Karla Washington

Karla N Washington

Associate Professor and Director PedLLS Lab

French East

345D

CAHS Communication Sciences & Disorders - 0379

Hastings L. & William A. French Building
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45367

Professional Summary

Karla Washington is an Associate Professor and licensed speech-language pathologist with certification/licensure in Canada, Jamaica, and the United States. She studies speech and language development and disorders across a linguistic spectrum using various technologies (e.g., acoustic analysis and neuroimaging) and applies the lens of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health - Children and Youth (ICF-CY; WHO, 2007). Her research with monolingual English speaking children aims to understand variation in response interventions with known efficacy. Her population of focus is children diagnosed with developmental language disorders and those who are typically developing. Her research with bilingual children aims to characterize typical versus disordered profiles in speech sound production and expressive language. She has uses Jamaican Creole and English-speaking children as a model system to achieve this characterization. She has active programs of clinical research in each area of focus and leads an interdisciplinary and international team of researchers that is improving our understanding of the developing child.

Karla Washington is published in journals such as American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Child Care Health and Development; Child Language Teaching and Therapy, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Journal of Communication Disorders; and Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Her research has been funded by entities such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati Office of Research, and an Endowment to the Jamaican Creole Language Project.

Education

B.A. (Hons), Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario London, Ontario Canada, 1999 (Psychology)

Master's of Science, The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada, 2003 (Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology)

PhD, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario Canada, 2007 (Rehabilitation Sciences (focus in Speech-Language Pathology))

Research Support

Investigators:Washington, K. 2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship Award "Investigating child and environmental factors that predict preschool children's participation outcomes following speech-language intervention" Role:PI $5000 Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Washington, K. 02-2012 University of Cincinnati International Education Abroad Program Multilingual and Multicultural Experiences in Communication Disorders Role:PI $5000 Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K. 05-2012 University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Grant $2808.08 Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K. 11-2012 Faculty Development Council: Individual Award-International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Pediatric speech and language outcomes for at-risk preschoolers $4000 Type:Grant

Grant: #2013-2014 AARC Award Investigators:Washington, Karla 09-01-2013 -02-28-2015 American Speech Language and Hearing Association Advancing Academic Research Careers Role:PI $5,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Investigators:Karla Washington, Nancy Creaghead, Scott Holland and Jennifer Vannest 2013 ASHA Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Funding Award 5000

Grant: #URC Faculty Research Grants 2013-2014 Investigators:Washington, Karla 01-23-2014 -01-22-2015 UC's University Research Council URC Faculty Research Grants 2013-2014 Role:PI $8,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Investigators:Washington, K., Creaghead, N., Holland, S., Vannest, J. 07-2014 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Research and Teaching in Speech-Language Pathology - Language Disorders and Development in Early Childhood Role:PI $5000.00 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K. 04-2014 Faculty Development Council: Individual Award Multilingual Speech, Language and Literacy Role:PI $4000.00 Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K. 01-2014 University Research Council - Faculty Research Grant Imaging Language Function in 4-to-5 years old Role:PI $8000.00 Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K. 01-2014 Cincinnati Children's Hospital-Imaging Research Council Additional Scan Request Imaging Language Funtion in 4-to-5 year olds - A Feasibility Study Role:PI $7340.00 Type:Grant

Grant: #Block Travel Grant Investigators:Washington, K. 07-2013 UC International Multilingual and Mulicultural Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders Role:PI $2100.00 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K. 01-2014 University Research Council Interdisciplinary Team Grant Imaging Language Function in 4-5 year olds - An Intervention Study Role:PI 25,000 Type:Grant

Investigators:Nancy Creaghead, Karla Washington, Lesley Raisor-Becker, Sandra Combs, Amy Hobek 2016 -2021 U.S. Department of Education 2016 OSEP Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention and Related Services Leadership Personnel Role:Co-PI 1.25 million Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Jennifer Vannest & Scott Holland (research) Nancy Creaghead (teaching) 07-2013 -11-2015 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Advancing Academic Research Careers Grant 5000 Type:Grant

Investigators:Karla Washington 08-2014 -12-2015 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale: Jamaican Creole Role:Mentor $1000 Completed

Investigators:Karla Washington, Dana Harley, Victoria Wangia-Anderson, James Canfield -08-2017 President's Diversity Council D&I Incentive Grant Proposal $20,000 Active Type:Grant

-06-2016 College of Allied Health Sciences International Student Experiences Grant Education Abroad Program Jamaica $3978 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, Karla (mentor), Clark, Jade (mentee) -2015 University of Cincinnati (Women and Science and Engineering) An Examination of Code-mixing in Bilinugal Jamaican Creole speaking preschoolers $4500 Completed

04-2014 -2015 University of Cincinnati: Faculty Development Grant Multilingual language, literacy and speech development in children $4000 Completed

07-2015 -05-2016 University of Cincinnati International Block Grant Multilingual language, literacy and speech development in children $4000 Active

01-2016 -01-2021 U.S. Health Research and Services Administration: Maternal Child Health (MCH) Pathways Program MCH Pipeline Training Program $775,000 Pending Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K., Vannest, J., Plante, E. 10-2015 NIH-R21 Understanding Variation in Response to Treatment in Preschool SLI $448,141 Pending Type:Grant

Investigators:Washington, K., McLeod, S., Boyce, S., Crowley, C., Creaghead, N., Silbert, N., Devonish, H., Samms-Vaughan, M., Olberding, N. 02-2016 NIH-R15 Characterizing Speech and Language Skills in a Clinically Understudied Immigrant Group: Jamaican Creole $532,559 Pending Type:Grant

Grant: #84.325D Investigators:Nancy Creaghead 08-15-2016 -08-31-2021 US Department of Education Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Role:Co-Project Director Type:Grant

08-15-2016 -07-31-2017 University of Cincinnati President’s Office D&I Incentive Grant Proposal Role:Co-Investigator

09-30-2014 -12-31-2016 University of Cincinnati Foundation Endowment Jamaican Creole Language Project Role:PI Type:Grant

10-11-2014 -06-30-2017 College of Allied Health Sciences International Student Experience Grant Role:PI

04-01-2015 -07-31-2015 Considering code mixing patterns and rates in Jamaican preschoolers’ expressive grammar Role:Mentor Completed

07-31-2014 -12-31-2015 Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale (Jamaican Creole) Role:Mentor Completed Type:Grant

2015 College of Allied Health Sciences International Student Experience Grant $6498

2014 -2015 University of Cincinnati Foundation Education Abroad Program Endowment $7300

Investigators:Consultants: Suzanne Boyce, Nancy Creaghead, Noah Silbert (USA); Hubert Devonish, Maureen Samms-Vaughan(Jamaica); Sharynne McLeod (Australia) U.S. National Institutes of Health, R15 (Spring). Jamaican Children’s Speech and Language Skills Role:PI Pending

2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Grant Program for Projects on Multilingual Activities (Summer)

2016 College of Allied Health Sciences International Student Experience Grant $3900

2014 -2016 University of Cincinnati Foundation – Education Abroad Program Endowment. $11800

05-01-2014 -08-31-2014 University Research Council Faculty Research Grant Incorporating neuroimaging in preschoolers: A feasibility study

Grant: #H325D160007 Investigators:Becker, Lesley; Combs, Sandra; Creaghead, Nancy; Hobek, Amy; Washington, Karla 09-01-2016 -08-31-2021 Department of Education Preparation of Leadership Personnel in Language and Literacy Role:Collaborator $250,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Investigators:Karla Washington, Jennifer Vannest, Mark DiFrancessco 01-01-2018 -01-01-2019 Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Imaging Language Function in 4- to 5-year olds Role:co-PI 20,0000 Active Type:Grant Level:Local

Publications

Published Abstracts

Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B. Washington, K. N., Robertson, R., & Rosenbaum, P. (2010. )Establishing the reliability of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six) .[Abstracy]Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 52 (5 ),48Co-Author

Peer Reviewed Publications

Washington, K. N. (2007. )Using the ICF within speech-language pathology: Application to developmental language impairment .International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, ,9 (3 ),242 -243-255

Washington,K. N., Warr-Leeper, G.A., & Wren, T. (2006. )Development of emergent language learning children through parent literacy in English shared reading .OSLA Connection, ,2 (2 ),11 -12-14

Washington, Karla N; Warr-Leeper, Genese; Thomas-Stonell, Nancy (2011. )Exploring the outcomes of a novel computer-assisted treatment program targeting expressive-grammar deficits in preschoolers with SLI.Journal of Communication Disorders, ,44 (3 ),315-30

Washington, K. N. & Warr-Leeper, G. A. (2006. )A collaborative approach to computer-assisted treatment of preschool children with specific language impairment .OSLA Connection, ,2 (2 ),10 -11-16

Washington, K. N., Warr-Leeper, G. A., & Starcevic, K (2005. )Innovative technology and phonological disorders: Incorporating research into practice .OSLA Perspectives Journal, ,1 (2 ),11 -12-14

Salazer, R., Warr-Leeper, G., & Washington, K. N. (2005. )Application of the evidence: A collaborative project .OSLA Perspectives Journal, ,1 (2 ),16 -17

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S. & Warr-Leeper, G. (2012. )Parents' perspectives on the professional-child relationship and children's functional communication following speech-language intervention. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, ,36 (3 ),

Washington, K. (2013. )The association between expressive grammar intervention and social and emergent literacy outcomes in preschoolers with SLI .American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, ,

Oddson, B., Washington, K., Robertson, B., Rosenbaum, O., & Thomas-Stonell, N. (03-2013. )Test-retest and inter-rater reliability of clinicians’ ratings of preschool children using the FOCUS: Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six .Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology/Revue Canadienne d orthophonie et d audiologie., ,

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (2013. )Reliability of the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS) .Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, ,15 (1 ),25-31

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (2013. )Growth in expressive grammar following intervention in 3- to 4-year-old preschoolers with SLI .Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, ,15 (1 ),7-12

Washington, K. (2013. )The association between expressive grammar intervention and social and emergent literacy outcomes in preschoolers with SLI .American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, ,22 (1 ),113-125

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G., (2013. )Growth in expressive grammar following intervention in 3- to 4-year-old preschoolers with SLI .Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, ,15 (1 ),7 -12

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G., (2013. )Visual support in intervention for preschoolers with SLI .Topics in Language Disorders, ,33 (4 ),347

Washington, Karla N; Warr-Leeper, Genese; Thomas-Stonell, Nancy Exploring the outcomes of a novel computer-assisted treatment program targeting expressive-grammar deficits in preschoolers with SLI.Journal of communication disorders, ,44 (3 ),315-30

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (2013. )Reliability of the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS) .Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, ,15 (1 ),25 -31

Washington, K, & Warr-Leeper, G. (2013. )Visual support in intervention for preschoolers with specific language impairment. .Topics in Language Disorders, ,22 (1 ),113-125

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B., McLeod, S., Warr-Leeper, G., & Rosenbaum, P. (2013. )Construct validity of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six): A functional communication outcome measure for preschool children.Child: Care, Health, and Development, ,39 (4 ),481 -489

Washington, Karla N (2013. )The association between expressive grammar intervention and social and emergent literacy outcomes for preschoolers with SLI.American journal of speech-language pathology / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ,22 (1 ),113-25

Thomas-Stonell, N., Washington, K., Oddson, B., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (2013. )Measuring communicative participation using the FOCUS .Child: Care, Health, and Development, ,39 (4 ),474 -480

Washington, K; Thomas-Stonell, N; Oddson, B; McLeod, S; Warr-Leeper, G; Robertson, B; Rosenbaum, P (2013. )Construct validity of the FOCUS© (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six): a communicative participation outcome measure for preschool children.Child: care, health and development, ,39 (4 ),481-9

Oddson, B., Washington, K., Robertson, B., Rosenbaum, P., & Thomas-Stonell, N. (2013. )Test-retest and inter-rater reliability of clinicians' ratings of preschool children using the FOCUS: Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six .Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology/Revue Canadienne d orthophonie et d audiologie, ,

Thomas-Stonell, N; Washington, K; Oddson, B; Robertson, B; Rosenbaum, P (2013. )Measuring communicative participation using the FOCUS©: Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six.Child: care, health and development, ,39 (4 ),474-80

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., Bowen, C., & International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (2013. )International aspirations for speech-language pathologists' practice with multilingual children with speech sound disorders: Development of a position paper.Journal of Communication Disorders, ,46 (4 ),375 -387

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (2015. )Outcomes and predictors in preschoolers with speech-language and/or developmental mobility impairments. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, ,5 ,373-377

Washington, K., McDonald, M., McLeod, S., Crowe, K., & Devonish, D. Validation of the intelligibility in context scale for Jamaican Creole-speaking pre-schoolers .

Cunningham, B., Washington, K., Binns, A., Rolfe, K., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. Current methods of evaluating speech-language outcomes for preschoolers with communication disorders: A scoping review using the ICF-CY .

Washington, K., Henchy, C., Waldo, C., Westhoven, M., & Creaghead, N. Exploring predictors of expressive grammar across different assessment tasks in preschoolers with or without SLI.

Washington, K., Crowe, K., Rule, D., & Raisor-Becker, L. A systematic review of ICF-based assessment for childhood speech-language disorders.

Westby, C. & Washington, K. Using the ICF in assessment and intervention of children with language disorders: A tutorial .

Washington, K., & Raisor-Becker, L. Parents' and SLPs' ratings of communicative participation in typically developing and specific language impaired 4 to 5 year olds.

1. Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (2015. )Outcomes and predictors in preschoolers with speech-language and/or developmental mobility impairments.Child Language Teaching and Therapy, ,31 (2 ),141-157

Washington, K. N. (2014. )Support for identifying predictors of functional communication in children with cerebral palsy.Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, ,

Burton, J*., Washington, K.N., & Samms-Vaughan, M. (2018. )Parent report of Communication Skills of Jamaican Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. .Communication Disorders Quarterly., ,

Westby, C., & Washington, K. N. (2017. )Using the ICF in assessment and intervention of children with language disorders: A tutorial. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, ,(48 ), -137-152

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., International Expert Panel on Multicultural Children’s Speech+. (2017. )Speech assessment for multilingual children who do not speak the same language(s) as the speech- language pathologist: A tutorial. .American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, ,(29 ), -691-708

Washington, K. N., McDonald, M*., McLeod, S., Crowe, K., & Devonish, D. (2017. )Validation of the intelligibility in context scale for Jamaican Creole-speaking pre-schoolers. American Journal of Speech-Language-Pathology, ,26 , -750-761

Cunningham, B*., Washington, K. N., Binns, A., Rolfe, K., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (2016. )Current methods of evaluating speech-language outcomes for pre-schoolers with communication disorders: A scoping review using the ICF-CY .Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, ,60 , -447-464

Washington, K. N., Redle, R., Murrison, M., & Vannest, J. (2018. )Sentence Completion Expressive Language Task – Preschool Revised(SCELT-P_R): An fMRI Task for Preschoolers .

Invited Publications

Washington, K. N. (2010. )Using the ICF-CY in paediatric speech-language pathology .CASLPA Communique, 24 (2 ),4 -8

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., International Expert Panel on Multicultural Children's Speech Speech assessment for multilingual children who do not speak the same language(s) as the speech-language pathologist: A tutorial.

Other Publications

Warr-Leeper, G., Washington, K., Cameron, C. & Smith, T. (2006. )Kindergarten speech and language screener (2nd Ed.) .

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (2005. )Grammar guide for speech-language students.

Washington, K. (2005. )Clinical management tools for speech-language pathologists, parents, and students.

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (2009. )My Sentence Builder: A software program targeting the development of expressive grammar skills in preschool and school-age children. (Beta Version to 4th Ed., VISTA) .

Washington, K. (2006. )Split-plot ANOVA in SPSS. Sum and significance tutorial series .

Washington, K. (2005. )A comparison of conventional to computer-assisted treatment in preschool children with language disorders .Research Alliance for Children with Special Needs Final Report,

Washington, K. (1997. )Effect of hunger and thirst on word recall in humans .The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation, (35 ),414

Washington, K., (2012. )Multilingual children with speech sound disorders: Position paper .International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education

Washington, K., Murrison, M., Vannest, J., & Holland, S. (2013. )Sentence Completion Expressive Language Task- Preschool (SCELT-P): An fMRI Task for Preschoolers. .(ISBN 978-1-62847-622-4 ),

Washington, K. N., & Warr-Leeper, G. (2013. )My Sentence Builder: A software e-program targeting the development of expressive grammar skills in preschoolers with specific language impairment. .

Washington, K. N. (2018. )Jamaican Creole Language Project. A teaching resource for communication sciences and disorders to support cultural competence and experiential learning in the Jamaican context. .

Book Chapter

McCormack, J., Jacobs, D., & Washington, K. Specific mental functions-Language (b167) Measures for children with developmental disabilities .London,Mac Keith Press(Co-Author)

Washington, K. N. (2012 )Translation to practice: Typical bidialectal speech acquisition in Jamaica Multilingual aspects of speech sound disorders in children .(pp. 101-102-105).Bristol, UK,Multilingual Matters(Author)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Washington, K. (07-2012. )Grammatical intervention for preschoolers with SLI: An outcomes perspective .Child Language Laboratories, University of Western Ontario – School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario, Canada,

Washington, K. (11-2011. )The ICF and ICF-CY: Application to specific language impairment .Advanced Topics for Child Language, University of Western Ontario – School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario, Canada.,

Washington, K. (07-2011. )Participation and predictors: An examination of findings .Bloorview Research Institute Seminar Series, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

Washington, K. (12-2010. )Communication and participation outcomes for young children with communication disorders with and without concomitant mobility impairments .Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

Washington, K. (05-2010. )Enhancing social communication skills in children: Perspectives from speech-language treatment .English Montreal School Boards, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Washington, K. (05-2010. )Outcomes of a parent shared reading program for children speaking languages other than English .Workshop presentation for English Montreal School Boards, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Washington, K. (04-2010. )Speech-Language Intervention using the ICF and ICF-CY .Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA,

Washington, K. (12-2009. )My sentence builder: A computer-assisted treatment program for speech-language intervention .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada,

Washington, K. (11-2009. )Pragmatics training in speech-language treatment .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada,

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2009. )Investigating the influence of parents’ perceptions of the therapeutic relationship in speech-language pathology .Bloorview Research Symposium. Toronto, Canada,

Washington, K. (05-2009. )Communication and Education in Canada .Charles Sturt School of Teacher Education. Bathurst, Australia,

Washington, K. (04-2009. )Participation outcomes for children with communication disorders .Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services – West Quadrant. Toronto, Ontario,

Washington, K. (04-2009. )My Sentence Builder: A computer-assisted treatment program for children with expressive-grammar deficits .London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (11-2008. )Understanding predictors of treatment outcomes .Ontario Preschool Speech and Language Initiative, tykeTALK – University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (11-2007. )Intervention for preschool and kindergarten children with developing language .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Theory to Practice. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (06-2007. )Assessment and treatment of paediatric speech and language delays .Workshop for the Special Education Advisory Council Training Conference. Toronto, Ontario,

Washington, K. (06-2007. )Assessment and treatment of paediatric speech and language delays .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Theory to Practice. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (06-2007. )Emergent literacy development in English Language Learning children .Workshop for the London Catholic District School Board. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (11-2006. )Communication: The key to everyday functioning .London Medical Secretaries Association. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (09-2006. )Implications for assessment and treatment of children with specific language impairment .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Seminar in Management of Language Disorders in the Schools. London, Ontario,

Warr-Leeper, G., & Washington, K. (03-2005. )Strategies enhancing oral language and literacy .Workshop for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Warr-Leeper, G., & Washington, K. (02-2006. )Discovering and developing language .Workshop for the Waterloo-Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Warr-Leeper, G., & Washington, K. (01-2006. )Emphasis on oral language requisites to reading and writing .Workshop for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Washington, K. (11-2005. )Variables affecting responsiveness to treatment for preschoolers with phonological disorders: An examination of sex, severity, and stimulability .Workshop for Erin Oak Children’s Centre, Mississauga Ontario, November,

Washington, K. (11-2005. )Communication: It’s at the heart of education .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (11-2005. )Application of the ICF: Specific-language impairment in preschool children .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders. London, Ontario,

Salazer, R., Warr-Leeper, G., & Washington, K. (09-2005. )Enhancing the language assessment portfolio of the S-LP .Workshop for the Thames Valley District School Board. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (09-2005. )). The outcomes of a collaborative approach to phonological awareness training in kindergarten children .Workshop for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Washington, K. (09-2005. )The value of speech-language services for preschool and school-age children .Workshop for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Washington, K. (03-2005. )The outcomes of three different service delivery approaches in speech-language pathology .Workshop for the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. Mississauga, Ontario,

Washington, K. (03-2005. )A demonstration of canned programs for school-age children with language disorders .School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Advanced Study of Child Language Disorders. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (03-2005. )Computer technology and language intervention .Presentation for the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Advanced Study of Child Language Disorders. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (02-2005. )Working with the language environment .Workshop for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Washington, K. (02-2005. )Matching “teacher talk” to student listening .Workshop for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Waterloo, Ontario,

Washington, K. (09-2004. )The impact of classroom-based language on academic performance .Workshop for the Waterloo District School Board. Waterloo Ontario,

Washington, K. (05-2004. )Examining the impact of language use in the classroom .Workshop for Roberts’ School for the Deaf. London, Ontario,

Washington, K. (11-2012. )Investigating language, literacy and speech outcomes in the developing child .Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - Neuroimaging and Normal Language Development Group, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Washington, K. (07-2012. )Grammatical intervention for preschoolers with SLI: An outcomes perspective .Child Language Laboratories, University of Western Ontario – School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario: Canada.

Washington, K. (06-2012. )Outcomes and predictors of outcomes for preschoolers with speech-language impairments: A postdoctoral research studying using the FOCUS© .Workshop for the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication (FOCUS) Outcome Measure National Launch, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario: Canada.

Washington, K. (11-2012. )Investigating language, literacy and speech outcomes in the developing child .Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center- Neuroimaging and Normal Language Development Group, Cincinnati, OH: USA.

Washington, K. (08-2013. )Considering parental perspective in speech-language pathology .Communication Sciences Research Center, Cincinnati, OH: USA.

McLeod, S., Croweley, C.J., Williams, A. L., Louw, B., Westby, C., To, C. K. S., Washington, K. N., MacLeod, A. A. N. (2013. )Beyond Spanish: Competencies for SLP’s working with children from diverse cultures. .American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Chicago, IL. Level:National

Washington, K., Davis, D., & Greene, R. (08-2013. )Parents’ perspectives on a brief parent-child shared-reading program for at-risk culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers. .29th World Congress of International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Conference., Turin, Italy: Europe. Level:International

Washington, K., & Raisor Beck, L. (03-2014. )Pediatric speech-language practice and outcomes in monolingual and multilingual children. Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbus, OH: USA. Level:National

Washington, K. (04-2014. )). An introduction to Jamaican Culture: Language, Education and Cuisine .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH: USA. Level:University

Washington, K. (03-2014. )Jamaican Children’s Speech and Language Skills .University of the West Indies- Mona Campus, Jamaica, West Indies. Level:International

Washington, K., Raisor-Becker, L. (03-2014. )Pediatric speech and language practice and outcomes in monolingual and multilingual children .Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Columbus, OH: USA. Level:State

Washington, K. (02-2014. )Speech sound disorders: A discussion framed using ICF-CY .U.S. Department of Education, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee. Level:National

(11-2015. )Person-centered outcomes in culturally and diverse contexts: International application of the ICF .American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO. Level:National

Washington K, Murrison M, Vannest J, & Holland S (11-2014. )Validity and reliability of a computer-based expressive language task for 4- to 5-year olds .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Washington, K, Murrison, M, T, McDonald, M, Waldo, C, Westhoven, M, Henchy, C, & Vannest, J. (11-2015. )Feasibility of a valid and reliabile computer-based expressive language task for 4- to 5-year children .American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention , Denver, Colorado, USA.

Washington, K., & McLeod, S (11-2017. )Global tools and resources for pediatric SLP: Supporting children around the world. .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Washington, K., Tillard, G., Crowley, C., & Campbell, S. (11-2016. )Country and Culture: International Clinical Competency Training – Student and Faculty Perspectives. .American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Washington, K. N., McDonald, M*., McLeod, S., Devonish, H., & Crowe, K (06-2016. )Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale for Jamaican-Creole speaking children .International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Canada..

McLeod, S., Verdon, S (06-2016. )Assessing the speech of children who do not speak the same language(s) as their SLP: A tutorial. International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Canada..

McLeod, S., Verdon, S. (05-2016. )Experts' recommendations for assessing multilingual children's speech in language(s) that their speech-language pathologist does not speak .Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

McLeod, S., Verdon, S (08-2016. )Recommendations for the assessment of multilingual children's speech .

Raisor-Becker, L., Liberman, R., Sotto, C., Washington, K. (11-2016. )Graduate student stress in CSD: Stress levels, types of stressors and ideas for stress reduction .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Burton, J*., Swint, B*., Jackson, B*., Gilbert, E*., Cummings, G*., Washington, K., & Creaghead, N. (11-2016. )Exploring core symptomology in school-aged girls with high functioning ASD: Findings from the SCQ and ADOS-2 .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Burton, J*., Marko, K*., Phillips, N*., Wolf, A*., Washington, K., & Creaghead, N. (11-2016. )Social communication profiles in school-aged girls with high functioning ASD: Preliminary information from the CCC-2 .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Washington, K. N., McKinney, L*., Shaw, B*., Rebholtz, A*., Devonish, H., & Samms-Vaughan, M. (11-2016. )Characterizing grammatical development in bilingual pre-schoolers using Index of Productive Syntax (30-minute podium) .American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Cunningham, B. J*., Washington, K. N., Binns, A., Rolfe, K., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (11-2016. )Evaluating speech-language outcomes for pre-schoolers with communication disorders within the ICF-CY framework: Focusing on participation (1-hour seminar). .American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Kokotek, L*., Waligura, S*., Wright, R*., Raisor Becker, L., Combs, S., Creaghead, N., Hobek, A., & Washington, K. N. (11-2017. )Research to enhance services for culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. .American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Westby, C., & Washington, K. N. (11-2017. )Integrating the International Classification of Functioning into school-based practices. American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Burton, J*., Bennet, K.*, Ratnasamy, H.*, Banczak, E*., Kisanga, E., Creaghead, N*., & Washington, K., (11-2017. )Pragmatic profiles in girls with high-functioning ASD compared to age-matched girls who are typically developing (poster presentation). .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, los.

Burton, J*., Bennet, K.*, Ratnasamy, H.*, Banczak, E*., Kisanga, E., Creaghead, N*., & Washington, K., (11-2017. )Pragmatic profiles in girls with high-functioning ASD compared to age-matched girls who are typically developing (poster presentation). .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Washington, K.N., & Wright, R. (03-2018. )Jamaican children’s speech and language skills: A discussion and tutorial framed for speech-language pathology .University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.

Washington, K. (09-2017. )Children’s speech and language in a pluralistic society: Application of the ICF .Speech Pathology.com,

Acquavita, S., Earl, B., McCarthy, M., & Washington, K. (12-2016. )National Research Mentor Network – Mentoring Workshop .College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati.

Acquavita, S., Earl, B., McCarthy, M., & Washington, K. (05-2016. )National Research Mentor Network Workshop – Maintaining Effective Communication .College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati.

Washington, K. (04-2016. )Cultural and linguistic diversity in child language: Consideration of bilingual speakers vocabulary and grammatical development .Child language laboratories., Western University, London, Ontario: Canada.

Poster Presentations

Washington, K. N. & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-11-2011. )Expressive grammar intervention for preschool SLI: Examining efficiency and complexity .Society for Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin. .Other Institution. .Level:National

Marquis, A., Washington, K. N., Robertson, B., Oddson, B., Walker, J., Rosenbaum, P., & Thomas-Stonell, N. (11-2011. )Validity of the FOCUS .Poster presentation for the 6th Annual Bloorview Research Institute Symposium, Toronto, Ontario: Canada. .

Marquis, A., Washington, K. N., Robertsob, B., Oddson, B., Walker, J., Rosenbaum, P., & Thomas-Stonell, N. (11-16-2011. )Validity of the FOCUS .6th Annual Bloorview Research Institute Symposium, Toronto, Ontario. .Conference. .Level:International

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2011. )Parents’ and SLPs’ perspectives on communication and participation skills .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California: USA. .

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2011. )Expressive-grammar intervention for preschool SLI: Examining efficiency and complexity .Society for Research in Child Language Disorders Annual Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin: USA. .

Kalwani, T., Warr-Leeper, G., Washington, K., Salazer, R., Killip, S., & Mitchell, N. (04-2009. )Oral language abilities in kindergarten as predictors of reading outcomes .Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists National Conference, London, Ontario: Canada. .

Colangeli, J., Warr-Leeper, G., Salazer, R., & Washington, K. (04-2009. )Improving literacy outcomes in at-risk school-age children .Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists National Conference , London, Ontario: Canada. .

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (04-2009. )Effectiveness of two direct treatments on session-to-session syntactic growth for preschool SLI .Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists National Conference, London, Ontario: Canada. .

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2008. )Collateral effects of expressive-grammar treatment for preschool SLI .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois: USA. .

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2008. )Comparing outcomes of three treatment programs for expressive-SLI .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois: USA. .

Washington, K., Warr-Leeper, G., & Ahrens, M. (11-2007. )Influence of IQ and severity on language changes for preschool SLI .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, Massachusetts: USA. .

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2006. )Application of the international classification of functioning, disability, and health (ICF) to speech-language services for specific language impairment: A guide to practice .Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, Charlottetown, PEI: Canada. .

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (05-2006. )Exploring computer-assisted treatment: Effects and utilization in speech-language pathology .Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists , Winnipeg, Manitoba: Canada. .

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (02-2006. )An investigation of barriers to preschool speech-language services within the Thames-Valley region .Annual CSD Research Day, CAN , London, Ontario: Canada. .

Washington, K., Warr-Leeper. G., & Luke, J. (11-2005. )Addressing barriers to preschool speech-language services .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, California: USA. .

Thompson, H., Frieburger, M., Washington, K., Warr-Leeper. G., & Starcevic, K. (10-2005. )An exploration of phoneme acquisition for preschool children receiving phonological treatment .Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Peterborough, Ontario: Canada. .

Washington, K., Warr-Leeper. G., Thompson, H., & Starcevic, K. (10-2005. )Variables affecting responsiveness to treatment for preschool children with phonological disorders .Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists ,

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (08-2005. )The computer-assisted instruction of speech and language in preschool children. A comparison of conventional treatment to computer-assisted treatment for phonological disorders .OWL/BIHR Child Learning in a Digital World, St. Catharines, Ontario: Canada. .

Washington, K., Warr-Leeper, G., & Thompson, H. (06-2005. )Computer-assisted intervention: The language, social and emergent literacy outcomes of a child with specific language impairment .Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network ,

Washington, K., Warr-Leeper, G., Salazer, R., Gain, K., & Koyanagi, K. (02-2005. )Improving the oral language foundation for reading: Phonological awareness and narrative skills .CSD Research Day,

Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B., Washington, K., Robertson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (09-2012. )Validating the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six) .Seminar for the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Toronto, Ontario: Canada. .

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2012. )Examining outcomes in specific grammatical categories .Proceedings of 14th Biennial International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Conference, Cork, Ireland: Europe. .

Washington, K. & McLeod, S. (06-2012. )Bi-dialectal considerations for Jamaican Creole: A focus on Phonology .Proceedings of 14th Biennial International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Conference, Cork, Ireland: Europe. .

Moore, B., Felts, K., Bettner, K., McFarland, A., Rule, W., & Washington, K. (2014. )Emergent literacy outcomes in monolingual English Head Start preschoolers. Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbus, OH: USA. .Level:State

Murrison, M., Washington, K., Vannest, J., & Holland, S. (03-2014. )Development of a Neuroimaging Expressive-Language Task for 4-to5 Year Olds. Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association, Columbus, OH: USA. .

Martin, K., Grubbs, S., & Wells, J. (04-2016. )Effects of printed education materials on healthcare outcomes .18th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati.. .Level:Local

Evans, S., Witten, A., & Shanks, D (04-2016. )The effectiveness of AAC on speech and language development in children and adolescents with speech sound disorders. .18th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Mackie, D. & Shahpurwala, S. (04-2016. )A comparison of speech sounds in children pre- and post frenulectomy. 18th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Kaiser, M., Lenzer O., & Miller, A. (04-2016. )The effects of reading comprehension intervention on reading ability in elementary school-aged children .18th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Barth, C., Brennan, A., Istre, M., Bunn, A., Lampone, J., & Combs, C. (04-2015. )Speech, language, and cognitive outcomes following hemispherectomy. 17th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Komeda, E., Amend, M., Chiodi, A., Stolyar, R., & Massaro, R (04-2015. )The longitudinal effect of temperament on people who stutter. .17th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Davis, A., Koepke, L., Schultheis, J., & Park, Y. (04-2015. )Assessing treatments and evaluations of orofacial myofunctional disorder and tongue thrust as they relate to articulation disorders. Poster presentation for the 17th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. . .

Gristock, J., Elchison, M., Harder, T., Mashni, R., & Schaser, L. (04-2015. )The effect of positive reinforcement in mealtimes with problem feeders ages 2;0-6;0. .17th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

McKinney, L., Recker, A., & Shaw, B. (04-2016. )Characterizing grammatical development using Index of Productive Syntax for bilingual preschoolers who speak Jamaican Creole and Standard English. 18th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Marko, K., Phillips, N., Burton, J., Washington, K., & Creaghead, N. (04-2016. )Social communication profiles in school-aged girls with high functioning autism spectrum disorders: Descriptive information from the Children’s Communication Checklist – Second Edition (CCC-2) .18th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Mikhail, L., & Gilmore, M. (04-2015. )The cultural and diagnostic appropriateness of standardized assessments for bilingual populations: A focus on Jamaican Preschoolers .17th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Epure, N. (04-2015. )Parents’ perspectives on improving social communication skills: A qualitative pilot study with two Jamaican Creole-speaking girls .17th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Brittany, H., Shear, M., Spraulding, K., & Walterman, S. (04-2014. )Traumatic brain injury: Speech-language pathology intervention for executive functioning. 16th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

2. Bronkema, D., Horton, L., Kotagal, A., Perkins, A., & Sander, K. (04-2014. )The effects of oral-motor intervention on feeding in preterm infants. .Poster presentation for the 16th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. . .

Boegan, C., Gloyeske, H., Goodall, B & Rowe, K. (04-2014. )Treating speech sound disorders in the schools: Is keeping with tradition the most efficient approach .16th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Denton, N., Ray, A., Thordsen, A., & Tippett, L. (04-2014. )The effectiveness of social pragmatic intervention with children with emotional behavioral disturbance. 16th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

Bush, M., Dupont, L., Mooney, A., & Nye, L (04-2014. )Assistive bottle feeding for individuals with craniofacial anomalies: Comparing side-lying position to upright position .16th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati. .

McFarland, A. (04-2014. )Parental and SLPs’ perspective on Jamaican children’s communicative participation. 16th Annual Presentations of Research and Scholarly/Innovative Endeavors (PRaISE) Conference, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati.. .

Speights, M., Silbert, N., MacAuslan, J., Blades*, R., Donaldson, M*., Tuohy, S*., Ungruhe, J*., & Washington, K. (10-2017. )Towards automated detection of similarities and differences in bilingual speakers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,

Paper Presentations

Thomas-Stonell, N., Washington, K., Oddson, B., Robertson, R., & Rosenbaum, P. (11-2012. )Measuring communicative participation in preschool children .Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Conference. Level:National

Thomas-Stonell, N., Robertson, R., Washington, K., Oddson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (09-2012. )Measuring the impact of speech-language therapy using the FOCUS .Manchester, United Kingdom. Conference. Level:International

Thomas-Stonell, N., Washington, K., Oddson, B., Robertson, R., & Rosenbaum, P. (09-2012. )Validating the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six) .Toronto, Ontario Canada. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Thomas-Stonell, N., Washington, K., Robertson, B., Oddson, B, & Rosenbaum, P. (11-2012. )Validating the FOCUS©: A Measure of Communicative Participation for Preschoolers .Atlanta, Georgia: USA. Conference. Level:National

Thomas-Stonell, N., Robertson, B., Washington, K., Oddson, B, & Rosenbaum, P. (09-2012. )Measuring the impact of speech-language therapy using the FOCUS© .Manchester: UK. Other Institution. Level:International

Rosenbaum, P., Thomas-Stonell, N., Washington, K., Robertson, B., & Oddson, B. (09-2012. )Validating the FOCUS© (FOCUS ON THE OUTCOMES OF COMMUNICATION UNDER SIX) .Toronto, Ontario: CAN. Professional Meeting. Level:International

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2012. )Examining outcomes in specific grammatical categories .Cork, Ireland: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2012. )Syntactic growth in preschool SLI: Comparing outcomes for computer-assisted and non computer-assisted intervention .Cork, Ireland: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K. & McLeod, S. (06-2012. )Bi-dialectal considerations for Jamaican Creole: A focus on Phonology .Cork, Ireland: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K. Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., Warr-Leeper, G., Oddson, B, & Rosenbaum, P. (05-2012. )Parents’ perspectives on the child-SLP relationship and children’s outcomes .St. John’s, Newfoundland: CAN. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (03-2012. )Literacy outcomes in at-risk preschoolers .Columbus, Ohio: USA. Conference. Level:State

Washington, K. (11-2011. )“Translation to practice: Typical bidialectal speech acquisition in Jamaica, Cross-linguistic and multilingual aspects of speech sound disorders in children” .San Diego, California: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K. (11-2011. )Social and emergent literacy outcomes following expressive grammar intervention .San Diego, California: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K. (04-2011. )Applying the ICF-CY in Paediatric S-LP .Montreal, Quebec: Canada. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (04-2011. )Communicative-participation outcomes: Perspectives of parents and SLPs using the FOCUS .Montreal, Quebec: Canada. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2010. )Predictors of participation outcomes in children with communication disorders .Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2010. )Evaluating participation outcomes with intervention in pediatric speech-language pathology .Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., Warr-Leeper, G., & Robertson, B. (10-2010. )A preliminary investigation of parents’ perceptions of the therapeutic relationship in speech-language pathology .Richmond Hill, Ontario: Canada. Conference. Level:International

Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B., Washington, K., Robertson, R., & Rosenbaum, P. (09-2010. )Establishing the Reliability of the FOCUS (Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six) .Washington, DC: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (08-2010. )Measuring outcomes in speech-language therapy .Athens, Greece: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (08-2010. )Evaluating expressive-grammar outcomes for preschool SLI in multiple contexts .Athens, Greece: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., Warr-Leeper, G., Oddson, B, & Robertson, B. (08-2010. )Parents’ perspectives on speech-language therapy .Athens, Greece: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Thomas-Stonell, N., Oddson, B., Rosenbaum, P., Washington, K., Robertson, B., & Walker, J. (08-2010. )The FOCUS: A measure of communicative participation .Athens, Greece: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2010. )Spontaneous language skills following intervention in preschoolers with SLI .Oslo, Norway: Europe. Conference. Level:International

Warr-Leeper, G., Salazer, R., & Washington, K. (02-2010. )Improving literacy outcomes in at risk school-age children .Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2009. )Predictors of participation outcomes for preschool SLI .New Orleans, Louisiana: USA. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K., Warr-Leeper, G., & Thomas-Stonell, N. (11-2009. )Effects of speech-language intervention on participation outcomes for preschoolers with specific language impairment .Toronto, Ontario: Canada. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (05-2009. )Application of the ICF to assessment and treatment practices for expressive-grammar deficits in preschool SLI .Adelaide, South Australia: Australia. Conference. Level:International

Washington, K., & Warr-Leeper, G. (05-2009. )Measuring treatment outcomes for speech, emergent-literacy and oral language deficits .London, Ontario: Canada. Conference. Level:International

Warr-Leeper, G., & Washington, K. (06-2006. )Computer-assisted delivery of service: An investigation of the different approaches for the development of speech, oral language, and emergent literacy skills .Charlottetown, PEI: Canada.

Holmes, J., & Washington, K. (06-2005. )Exploring the relationship between the berg balance scale and the classification structure of the international classification of functioning, disability, and health, ICF .Minneapolis, Minnesota: USA.

Warr-Leeper, G., Washington, K., & Wren, T. (06-2005. )Development of oral language and emergent literacy in English language learning children through parent shared reading .Toronto, Ontario: Canada.

Washington, K. N., Thomas-Stonell, N., McLeod, S., Warr-Leeper, G., Oddson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (05-2012. )Parental perspectives on the Child-SLP Relationship and Participation Outcomes .St. John’s, Newfoundland: Canada.

Boyce, S., Busch, J., Combs, S., Creaghead, N., Hobek, A., Raisor-Becker, L., Rivera-Campos, A., Rivera-Perez, J., Speights, M., & Washington, K. (03-2013. )Current research on language and literacy development in children .Turin, Italy: Europe.

Rivera-Campos, A., Rivera, J.F., Hobek, A., Washington, K., Raisor-Becker, L.J., Combs, S.G., Creaghead, N.A. (03-15-2013. )Current Research on Language and Literacy Development in Children .Columbus, Ohio.

Thomas-Stonell, N., Washington, K., Oddson, B., Robertson, R., & Rosenbaum, P. (11-2012. )Measuring communicative participation in preschool children .Atlanta, GA.

Thomas-Stonell, N., Robertson, R., Washington, K., Oddson, B., & Rosenbaum, P. (09-2012. )Measuring the impact of speech-language therapy using the FOCUS .Manchester, United Kingdom.

Washington, K. & Warr-Leeper, G. (06-2012. )Syntactic growth in preschool SLI: Comparing outcomes for computer-assisted and non computer-assisted intervention .Cork, Ireland.

Boyce, S., Busch, J., Combs, S., Creaghead, N., Hobek, A., Raisor-Becker, L., Rivera-Campos, A., Rivera-Perez, J., Speights, M., & Washington, K. (03-2013. )Current research on language and literacy development in children (90 minutes) .Turin, Italy: Europe/ Columbus, OH: USA.

Washington, K., McLeod, S., Samms-Vaughan, M., & Devonish, H. (08-2013. )Considerations during speech and language assessment for bidialectal children in Jamaica (2 hr seminar) .Turin, Italy: Europe.

Washington, K., Davis, D., & Green, R. (08-2013. )Parents' perspectives on a brief parent-child shared-reading program for at-risk culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers .Turin, Italy: Europe.

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., Bowen, C., & International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (08-2013. )Multilingual children with speech sound disorder: Creation of a position paper by an international expert panel (2 hour seminar) .Turin, Italy: Europe.

Washington, K. (11-2013. )Cross-cultural competencies for working with bilingual children from Jamaica (2 hr seminar) .Chicago, Illinois: USA.

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., Bowen, C., & International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech (11-2013. )Aspirations of an international expert panel for working with multilingual children with speech sound disorders (30 min presentation) .Chicago, Illinois: USA.

Washington, K. N., McLeod, S., Devonish, H., & Samms-Vaughan, M. (11-2013. ) Cross-cultural competencies for working with bi-dialectal children from Jamaica .Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:National

Washington, K., McLeod, S., Samms-Vaughan, M., & Devonish, H. (09-2013. )Considerations during speech and language assessment for bidialectal children in Jamaica. Italy:Europe. Conference. Level:International

McLeod, S., Verdon, S., (09-2016. )Recommendations for the assessment of multilingual children's speech .International Association of Logopedics and PhoniatricsDublin, Ireland. Level:International

McLeod, S., Verdon, S. (05-2016. )International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech .Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

McLeod, S., Verdon, S. (06-2016. )International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech .Oral Presentation. International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference. Halifax, Canada.

4. Washington, K. N., McDonald, M., McLeod, S., Devonish, H., & Crowe, K (06-2016. )Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale for Jamaican-Creole speaking children .Halifax, Canada.

5. Burton, J., Washington, K., Epure, N., Garland, K., & Samms-Vaughan, M. (11-2015. )Parents’ Perspectives on a Social Communication Workshop: A Pilot-study with Jamaican Creole-Speaking Girls with ASD. .Denver, Colorado, USA.

6. McDonald, M., Washington, K. N., McLeod, S., Devonish, H., & Crowe, K. (11-2015. )Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale as a Subjective Measure for Jamaican Creole-speaking Preschoolers. .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA.

7. Rule, D., Washington, K., Crowe, K., & Raisor-Becker, L. (11-2015. )ICF-CY Based Outcome Measures for Childhood Speech-Language Disorders: A Systematic Review .Oral Technical Research Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA..

Washington, K., & Westby, C. (11-2015. )Applying the ICF in Language Assessment, Intervention, and Goal-Selection for Pre/School-Age Children .Seminar, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Washington, K. N., Murrison, M., Maloney, T., McDonald, M., Waldo, C., Westhoven, M., Henchy, C., & Vannest, J. (11-2015. )Feasibility of a valid and reliable computer-based expressive language task for 4- to 5-year old children .Oral Technical Research Presentation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA.

10. Mikhail, L*., Gilmore, M*., Washington, K., McLeod, S., Devonish, H., & Samms-Vaughan, M (11-2015. )Cultural and diagnostic appropriateness of standardized language assessments for bilingual speakers: Considering Jamaican Creole-speaking preschoolers. .American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Colorado, USA.

11. Washington, K., Felts, K*., Moore, B*., Rule, W*., McFarland, A*., & Warr-Leeper, G. (11-2014. )Emergent literacy outcomes and predictors for English language learning and monolingual English-speaking preschoolers .Technical Research Session at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida, USA.

12. Washington, K., McLeod, S., McFarland, A*., & Weisbarth, J*. (11-2014. )Jamaican Creole-speaking children’s expressive language, emergent literacy and communicative participation: SLP, parent and teacher evaluations .Technical Research Session at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida, USA.

13. Washington, K., Murrison*, M., Vannest, J., & Holland, S. (11-2014. )Validity and reliability of a computer-based expressive language task for 4- to 5-year olds. .Technical Research Session at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Weisbarth, J., Washington, K., McLeod, S., Samms-Vaughan, M., & Devonish, H. (11-2014. )Print Concept Development in English: Comparing Jamaican Preschoolers to US ELL and Monolingual English-Speaking Preschoolers .Poster for PROGENY at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, Florida, USA.

15. McLeod, S., Washington, K., Devonish, H., & Samms-Vaughan, M. (06-2014. )Code switching in the speech of young Jamaican children. Stockholm, Sweden: Europe.

16. Washington, K., Felts, K*., Moore, B*., Rule, W*., Bettner, K*., & Warr-Leeper, G. (2014. )Emergent literacy outcomes in multilingual preschoolers. .Stockholm, Sweden: Europe.

Washington, K., McLeod, S., Samms-Vaughan, M., Devonish, H., *Hamilton, S., *McFarland, A., & Creaghead, N. (06-2014. )Code switching in the grammar of young Jamaican children .Stockholm, Sweden: Europe.

18. Moore, B*., Felts, K*., Bettner, K*., McFarland, A*., Rule, W*., & Washington, K. (03-2014. )Emergent literacy outcomes in monolingual English Head Start preschoolers .Columbus, Ohio, USA.

19. Murrison, M*., Washington, K., Vannest, J., & Holland, S. (03-2014. )Development of a Neuroimaging Expressive-Language Task for 4-to-5 Year Olds. Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Symposium

(05-2016. )Experts' recommendations for assessing multilingual children's speech in language(s) that their speech-language pathologist does not speak .Perth, Austrailia. Conference. Level:International

(06-2016. )Assessing the speech of children who do not speak the same language(s) as their SLP: A tutorial. Halifax, Canada. Conference. Level:International

(06-2016. )Internationalization of the Intelligibility in Context Scale .Halifax, Canada. Conference. Level:International

(11-2015. )Feasibility of a valid and reliable computer-based expressive language task for 4 to 5 year old children .Denver, CO. Conference. Level:National

(11-2015. )Parents' perspectives on a social communication workshop: A pilot study with Jamaican Creole-speaking girls with ASD. Denver, CO. Conference. Level:National

(11-2015. )Cultural and diagnostic appropriateness of standardized language assessment for bilingual speakers: Considering Jamaican Creole-speaking preschoolers .Denver, CO. Conference. Level:National

(11-2015. )Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale as a subjective measure for Jamaican Creole-speaking preschoolers .Denver, CO. Conference. Level:National

(11-2015. )Applying the ICF in language, assessment, intervention, and goal-selection for preschool-age children .Denver, CO. Conference. Level:National

(11-2015. )ICF-CY based outcome measures for childhood speech-language disorders: A systematic review .Denver, CO. Conference. Level:National

Honors and Awards

2008 -2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Status:Recipient Level:International

2010 -2011 Research Trainee Fellowship (Postdoctoral Level) Principal Investigator: Nancy Thomas-Stonell Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Fellowship

2011 -2011 NIH Travel Award Society for Research in Child Language Disorders Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Grant

2012 Undergraduate Research Day- "Great Research Poster" Capstone Poster Presentation: Michael Bush (Senior Capstone) and Karla Washington (Supervisor). Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Topic: "Evaluating Expressive-Grammar Gains: Comparing Intervention to No Intervention" Level:University Type:Recognition

2010 1st ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE)

2010 Lessons for Success Research Nominee Hosted by ASHA: "This is an invitation only conference fellowship targeted to individuals who have already shown promise for a productive research career"

2010 Child Language Laboratories Clinical Education & Research Award for Excellence

2009 Top 10 Articles in International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (IJSLP) "Application of the ICF to Developmental Language Impairments"

2009 Second Highest Full Text Non-freely Downloaded Paper for IJSLP "Application of the ICF to Developmental Language Impairments"

2009 Child Language Laboratories Research Award for Excellence

2007 Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRnet) Student Travel Award

2007 Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Conference Travel Award

2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST)

2007 CLLRNet Graduate Researchship

2006 CLLRNet Graduate Researchship

2006 Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Science Travel Award

2006 UWO Graduate Thesis Research Award

2006 OGSST

2006 CLLRNet Graduate Researchship

2005 -2007 UWO Graduate Research Scholarship

2005 CLLRNet Student Travel Award

2005 CLLLRNet Postgraduate Scholarship Supplement Award

2005 CLLRNet Graduate Researchship

2005 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

2004 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

2004 CLLRNet Graduate Researchship

2003 -2005 UWO Graduate Research Scholarship

2003 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

2003 Doctoral Fellowship

2003 CLLRNet Graduate Researchship

2002 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

2002 Harmonize for Speech Award

2013 2nd ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE)

2013 ASHA: Lessons for Success This is an invitation only training award targeted to individuals who have already shown promise for a productive research career.

2014 College of Allied Health Sciences Excellence in Research Award

2015 3rd ASHA Award for Continuing Education

2016 -2016 University of Cincinnati Celebration of Black Excellence Award: Excellence in Research and Service Award Status:Recipient Level:University

2015 -2015 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Award for Continuing Education (ACE) ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning be earning 7.0 ASHA Continuing Education Units (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period. The ACE award ultimately recognizes recipients for their excellence achieved in learning. Level:National

2015 -2015 ASHA: Multicultural Concerns Leading the Way Award in Cultural Diversity Activities Level:National

2016 Similarities and differences in expressive grammar in bilingual Jamaican preschoolers University of Cincinnati Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Experience for Women Undergraduates Status:Recipient Level:University

2015 Topic – Code-mixing rates and patterns Practices in Jamaican Preschoolers University of Cincinnati WISE Research Experience for Women Undergraduates Status:Recipient Level:University

2014 Bilingual Expressive Language Practices in Jamaican Preschoolers University of Cincinnati WISE Summer Research Experience for Women Status:Recipient Level:University

2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Advisor Award University of Cincinnati

2018 Black Faculty Association Maendeleo Award University of Cincinnati

Student Advising

Rachel Greene & Dillon Davis (Undergrad )Advisor Status:In Progress 2013

Michael Bush (Undergrad )Advisor Status:Completed 2012

Alexandra Marquis (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:Completed 2011

Jamie Young (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:Completed 2010

Samantha Young (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:Completed 2009

Rachel Czutrin (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:Completed 2006

Andrea Chance (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:Completed 2004

Vilma Reyes (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:Completed 2013

Tanya Kalwani (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2008

Julia Colangeli (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2007

Michelle Ahrens (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2007

Dahlia Khalil (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2006

Stacey Johnson (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2006

Heather Thompson (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2005

Tania Wren (Master )Supervisor Status:Completed 2004

Molly Murrison (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:In Progress 2014

Mona Jenkins (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:In Progress 2014

Ally McFarland (Undergrad )Supervisor Status:In Progress 2014

Katie Cunha and Brittany Moore (Master )Advisor Status:In Progress 2014

Woody Rule (Master )Supervisor Status:In Progress 2014

Megan McDonald (Master )Advisor Status:In Progress 2015

Dillon Davis and Rachel Green (Master )Advisor Status:In Progress 2015

David Woodson Rule (Doctoral )Status:In Progress 2019

Jenny Burton (Doctoral )Status:In Progress 2017

Lauren McKinney (Master )Chair Status:In Progress

Allyson McFarland (Master )Chair Status:Completed 2016

Barbara Jane Cunningham (Master )Co-Chair Status:Completed 2016

Brigette Shaw (Undergrad )Chair 2016

Abigail Rebholz (Undergrad )Chair

Alexis Wolf (Undergrad )Chair 2016

Karalyn Marko (Undergrad )Status:Completed 2016

Kara Swanson (Undergrad )Advisor

Abigail Recker (Undergrad )Advisor

Jean Franco (Doctoral )Advisor

Corrine Deutenberg (Undergrad )Advisor

Jordan Bryant (Undergrad )Advisor

Athena Salim (Undergrad )Advisor

Rachel Schultz (Undergrad )Advisor

Brigette Shaw and Abigail Rebholz (Undergrad )Supervisor 2016

Lauren Mikhail and Maggie Gilmore (Undergrad )Supervisor 2015

Nicole Epure (Undergrad )Supervisor

B. Swint & B. Jackson (Master )

Lauren McKinney (Master )

Molly Murrison (Master )2016

Dillon Davis and Rachel Green (Master )2015

Catherine Henchy, Caiti Waldo, and Morgan (Master )2015

Megan McDonald (Master )Advisor

Service

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National

Asia-Pcific Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International

International Hournal of Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Journal of Child Language Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International

Education Abroad Program Leader Mentor Type:Other Educational Service Level:International 2012 -2013

International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech, Cork, Ireland Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2012

Mayor Mark Mallory's Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet, Cincinnati, OH Type:Community Service Level:Local 2012

Multi-Cultural Communication Concerns in Communication Disorders Organization, University of Cincinnati Type:Service to Student Groups Level:Department 2012

University of Cincinnati (Speech-Language Pathology Docorate )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2011

Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Evidence-Based Practice Inquiry Council )Council Member Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:Local 2011

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Delegate with voting rights for the 28th World Congress )Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2010

Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (Outcome Measures Position Statement Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2010

UWO (Development of the UWO clinical handbook for graduate training in speech-language pathology )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:Department 2005 -2006

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Ethical Issues and Solutions: Working with English Language Learner Students )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:National 2005

Society of Graduate Studies (Student Counselor for Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Sciences )Type:Service to Student Groups Level:College 2004 -2007

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (Student Network Representitive )Type:Service to Student Groups Level:College

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Convention Program Committee )Member 2012

Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Board Board Member

International Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech (External Consultant Speech-Language Pathology Program Development, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica, West Indies )05-2012

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (Invited Journal Reviewer )2012

Journal of Communication Disorders (Invited Journal Reviewer )2012

(College of Alied Health Sciences Writing Fellows )Mentor Type:University/College Service Level:University 2013

University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica (Speech-Language Pathology Program Development )Consultant 2013

ASHA (Convention Program Committee: Issues in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations )2013

(International Visitors' Observations and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders ) Faculty Coordinator 2013

College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati (Analytical and Diagnostic Sciences )Department Head 2013

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Convention Program Committee School-age and Adolescent Children (invited) )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:National 2014

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Program Reviewer )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:National 2013 -2014

International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech (Invited Panel Member )Level:International 05-2012 -To Present

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (Convention Program Committee School-age and Adolescent Children )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2014

American Speech-Language Hearing Association Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2013 -2014

International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech Member Type:Development Service Level:International 2012 -2014

University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) (Speech-Pathology Program Development )Consultant Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:International

Journal of Child Language, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2013

Journal of Child Language, Language Learning and Development Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2014

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2014

(Strategic Planning CSD Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -2016

(Search Committee(Educator Track) )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2016 -2018

(Search Committee(TBI/neurogenics) )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -2016

National Mentor Research Network Type:University/College Service Level:College 2015 -BAD DATE

(Merit Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -To Present

(Merit Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -To Present

Mid-Collegiate Experience Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014 -To Present

University of Cincinnati: Yates Scholarship Reviewer Reviewer Type:University/College Service Level:University 2016 -To Present

CCHMC (Evidence-based Practice Inquiry Council )Type:Community Service Level:Local 2015 -2016

Child Language Teaching and Therapy Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 2016 -2016

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 2015 -2015

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research X3 Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 2015 -2016

(Global Issues and Practices Across the Globe )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:Prof. Org. 2015 -To Present

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Merit Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -BAD DATE

1. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

2. Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

3. Child Language Teaching and Therapy Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

5. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

6. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

7. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

7. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Journal of Child Language Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Journal of Communication Disorders Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Peer Review/Referee Type:Community Service

(Convention Program Committee: Global Issues in Communication and Related )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 2015 -BAD DATE

(ASHA Convention Program Committee: Global Issues in Communication and Related )Type:Service to Professional Development Programs 2015 -To Present

(Convention Program Committee: Issues in Culturally and Linguistically )2014 -2015

(Convention Program Committee: School-age and Adolescent Children (invited), )2014 -To Present

College of Allied Health Sciences (RPT Committee )Type:University/College Service Level:College 2017 -To Present

College of Allied Health Sciences (Department Head CSD, Search Committee )Type:University/College Service Level:College 2016 -2017

Strategic Planning co-Leader (Goal 8 Supporting Faculty leading Research and Scholarly Endeavours )Type:University/College Service Level:College

University of Cincinnati (International Partnerships in Allied Health Sciences Committee )Type:University/College Service Level:University 2017 -To Present

Peer Reviewer of Various Journal Articles Type:Editorial Service

Speech Pathology & Audiology Canada (Position Statement Committee Child Language )Type:Editorial Service 2018

Issues in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (invited), American Speech-Language-Hearing (Convention Program Committee )Type:Editorial Service 2016 -2017

Positions and Work Experience

09-01-2011 - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

09-01-2008 -08-31-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Bloorview Research Institute & University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

09-01-2010 -08-31-2011 Research Trainee Fellow (Postdoctoral), Bloorview Research Institute & University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

05-01-2009 -05-31-2009 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia

11-01-2007 -Bad Format: 20083009 Research & Clinicial Speech-Language Pathologist, Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services, Toronto, Ontario

09-01-2005 -09-30-2011 Clinical Supervisor and Educator, University of Western Ontario, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario

09-01-2003 -09-30-2011 Speech-Language Pathologist, University of Western Ontario, H.A. Leeper Speech & Hearing Clinic, London, Ontario

09-01-2003 -09-30-2011 Research Co-ordinator, University of Western Ontario, Child Language Laboratories, London, Ontario

04-01-2007 -04-30-2007 Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario

09-01-2005 -04-30-2007 Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario

09-01-2004 -12-31-2004 Lecturer/Instructor, University of Western Ontario, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, London, Ontario Canada

2017 -To Present Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of CSD, CAHS

Post Graduate Training and Education

2008-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Bloorview Research Institute & University of Toronto, ,Toronto, Canada

2010-2011 Postdoctoral Research Trainee Fellow, Bloorview Research Institute & University of Toronto, ,Toronto, Ontario Canada

2011Pediatric Outcomes Measurement Research in Speech-Language Pathology, Bloorview Research Institute & Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, ,Canada

Research and Practice Interests


Primary Research Interest:
Child language development and disorders in monolingual English-speaking and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children

Research Interests:

  • Emergent literacy development in children who are CALD
  • Speech and language development in Jamaican Creole-speaking preschoolers
  • Intervention outcomes for preschoolers with SLI using behavioral and neuroimaging tools
  • Measurement development for establishing outcomes in monolingual English-speaking and CALD preschoolers
Current research projects:
  • Characterization of typical versus disordered speech and language development in Jamaican preschoolers in the United States and Jamaica, which includes an education abroad program to Jamaica for CSD graduate and undergraduate students - Multilingual and Multicultural Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Education Abroad Program Jamaica
  • Validation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale - Jamaican Creole
  • Emergent literacy outcomes in English following parent shared storybook reading for English language learning and monolingual English-speaking preschoolers from low income backgrounds (quantitative and qualitative research project)
  • Imaging language function in 4- to 5- year olds: A validation, feasibility, and pilot intervention study.

Professional Affiliation

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, CCC-SLP)

ASHA Special Interest Group #10 Issues in Higher Education

ASHA Special Interest Group #14 Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

ASHA Special Interest Group #17 Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders

Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA, S-LP(C))

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO, S-LP)

Hanen Centre for Children (Certified Training, It Takes Two To Talk)

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)

Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA, S-LP)

Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (OBSLA)

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSHLA)

Courses Taught

Other Information

 University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences Connections Magazine Fall 2014: Interdisciplinary Research; Research Award; National Mentor-Mentee Grant; College Poster Presentation,

 City of Cincinnati 2014 – 40 Under 40 Nominee,

Royal College of Speech-Language Therapists 2013 – Latest in Research Feature,

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Emerging Scholar Award program 2013 – Emerging Scholar Nominee,

University of Cincinnati 2013 – Graduate Spotlight http://grad.uc.edu/student-life/gradcurrents/Karla_Washington.html,

College of Allied Health Sciences Connections Magazine Spring 2013 Education Abroad Program, 2013 http://cahs.uc.edu/Libraries/Documents/Connections_SPR13.sflb.ashx,

College of Allied Health Sciences 2012 Merit for Excellence in Research,

University of Cincinnati 2012 – UC Academic Health Center http://www.healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/21563/,

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA-UC Chapter)- 2012,

Preferred Information

Associate Professor and Director PedLLS Lab, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

Contact Information

Academic - Hastings L. & William A. French Building
3202 Eden Avenue
Ohio, 45367
Phone: 513-558-8533
karla.washington@uc.edu