Virginia L. Dubasik, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Educational Experience

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University: Infant Child Research Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Speech and Hearing Science. Arizona State University.
Dissertation: Spanish and English Development in Three-Year-Old Dual Language Learners.

Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology. Northern Arizona University.

Master of Arts in Education in Diverse Learner Specialization. University of Phoenix.

Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Northern Arizona University.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses

CDIS 2250 Speech and Language Acquisition and Development
*CDIS 2250H Speech and Language Acquisition and Development 
CDIS 3510 Language Assessment and Intervention 
CDIS 4900 Language Assessment and Treatment in Preschool Populations
*HNRS 4980 Honors Project Development
*HNRS 4990 Honors Project 
Note: *denotes Honors section/course

Graduate Courses

CDIS 6610 Pediatric Language Disorders
CDIS 6710 Language Assessment and Intervention with School-age Populations 
CDIS 6790 Administration of Speech-Language-Hearing Programs in the Schools 
CDIS 6820/6730 Topics in CDIS: Educational Policy and Practice for Speech-Language Pathologists 
CDIS 6820 Topics in CDIS: Bilingual Spanish-English Development
CDIS 7840 Directed Readings in Communication Sciences and Disorders 


Certifications Held

Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Speech Language Pathologist License granted by the state of Ohio


Research Interests

Typical and atypical speech and language acquisition in monolingual and dual language learning children as well as intervention in both areas

Language and literacy development in culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Instructional practices utilized in early childhood education programs serving dual language learners

Inter-rater agreement on measures of language development of young children


Refereed Publications and Recent Submissions

Dubasik, V. L., Svetina-Valdivia, D., (2020, final revisions submitted). School-based Speech-Language Pathologists’ Adherence to Practice Guidelines for Assessment of English Learners. Manuscript accepted and final revisions submitted for publication in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Wettstein, R. C., Hulthen, A. M., Eberts, M. I. V., & Dubasik, V. L. (2018). Abstract: Examining vocabulary teaching strategies used in children’s educational television shows. The Ohio Journal of Science, 118(1), A29.

Koutsoftas, A. D., Dubasik, V. L., & DiDonato, A. M. (2017). Preschool teachers’ endorsement of instructional practices: an interprofessional exploration. Educational Research, 59(1), 36-53.doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2016.1267581

Dubasik, V. L., & Svetina, D. (2014). Exploring similarities and differences among parent-teacher reports of Spanish-English productive vocabulary. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 45, 325-336. doi: 10.1044/2014-LSHSS-13-0044

Ingram, D., & Dubasik, V. L. (2014). Sibling rivalry: Comparing phonological similarity between twin and non-twin siblings. In A. W. Farris-Trimble and J. A. Barlow (Eds.), Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Acquisition: Papers in Honor of Daniel A. Dinnsen. John Benjamins.

Dubasik, V. L., & Wilcox, M. J. (2013). Spanish and early English development in young dual language learners: A preliminary study. Speech, Language, Hearing, 16(3), 163-175. doi:10.1179/2050572813Y.0000000016

Dubasik, V. L., & Ingram, D. (2013). Comparing phonology of dyads of children with typical development and with protracted development, 27(9), 705-719. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. doi:10.3109/02699206.2013.800134

Ingram, D., Dubasik, V. L., Liceras, J., & Fernández-Fuertes, R. (2011). Early phonological acquisition in set of English-Spanish bilingual twins. In C. Saenz & R. P. Leow (Eds.), Implicit and Explicit Conditions, Processes, and Knowledge in SLA and Bilingualism. Washington, DC: Georgetown: University Press.

Ingram, D., & Dubasik, V. L. (2011). Multidimensional assessment of phonological similarity within and between children. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25(11-12), 962-967. doi: 10.3109/02699206.617855

Restrepo, M. A., & Dubasik, V. (2007). Language and literacy practices for English language learners in the preschool setting. In L. Justice & Vukelich, C. A. (Eds.), Creating Preschool Centers of Excellence in Language and Literacy. Guliford Press.


Manuscripts in Preparation

Dubasik, V. L. & Auza, A. (in preparation). Verb use over time in young dual language learners with typical development. Manuscript in preparation

Simmons, E., & Dubasik, V. L. (in preparation). Examining Narrative Development in Young Typically Developing Spanish-English Dual Language Learners. Manuscript in preparation.

Dubasik, V.L., & Koutsoftas, A. D. (in preparation). Comparing oral language and literacy teaching practices in preschool classrooms with and without dual language learners. Manuscript in preparation.

Dubasik, V. L., & Bunta, F. (in preparation). Phonological complexity patterns of bilingual children with normal hearing and with cochlear implants. Manuscript in preparation.

Dubasik, V. L. (in preparation). Exploring characteristics of child-directed speech in Head Start classrooms. Manuscript in preparation.


Invited Book Chapters

Restrepo, M. A. & Dubasik, V. (2007). Language and Literacy Practices for English Language Learners in the Preschool Setting. In L. Justice & Vukelich, C. A. (Eds.), Creating Preschool Centers of Excellence in Language and Literacy. Guliford Press.


Refereed Presentations (2008-present)

Wettstein, R. C., Eberts, M. I. V., & Dubasik, V. L. (2020). Proposal Number 12854. Examining Target Vocabulary in Children’s Educational Television Programs. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Sand Diego, CA (Convention canceled). 

Floehr, S. H. & Dubasik, V. L. (2020). Proposal Number 12169. Code-Mixing Behaviors of Sequential Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers: An Exploratory Study. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Sand Diego, CA (Convention canceled). 

Bias, L. J., Dubasik, V. L., & Hernon, N. L. (2019). Fictional Narrative Skills of Preschool-Age Bilingual Children with Typical Language Development. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FA.

Simmons, E. S., Dubasik, V. L., & Corbeil, K. (2019). Examining Narrative Development in Young Typically Developing Spanish-English Dual Language Learners. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FA.

Wettstein, R. C., Hulthen, A. M., Eberts, M. I. V., & Dubasik, V. L. (2018).  Examining Vocabulary Teaching Strategies Used in Children’s Educational Television Shows. Poster presentation at the Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, OH. 

Bayan, L. Boff, C., Brackenbury, T., Conrad, J., Dubasik, V. L. et al (2018). Media Literacy and Critical Thinking. Presentation at the Bowling Green State University Teaching Learning and Summit, Bowling Green, OH.

Eberts, M. I. V., Dubasik, V. L., & Hulthen, A. M. (2018). Exploring Lexical Diversity in a Set of Multiples and a Singleton Sibling: A Case Study. Poster presentation at the Poster presentation at the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Conference, Columbus, OH.

Hulthen, A. M., Dubasik, V. L., & Eberts, M. I. V., (2018). Examining Variability in Productive Syntax within a Set of Triplets. Poster presentation at the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Conference, Columbus, OH. Student Poster Award Winner

Eberts, M. I. V., Dubasik, V. L., Hulthen, A. M., & Dujmovic, T. I. (2017). Comparing Lexical Diversity in a Set of Multiples and a Singleton Sibling: A Case Study. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA. 

Hulthen, A. M., Dubasik, V. L., Eberts, M. I. V., & Dujmovic, T. I. (2017). Exploring Variability in Productive Syntax within a Set of Triplets. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA. 

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

Dubasik, V. L., Auza, A., Andrews, M. L., Gravelin, A., & Darr, L. M. (2016). Spanish Verbal Lexemes and Morphological Forms: Patterns of Use and Errors in Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. 

Andrews, M. L., Dubasik, V. L., Auza, A., Moore, N. R., Hansen, C. N., & Maurer, C. A. (2016). English Verbal Lexemes and Morphological Forms: Patterns of Use and Errors in Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. 

Dubasik, V. L., Auza, A., Darr, T. M., Combs, E. N., & Andrews, M. L. (2015). Associations between Verbal Lexemes and Morphological Forms Used by 3-Year-Old Spanish-English Dual Language Learners. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boulder, CO. 

Dubasik, V. L., Dahlinghaus, M. C., Diekema, E. D., & Kraus, K. E. (2015). Lexical Diversity and Syntactic Complexity of Preschool Teachers’ Child-Directed Speech. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boulder, CO. 

Dubasik, V. L., Mapus, K. A., Devine, K. R., Bunta, F., & Spann, C. (2015). Phonological Complexity Patterns in Bilingual Children with Normal Hearing and with Cochlear Implants. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boulder, CO. 

Burek, M., Dubasik, V. L., Fitzgerald C. E., Tucker-Falconer, R. M., Watkins, A. M., & Welch, P. J. (2015). 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.

Dubasik, V. L., Grisier, E., & Chavez, E. (2014). Phonological Complexity Patterns in Bilingual Children with Normal Hearing & with Cochlear Implants. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Orlando, FL.

Dubasik, V. L., Cyr, K., & Lauf, D. (2014). Exploring Characteristics of Preschool Teachers’ Child-Directed Speech. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Orlando, FL.

Dubasik, V. L. (2014). Dual Language Learners: Factors that Influence Development and Characteristics of Spanish-English Speakers. Presentation at the 37th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Bowling Green, OH.

Dubasik, V. L. (2014). Evidence-Based Practices that Support Language and Literacy in English Language Learners. Presentation at the 37th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Bowling Green, OH.

Dubasik, V. L. (2014). To Refer or Not Refer? Red Flags for Preschool Teachers of English Language Learners. Presentation at the 37th Annual Early Childhood Conference, Bowling Green, OH.

Dubasik, V. L., Darr, T. M., Rader, S. E. & George, M. M. (2013). Assessment Practices: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio. Poster presentation at the American, Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Dubasik, V. L., Guimond, A. & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2012). Estimating parent-teacher agreement over time on assessments of Spanish-English vocabulary. Presentation at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Guimond, A., Dubasik, V. L., & Wilcox, M. J. (March, 2012). Differential Effects of Home Literacy Environment on Early Literacy Development: A Comparison of Three Groups. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Themed Meeting: Positive Development of Minority Children, Tampa, FL.

Dubasik, V., & Ingram, D., (November, 2011). Spanish Phonological Development without Intervention: Comparing Unintelligible and Intelligible Children. Poster presentation at the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M. J. (June, 2011). Bilingual Expressive Language use in Spanish Dominant English Language Learning Preschoolers of Low Socioeconomic Status. Presentation at the Child Language Seminar, Newcastle, UK.

Dubasik, V., & Ingram, D., (June, 2011). Moderately Unintelligible Spanish-Speaking Three-Year-Olds: Phonological Evolution without Intervention. Presentation at the International Child Phonology Conference, York, UK.

Moss, A., Dubasik, V. & Wilcox, M. J. (March, 2011). Preschool Curriculum and Teaching Practices: Does Commercial Availability of Curriculum Make a Difference? Poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Dubasik, V. & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2010). English Language Acquisition of 3-year-olds in Head Start. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Ingram, D. & Dubasik, V., (November, 2010). Multidimensional Assessment of Phonological Similarity within and Between Children. Paper presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (February, 2010). Exploring the Home Literacy Experiences of Dual Language Learning Children At-Risk for Delayed Literacy Acquisition. Poster presentation at the 7th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Lafferty, A., Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M. J. (February, 2010). Promoting Positive Early Literacy Outcomes in Head Start Preschoolers who are DLLs: Impacts of the TELL+ Spanish Curriculum. Poster presentation at the 7th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2009). Oral Language Teaching Strategies Employed in Head Start Classrooms. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.

Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2009). Examining the Home Literacy Environment of Head Start Children. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.

Ingram, D. & Dubasik, V., (November, 2009). Acquiring the English Past Participle. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.

Koutsoftas, A., Dubasik, V., Peters, L., Moss, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2009). Special Education Preschool Teachers’ Endorsement of Instructional Practices. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.

Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (April, 2009). What Pre-Literacy Skills do Four-Year-Old Spanish-Speaking Head Start Children Bring to the table? Poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Dubasik, V., Peters, L., Moss, A., Koutsoftas, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (April, 2009). Teaching English-Language Learners: Preschool Teacher’s Report on Practices. Poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Moss, A., Koutsoftas, A., Peters, L, Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M. J. (April, 2009). Introduction of a New Measurement Tool: The Teacher Practices Q-Sort. Poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Peters, L., Moss, A., Dubasik, V., Koutsoftas, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (April, 2009). Preschool teachers’ perceptions of classroom curriculum: An evaluation of instructional practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Ingram, D., Dubasik, V., Liceras, J. & Fernández-Fuentes, R. (July, 2009). Early Phonological Acquisition in a set of Spanish-English Bilingual Twins. Paper presented at the 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Ingram, D & Dubasik, V. (June, 2009). Sibling Rivalry: Comparing Phonological Similarity between Twin and Non-twin Siblings. Presentation at the Child Phonology Conference, Austin, TX.

Ingram, D., Dubasik, V., Liceras, J. & Fernández-Fuentes, R. (March, 2009). Early Language Separation in Spanish-English Bilingual Twins. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table, Georgetown, Washington, DC.

Dubasik, V. & Ingram, D. (March, 2009). Early Phonological Acquisition in Identical Spanish-English Bilingual Twins. Presentation at the 15th Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL, Tempe, AZ.

Koutsoftas, A., Dubasik, V., Peters, L., Moss, A., & Wilcox, M. J. (February, 2009). Pre-school Teachers’ Report of Language and Literacy Practices in Their Classrooms as Assessed by Q-Sort Methodology. Poster presentation at the 39th Annual Language & Literacy Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Lafferty, A., Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2008). What do Head Start Teachers Report as Important Goals for Children? Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American, Speech Language and Hearing Association. Chicago, IL.


Awards Received

2014-2015 Clyde R. Willis Scholar

2014 Outstanding Mentor Award, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Fellowship - Department of Education

Travel Award Recipient - Preparing Future Faculty

Travel Award Recipient - Graduate Professional Student Association

Travel Award Recipient - Society for Research in Child Development

Travel Award Recipient - American Speech and Hearing Association

ASHA Continuing Education Award (ACE) - American Speech and Hearing Association


Professional Affiliations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Society for Research in Child Development

International Association for the Study of Child Language

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

American Association of University Women