Hunting Pompon, R., Fassbinder, W., McNeil, M.R., Yoo, H.S., Kim H.S., Zimmerman, R.M., Martin, N., Patterson, J.P., Pratt, S.R., and Dickey, M.W. (2022). Associations among depression, demographic variables, and language impairments in chronic post-stroke aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 100 (Nov/Dec).

Hunting Pompon, R. and Mach, H. (2022). Characterizations of resilience in post-stroke aphasia: a scoping review and considerations for treatment and research. Topics in Language Disorders, 42(3), 236-251.

 Engelhoven, A., Bislick, L., Gray, S., and Hunting Pompon, R. (2022). Respondent burden and readability of patient-reported outcome measures for people with aphasia. Topics in Language Disorders, 42(3), 266-282.

Cherney, L., DeDe, G., Hoover, E., Murray, L., Obermeyer, J., and Hunting Pompon, R. (2021). Applying functional communication treatment approaches to the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Fridriksson, J., Basilakos, A., Boyle, M., Cherney, L.R., DeDe, G., Gordon, J.K., Harnish, S., Hoover, E.L., Hula, W.D., Hunting Pompon, R., Johnson, L.P., Kiran, S., Murray, L.L., Rose, M.L., Obermeyer, J., Salis, C., Walker, G., and Martin, N. (2021). Demystifying the complexity of aphasia treatment: Application of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

Hunting Pompon, R. (2021). Basic counseling skills: working with people with aphasia and their families. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

Hernandez, N., Bislick, L., Engelhoven A., and Hunting Pompon, R. (2021). People with aphasia self-report and caregiver proxy-report agreement on the Modified Perceived Stress Scale and the Mutuality Scale. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(4), 1-11.

Cohen, M.L., Boulton, A.J., Lanzi, A., Sutherland, E. and Hunting Pompon, R. (2021). Psycholinguistic features, design attributes, and respondent-reported cognition predict response time to patient-reported outcome measure items. Quality of Life Research, 30(2),

Mach, H., Baylor, C., Hunting Pompon, R., and Yorkston, K. (2021). Beyond the patient: a mixed-methods inquiry into family members’ involvement in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(1), 169-185.

Hunting Pompon, R., Smith, A.N., Baylor, C., and Kendall, D. (2019). Exploring associations between chronic stress, depression, and anxiety in people with aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(11), 4119-4130.

Minkina, I., Bislick, L., Hunting Pompon, R., Lai, V., Madden E., Torrance, J., Zimmerman, R.M., and Kendall, D. (2019). A detailed investigation into the influence of phonomotor treatment on confrontation naming errors in people with aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(11), 4080-4104.

Mach, H., Baylor, C.B., Hunting Pompon, R., and Yorkston, K., (2019). Third-party disability in family members of people with communication disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease. Topics in Language Disorders, 39(1), 71-88. doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000172

Silkes, J.P., Fergadiotis, G., Horton, J., Hunting Pompon, R., Torrence, J., and Kendall, D. (2019). Effects of phonomotor treatment on discourse production. Aphasiology, 33(2), 125-139.

Hunting Pompon, R., Amtmann, D., Bombardier, C., and Kendall, D (2018). Modification and validation of a measure of chronic stress for people with aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 2934-2949.

Eadie, T.E., Faust, L.G., Bolt, S.E., Kapsner-Smith, M.R., Hunting Pompon, R., Baylor, C.R., Futran, N., Mendez, E. (2018). The role of psychosocial factors on communicative participation among survivors of head and neck cancer. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 159(2), 266-273.

Hunting Pompon, R., Bislick, L., Elliott, K., Madden, E., Minkina, I., Oelke, M., and Kendall, D. (2017). Influence of linguistic and non-linguistic variables on generalization and maintenance following phonomotor treatment for aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(4), 1092-1104. 5

Hunting Pompon, R., McNeil, M., Spencer, K., and Kendall, D. (2015). Intentional and reactive inhibition during spoken-word Stroop task performance in people with aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 767-780.

Hunting Pompon, R., Burns, M., and Kendall, D. (2015, July). Counseling the Caregiver. The
ASHA Leader
, 20(7), 30-32.

Minkina, I., Oelke, M., Bislick, L.P., Brookshire, C.E., Hunting Pompon, R., Silkes, J.P.; Kendall, D.L. (2015). An investigation of aphasic naming errors evolution following phonomotor treatment. Aphasiology, 30(8), 962-980.

Brookshire, C.E., Conway, T., Hunting Pompon, R., Oelke, M., and Kendall, D.L. (2014). Effects of intensive phonomotor treatment on reading in eight individuals with aphasia and phonological alexia. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 23(2), S300-311.

Kendall, D., Hunting Pompon, R., Brookshire, C.E., Minkina, I., Bislick, L. (2013). An analysis of aphasic naming errors as an indicator of improved linguistic processing following phonomotor treatment. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 22, S240-S249.

Hunting Pompon, R., Kendall, D.L., and Moore, A.B. (2011). Examining attention and cognitive processing in participants with self-reported mild anomia. Aphasiology, 25(6), 800-812.

Rogers, M.A., Off, C.A., Silkes, J., Potts, A., Kenny, A., and Pompon, R.H. (2006, October) The effect of repetition priming on picture naming accuracy and latency in individuals with aphasia. Brain and Language (Proceeding of Academy of Aphasia Conference, 2006), 99, 212-213.



The Modified Perceived Stress Scale

In order to understand how non-linguistic and psychosocial factors influence aphasia treatment outcomes, we modified and validated a measure of chronic stress for people with aphasia. The resulting scale (the Modified Perceived Stress Scale or mPSS; based on Cohen & Janicki-Deverts, 2012, and modified with permission) may be used clinically, as well as to examine associations between chronic stress and other clinically significant variables.

If you are interested in using the modified Perceived Stress Scale, please contact


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Clinical Trainings & Resources

Dr. Rebecca Hunting Pompon trains and advises clinicians on counseling skills, interpersonal communication, and professional development.  She presents interactive workshops for clinical training programs, professional organizations, hospitals, and clinics, with a focus on counseling skills and clinician development. In addition to counseling skills training, topics include clinician resilience and burnout prevention, clinical supervision approaches, and responding to specific patient experiences such as grief/loss, anger, and frustration.

For more information, please contact  An online course series on counseling skills is available through continuing education provider MedBridgeEducation.