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

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


Courses Taught

CDIS 2240: Phonetics
CDIS 2250: Speech and Language Acquisition and Development
CDIS 3110: Phonological Assessment and Intervention
CDIS 4900: Independent Study in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CDIS 6610: Pediatric Language Disorders
CDIS 6990: Thesis Research
HNRS 4980: Honors Project Development
HNRS 4990: Honors Project


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.


Research Interests

Language acquisition and developmental psycholinguistics
Typical and atypical development of morphosyntax
Grammatical development in preschoolers with challenging classroom behaviors
Parent input to toddlers


Publications

Fitzgerald, C.E., Wettstein, R.C., Ebert, R.L., Bridges, S.M. (2018). The phonetic and linguistic environment of third singular allomorphs in parent input. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 3(2), 1-9.

Fitzgerald, C.E., Rispoli, M. & Hadley, P.A., (2017). Case marking uniformity in developmental pronoun errors. First Language, 37(4), 391-409.

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.


Refereed Presentations

Janoski, C., Fitzgerald, C.E., & Brackenbury, T. (2018, November). The Function of Maternal Questions to Children with SLI and their Siblings. Accepted poster presentation to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Partin, M. L., Dellenbusch, K. E., Chung, S., Fitzgerald, C. E., Laird, J. B., Magsamen-Conrad, K. C., Underwood, E. M. (2018, March). Growth Mindset, Motivation and Metacognitive Self-Regulation of STEM Students. Annual BGSU Teaching and Learning Summit. Bowling Green, OH.

Brackenbury, T., Folkins, J., Archer, B., Dubasik, V., Fitzgerald, C. (2017, November). Increasing Student Engagement & Motivation Through Principles of Video Game Design: A Workshop. Submitted oral seminar at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Fitzgerald, C.E., Bridges, S.M., Wettstein, R., & Ebert, R. (2017, November). Toddlers’ Experience with Third Person Singular: The Phonetic Environment of Allomorphs in Parent Input. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Fitzgerald, C.E., & Askew, S.E. (2016, November). I before Me: Toddlers’ earliest attempts at first person sentences. Oral technical session presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Spangenberg, A.M. & Fitzgerald, C.E. (2016, November). Copula form and utterance function in parent input to toddlers. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Dixon, L., Fitzgerald, C., Hanasono, L., Ludy, M.J., Martin, L., Peet, S. & Schnepp, J. (2016, March). Efficient and effective techniques for faculty. Oral presentation at the 10th Annual BGSU Teaching and Learning Conference, Bowling Green, OH.  

Fitzgerald, C.E. (2016, March). Between you and me: Strategies for assessing and treating children’s pronoun errors across clinical populations. Invited mini-seminar presentation at the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Columbus, OH.

Spangenberg, A.M. & Fitzgerald, C.E. (2015, November). Promoting quality input: The influence of copula in child-directed speech on toddlers’ subject-copula combinations. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

Fitzgerald, C.E. (2015, November). Developmental expectations for subject pronoun use: Implications for assessment and treatment of pronoun case errors. Oral session presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

Fitzgerald, C.E., Rispoli, M., & Hadley, P.A. (2015, June). Uniformity across first person and third person in typically developing children’s pronoun case errors. Submitted poster presentation abstract for the 2015 Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Burek, M., Dubasik, V.L., Fitzgerald C.E., Tucker-Falconer, R.M., Watkins, A.M., & Welch, P.J. (2015, March). Creating a Culture of Research Engagement in Undergraduate Students at a Comprehensive University. Poster presentation at the Teaching and Learning Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

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.

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., & 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.