Dr. Porcaro is an instructor who strives to tie research to clinical knowledge and decision-making. In all of her classes, she focuses on the importance of evidence-based practice – the use of research results, clinical knowledge, and client information to make the best clinical choices. Her research has also carefully followed this concept. Research interests include the following: Lab Photo

  • Influence of visual information on speech intelligibility in disordered speakers including:
    • Motor speech disorders
    • Voice disorders
  • Impact of listener strategies on speech intelligibility in disordered speakers
  • Self-perceptions of healthy aging individuals on:
    • Voice
    • Swallowing
    • Hearing
  • Impact of misophonia (sound sensitivity disorder) on university students and instructors