is it to be Autistic? Presentation at the Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association State Convention, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2013
Adolescent Brain Plasticity and Executive Function-  Presentation at the U.S. Autism Asperger Association World Convention; Denver, Colorado, 2013
The Neurology of Social Cognition Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders- Poster presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Maternal Cradling Bias, Neural Activation, and Early Communicative Interactions– Poster presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Social Cognition and Neural Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders– Presentation at Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association State Convention, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2010
A Glimpse Inside: Executive Functions, ASDs and the Brain– Presentation at Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association State Convention, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2010

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