Course: Language Disorders in Children, Fall 2022


Course description: This course will provide an introductory overview of child language disorders spanning from birth through adolescence. This overview will address etiology, characteristics, assessment, and intervention for children with various language disorders. Throughout the semester, your developing knowledge and skills will be assessed in a variety of ways, including class participation and engagement (participating in-class discussions, posting on online learning platforms, optional reflection journals, etc.), lab assignments, a mid-term exam, a final project paper, and a final exam. The diversity in assessments recognizes that some students prefer and are stronger at different types of assessment than others. My goal is to facilitate a broad appreciation and understanding of aspects related to child language disorders. It is also my hope that you might find certain areas within speech-language pathology that you would enjoy exploring in more depth in other classes.

This course has been designed to ensure that students demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as outlined in the Standards and Implementation Guidelines for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The specific standards addressed in this course are IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-D, IV-F, IV-G, V-A, and V-B.

Course: Child Language Impairments, Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant and Co-Instructor

Taught weekly lab sessions where students learned practical clinical skills, such as transcribing, coding, and analyzing language samples, computing and interpreting quantitative measures of language competency across domains, providing parents with family-friendly information about child language development, and evaluating current research to enhance practice.

Guest lectured on various course topics including lexical development, atypical language development, pragmatic language, and bilingualism.

Course: Research Design & Statistical Analysis, Fall 2018

Guest Lecturer

Guest lectured on the topic of Introduction to R: Data Manipulation and Visualization Using Dplyr and GGplot2.

Course: Speech Acoustics, Fall 2017, 2018

Guest Lecturer

Guest lectured on the topic of Prosody, its acoustic correlates, and implications for clinical populations.

Course: Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant

Guest lectured on the topic of Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss, supervised weekly hands-on lab sessions where students learned specific strategies related to effective early intervention practices, graded assignments


Certificate in College Teaching, December 2017

College Teaching Practicum, Fall 2017

As a participant in this program, I engaged in one-semester practicum in which we enhance the effectiveness of our current teaching and assessment practices by modeling learned teaching strategies in classroom observations and receiving feedback from teaching consultants.

Seminar in College Teaching, Summer 2017

A one-semester seminar that explores and develops teaching skills. Throughout the sessions, educational theory and practice and a variety of active learning strategies (cooperative learning, problem-posing, case study, interactive lecturing, discussion, critical thinking, role-playing) were modeled and discussed.


Language Development

Pediatric Language Disorders

Assessments and Interventions for Language Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Methods in Speech Language-Pathology