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Early Intervention Research Group
PI: Megan Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP
The Early Intervention Research Group (EIRG) exists to enhance the early development of infants and toddlers. The EIRG is a group of clinicians and scientists at Northwestern University led by Dr. Megan Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP. Their mission is to empower families and providers to use evidence-based early intervention strategies to maximize child development.
Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) Lab
PI: Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP
The Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) Lab has a mission to help children with speech and language impairments achieve classroom success. We work towards this goal in two related lines of work. One has examined how working memory, language, and orthography may influence children's abilities to learn new words, read, and achieve age-appropriate speech production. A related line of work has examined how speech therapy-level variables, such as SLPs' stress, job satisfaction, therapy quality, and IEP goals, may impact the outcomes seen in children with speech and language impairments.
James Curtis, PhD, CCC-SLP
James Curtis is a speech-language pathologist and postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Michelle Troche’s Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction at Columbia University. His research interests include: (1) investigating the influence of respiratory-swallow coordination on swallowing function in people with neurologic disease; (2) examining how principles of motor learning translate to voice, cough, and swallow rehabilitation in people with neurologic disease; and (3) enhancing the validity, standardization, and clinical feasibility of voice, cough, and swallowing evaluation and treatment protocols. James is passionate about improving evaluation and treatment practice patterns through the dissemination of free open access to medical education (FOAM).
Megan Hirsch, M.S. (They/Them)
Megan Hirsch is a PhD student in Dr. Kaitlin Lansford’s Motor Speech Disorders Lab at Florida State University. Their broad research interests are in motor speech disorders, speech perception, and speech acoustics. Megan’s current research is focused on investigating the individual listener differences in perception of disordered speech and perceptual learning of dysarthric speech. Their overall goal is to understand how both listener and talker influences perception and processing of healthy and disordered speech in order to find new ways to support communication.
Ryan McCreery, PhD
Ryan McCreery, PhD, is the Director of Research and Audiology at Boys Town National Research Hospital. He is a hearing scientist dedicated to improving the developmental outcomes of children who are hard of hearing. He directs the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition laboratory, where we explore how children's auditory, linguistic, and cognitive skills impact their ability to understand speech in complex listening environments. His current research projects focus on developing ways to improve the ways we test children’s hearing and fit hearing aids for children who are hard of hearing.
Emma Wallace, PhD
Dr Emma Wallace is a speech-language pathologist and postdoctoral researcher. She completed her PhD with Prof Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Dr Phoebe Macrae at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research. After completing a 2-year post-doc at Flinders University, Emma will continue her research at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney, Australia in May 2021. Her research interests include: (1) investigating airway protective mechanisms in patients with dysphagia; (2) enhancing assessment and treatment of cough disorders; and (3) examining the relationship between respiratory and swallowing disorders.
Emma is passionate about free open access medical education to support speech-language pathologists to provide best practice, evidence-based dysphagia management.
Jessica Salley Riccardi, MS CCC-SLP
Jessica Salley Riccardi is a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH. Her research focuses on long-term outcomes after childhood brain injury including cognitive-communication skills and in high-risk populations. Jessica's dissertation addresses cognitive fatigue after childhood brain injury using behavioral and biometric measures (eye tracking and pupillometry). After graduation, she plans to pursue a faculty position in CSD to continue her research and teach. Jessica is also a practicing speech-language pathologist, supervising graduate students in pediatric AAC assessment and treatment.
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