Instructional Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Office: Clinical Research Services 123
Michelle L. Ivey is an instructional associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She teaches courses in speech and language disorders and development at the undergraduate level and the remediation of child language disorders for graduate students. Dr. Ivey also serves as a clinical education supervisor for on- and off- campus placements. She is the Speech Language Pathology Core Faculty for the LoneStar Leadership Education in and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) grant. She sits on the Undergraduate Committee of the University of Houston Faculty Senate.
As the graduate program director, Dr. Ivey is responsible for assuring graduate students recieve academic and clinical experiences which meet the standards for national certification through the American Speech Language Pathology Association (ASHA) through the Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC).
Dr. Ivey’s clinical work of over 20 years focuses on children with communication disorders, especially with autism spectrum disorders and young, pre- or early-verbal children. She has worked in various placements and with children of all ages who have communication needs. She enjoys learning about the best means to help these individuals improve communication and have happy and engaged interactions. This is through study of evidence based practice and some intervention research.
- Ph.D., Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
- M.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
- B.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Typical Language Development (COMD 2339)
Theories and descriptions of typical development of language from infancy through adolescence.
Language Disorders in Children (COMD 3383)
Description, theories, and research related to language disorders in children. General diagnostic and intervention approaches for children with language-based communication deficits.
Remediation of Childhood Language Disorders (COMD 6372)
Advanced theory, research, and application related to identification of and intervention for children who have language disorders.
Dr. Ivey’s research and research interests are in clinical application and therapy based in theoretical perspectives of best practices, particularly in the area of autism spectrum disorders and early childhood language.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)
- Editorial Board- Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities