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Nancy Potter, PhD, CCC-SLP

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Duarte galactosemia project
Clinical trials – Duarte galactosemia
Galactosemia Foundation
Everybody doesn’t need milk video
Camp Candoo
Watch Camp Candoo on Northwest Public Radio


Postdoc, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
PhD, Communicative disorder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001-2004
MS, Communication disorders, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1990-1992
BS, Speech-language pathology, Minnesota State University Mankato, 1976

Courses Taught

SHS 562 – Motor Speech Disorders
SHS 563 – Dysphagia

Research Interests

Motor speech disorders-assessment and treatment
Childhood apraxia of speech
Childhood dysarthria
Dysphagia (swallowing)
Movement disorders
Tongue strength
Facial rehabilitation

Selected Publications

Welling, L., Bernstein, L., Berry, G.T., Burlina, A., Eyskens, F., Gautschi, M., Grunewald, S., Gubbels, C.S., Knerr, I, Labrune, P, van der Lee, J.H., MacDonald, A, Murphy, E., Portnoi, P.A., Õunap, P., Potter, N.L., Rubio-Gozalbo, M.E., Spencer, J.B., Timmers, I., Treacy, E.P., Van Calcar, S, Waisbren, S.E., and Bosch, A.M. (2016). International clinical guidelines for the management of Classical Galactosemia: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease.

Lynch, M.E., Potter, N.L., Coles, C., Fridovich-Keil, J.L. (2015). Developmental outcomes of school-age children with Duarte galactosemia: A pilot study. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease Reports. 1-10.

Potter, N.L. (2015). Not There Yet: The Classification of Communication in Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 

Potter, N. L., *Johnson, L. R., Johnson, S. E., & VanDam, M. (2015). Facial and Lingual Strength and Endurance in Skilled Trumpet Players. Medical Problems Of Performing Artists, 30(2), 90.

Potter, N.L., Nievergelt, Y., Shriberg, L.D. (2013). Motor and speech disorders in classic galactosemia.Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease Reports. 11:31-41. doi: 10.1007/8904.

Potter, N.L., Allen, M. (2013). Clinical swallow exam for dysphagia: A speech pathology and nursing simulation experience. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 9(10):e461-e464. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2012.08.001.

Richardson, B.A., Potter, N.L. Bray, B. (2013) Interprofessional Journal Clubs-Let’s Get Started!. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 27:148-49.

Richardson, B.A., Gersh, M., Potter, N.L. (2012) IPE: Health Care Team Challenge: A versatile model for interprofessional education. MedEdPortal.

Waisbren, S.E., Potter, N.L., Gordon, C., Green, R., Greenstein, P., Gubbels, C., Rubio-Gonzalbo, E., Schomer, D., Anastasoaie, V., D’Anna, K., Gentile, J.,  Guo, C-Y., Hecht, L., Jackson, R., Li, Y., Meredith, A., Murray, M., Power, L., Quinn, N., Rohr,  F.,  Timmers, I., Tunick, R.,  Welt, C.,Wessel, A.,  Levy, H.,  Elsas, L.,  Berry, G. (2012). The adult galactosemic phenotype. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease 35(2):279-86. **Received the Archibald Garrod Award.

*Benadom, E., Potter, N.L. (2011). The use of simulation in training graduate students to perform transnasal endoscopy. Dysphagia 26(4):352-60.

*Perry, E.S., Potter, N.L., *Rambo, K.D., Short, R. (2011). Effects of strength training on neuromuscular facial rehabilitation. Developmental Neurorehabilitation 14(3):164-170. Also summarized at Science Daily:

Potter, N.L. (2011). Voice disorders in children with classic galactosemia. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease 34(2):377-85.

Shriberg, L.D., Potter, N.L., Strand, E.A., (2011). Prevalence and phenotype of childhood apraxia of speech in youth with galactosemia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 54(2):487-519.

Shriberg, L.D., Fourakis, M., Karlsson, H., Lohmeier, H.L., McSweeny, J., Potter, N.L., Strand, E.A., Tilkens, C.M., Wilson, D. (2010). Extensions to the speech disorders classification system (SDCS). Clinical Linguistic and Phonetics 24(10):795-824.

Shriberg, L.D., Fourakis, M., Hall, S.D., Karlsson, H., Lohmeier, H.L., McSweeny, J., Potter, N.L., Scheer-Cohen, A.R., Strand, E.A., Tilkens, C.M., Wilson, D. (2010). Perceptual and acoustic reliability estimates for the speech disorders classification system (SDCS). Clinical Linguistic and Phonetics 24(10):825-46.

Potter, N.L. (2010). Examining speech of very-low-birthweight children during natural activities. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52(6):504-505.

Potter, N.L., Short, R. (2009). Maximal tongue strength in typically developing children. Dysphagia. 24(4):391-397.

Potter, N.L., Kent, R.D., Lazarus, J.A. (2009). Oral and manual force control in children: Is there evidence for common control? Journal of Motor Behavior. 41(1):66-82.

Potter, N.L., Kent, R.D., Lindstrom, M.A., Lazarus, J.A. (2006). Power and precision grip force control in three-to-five-year-old children: Velocity control precedes amplitude control in development. Experimental Brain Research. 172(2):246-60.


Publications – Abstracts

Johnson, L.R., Potter, N.L., Vandam, M. (2013). The functional impact of incidental orofacial muscle activity. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134(5):4133. doi: 10.1121/1.4831183.

Publications – Technical Reports

Potter, N.L., Hall, S., Karlsson, H.B., Fourakis, M., Lohmeier, H.L., McSweeny, J.L., Tilkens, C.M., Wilson, D.L., & Shriberg, L.D. (2012). Reference Data for the Madison Speech Assessment Protocol (MSAP): A Database of 150 Participants 3-to-18 Years of Age with Typical Speech. (Tech. Rep. No. 18). Phonology Project, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nancy Potter
Nancy Potter, PhD, CCC-SLP