Jeanne Wilcox

Payne 214C
1000 S. Forest Mall
Tempe
Nadine Mathis Basha Professor in Early Childhood Education
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811
Assoc Dean & Professor/
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811
Affiliated Faculty
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811

Biography

Jeanne Wilcox is certified speech-language pathologist and the Nadine Mathis Basha Professor in Early Childhood in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and an affiliated professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. 

Her research laboratory, the Infant Child Research Laboratory Programs is focused on developing and testing interventions to improve young children’s learning and developmental outcomes. Her research activities are centered around three applied research themes including: development of innovative approaches to early care and education interventions for vulnerable infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, preschool curriculum efficacy research in actual practice settings, and professional development for the early childhood workforce. Her work is funded by the USDOE Institute for Education Sciences and the Office of Special Education Programs, as well as HHS. 

Professor Wilcox is internationally recognized for her work and has an extensive record of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national, and international meetings and conferences. She is also a fellow and has been awarded the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

More recently, her research has expanded to promoting college access and success for underrepresented groups, including first generation students. This work is support by a First in the World grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis 1979
  • M.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis 1976
  • B.A. Linguistics, Modern Languages, Kansas State University 1974

Research Interests

Early childhood development and interventions, with a specific focus on language and early literacy for young children at-risk for adverse developmental outcomes,  infant-toddler communication and language development, parent-child interactions and language acquisition, and implementation science processes.  College preparation, access, and success for underrepresented groups, including first generation students.

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Marley, S., Wilcox, M.J., Nailor, N., & *Lopez, J. (2016). An Examination of the Construct Validity of the College Student Social Capital Scale.  Manuscript submitted for publication.
  2. Gray, S., Wilcox, M.J., Reiser, M. (2017). Efficacy of the TELL Curriculum to Promote Growth in Oral Language and Early Literacy Skills for Young Children with Developmental Speech and/or Language Impairment.  Manuscript submitted for publication.
  3. Wilcox, M.J., Campbell, P.H., Fortuno, L., & Hoffman, J. (2013). A First Look at Early Intervention and Early Childhood Providers’ Reports of Assistive Technology Reuse. Journal of Special Education Technology, 28(3) 47-58.
  4. *Dubasik, V. L., & Wilcox, M.J. (2013). Spanish and early English development in young dual language learners: A preliminary study. Speech, Language, and Hearing, 16(3), 163- 175. 10.1179/2050572813Y.0000000016
  5. *Popp, T., & Wilcox, M.J. (2012). Capturing the Complexity of Parent-Provider Relationships in Early Intervention: Associations with Maternal Responsivity and Children’s Social Emotional Development. Infants and Young Children, 25(3), 213-231, doi: 10.1097/IYC.0b013e318258c63a
  6. Campbell, P.H. & Wilcox, M. J. (2012). Assistive technology for young children with disabilities. In L. Muccio, Ed. Spotlight on Young Children and Technology. Washington, D.C.: NAEYC.
  7. Wilcox, M.J., & Woods, J. (2011). Participation as a basis for developing early intervention outcomes.    Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 42, 365-378. DOI: 10.1044/0161-1461(2011/10-0014).
  8. Woods, J., Wilcox, M.J., Friedman, M., & Norman-Murch, T. N. (2011). Collaborative consultation in natural environments: strategies to enhance family centered supports and services. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 42, 379-392 . DOI: 10.1044/0161-1461(2011/10-0016)
  9. *Cardon, T., & Wilcox, M.J. (2011). Promoting imitation in children with autism: A comparison of reciprocal imitation training and video modeling. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(5), 654-666. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-010-1086-8
  10. *Cardon, T., Wilcox, M.J., & Campbell, P. H.. (2011). Young Children with ASD: Caregiver Perspectives about Assistive Technology Use During Activities/Routines. Infants and Young Children, 24(2), 153-173,  DOI: 10.1097/IYC.0b013e31820eae40
  11. Wilcox, M. J., Gray, S., Guimond, A., *Lafferty, A. (2011). Efficacy of the TELL language and literacy curriculum for preschoolers with developmental speech and/or language impairment. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 278-294. DOI:10.1016/j.ecresq.2010.12.
  12. Kling, A., Campbell, P.H., & Wilcox, M.J. (2010). Young children with physical disabilities: Caregiver Perspectives about Assistive Technology. Infants and Young Children, 23 (3), 169-183.
  13. Campbell, P., Chiarello, L., Wilcox, M., Milbourne, S. (2009). Preparing therapists as effective practitioners in early intervention.  Infants and Young Children, 22, 22-31.
  14. *Guimond, A., Wilcox, M., & Lamorey, S. (2008). The Early Intervention Parenting Self- Efficacy Scale (EIPSES): Scale Construction and Initial Psychometric Evidence. Journal of Early Intervention, 30, 295-320.
  15. Campbell, P., *Milbourne, S., & Wilcox, M. (2008). Adaptation interventions to promote participation in natural settings.  Infants and Young Children, 21,(2), 94-106.
  16. Wilcox, M., Dugan, L., Campbell, P., & *Guimond, A. (2006). Recommended Practices and Parent Perspectives Regarding AT Use in Early Intervention. Journal of Special Education Technology, 21(4), 7-16.
  17. Wilcox, M., *Guimond, A., Campbell, P., & *Weintraub Moore, H. (2006). Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Provider Perspectives Regarding Use, Decision-Making Practices, and Resources. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(1), 33-50.
  18. Dugan, L., Campbell, P., & Wilcox, M. (2006). Beliefs and decision-making about assistive technology in early intervention.  Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(1) 25-32.
  19. *Weintraub Moore, H., & Wilcox, M. (2006). AT and young children: Confidence, experience, and education of early intervention providers. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(1), 15-24.
  20. Campbell, P., *Milbourne, S., Dugan, L., & Wilcox, M. (2006). Evidence-based practices for teaching young children to use assistive technology devices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(1), 3-14.
  21. *Lafferty, A., Gray, S., & Wilcox, M. (2005). Teaching Alphabetic Knowledge to Preschool Children With Developmental Language Delay and with Typical Language Development. Journal of Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 3, 1-16.
  22. Lamorey, S. & Wilcox, M. (2005) Assessing self-efficacy of Early Interventionists. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 20(1), 69-84.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar

Presentations

Past 10 years:

RESEARCH PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS (refereed):

(*=graduate students)

  1. Wilcox, M.J.., Marley, S., Natalie, N., Barnard, W. M. (April, 2016). Do non-cognitive factors predict academic achievement in diverse college freshman? Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Washington,D.C.
  2. Marley, S.C., Wilcox, M.J., Nailor, N., Barnard, W.M. (April, 2016). Construct validity study of the college student social capital scale. ? Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Washington,D.C.
  3. Marley, S.C., Wilcox, M.J., Nailor, N., Barnard, W.M. (April, 2016). College social capital predicts motivational characteristics of first-year college students. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Washington,D.C
  4. Wilcox, M.J., & Gray, S. (June, 2016). Growth of Early Literacy and Language Skills of Preschool Children With Developmental Speech and/or Language Delay: A Curriculum Efficacy Study. Paper presented to the International Society on Early Intervention, Stockholm, Sweden.
  5. Wilcox, M.J. (June, 2016). Coaching Teachers to Embed Early Literacy and Language Teaching Stategies across the Curriculum. Symposium paper presented to the International Society on Early Intervention, Stockholm, Sweden.
  6. Nailor, N., Wilcox, M.J., Marley, S., Moratto, M. (August, 2016). Family and Peer Support Predict the Motivational Characteristics of High School Seniors. Paper presented to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver.
  7. *Fox, A., & Wilcox, M. (November, 2015). Phonological Awareness Skills of Children with Speech Sound Impairment. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver.
  8. *Fox, A., Wilcox, M., *Cai, J. (November, 2013). Effect of Coaching on Language and Literacy Instruction in Preschool Classrooms. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.
  9. Greer, D., Wilcox, M., * Cai, J., Cantrill, K., Norcross, M. (November, 2013). Use of Play with Children under Age Three: A Survey of Parents and Early Intervention Providers. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association, Chicago.
  10. Wilcox, M., Gray, S., & Reiser, M. (May, 2013). Growth of Early Literacy and Language Skills in Preschoolers with Developmental Speech and Language Impairment. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco.
  11. Guimond, A., Sawyer, B., & Wilcox, M. (April, 2013). What Influences Caregiver Efficacy in Early Intervention Home Visits? Poster presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle.
  12. *Fox, A., * DiDonato, A., & Wilcox, M. (April, 2013). Primary versus Secondary Developmental Speech and Language Impairment: Effects of Language and Literacy Preschool Curriculum. Poster presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle.
  13. *Dubasik, V., Guimond, A., & Wilcox, M. (November, 2012). Estimating Parent and Teacher Agreement over Time on Assessment of Spanish and English Vocabulary. Poster presented at the annual meeting off the American Speech-Language, Hearing Association, Atlanta.
  14. *Fox, A., & Wilcox, M. (November, 2012). Effect of Home Literacy Environment on Language and Literacy Skills. Poster presented at the annual meeting off the American Speech-Language, Hearing Association, Atlanta.
  15. Greer, D., Wilcox, M., & *DiDonato, A. (November, 2012). Quantity and Quality Measure of Preschool Language and Literacy Instruction. Poster presented at the annual meeting off the American Speech-Language, Hearing Association, Atlanta.
  16. Wilcox, M. (November, 2012). A Look Inside Early Intervention: Whats Going On? Presentation at the annual meeting off the American Speech-Language, Hearing Association, Atlanta.
  17. Wilcox, M., Gray, S., & Guimond, S. (November, 2012). Preschoolers with Language Impairment and their Peers Developing Typically: Growth of Language and Early Literacy Skills. Poster presented to the annual meeting off the American Speech- Language, Hearing Association, Atlanta.
  18. Wilcox, M., & Guimond, A., (February, 2012). TELL Curriculum Effectiveness and Growth Trajectories of Early Literacy and Oral Language Skills of Preschoolers with Developmental Delay. Poster presented to the Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention,  San Diego
  19. *Fox, A., & Wilcox, M. (November, 2011). Phonological Awareness Skills of Children with Speech Sound Impairment. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate, San Diego.
  20. Camarata, S., Goldstein, H., Kaiser, A., Roberts, M., & Wilcox, M. (November, 2011). Measuring Early Communication Outcomes. Seminar presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate, San Diego.
  21. *Cardon, T., & Wilcox, M.J. (March, 2011). Promoting Imitation in Young Children With Autism: A Comparison of Reciprocal Imitation Training and Video Modeling. Poster presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal.
  22. *Moss, A., *Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M. J. (March, 2011). Preschool Curriculum and Teaching Practices: Does Commercial Availability of Curriculum Make a Difference? Poster presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal.
  23. Wilcox, M.J., Guimond, A., Mayercek, R., & Lafferty, A. (March, 2011). Evaluation of a Spanish-English Oral Language and Early Literacy Curriculum for Spanish-Speaking Head Start Preschoolers. Poster symposium presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal.
  24. Gray, S., Wilcox, M.J., & Guimond, A. (March, 2011). Efficacy of a New Early Literacy and Language Curriculum for Preschoolers With Developmental Speech and/or Language Impairment. Poster symposium presented to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal.
  25. *Cardon, T., & Wilcox, M.J. (November, 2010). Increasing play skills in children with autism through video modeling. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia.
  26. *Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M.J. (November, 2010). English language acquisition of Spanish-speaking three-year-olds in Head Start. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia.
  27. Wilcox, M.,J., Guimond, A.B., & *Kim. S.J. (February, 2010). The relationship between home visiting practices focused on teaching caregivers and childrens outcomes. Poster presented to the Biannual Meeting of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention,  San Diego.
  28. *Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A.E., & Wilcox, M.J. (February, 2010). Exploring the home literacy experiences of dual language learning children at-risk for delayed literacy acquisition. Poster presented to the Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention,  San Diego.
  29. Lafferty, A.E., Wilcox, M.J., *Dubasik, V. (February, 2010).  Promoting positive literacy outcomes in Head Start preschoolers who are dual language learners: Impacts of the TELL+ Spanish curriculum. Poster presented to the Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention,  San Diego.
  30. *Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A. E., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2009). Oral language teaching strategies employed in Head Start classrooms. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans.
  31. Lafferty, A. E., Wilcox, M.J., Guimond, A. B. (November, 2009). Examining effects of a Spanish-English curriculum on Head Start preschoolers. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans.
  32. *Koutsoftas, A., *Dubasik, V., *Moss, A., *Peters, L., Wilcox, M.J. (November, 2009). Special education preschool teachers endorsement of instructional practices. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans.
  33. *Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A.E., Wilcox, M.J. (November, 2009). Examining the home literacy environment of Head Start children. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans.
  34. *Kim. S.J., Wilcox, M.J., *Cardon, T., *Carnahan, C. (November, 2009). Home vs. center EI visits: Strategies to encourage caregiver participation. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans.
  35. Wilcox, M., Campbell, P., & McLeod, J. (October, 2009). Assistive Technology Practices in Early Intervention: State Profiles. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Division for Early Childhood, Albuquerque.
  36. Paul, D., Crais, E., Wilcox, M., Woods, J. (October, 2009). Early Intervention for Speech-Language Pathologists: ASHA Guidelines Hit the Road. Session presented to the annual meeting of the Division for Early Childhood, Albuquerque.
  37. McLeod, J., Campbell, P., Wilcox, M. (October, 2009). Low-Tech and Low Cost Assistive Technology Ideas to Share. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Division for Early Childhood, Albuquerque.
  38. Guimond, A., & Wilcox, M. (April, 2009). Natural Environments and Child Functioning: An Examination of Traditional and Participation-Based Home-Visits. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver.
  39. Lafferty, A., Guimond, A., & Wilcox, M. (April, 2009). Teaching Emergent Literacy and Language Around the Classroom: The TELLAC Intervention Model. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver
  40. *Kim, S., Wilcox, M., & *Carnahan, C. (April, 2009). Does caregiver verbal responsivity interact with treatment to predict child word learning? Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.
  41. *Moss, A., *Koutsoftas, A., *Peters, L., *Dubasik, V., & Wilcox, M. (April, 2009). Introduction of a new measurement tool: The Teacher Practices Q-Sort. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  42. *Dubasik, V., *Peters, L., *Moss, A., *Koutsoftas, A., Wilcox, M. (April 2009). Teaching English Language Learners: Preschool Teacher's Report on Practices. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.
  43. *Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A., Wilcox, M. (April, 2009). What Pre-Literacy Skills do Four- Year-Old Spanish-Speaking Head Start Children Bring to the Table? Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.
  44. *Dubasik, V., Lafferty, A., & Wilcox, M. (November 2008). What do Head Start Teachers Report as Important Goals for Children? Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.
  45. *Kim, S., Wilcox, M., & *Carnahan, C. (November, 2008). Caregiver Verbal Responsivity to Prelinguistic vs. Symbolic Communication Acts. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.
  46. *Carnahan, C., Wilcox, M., *Kim, S. (November 2008). Responsivity: How Moms and Dads Talk to Language-Delayed Toddlers. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.
  47. Goldstein, H., Kaiser, A., & Wilcox, M. (November, 2008). Outcomes of Language Intervention: Do Our Measures Measure Up? Seminar presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.
  48. Wilcox, M., & Gray, S. (November 2008). A New Integrated Language and Literacy Curriculum for Preschoolers: Initial Evaluation. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.
  49. Campbell, P., & Wilcox, M. (February, 2008). Strategies Used by Early Intervention Personnel to Teach Families. Poster presented to the Biannual Meeting of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention,  San Diego.
  50. Kaiser, A., Goldstein, H., & Wilcox, M. (February 2008). How Does Measurement Influence the Outcomes of Language Intervention? Seminar presented to the Biannual Meeting of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention,  San Diego.
  51. Carnahan, C.L., Wilcox, M.J., & Kim, S. (November, 2007). Is Maternal Responsivity Related to Language in Delayed Toddlers? Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston.
  52. Kim, S., Wilcox, M.J., & Carnahan, C.L. (November 2007). Does Verbal Responsivity Predicts Word Learning of Children With Language Delay? Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston.
  53. Cardon, T., & Wilcox, M.J. (November, 2007). Parent Perspectives About AT Use & Young Children With Autism Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston.
  54. Wilcox, M. J. & Campbell, P.H. (October, 2007). Assistive Technology and Early Intervention: An Implementation Study. Poster presented to the annual conference of the Division for Early Childhood, Niagara Falls.
  55. *Cardon, T., Wilcox, M.J., Campbell, P.H. (September, 2007). Caregiver perspectives on daily routines and AT use for young children with autism. Poster session, Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs, Columbus, OH.
  56. Guimond, A.B. & Wilcox, M.J. (April, 2007). Self-efficacy and its relation between child social-emotional behavior and maternal responsivity: Mediation or moderation? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
  57. Lafferty, A. E. & Wilcox, M. J. (April, 2007). Facilitating Alphabet Knowledge in Spanish-Speaking Head Start Preschoolers through Shared Book Reading. Poster presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Child Development in Boston, MA.

Honors/Awards

  • Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2015
  • AACTE 2013 Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, 2002
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Memphis, 1987
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1992
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Editors Award, Best Research Article (1991)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter at Kansas State University

Editorships

  1. Member, Editorial Board, Infants and Young Children, 2008-present
  2. Member, Research Committee AACTE (also serves as the Editorial Board, Journal of Teacher Education) 2015-present
  3. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Early Intervention, 2008-present
  4. Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2015 Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, Child Development, 2014
  5. Editorial Consultant, Journal of Early Intervention, 1991-present
  6. Ad Hoc Editorial Consultant, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1995-present Ad Hoc, Editorial Consultant, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 2013- present
  7. Ad Hoc, Editorial Consultant, Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research
  8. Editorial Consultant, National Head Start Association Dialogue: A Journal of Research to Practice, 1999-2001
  9. Editor, Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness, 2005 - 2010 Member,  Editorial Board,  Medical Journal of Speech Pathology, 1992-2002
  10. Associate Editor, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1990 - 1992 Editorial Consultant, Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 1984-1990 Editorial Consultant, ASHA, 1986  1990

Professional Associations

Member, American Education Research Association Member, Society for Research in Child Development Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Fellow, and Honors of the Association) Member, Council for Exceptional Children Member, Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children Member, Division of Communication Disorders, Council for Exceptional Children

Service

Leadership

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology, (elected) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (includes membership on the ASHA Board of Directors), Term from 2010-2012
  • Chair, 2005-2008, Early Intervention Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Charge: Develop position statement, supporting technical report, guidelines for practices, and knowledge and skills for the SLP who works with infants and toddlers
  • Chair, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Subcommittee for Infant Service Delivery, Term from 1987-1989
  • Chair, Arizona Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council (1992-1994)

Federal Grant Reviews:

  • Principal Reviewer, Institute for Education Sciences Early Learning Panel, 2014-present Reviewer, Institute for Education Sciences, Language, Reading, & Writing Panel, 2015 Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, Early Learning Panel, 2012-2013
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs, Standing Panel, 1998-2003
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Language Development Demonstration Competition, 2004
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Early Childhood Professional Development Competition, 2004
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Early Childhood Professional Development Competition, 2002
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Early Reading First Competition, 2002
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Field-Initiated Research Competition, 2001.
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Personnel Preparation, High Incidence Disabilities Grant Competition, 1999
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Leadership Personnel Preparation Competition, 1993
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Field-Initiated Research Competition, 1989
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Innovative Programs for Persons with Severe Handicaps, Non-directed severe competition, 1987
  • Reviewer, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Personnel Preparation, Infant Developmental Specialist Grant Competitions, 1986

State Committees:

  • Member, Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood Assessment Committee, 2013 Member, Arizona Department of Education SLP and SPED Workforce Committee, 2011. Participant, Arizona First Things First Initiative,  Developing Outcomes for all Young Children2009- 2012
  • Member, Arizona Department of Education Section 619 Advisory Group, 1991-1995 Member,  Arizona Department of Education RTI Initiative (2005-2007)
  • Member, Arizona Department of Education Initiative to Increase the Supply of SLPs in Arizona’s Public Schools (2003 – 2007)
  • Chair, Arizona Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council (1992-1994)

National Committees: (Selected)

  • Member, American Education Research Association Review Panel for the 2014, 2015, 2017 Annual Meeting, Division of Special Education and the Division of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in the Schools
  • Member, Head Start 11th National Research Conference Program Committee, 2011 Member, 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention Program Committee (Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers Program Area) Member, ASHA IDEA Part C Advisory Group, 2007 - 2010
  • Participant, ASHA planning meeting for tracking early intervention outcomes, 2008
  • Member, 2001-02 Office of Elementary & Secondary Education Early Reading First Advisory Group
  • Member, 1999 Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Chairperson, Infant/Toddler Service Delivery Program Area)
  • Member, 1991 Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Chairperson, Language Disorders II Subcommittee)
  • Member, 1990 Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Language Disorders II Subcommittee)
  • Member, American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Language Committee, Term from 1987-1990
  • Member, 1988 Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Chairperson, Language Disorders II Subcommittee)
  • Member, 1987 Convention Program Committee, The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
  • Member, 1987 Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Chairperson, Language and Learning Disabilities II Subcommittee)
  • Member, 1985 Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Speech Disorders III Subcommittee