Lisa Hammett Price, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Dr. Lisa Hammett PriceProgram Director, Speech-Language Pathology

    Professor

    Education

    • BS – James Madison University, 1990 – Speech Language Pathology
    • MS – James Madison University, 1994 – Speech Language Pathology
    • PhD – University of Georgia, 2004 – Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Teaching Areas

    Undergraduate:

    • SPLP 251 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Swallowing
    • SPLP 310 Observation in Communication Sciences and Disorders I
    • SPLP 334 Language Development
    • SPLP 401 Communication and Social Competence in Children with Autism
    • SPLP 410 Observation in Communication Sciences and Disorders II

    Graduate:

    • SPLP 635 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    • GSR 615 Elements of Research for Speech-Language Pathology Majors
    • SPLP 661 Advanced Clinical Practicum – Preschool-Age Children
    • SPLP 662 Diagnostic Clinic

    Research Interests

    My current research explores the interactions that take place during book reading routines between parents and children with language disorders, and between teachers and children in preschool classrooms. I analyze the content of the talk and how it supports child participation, language learning, and development of text comprehension. With clinic clients, I explore ways to help parents become partners in treatment by using play and book reading at home to support their child's language development.

    Ongoing projects include:

    • Using Parent-Child Talk During Book Reading to Promote Language Development in Children with Language Disorders
    • Peer-Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism in an Integrated Preschool Classroom
    • Collaborative project with Dr. Barbara Bradley through a University of Kansas Faculty Development Award: Integrating Informational Texts into Early Childhood Classrooms
    • Teacher Preferences when Choosing Information Books for Preschool Classrooms

    There are opportunities for students to volunteer to work on these ongoing research projects. Interested students should come by office hours to discuss current opportunities.

    Professional Certifications

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), 1994
    • Commonwealth of PA, License in Speech-Language Pathology, 2008

    Awards

    • University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, 2017
    • Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award, 2017
    • IUP College of Education and Communications Outstanding Researcher Award, 2012
    • International Reading Association’s Dina Feitelson Research Award for the research publication Price, van Kleeck, & Huberty, 2009

    Selected Publications

    • Coogle,C.G., Storie, S., Ottley, J.R., Rahn, N.L., & Price, L.H. (In Press). Prompted peers’ use of choices to promote communication in children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE).
    • Price, L.H. & Bradley, B.A. (2016). Revitalizing read alouds: Interactive talk about books with young children, PreK-2. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
    • Price, L.H., (2013, April 1). Spotlight on Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education. The ASHA Leader.
    • Price, L.H. & Bradley, B.A. (2012). Birth-Five Years of Age. Kansas Guide to Learning: Literacy.
    • Price, L.H., Bradley, B.A., & Smith, J. (2012). A comparison of preschool teachers’ read-alouds of storybooks and expository books. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27, 726-440.
    • Price, L.H., Hendricks, S., & Cook, C. (2010). Hardware and software technologies to facilitate language sample analysis. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 206-222.
    • Mosheim, J. (Oct. 4, 2010). Auditory Processing Disorders: Use Labels to Help Focus on Deficits. Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 20 (20), 7-9. Cover story, interviewed about children with auditory processing disorders.
    • Price, L.H., van Kleeck, A., Huberty, C.J. (2009). Talk during book sharing between parents and preschool children: A comparison between storybook and expository book conditions. Reading Research Quarterly, 44(2), 171–194.
    • Price, L.H. & Ruscher, K.Y. (2006). Fostering phonological awareness using shared book reading and an embedded-explicit approach. In A. van Kleeck (Ed.), Sharing Books and Stories to Promote Language and Literacy (pp. 15-76). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
    • Van Kleeck, A., Vander Woude, J., & Hammett, L.A. (2006). Fostering literal and inferential language skills in Head Start preschoolers with language impairment using scripted book sharing discussions. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 85-95.
    • Hammett, L.A., van Kleeck, A., & Huberty, C.J (2003). Patterns of parents’ extratextual interactions during book sharing with preschool children: A cluster analysis study. Reading Research Quarterly, 38, 442-468.

    Manuscripts In Preparation:

    • Bradley, B.A. & Price, L.H. (Revising to Resubmit). Preschool teachers’ preferences when choosing informational texts to read aloud.

    Selected Presentations

    • Price, L.H. Muguimi, M. (2020). Cultural competence in the university curriculum. Poster Presentation to present at the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing Annual Convention, Houston, TX.
    • Price, L.H. (2018). Increasing cultural competence and awareness of racial privilege in undergraduate students. Poster presentation presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
    • Zaken, K., LeDonne, D., & Price, L.H. (2018, April). Robokind: The efficacy of using social robots in autism therapy. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Pittsburgh, PA. Student poster session.
    • Price, L.H. (2017, March). Using informational texts to achieve language treatment goals. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Harrisburg, PA.
    • Brady, J. & Price, L.H. (2017, March). Analyzing language samples from speakers of nonmainstream English dialects. Seminar presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Harrisburg, PA.
    • Brady, J. & Price, L.H. (2016, November). Incorporating language sample analysis into clinical decision-making. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Price, L.H. & Bradley, B.A. (2016, November). Using interactive talk about books to achieve language treatment goals (PreK through Elementary). Seminar presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. (over 150 people attended)
    • Price, L.H. (2016, April). Social interactionist treatments for students with autism: Core principles and treatment strategies. Invited presentation for speech-language pathologists in southern South Dakota, Mitchell, SD.
    • Price, L.H. (2016, April). Using interactive talk about books to achieve language treatment goals. Invited presentation for speech-language pathologists in southern South Dakota, Mitchell, SD.
    • Price, L.H. & Bradley, B.A. (2013, April). Read-alouds in early childhood classrooms: Rethinking genre and teacher talk to scaffold children’s language and learning. Presentation for the Reading Research Institute: Next Steps in the Implementation of Common Standards at the International Reading Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.
    • Price, L.H. (2012, March). Interacting with children: Clinical skills for new SLPs. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lancaster, PA.
    • Price, L.H. & Bradley, B.A. (2011, December). Pre-kindergarten teachers’ preferences when choosing information books. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Bradley, B.A. & Price, L.H. (2011, December). Engaging pre-kindergarten children in repeated readings of thematically related books. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Price, L.H. & Hollingsworth, S. (2010, November). Parent-preschooler discourse during storybook and expository book sharing. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Richburg, C.M. & Price, L.H. (2010, October). So what now? Intervention for the child with a diagnosis of (C)APD. Invited presentation for the speech-language pathologists and audiologists employed by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU3), Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Richburg, C.M. & Price, L.H. (2010, November). Management strategies following a diagnosis of (C)APD. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Price, L.H., & Bradley, B. (2009, December). A Qualitative Analysis of Preschool Teachers’ Talk during Book Sharing with Storybooks and with Expository Books. National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
    • Price, L.H., & Cook, C. (2008, November). Incorporating Computer-Aided Language Sample Analysis into Clinical Practice. Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
    • Price, L.H. (2008, April). Technologies to facilitate language sample analysis. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Price, L.H. (2008, April). Fostering abstract language abilities in young children with language disorders. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Price, L.H., Bradley, B., & Rea, J. (2007, December). A comparison of preschool teachers’ read alouds of storybooks and expository books. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
    • Price, L.H. (2007, April). Invited presentation. Using book sharing to facilitate language skills in children with language disorders. Invited Presentation. Annual Convention of the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association. Raleigh, North Carolina.
    • Price, L.H. & Erickson, K. (2006, November). Vocabulary selection for children’s AAC devices for shared book reading. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Miami, Florida.
    • Hammett, L.A. (2006, April). Fostering abstract language abilities in young children with language disorders. North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
    • Haley, K., Hammett, L.A. Helm-Estabrooks, N. (2006, April). Clinician-friendly software technologies for analyzing language samples in aphasia. North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
    • Marion D., Haley, K., & Hammett, L.A (2006, April). Treating sublexical reading processes in a case of acquired agraphia. North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
    • Hammett, L.A. (2005, December). Patterns of parents’ talk during storybook sharing with preschool children: A replication of a cluster analysis study. National Reading Conference. Miami, Florida.
    • Hammett, L.A. & van Kleeck, A. (2005, December). Patterns of parents’ talk during book sharing with preschool children: A comparison between storybook and expository book conditions. National Reading Conference. Miami, Florida.
    • Hammett, L.A. (2005, April). Evidence for Neural Plasticity: Implications for Language Intervention. North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association, Wintson-Salem, North Carolina.
    • Hammett, L.A. (2005, April). Technologies that Facilitate Language Sample Analysis. North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association, Wintson-Salem, North Carolina.
    • Hammett, L.A. & Andreatta, R. (2003, March). Language disorders in young children: Neuroscience evidence meets clinical practice. Paper presented at the Georgia Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Savannah, Georgia.
    • Price, L.H., & Bradley, B. (2008, November). Preschool Teachers’ Strategies for Sharing Storybooks and Expository Books. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.