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Dr Sally Clendon PhD Univ North Carolina Chapel Hill

Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy

Institute of Education

Sally is passionate about access to the curriculum and to literacy learning for children with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Sally teaches the Year 3 paper on AAC and coordinates the Postgraduate Programmes in Speech and Language Therapy. Sally delivers workshops nationally and internationally with a focus on empowering communication partners to create optimal language and learning environments. Sally is one of the Co-Chairs of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Conference which will be held on the Gold Coast in July 2018, and is an Associate Editor for the AAC journal.

Professional

Qualifications

  • PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)
  • Masters in Speech and Language Therapy - University of Canterbury (2002)
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Honours) - University of Canterbury (1999)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Sally's research interests are focused around access to the curriculum and to literacy learning for children with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication. Sally is currently involved in a number of projects including a meta-analysis with Professor Karen Erickson (University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll) examining the effects of picture-symbols on learning to read, and a series of case studies with Dr Elizabeth Doell exploring the impact of a partnership approach for creating optimal language and learning environments for children with communication disorders. Sally has a strong passion for postgraduate student education and coordinates the Postgraduate Programmes in Speech and Language Therapy.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000): Special Education and Disability (130312): Specialist Studies in Education (130300)

Keywords

Literacy

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Clendon, SA. (2017). Informational text reading interventions for elementary students with learning disabilities — Encouraging findings thus far but additional research is needed<sup>1</sup>. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. , 1-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Clendon, S.

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