Marie Moore Channell, Ph.D.
Dr. Channell's research focuses on the development of language, cognition, and social-emotional skills in individuals with Down syndrome or other neurodevelopmental disorders associated with intellectual disability (e.g., fragile X syndrome; autism spectrum disorder), particularly during middle childhood and adolescence. Her questions are framed by how skills in these domains work together to influence everyday communication in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Channell earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Alabama in 2012. Following her PhD, she spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute, where she received interdisciplinary training in the Autism Research Training Program (NRSA T32, NIMH). She joined the faculty of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor in 2015.
Stephanie Bauer, B.S.
Stephanie is a master's student in the Speech-Language Pathology program. She currently enjoys working with individuals of all ages and in all settings and is excited to see where the future takes her.
Stephanie Cheng, B.S.
Stephanie is a master's student in the Speech-Language Pathology program. Her main interests are in speech-language intervention for children with developmental disabilities and speech-language services in nontraditional settings such as juvenile detention centers and prisons. She is interested in working with incarcerated youth or adults in future clinical practice.
Amanda Moy, B.S.
Amanda is pursuing her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at UIUC. She is currently interested in working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, as well as those with voice disorders.
Linnea Sandstrom, B.S.
Linnea is pursuing a master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois. She was a member of the IDCL as an undergraduate student and is excited to continue in the lab as a graduate student. After graduate school, she plans to earn her clinical certification and become a speech-language pathologist. She is especially interested in sociolinguistics, transgender voice therapy, and working with children.
Katrina is a junior studying Speech and Hearing Science with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. She plans on continuing her education to earn a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and eventually work in a hospital setting. Her main interests in the field are traumatic brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, and dysphagia.
Jennifer is a sophomore studying Interdisciplinary Health Science with a minor in Speech and Hearing Science. After graduation, she plans to obtain a master's degree in nursing to pursue a career as a neonatal nurse.
Allison is a junior studying Speech and Hearing Science with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology. She plans to attend graduate school in order to one day work as a speech-language pathologist in a medical or pediatric setting.
Shealyn Ashby, M.A.
Shealyn earned her master’s degree in 2017 and is currently completing her clinical fellowship year in Springfield, IL to become a certified speech-language pathologist. Afterwards, she plans to return to our lab to pursue a PhD in Speech and Hearing Science.
Caitlyn Boni, B.A.
Caitlyn earned her bachelor’s degree in 2017 and is now pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Illinois. Afterwards, she plans to continue her education toward a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science focusing on communicative development in children with neurogenetic disorders.
Emily Demick, B.S.
Emily graduated in December 2018 and is now pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Baylor University.
Taylor Hoffman, B.A.
Taylor graduated in May 2018 and is now pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Northwestern University.
Addie Howe, M.A.
Addie earned her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science in August 2019. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship year in the Champaign County public schools to earn her clinical certification as a speech-language pathologist.
Teresa Kubiak, B.A.
Taylor graduated in May 2018 and is now pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Purdue University.
Melissa Pietrowicz, B.S.
Melissa graduated in May 2019 and is now pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Arizona.
Lauren Siragusa, M.A.
Lauren earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology in August 2018. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship year at a pediatric clinic in the greater Chicago area to earn her clinical certification.
Emily Stratton, MSW
Emily completed her master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois in May 2018. She is now working as a school social worker in Rantoul, IL.