Colleen E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Educational Experience

Ph.D.  (2014). Speech and Hearing Science. University of Illinois.

Dissertation: Uniformity of pronoun case errors in typical development: The association between children’s first person and third  person case errors in a longitudinal study.

M.A. (2010). Speech-Language Pathology. University of Illinois.

Thesis: Understanding contributors to input informativeness for tense marking: Overlap among English typology, parent-toddler interaction style, and register. Link

B.S. (2008). Communication Disorders, Linguistics. Truman State University.


Teaching Experience

CDIS 2240: Phonetics

CDIS 2250: Speech and Language Acquisition and Development


Certifications Held

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Ohio.


Publications

Hadley, P.A., Rispoli, M., Holt, J.K., Fitzgerald, C., & Bahnsen, A. (2014). The growth of finiteness in the third year of life: Replication and predictive validity. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57, 887-900.

Fitzgerald, C.E., Hadley, P.A., & Rispoli, M. (2013). Are some parents’ interaction styles associated with richer grammatical input? American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 476-488.

Hadley, P.A., Rispoli, M., Fitzgerald, C., & Bahnsen, A. (2011). Predictors of morphosyntactic growth in typically developing toddlers: Contributions of parent input and child sex. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 549-566.


Presentations

Hadley, P., & Fitzgerald, C. (2012, November). What to Say During Play: Toy Talk & First Sentences. Mini-seminar presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Hadley, P., Rispoli, M., Holt, J., Fitzgerald, C., & Bahnsen, A. (2012, June). Toddlers’ Growth of Tense and Agreement Productivity Predicts Accuracy Outcomes at Age 3. Submitted oral presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Fitzgerald, C., Rispoli, M., Hadley, P., & McKenna, M. (2012, June). Productivity Scoring as a Metric of Early Finiteness Marking. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Fitzgerald, C., Hadley, P.A., & Rispoli, M. (2012, February). Strategies for Promoting Toddlers’ Grammatical Development in Family Focused Intervention. Poster presentation at the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Rosemont, IL.

Fitzgerald, C., Hadley, P., & Rispoli, M. (2011, June). Talking to Toddlers: Typological and Stylistic Variation in Child-directed Speech. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Hadley, P., Rispoli, M., Fitzgerald, C., & Bahnsen, A. (2010, April). Predictors of Morphosyntactic Growth: Contributions of Parent Input and Child Sex. Poster presentation at the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability Symposium, Champaign, IL.

Hadley, P., Rispoli, M., Fitzgerald, C., & Bahnsen, A. (2009, June). Input Informativeness as a Predictor of Morphosyntactic Growth. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.


Research Interests

Language acquisition and developmental psycholinguistics

Typical and atypical development of morphosyntax

Late-talking toddlers and preschoolers

Parent input to young children

Language outcomes of children who are hard of hearing