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

CDIS 3510 - Language Assessment and Intervention
CDIS 4900 - Langauge Assessment and Intervention in Preschool Populations
CDIS 6710 - Langauge Assessment and Intervention with School-age Populations
CDIS 6790 - Administration of Speech-Language-Hearing Programs in the Schools
CDIS 6820 - Educational Policy and Practice for Speech-Language Pathologists
HNRS 4980 - Honors Project Development
HNRS 4990 - Honors Project


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, D. (in press). Exploring similarities and differences among parent -teacher reports of Spanish-English productive vocabulary. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.

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. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. doi: 10.3109/02699206.2013.800134

Ingram, D., Dubasik, V., Liceras, J. & Fernández-Fuertes, R. (2011). Early Phonological Acquisition in a 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 (MAPS). Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25(11-12), 962-967. doi: 10.3109/02699206.617855


Manuscripts in Preparation

Dubasik, V. L., Darr, T. M., (Student) & Rader, S. (Student) & (in preparation). Assessment Practices: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio. Manuscript in preparation.

Dubasik, V. L. (in preparation). A Description of Bilingual Pre-Literacy Skills in Spanish-Speaking Head Start Children. 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)

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: AComparison 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