Nancy Potter


Nancy Potter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

CCC-Speech-Language Pathology

Ph.D. in communicative disorders with minors in kinesiology and video production, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master of Science in communication disorders, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Bachelor of Science in communication disorders, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Post-doctoral research fellowship in pediatric motor speech disorders with a focus on classic galactosemia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

SHS 562: Motor Speech Disorders
SHS 563: Dysphagia

Research Interests
The assessment and treatment of speech, language, and motor impairments in rare disorders and diseases

Dr. Nancy Potter’s expertise includes dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and diagnosis and treatment of motor speech disorders in individuals with neurologic disorders and diseases. She has published and lectured widely on speech disorders in galactosemia and other rare genetic disorders and collaborates with genetic disease specialists in the United States and Europe. Potter serves as a reviewer for over a dozen medical journals.

Additional Information
Potter received the 2012 WSU Spokane Faculty Excellence Award and was an invited participant in the first WSU Chancellor Leadership Program. She is a founding member of the Interprofessional Education and Research group.

Service: Potter hosts the annual WSU forum on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and serves on the advisory board for the ALS Association-Evergreen Chapter.

Selected Publications
Potter, N.L., Nievergelt, Y., Shriberg, L.D. (in press). Motor and speech disorders in classic galactosemia. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease Reports.

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

Potter, N.L., Allen, M. (2012). Clinical swallow exam for dysphagia: A speech pathology and nursing simulation experience. Clinical Stimulation in Nursing. Online first.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 Linguistics 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., Lazarus, J.A., Johnson, J.M., Steiner, R.D., Shriberg, L.D. (2008). Correlates of language impairment in children with galactosaemia. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 31(4): 524-32.

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.