Beate Peter

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Biography

Beate Peter is an assistant professor in the College of Health Solutions. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Saint Louis University, MO. 

Peter heads the Speech/Language Genetics lab, which is home to three lines of research: genetic etiologies of communication disorders, gene-brain-behavior links in communication dis-/abilities, and early and proactive interventions for children at genetic risk for communication disorders. The Speech-Language Genetics Lab has launched the first clinical trial of early intervention in infants who have a known genetic risk for speech and language disorders. We call this program the "Babble Boot Camp." The first children in the pilot cohort have completed the 2-year prevention program and results are encouraging.  A fully powered clinical trial, funded with an NIH R01 grant, has begun in April 2019.

Peter's lab at ASU is equipped with a 128-channel EEG system. Her most recent paper on diminished neural adaptation ("gating") in adults with dyslexia describes how responses to the second of two tones were not suppressed until 200 ms after the onset of the tone, whereas this suppression took place before 100 ms in typical adults. This paper is the electrophysiological account of gating anomalies in dyslexia that had been described in a 2016 paper using MRI technology. Whereas the MRI paper contributed information on brain regions, our paper contributed information on the time course of gating.

Peters doctoral research in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington focused on subtypes of childhood speech disorders based on behavioral traits. During her three years of postdoctoral studies in the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington, she received training in molecular and statistical genetics and became the first and only clinical linguist to complete the Graduate Certificate in Statistical Genetics. Subsequently, as research assistant professor at the University of Washington and funded with an NIH grant, Peter investigated genetic etiologies of severe speech disorders in multigenerational families. At ASU, her work on gene-brain-behavior networks is the logical next arena.

Currently, Peter is championing behavior genomics as a new scientific endeavor at ASU. As leader of a team of eight colleagues representing diverse backgrounds, she is helping to shape the vision and mission of this new initiative, which is focused on children and adolescents and targets traits such as learning disabilities, addictions, and trauma resiliencel. A critical component of this initiative, called "Empowering All Kids to Thrive (EmpAKT)," is inclusion of marginalized populations. She designed a new PhD concentration in speech and hearing science called "Translational Genetics of Communication Abilities (TGCA)," with its first graduate in 2018. This interdisciplinary program of PhD training allows students to investigate a broad range of communication abilities in terms of their genetic etiologies and clinical translations.

As a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and as member of the Scientific and Professional Education Board at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Peter initiated and drives efforts on a national level to provide training in genetics for health professionals. At her iniative and with her participation, the online Certificate in Clinical Genetics for Health Professionals is being developed in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Peter's adjunct appointment at Saint Louis University reflects the fact that she created a course in clinical genetics for graduate students in speech-language pathology at that university and teaches it there on a regular basis.

Peter is the author of 25 peer-reviewed, PubMed-cited papers (20 as first or single author); co-editor of a textbook on speech sound development and disorders; and author or co-author of six book chapters. She has presented or co-presented 45 posters, talks, or workshops at national and regional conferences and given 21 invited talks.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Trainee. University of Washington-Seattle, Division of Medical Genetics 2007 2010
  • Graduate Certificate in Statistical Genetics, Dpt. of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 2010
  • Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 2006
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2006
  • M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle 2001
  • B.S. Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle1998
     

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Research Interests

Professor Peter's research focuses on the genetic etiologies of speech sound disorder and dyslexia. The end goal of genetic studies, however, is not merely the accumulation of molecular information. Rather, we are interested in turning genetic results into actionable findings. In the future, once causal variants are identified in given families with speech or reading disorders, it may become possible to identify infants at genetic risk in these families and to develop effective strategies that can be offered long before a disorder can be diagnosed based just on behavioral testing.

Toward this long-term goal, Professor Peter collects behavioral and genetic data from individuals and families with communication disorders. Recent discoveries include a de novo heterozygous deletion of BCL11A in a child with childhood apraxia of speech (Peter et al., 2014). This gene is located on chromosome 2 within a known microdeletion region on 2p15-16. Prior to our discovery, micrododeletions of three or more genes in this region have been described in individuals with severe phenotypes including growth retardation, intellectual disabilities, and absense of verbal communication. Interestingly, this gene is located within a previously described candidate region for dyslexia for which no candidate genes had been identified. In a multigenerational family with familial childhood apraxia of speech, we identified CDH18 on chromosome 5 as the main candidate gene. This gene influences synaptic adhesions and, in this family, likely interacts with other genes that also influence neuronal development and functions (Peter et al., 2016). In a second multigenerational family with the same disorder, we found a rare and deleterious mutation in C4orf21 ( ZGRF1) on chromosome 4. This gene is largely unannotated but its paralog, SETX, is a known apraxia candidate gene (Peter et al., 2016). 

The Speech/Language Genetics Lab has launced its first study of early intervention in infants who have a known genetic risk for communication disorders. With funding from the ASU Institute for Social Science Research, we recruited families with infants who were diagnosed with a metabolic disorder that predisposes them for severe speech and language disorders. We are implementing a course of activities designed to foster earliest signasl of communication, then measure speech and language outcomes at 12, 24, 36, and 48 months. A fully powered, 4-year clinical trial was launched in April 2019 with NIH R01 funding. If we can show that support during during the cooing, babble, and first word phases has a beneficial effect on speech development later on, this will motivate clinical trials of preventative aspects in the clinical management of speech disorders of genetic etiology.

Research Group

Andria Albert

Emilie Bonkrud

Laurel Bruce

Sarah Cotter

Inbal Donenfeld-Peled

Linda Eng

Aylin Franco

Lauren Levanovic

Caitlin Miner

Emma Williams

Hanako Yokoyama

Publications

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h-Index 12, i10-Index 13

Document key: J = Peer-reviewed journal article, JR = Peer-reviewed journal article in revision, JS = Peer-reviewed journal article submitted, PO = Other peer reviewed activity, NP = Article not peer reviewed, CP = Conference proceeding, CA = Conference abstract, B = Book, BC = Book chapter, CP = Conference proceeding, CA = Conference abstract, IT = Invited Talk, TW = Talk or workshop, R = Recognition in local and national media, SJR = SCImago Journal Rank indicator (http://www.scimagojr.com/) for the latest available year, 2017.

Author key: Mentored coauthors are indicated with * (primary mentee) or ^ (project mentee), 4 symbols = postdoc, 3 = Ph.D. student, 2 = master’s student, 1 = undergraduate student, H = exceptional high school student. First author = Person who wrote completed the bulk of the experiments and wrote the document draft; last author = Lab PI and mentor where indicated with +.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications: Published

Peter, B., ***Vose, C., Bruce, L., & Ingram, D. (in press). Starting to talk at age 10 years: Lessons about speech sound development in a case with severe but remediated motor disease of genetic etiology. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. SJR = 0.78. Tier 1 journal in Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., Dinu, V., Liu, L., Huentelman, M., Naymik, M., ****Lancaster, H., ***Vose, C., & +Schrauwen, I. (2019). Exome sequencing of two siblings with sporadic autism spectrum disorder and severe speech sound disorder suggests pleiotropic and complex effects. Behavior Genetics. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-019-09957-8, PMID: 30949922 Epub ahead of print http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10519-019-09957-8. SJR = 1.19. Tier 1 journal in Agricultural and Biological Sciences: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics.

Peter, B., Dougherty, M.J., Reed, E.K., Edelman, E. & Hanson, K. (in press). Perceived gaps in genetics training among audiologists and speech-language pathologists: Lessons from a national survey. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. SJR = 0.78. Tier 1 journal in Linguistics and Language.

***Bruce, L., Lynde, S, Weinhold, J. & +Peter, B. (2018). A team approach to RTI for speech sound errors in the school setting. Invited manuscript, Perspectives, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, SIG 16, Vol. 3 (Part 3), 110-119.

Berisha, V., Gilton, D., Baxter, L.C., Corman, S.R., Blais, C., Brewer, G., Ruston, S., Hunter Ball, B., Wingert, K.M., Peter, B., Rogalsky, C. (2018). Structural neural predictors of Farsi-English bilingualism. Brain & Language. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.04.005. SJR = 1.47. Tier 1 journal in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language; Speech and Hearing.

Peter, B., ****Lancaster, H., ***Vose, C., Stoel-Gammon, C., and ^Middleton, K. (2017). Sequential processing deficit as a shared persisting biomarker in dyslexia and childhood apraxia of speech. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. DOI:10.1080/02699206.2017.1375560. SJR = 0.66. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B. (2017). The role of short-term memory impairment in nonword repetition, real word repetition, and nonword decoding: A case study. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics.  DOI:10.1080/02699206.2017.1375561. SJR = 0.66. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., ****Lancaster, H., ***Vose, C., ^^Fares, A., Schrauwen, I., & +Huentelman, M. (2017). Two unrelated children with overlapping 6q25.3 deletions, motor speech disorders, and language delays. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. SJR = 1.1, Tier 2 journal in Genetics; Genetics (clinical).

Peter, B., Wijsman, E., Nato, A., University of Washington Centers for Mendelian Genomics, Matsushita, M., Chapman, K., Stanaway, I., Wolff, J., Oda, K. & +Raskind, W. (2016). Genetic candidate variants in two multigenerational families with childhood apraxia of speech. PLoS One 11(4) e0153864, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153864, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0153864SJR = 1.16. Tier 1 journal in Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous); Medicine (miscellaneous).

Peter B, *Foster B, Haas H, *Middleton K, *McKibben K. 2015. Direct and octave-shifted pitch matching during nonword imitations in men, women, and children. Journal of Voice 29(2):260 e21-30. SJR = 0.73. Tier 1 journal in LPN, LVN, Tier 2 journal in Otorhynolaryngology; Speech and Hearing.

Peter, B., Matsushita, M., Oda, K., & +Raskind, W.H. (2014). De novo microdeletion of BCL11A is associated with severe speech sound disorder. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. wileyonlinelibrary.com, DOI 10.1002/ajmg.a.36599. PMID: 24810580. SJR = 1.1, Tier 2 journal in Genetics; Genetics (clinical).

Raskind, W.H., Peter, B., Richards, T., Eckert, M., & Berninger, V. (2013). The genetics of reading disability: From phenotypes to candidate genes. Frontiers in Psychology, Article 601. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00601. PMID: 23308072. Also published as an e-book, L. Kalbfleisch (Ed.), Educational neuroscience, constructivist learning, and the mediation of learning and creativity in the 21st century. Frontiers Research Topics, June 2015, pp. 96-116. SJR =1.04. Tier 1 journal in Psychology (miscellaneous).

Peter, B., *Button, L.A., Chapman, K., Stoel-Gammon, C., & +Raskind, W.H. (2013). Global sequencing deficits in a multigenerational family with familial childhood apraxia of speech. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 22(5), 226-234. DOI: 10.3109/02699206.2012.736011. PMID: 23339324. SJR = 0.66. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language.

*Button, L.A., Peter, B., Stoel-Gammon, C., & +Raskind, W.H. (2013). Associations among measures of sequential processing in motor and linguistics tasks in adults with and without a family history of childhood apraxia of speech: a replication study. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 27(3):192-212. doi: 10.3109/02699206.2012.744097. PubMed PMID: 23339292; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC3875157. SJR = 0.66. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics, Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., Matsushita, M., & +Raskind, W.H. (2012). Motor sequencing deficit as an endophenotype of speech sound disorder: A genome-wide linkage analysis in a multigenerational family. Psychiatric Genetics 22(5), 226-234. PMID: 22517379. SJR = 0.83. Tier 2 journal in Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Peter, B. (2012). Oral and hand movement speeds are associated with language ability in children with speech sound disorder. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 41(6), 455-474. DOI: 10.1007/s10936-012-9199-1. PMID: 22411590.SJR = 0.39. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., & +Raskind, W.H. (2011). Evidence for a familial speech sound disorder subtype in a multigenerational family study of oral and hand motor sequencing ability. Topics in Language Disorders, 31(2), 145-167. PMID: 21909176. SJR = 0.44. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., Matsushita, M., & +Raskind, W.H. (2011). Global performance speeds in a family study of dyslexia: factor analytic models. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(3), 885-899. PMID: 21081672, PMCID: PMC3874392. SJR = 1. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language; Medicine (miscellaneous); Speech and Hearing.

Peter B, Raskind WH, Matsushita M, Lisowski M, Vu T, Berninger VW, Wijsman EM, +Brkanac Z. (2011). Replication of CNTNAP2 association with nonword repetition and support for FOXP2 association with timed reading and motor activities in a dyslexia family sample. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 3(1):39-49. PMID: 21484596. PMCID: PMC3163991. SJR = 1.71. Tier 1 journal in Neurology (clinical); Pathology and Forensic Medicine; Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health; Tier 2 journal in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Peter, B., *Larkin, T. & Stoel-Gammon, C. (2009). Octave-shifted pitch matching: The effects of lexical stress and speech sound disorder. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(4):1663-1666. PMID: 19813781. SJR = 0.7. Tier 1 journal in Acoustics and Ultrasonics; Tier 2 journal in Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous).

Raskind WH, Matsushita M, Peter B, Biberston J, Wolff J, Lipe H, Burbank R, Bird TD. 2008. Familial dyskinesia and facial myokymia (FDFM): Follow-up of a large family and linkage to chromosome 3p21-3q21. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B. 150B(4):570-574. PMID:18980218. PMCID: PMC3116722.. SJR = 1.43. Tier 1 journal in Psychiatry and Mental Health; Tier 2 journal in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Genetics (clinical).

Peter, B., & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2008). Central timing deficits in children with primary speech disorders. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 22(3), 171-198. PMID: 18307084. SJR = 0.66. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics, Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2005). Timing errors in two children with suspected childhood apraxia of speech (sCAS) during speech and music-related tasks. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 19(2), 67-87. PMID: 15704499. SJR = 0.66. Tier 1 journal in Language and Linguistics, Linguistics and Language.

Peter, B., & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2004). Subsyllabic component durations in three children with suspected childhood apraxia of speech, two children with typical development, one child with phonologic delay, and one adult.  Speechpathology.com, 25 October 2004, http://speechpathology.com/articles/arc_disp.asp?id=238

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications: In Revision

Peter, B., ^Mccollum, H., Daliri, A. & Panagiotides, H. (in revision). Auditory gating in dyslexia: An ERP account of diminished rapid neural adaptation. Clinical Neurophysiology.

Peter, B., Hogan, T., Alt, M., Green, S. Cowan, N., Schrauwen, I., Naymik, M., ***Sacchetta, M., ***Vose, C., *Deshpande, K., HGuido, J. & +Gray, S. (in revision) Copy-number variations in children with language and reading disorders: A validation study. Annals of Human genetics.

 

Other Peer-Reviewed Activities

Guest editor of special issue: Sequential processing in spoken and written language. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 2019.

 

Books

B. Peter & A. MacLeod (Eds) (2013). Comprehensive perspectives on speech sound development and disorders: Pathways from linguistic theory to clinical practice. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

 

Book Chapters

Peter, B. (2013). Biological substrates of speech: A brief synopsis of the developing neuromuscular system. In: B. Peter & A. MacLeod (Eds). Comprehensive perspectives on speech sound development and disorders: Pathways from linguistic theory to clinical practice. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Peter, B. (2013). Subtypes of primary speech sound disorders: Theories and case studies. In: B. Peter & A. MacLeod (Eds). Comprehensive perspectives on speech sound development and disorders: Pathways from linguistic theory to clinical practice. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Peter, B. (2013). Interactions between speech sound disorder and dyslexia. In: B. Peter & A. MacLeod (Eds). Comprehensive perspectives on speech sound development and disorders: Pathways from linguistic theory to clinical practice. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Peter, B. (2013). Appendix 3: Statistical properties of standardized tests. In: B. Peter & A. MacLeod (Eds). Comprehensive perspectives on speech sound development and disorders: Pathways from linguistic theory to clinical practice. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Peter, B. (2010). New frontiers in understanding speech sound disorder: Unraveling the mysteries of genetic causes. In: A. E. Harrison (Ed), Speech disorders: Causes, treatment and social effects, pp. 119-137. New York: Nova Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-60876-213-2

Peter, B. (2010). Complex disorder traits in a three-year-old boy with a severe speech-sound disorder. In: S. Chabon & E. Cohn (Eds), Communication disorders: A case-based approach, pp. 156-163. Delaware: Pearson.

Stoel-Gammon, C., & Peter, B. (2008). Syllables, segments, and sequences: Phonological patterns in the words of young children acquiring American English. In: B. Davis & K. Zajdό (Eds.) Syllable development: The Frame/Content Theory and Beyond. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Conference Proceedings

Peter, B., Stoel-Gammon, C., & Kim, D. (2008). Octave equivalence as a measure of stimulus-response similarity during nonword and sentence imitations in young children. In: Fourth Conference on Speech Prosody - Proceedings, S. Maduerira, C. Reis & P. Barbosa (Eds). São Paulo and Campinas: Luso-Brazilian Association of Speech Sciences, pp. 731-734.

 

Selected Conference Abstracts (Posters, Talks)

*Donenfeld-Peled, I., ^Levanovic, L., ^Bonkrud, E., & +Peter, B. (2019). Speech outcomes in babies with classic galactosemia: Pilot research findings. Poster, Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Phoenix, April 5-6, 2019.

Peter, B., Hogan, T., Alt, M., Green, S., Cowan, N., Schrauwen, I., Naymik, M., ^^^Sacchetta, M., ***Vose, C., ^Deshpande, K., HGuido, J., & +Gray, S. (2018). Dense microarray genotypes validate genes of interest for disorders of spoken and written language. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Boston, November 15-17, 2018.

Peter, B., Hogan, T., Alt, M., Green, S., Cowan, N., Schrauwen, I., Naymik, M., ^^^Sacchetta, M., ***Vose, C., ^Deshpande, K., HGuido, J., & +Gray, S. (2018). Copy-number variations in children with disorders of spoken and written language point to genes with prenatal cerebellar expression. American Society of Human Genetics Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 16-20, 2018.

Peter, B. Potter, N., VanDam, M., & Davis, J. (2018). Translating knowledge of genetic risk into prevention of speech and language disorders: A pilot study in infants with classic galactosemia. Behavior Genetics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, June 20-23, 2018.

***Vose, C. & +Peter, B. (2018). Rare LAMA5 variant is the likely cause of a severe speech and reading disorder in a de novo case. Behavior Genetics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, June 20-23, 2018.

Peter, B., Potter, N., VanDam, Mark, & Davis, J. (2018). Babble Boot Camp: Preventing speech and language disorders in infants at genetic risk. American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting, Gordon College, July 27-30, 2018.

Peter, B., Potter, N., VanDam, M., Davis, J., Stoel-Gammon, C., ^^^Lien, K., ***Bruce, L., ***Vose, C., & *Eng, L. (2018). Preventing speech and language disorders in infants with classic galactosemia: Babble Boot Camp first year’s results. Poster, Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, San Diego, March 26-30, 2018.

Peter, B., ***Vose, C., Stats-Caldwell, D., & Ingram, D. (2017). Extremely late onset of speech due to genetic mutation: Wed wabbits at age 15. Poster, ASUA Cognitive Affiliates Conclave, December 2, 2017.

Peter, B. & Dougherty, M. (2017). Genetics for SLPs and audiologists: How to spot red flags and make the right referrals. Seminar, American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November 9-11, Los Angeles.

***Bruce, L., Peter, B., & +Weinhold, J. (2017). Evaluating an RTI model for late-8 speech sound disorders. Poster, American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November 9-11, Los Angeles. Meritorious Poster Award.

***Vose, C., Peter, B., Stats-Caldwell, D., & Ingram, D. (2017). Two rare cases of extremely delayed speech and language development: Comparisons against typical trajectories. Poster, American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November 9-11, Los Angeles.

Peter, B. (2016). Chromosomal deletions in three children with motor speech disorders: Novel candidate genes and interprofessional implications. Technical Talk. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, November 17-19, 2016.

Peter, B., Wijsman, E., Nato, A., Matsushita, M., Chapman, K., Stanaway, I., Wolff, J., Oda, K., +Raskind, W., University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics (2016). CDH18 and C4orf21 (ZGRF1) variants segregate separately in two multigenerational families with overlapping phenotypic presentations of childhood apraxia of speech. Poster. American Society of Human Genetics Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., October 18-22, 2016.

****Lancaster, H. & Peter, B. (2016). Sequence errors during real word and nonword imitations in adults with dyslexia. Poster, International Dyslexia Association 76th Annual Conference, Orlando, October 26-29, 2016.

^Fares, A., ***Vose, C.,**** Lancaster, H. & +Peter, B. (2016). Comparing two children with speech deficits and overlapping chromosomal deletions. Technical talk, Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Tucson, April 29-30, 2016.

Peter, B. and Reed, K. (2015). Genetics Bootcamp: DNA, communication disorders, and professional teamwork. Short Course. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, November 11-14, 2015.

Peter, B., & Raskind, W.H. (2015). Speech sound disorders of genetic etiology: New findings in a sporadic case and two multigenerational families. Poster and flash talk, International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Tempe, March 19-21, 2015.

Peter, B. Introduction to genetics: Molecules, Markers, Management. Short Course. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Orlando, November 20-22, 2014.

*Huang, A., Peter, B., UW Center for Mendelian Genomics, Brkanac, Z., Stocco, A., Matsushita, M., Wolff, J., & +Raskind, W. A rare case of speech sound disorder with a heterozygous BCL11A deletion. Poster. 64th American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 18-22, 2014.

Peter, B. Speech sound disorders of genetic origin in multigenerational families. International Child Phonology Conference, Missoula, June 15-18, 2014.

^^Hutchison, E., Spencer, K., Leverenz, J., Peter, B., Edwards, K., Zabetian, C., Hall, T., & Snappin, K. Nature and laterality of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease and relationship to cognitive-linguistic profile. Poster. 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Seattle, Washington, February 12-15, 2014

Peter, B. Molecular genetics for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Short Course. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Chicago, November 13-16, 2013.

Peter, B. Sequential processing deficit in speech and reading disorders as a potential endophenotype of genetic origin. Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November 13 – 16, 2013.

Peter, B., & +Raskind, W.H. Heterogeneity in speech sound disorders: New findings in multigenerational families. International Conference on Functional and Comparative Genomics and Pharmacogenomics. Chicago, Nov. 12-14, 2013.

Peter, B., Wijsman, E., Matsushita, M., Oda, K., Chapman, K., UW Center for Mendelian Genomics, Stanaway, I., & +Raskind, WPoster. Genetic etiologies of speech sound disorders. 63rd American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Boston, October 22-26, 2013

Peter, B. Childhood apraxia of speech in families: Genes and generations. Workshop. National Childhood Apraxia of Speech Conference, Denver, July 11-13, 2013.

Peter, B., Chapman, K., & +Raskind, W. (2012). Sequential processing deficit as a cognitive endophenotype in a multigenerational family with a severe speech sound disorder. Poster. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, San Francisco, Nov. 6-10, 2012.

Peter, B., Matsushita, M., ^Sun, E., & +Raskind, W.H. Suggestive evidence of myelin gene linkage in familial speech disorders. Talk. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, Nov. 17 – 19, 2011.

Peter, B., Matsushita, M., Oda, K., & +Raskind, W.H. Replication of a FOXP2 association with motor speed during an oral task in families with familial speech sound disorder. Poster. 12th International Congress of Human Genetics and 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Montreal, Oct. 10 – 15, 2011.

Peter, B. & +Raskind, W.H. (2010). Genetics of speech sound disorder: Testing three novel hypotheses. Talk. American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Philadelphia, Nov. 18-20.

Peter, B., Matsushita, M. & +Raskind, W.H. (2010). Limits in processing speed as a possible endophenotype in dyslexia. Poster. 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Washington, DC, Nov. 3-6, 2010.

Peter, B., Brkanac, Z., Matsushita, M., ^Lisowski, M., ^Vu T., Berninger, V.W., Wijsman E.M. & +Raskind, W.H. (2009). FOXP2 and CNTNAP2 influence phonology, motor praxis, and reading in individuals with dyslexia. Poster. 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Honolulu, Oct. 20 – 24, 2009.

Peter, B. & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2009). Speed limits in the central nervous system: An endophenotype in children with speech sound disorder? Talk. Child Phonology Conference, Austin, June 8-9, 2009.

Peter, B. & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2008). Octave-shifted pitch matching in the nonword and sentence imitations of children with speech sound disorders. Poster, Child Phonology Conference, Purdue University, June 2-3, 2008.

Peter, B. & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2007). Childhood apraxia of speech: Discrete clinical entity, spectrum disorder, or just a fancy term for the most severe cases of primary speech disorders? Talk. Child Phonology Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, June 22 – 23, 2007.

Peter, B. & Stoel-Gammon, C. (2006).  Acoustic correlates of primary motor speech disorders in children during oral and hand tasks.  Poster. 4th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2006.

Peter, B. & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2006). Typology of primary speech disorders based on multivariate classification. Talk. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami, Nov 15-18, 2006.

Peter, B. & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2006). Timing accuracy in oral and limb tasks as associated characteristic of primary speech disorders in children.  Talk. Rhythm, Time and Temporal Organisation, 2-4 June, 2006, Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh.

Stoel-Gammon, C., Kim, M-J., Peter, B. & +Dawson, G. (2005). Linguistic vocalizations of children with autism: Phonetic and phonological patterns.  Poster. CPEA/STAART, Bethesda, Maryland, Nov 7-9, 2005.

Peter, B,.& +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2005). Acoustic correlates of motor speech impairment in children. Poster. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, Nov 17-20, 2005.

Peter, B. & +Stoel-Gammon, C. (2005). A data-based classification of child speech disorders of unknown origin.  Poster. X. International Congress for the Study of Child Language.  Berlin, Germany, July 25 – 29, 2005.

 

Invited Talks

Genes, Brains and Apraxia: DNA Boot Camp and Practical Applications for Parents and SLPs. Invited workshop speaker, Apraxia Kids National Conference, Pittsburgh, July 11-13, 2019.

From gene to brain to word: The biology of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Invited colloquium speaker, Dpt. of Speech, Language & Hearing Science, University of Arizona, March 20, 2017.

Systemic genetic effects on communication abilities and motor functions: Emerging knowledge and clinical translations. Invited keynote address, ASUA Cognitive Affiliates Conclave, December 10, 2016.

Case-based introduction to genetics: What we can learn from children with motor disorders affecting speech, fine motor, and gross motor performance. Workshop for SLPs, Audiologists, PTs, and OTs. Sponsored by Therapy Rehabilitation Services. Gateway Community College, Phoenix, February 23, 2016.

Genetic etiologies of language impairment in children birth to five. Invited 2-hour seminar. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, November 11-14, 2015.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, speech sounds, letters, and beyond. Capstone Experience Series, Seattle Pacific University, April 14, 2014.

The sparsely populated intersect of clinical linguistics and molecular genetics: Building a cohort of dual experts. BIO 3898  Women in Science, Seattle Pacific University, April 30, 2014.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, sounds, letters, and beyond. University of Nebraska, February 20, 2014.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, sounds, letters, and beyond. Vanderbilt University, February 16, 2014.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, sounds, letters, and beyond. Arizona State University, February 11, 2014.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, sounds, letters, and beyond. Purdue University, January 16, 2014.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, sounds, letters, and beyond. University of Colorado, January 13, 2014.

Genetics of speech and reading disorders in multigenerational families. Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, May 8, 2013.

Speech and reading disorders in multigenerational families: The quest for causal genes. BIO 3898 Women in Science, Seattle Pacific University, April 19, 2013.

2013 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium. Invited panelist responding to "Current State of the Art in Genomic Research," a presentation by Simon E. Fisher. Atlanta, Feb. 21-22, 2013.

From genes to words: Biological bases of speech and reading disorders. Arizona State University, Feb.19, 2013.

From genes to waves: Biological bases of communication disorders. University of Washington, Jan. 31, 2013.

From genes to waves: Biological bases of communication disorders. Pennsylvania State University, February 6, 2012.

Women in Science. Invited panelist, Capstone Experience Series, Seattle Pacific University, February 2010.

Molecular genetics of speech and language disorders. Capstone Experience Series, Seattle Pacific University, February 2008.

Behavioral and molecular typology of primary speech sound disorders. University of Oregon, February 2007.

 

Selected Talks and Workshops

Stuttering: Cells, chromosomes, genes, mutations. Communication disorders of genetic origin: Case studies and what they can teach us about DNA, inheritance, and clinical management. Tenth Annual James Case Memorial Workshop, Arizona State University, October 24, 2015.

Epigenetics: The “other” genetic change. Communication disorders of genetic origin: Case studies and what they can teach us about DNA, inheritance, and clinical management. Tenth Annual James Case Memorial Workshop, Arizona State University, October 24, 2015.

Hearing impairment: Modes of inheritance, connexin genes. Communication disorders of genetic origin: Case studies and what they can teach us about DNA, inheritance, and clinical management. Tenth Annual James Case Memorial Workshop, Arizona State University, October 24, 2015.

Genetics of speech, language, and reading disorders. Communication disorders of genetic origin: Case studies and what they can teach us about DNA, inheritance, and clinical management. Tenth Annual James Case Memorial Workshop, Arizona State University, October 24, 2015.

Brave New World: Designer genomes, policy issues, privacy. Communication disorders of genetic origin: Case studies and what they can teach us about DNA, inheritance, and clinical management. Tenth Annual James Case Memorial Workshop, Arizona State University, October 24, 2015.

Genetic causes of childhood apraxia of speech: Case-based introduction to DNA, inheritance, and clinical management. Webinar, CASANA, September 29, 2015.

db pq: The myth of the myth of reversal errors in dyslexia. Dpt. of Speech & Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Sept. 5, 2014.

Making sense of sequences: DNA, speech sounds, letters, and beyond. Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, April 24, 2014.

The genetics of speech, language, and reading disorders. Guest lecture, Doctoral seminar in language science, University of Washington, May 9, 2013.

Genetics of speech, language, and reading disorders. Webinar, CASANA, March 6 and 7, 2013

Speech sound disorders in multigenerational families and the quest for causal genes. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Consortium, University of Washington, January 11, 2013.

Articulatory phonetics of Modern Greek: A speech scientist’s approach to learning a foreign language. Guest lecture, Jackson School of International Studies C211 (2nd Year Modern Greek), University of Washington, Oct. 25, 2012.

Phenotypic subtypes and genetic associations in multigenerational families with speech sound disorder. Seminars in Hearing and Communication Sciences, University of Washington, January 2011.

Genetics of communication disorders: The role of FOXP2 and CNTNAP2 in measures of phonemic awareness, reading, and motor praxis. Seminars in Hearing and Communication Sciences, University of Washington, March 2010.

 

Registered Products

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03838016, Preventing Speech and Language Disorders in Children with Classic Galactosemia. February 12, 2019

Arizona State University Invention Disclosure, Technology ID M19-1861 “Babble Boot Camp: Preventing speech and language disorders in infants at genetic risk.” The invention of the Babble Boot Camp was attributed to Beate Peter on February 15, 2019.

 

Recognition in Local and National Media

The Informed SLP (2019). Babble Boot Camp: Yes, it’s a thing. (Review of Peter, B., Potter, N., Davis, J., Donenfeld-Peled, I., Finestack, L., Stoel-Gammon, C., ^^^Lien, K., ***Bruce, L., ***Vose, C., ^Eng, L, **Yokoyama, H., Olds, D., & VanDam, M. (submitted). Toward a paradigm shift from deficit-based to proactive speech and language treatment: Randomized pilot trial of the Babble Boot Camp in infants with classic galactosemia. F1000, 11 March 2019, open review, doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.18062) https://www.theinformedslpmembers.com/ei-reviews/babble-boot-camp-yes-its-a-thing

Malenke, K. (2016). Improving speech before baby speaks. Researcher discovers variations in genes that may cause childhood apraxia of speech, which could speed identification and treatment. Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing, June 27, 2016. https://www.elitecme.com/resource-center/rehabilitation-therapy/improving-speech-before-baby-speaks/ retrieved 04/19/2019.

One step closer to solving speech disorder. ASU News April 27, 2016. https://chs.asu.edu/news/1-step-closer-solving-speech-disorder  retrieved 04/19/2019.

OZY (08/05/2015). New treatments that could transform speech therapy. http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-new-treatments-that-could-transform-speech-therapy/61275 retrieved 01/01/2016.

A Way with Words. International Innovations, Issue 177 (2015), http://www.internationalinnovation.com/a-way-with-words/ retrieved 07/02/2015.

Spotlight on our Awardees: Beate Peter. A Pioneering Spirit. American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (2013), http://www.ashfoundation.org/recipients/spotlight/beate-peter/ retrieved 07/02/2015.

Research Activity

Ongoing Grants

R01, NICHD, 1 R01 HD098253-01, TDC $998,395 funded at 85%, 04/17/2019 – 03/30/2024. Title: Preventing speech and language disorders in infants with classic galactosemia. Role: PI. Investigator Recognition: 100% =  $998,395.

Arizona State University 2019 Neuroscience Scholars Program. Summer semester 2019. Title: Metabolomics in dyslexia. $1,000. Role: Co-Mentor.

University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics (Director: Deborah Nickerson, Ph.D), ~$8,800, 10/2018 – 06/2019. Exome sequencing and raw data analysis for approximately 40 samples from individuals and families with severe speech sound disorder. Role: PI.

Arizona State University College of Health Solutions JumpStart, $15,066, 06/2018-05/2019. Title: Gemetic variants associated with cerebellar dysfunction in dyslexia. Role: Co-PI.

University of Arizona Accelerate for Success, $100,000, 07/2018 – 06/2019. Title: Identifying Gene Targets for Progressive Speech Deficits in Parkinson's Disease, Role: Consultant. PI: Julie Miller, University of Arizona.

F32, NICHD, $186,222, 8/2017 – 7/2020. Title: Genotype-phenotype associations in reading disorders. Resubmission. PI: Hope Lancaster, Ph.D. Role: Co-sponsor. Investigator Recognition: 10% = $18,622.20

 

Completed       Grants and Awards

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Centuries Doctoral Scholarship, $10,000. 11/2017-11/2018. PI: Caitlin Vose. Role: Mentor.

Arizona State University New Faculty Startup Funding, $275,000, 08/2014 – 06/2018

ASU Institute for Social Science Research Seed Grant, Total direct cost (TDC) $6,800, Earliest speech interventions in infants with galactosemia, 01/2017 – 01/2018. Role: PI

University of Washington Mendelian Data Analysis Workshop, August 2017. Week-long intense training in approaches, methods, and tools for genotype and sequence analysis.

Small Grant Program (R03), NIDCD, PAR-10-055, 1R03DC010886-01A1, TDC $468,000, 04/2011 – 03/2015. Title: Genetics of Speech Sound Disorders. Role: PI.

University of Washington Magnetic Resonance Research Laboratory Pilot Grant. 02/2012 – 2/2015. Ten scanner hours ($6,000) for pilot study “Multidisciplinary study of processing speeds and modes as endophenotypes of dyslexia.” Extension 8 scanner hours ($4,800), June 2014. Role: PI.

University of Washington Royalty Research Fund, TDC $35,530.  Electrophysiologic

University of Washington Centers for Mendelian Genomics (Director: Deborah Nickerson, Ph.D) 04/2014. Dense SNP chips for 14 DNA samples). Project goal is to identify causal genes in a multigenerational family with severe speech sound disorder. Role: PI.

University of Washington Centers for Mendelian Genomics (Director: Deborah Nickerson, Ph.D) 12/2014. Whole exome sequences for 5 samples ($5,000). Project goal is to identify causal genes in a multigenerational family with severe speech sound disorder. Role: PI.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA). Given in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Research Symposium at ASHA Convention: The Genetic Basis of Speech, Language, Reading, Learning, and Memory. Chicago, November 16, 2013. Role: Mentor.

University of Washington Mendelian Data Analysis Workshop, August 2013. Week-long intense training in approaches, methods, and tools for genotype and sequence analysis.

University of Washington Centers for Mendelian Genomics (Director: Deborah Nickerson, Ph.D) 08/2012 – 11/2012. Dense SNP chips for 17 DNA samples and whole exome sequences for 2 DNA samples ($5,700). Project goal is to identify causal genes in a multigenerational family with severe speech sound disorder. Role: PI.

Lessons for Success Research Conference, NIDCD, ASHA, and ASHFoundation, Rockville, MD, 04/27 – 04/29, 2011.

2011 ASHA Research Conference Travel Grant, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 4/2011. Travel expenses to attend the Lessons for Success Research Conference in Rockville, MD.

New Century Scholars Research Grant, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, TDC $10,000, 11/16/2009. Title: Genetic substrates of speech sound disorder:  Testing three novel hypotheses. Role: PI.

05 T32 DC00033-17 Postdoctoral institutional NIH  grant.  10/2007 – 09/2010, Dpt. of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington.

2nd Annual Short Course on Statistical Genetics and Statistical Genomics, NSF-funded, organized by the Section on Statistical Genetics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. July 13 – 17, 2009, Honolulu. Complex traits with quantitative variation.

05 T32 DC00033-10 Predoctoral institutional NIH grant.  09/01 – 09/03. Dpt. of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington.

Student Tech Fee Grant, University of Washington. $103,000, 2004, expansion of the Student Research Lab, Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington. Role: Collaborator.

 

Courses

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
CHS 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 585Artic/Phonology: Assess/Interv
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 701Sci Writing and Presentation I
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
PSY 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 585Artic/Phonology: Assess/Interv
SHS 592Research
PSY 598Special Topics
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 585Artic/Phonology: Assess/Interv
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 585Artic/Phonology: Assess/Interv
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 598Special Topics