OHSU

Betts Peters -MA/CCC-SLP

Research Associate

petersbe@ohsu.edu

Current Roles:    

Translational refinement of adaptive communication system for locked-in patients

Biography:

Betts Peters, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a Research Associate with REKNEW (Reclaiming Expressive KNowledge in Elders With communication impairments) Projects since January 2012. She is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, and specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for adults with communication and physical impairments. Before joining the REKNEW team, she worked as an AAC and assistive technology specialist for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).  Betts works with Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken on research aiming to develop a brain-computer interface system that can be used for communication by people with locked-in syndrome. 

Education:

M.A., Northwestern University, 2008
B.A., Portland State University, 2005
B.A., Reed College, 2002

 

Grant:

NIH grant R01 DC009834: Translational refinement of adaptive communication system for locked-in patient

 

Memberships and Associations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association

Past Experiences:

•    Research Associate, administrative supplement to NIH grant R01 DC009834
•    Assistive Technology Services Coordinator, The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, 2008-2012

Grant:

NIH grant R01 DC009834: Translational refinement of adaptive communication system for locked-in patients

Publications:

  1. Oken, B., Orhan, U., Roark, B., Erdogmus, D., Fowler, A., Mooney, A., Peters, B., Miller, M.,Fried-Oken, M.  (in press). Brain-computer interface with language model-EEG fusion for locked-in syndrome. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.
  2. Fried-Oken, M., Mooney, A., Peters, B., Oken, B. (in press). A clinical screening protocol for the RSVP Keyboard™ brain computer interface. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.