Faculty and Staff

Amy K. Peterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Head and shoulders photo of Amy Peterson.Amy K. Peterson
Language Disorders, Development and Implementation Science

Ph.D., Utah State University, 2022
M.S., University of Wyoming, 2010
B.S., University of Wyoming, 2008

apeterso@uwyo.edu • (307) 766-5795 • Health Sciences Room, 247C







Research Interests:

Dr. Peterson researches intervention for students with language-related learning disabilities. She is primarily interested in evidence-based practices (EBP) for adolescent student populations and the implementation of EBP for speech-language pathologists. After working as an SLP in the schools for several years, she is an advocate for interdisciplinary work to best support students through collaborations and larger cross-disciplinary research projects.

Research Website: Coming Soon


Evidence-Based Practice and Evaluation; Speech & Language Disorders Across the Lifespan; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Affiliations and Associations:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Special Interest Group 1: Language Learning and Education

Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Pinkelman, S. E., Rolf, K. R., Landon, T., Detrich, R., McLaughlin, C., Peterson, A. K., & Lizotte, M. (2022). Curriculum adoption in U.S. schools: An exploratory, qualitative analysis. Global Implementation Research and Applications, 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s43477-022-00039-2.

Pico, D. L., Haring Biel, C., Hessling, A., Peterson, A. K., Biel, E. J., Woods, C., & Contesse, V. A. (2021). Interventions that affect narrative language in school-aged children: A systematic review with meta-analyses. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 52. 1109-1126. DOI: 10.1044/2021_LSHSS-20-00160.

Peterson, A. K., Ukrainetz, T. A., & Risueño, R. J. (2021). Speaking like a scientist: A multiple case study on Sketch and Speak intervention to improve expository discourse. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments6. 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/2396941521998604.

Ukrainetz, T.A., & Peterson, A.K. (2021). Sketch and Speak: An oral, written, and graphic strategy intervention for secondary students. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(6). 1357-1373. DOI: 10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00052.

Peterson, A. K., Fox, C. B., & Israelsen, M. (2020). A systematic review of academic discourse interventions for school-aged children with language-related learning disabilities. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 51(3). 866-881. DOI: 10.1044/2020_LSHSS-19-00039.

Book Chapters and Other Publications

Ukrainetz, T.A. & Peterson, A. K. Chapter 1: Groundwork of Practice. School-Age Language Intervention: Evidence-Based Practices. Ukrainetz, T. A. (Ed.), 2nd Edition, in review.

Ukrainetz, T.A. & Peterson, A. K. Chapter 5: Rules of the Road. School-Age Language Intervention: Evidence-Based Practices. Ukrainetz, T. A. (Ed.), 2nd Edition, in review.


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