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Communication Disorders|College of Health Sciences

Melissa M. Allen, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Child Language & Literacy

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2003

M.S., University of Oregon, 1999

B.A., University of Oregon, 1992 • (307) 766-6098 • Health Sciences Center, Room 247A

Research Interests:
Main research interests: Response to intervention, early literacy, treatment intensity. Dr. Allen's current research is investigating the impact of treatment intensity on a phonological intervention. The purpose of this research is to use the results to inform professionals and parents who must decide how much treatment a child with a phonological disorder should receive.

Normal Speech & Language Development, Preschool Language Intervention, Language Disorders Across the Lifespan



Kamhi, A.G., Allen, M.M., & Catts, H.W. (2001).  How to make a proficient and fluent reader.  Seminars in Speech and Language, 22, 175-184.

Nippold, M.A., Allen, M.M., & Kirsch, D.I. (2001).  Proverb comprehension as a function of reading proficiency in preadolescents.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 32, 90-100.

Nippold, M.A., Allen, M.M., & Kirsch, D.I. (2000). How adolescents comprehend unfamilair proverbs:  The role of top-down and bottom-up processes.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 621-630.

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