A. Lynn Williams

 

A. Lynn Williams

Associate Director, Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development

Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders ...link

 

Phone: 423.439.6024
FAX: 423.439.7561

Education:

PhD 1988 Indiana University
MS 1980 West Virginia University
BS 1978 West Virginia University

Professional Experience:

Fall 2008-Present Associate Director, Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development
Fall 2007 Invited Visiting Professor; Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia
2001-Present Professor; East Tennessee State University
1995-2001 Associate Professor; East Tennessee State University
1993-1995 Assistant Professor; Oklahoma State University
1988-1993 Assistant Professor; California State University at Fullerton
Summer-Fall 2011 Erskine Fellow; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Professional Activities and Awards:

Guest Associate Editor, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2012)
Associate Editor, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2009-2011)
Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Associate Editor, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools (2004-2007)
Guest Associate Editor for Clinical Forum, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
Editorial consultant, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
Editorial consultant, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools.
Editorial consultant, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
Elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, May 2006
Inducted into the Hall of Fame, West Virginia University College of Human Resources and Education, May 2004.

Licensure:

Speech-Language Pathologist; State of TN CCC-SLP

Research Interests:

My research activities have direct clinical application to children who have speech and language disorders or are at risk for developmental delays. Most of my research has involved clinical investigations of models of phonological intervention for children with severe to profound speech sound disorders. Specifically, I developed a model of intervention, multiple oppositions, which I have examined in NIH funded treatment efficacy studies. I am currently interested in the implementation of evidence-based practices, which involves identification of intervention ingredients across evidence-based approaches as a first step (in collaboration with Elise Baker, University of Sydney; Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt University; and Rebecca McCauley, Ohio State University). My research has extended to multicultural and multilingual populations, which applies the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-CY, World Health Organization, 2007) to children with speech impairment (in collaboration with Brenda Louw and Nancy Scherer, ETSU, Ken Bleile, University of Northern Iowa; Marcia Keske-Soares, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria; and Inge Trindade,Universidade de São Paulo-Baurú). Finally, my research with children with speech sound disorders encompasses difficulties in emergent literacy (in collaboration with Carl Dunst and Carol Trivette, Orelena Hawks Puckett Research Institute).

 

Extramural Grants:

Louw, B., & Williams, A.L. (2010-2014). US-Brazil Consortium for Promoting Cross-Linguistic Understanding of Communication Disabilities in Children. Funded by U.S. Department of Education.

Williams, A.L., Trivette, C., & Dunst, C. (2012). Developing Inferencing Skills in  Preschool Children with Language Impairments through Shared Book Reading:  Foundations for Later Reading Comprehension. IES Special Education Research  Grant. Under review.

 

Williams, A.L., & Singh, A. (2010). Comprehensive Analysis and Clinical Management of Speech Disorders in Children. NIH NIDCD R43 Pending.

Williams, A.L., Trivette, C., & Dunst, C. (2010). Developing Inferencing Skills in Preschool Children with Language Impairments through Shared Book Reading: Foundations for Later Reading Comprehension. IES Special Education Research Grant. Pending.

McKinley, N., & Williams, A.L. (2003). Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP). Phase II. Funded by NIH NIDCD.

McKinley, N., & Williams, A.L. (2002). Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP). Phase I. Funded by NIH NIDCD.

Williams, A.L. (1997). Phonological Intervention Using Multiple Oppositions. Funded by NIH NIDCD.

Selected Publications:

Dunst, C.J., Trivette, C.M., & Williams, A.L. (2012). Meta-analysis of inferential shared book-reading interventions and young children's comprehension and expressive language skills. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Dunst, C.J., Trivette, C.M., Williams, A.L., Simkus, A., & Hamby, D.W. (in press). Relationships between inferential reading language strategies and young children's comprehension and expressive language competencies. CELLreviews, 5(5).

Williams, A.L. (2012). Intensity in phonological intervention: Is there a prescribed amount? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(5), 456-461.

Scherer, N., Williams, A.L., Stoel-Gammon, C., & Kaiser, A. (2012). Assessment of single word production for children under three years of age: Comparison of children with and without cleft palate. International Journal of Otolaryngology. doi:10.1155/2012/724214

Williams, A.L., Louw, B., Scherer, N., Bleile, K., Keske-Soares, M., & Trindade, I. (2011, November). New US-Brazil program in communication disorders. The ASHA Leader. http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2011/111122/New-US-Brazil-Program-in-Communication-Disorders/.

Williams, A.L., Louw, B., Scherer, N., Bleile, K., Keske-Soares, M., & Trindade, I. (under review). Academic and clinical preparation in speech-language pathology and audiology: A global training consortium for US-Brazil students. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Baker, E., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Complexity approaches to intervention. In A.  L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.). Interventions for speech  sound disorders in children (pp. 95-116). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L., & McLeod, S. (2010). Interventions for achieving  speech movements. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.)  Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 497-507).   Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L. & McLeod, S. (2010). Interventions for speech  sound disorders in children: Future directions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 601-613). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McLeod, S., McCauley, R. J., & Williams, A. L. (2010). Speech interventions in  broader contexts. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.)  Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 203-217).   Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Miccio, A.W., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Stimulability intervention. In A. L. Williams,  S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound  disorders in children (pp. 179-202). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes  Publishing.

Williams, A. L. (2009). Assessment and intervention from a systemic perspective.  In C.Bowen, Children's speech sound disorders (pp. 122-129). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Williams, A.L. (2010). Multiple oppositions intervention. In A. L. Williams, S.  McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 73-94). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams, A.L., McLeod, S., & McCauley, R.J. (2010). Introduction to interventions  for speech sound disorders in children. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R.  J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 1-26). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams. A. L., McLeod, S. & McCauley, R. J. (2010). Direct speech production  interventions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.)  Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 27-39). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Computer-based interventions.  In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for  speech sound disorders in children (pp. 275-294). Baltimore, MD: Paul H.  Brookes Publishing.

Baker, E., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Complexity approaches to intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.). Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 95-116). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L., & McLeod, S. (2010). Interventions for achieving speech movements. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 497-507). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L. & McLeod, S. (2010). Interventions for speech sound disorders in children: Future directions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 601-613). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

McLeod, S., McCauley, R. J., & Williams, A. L. (2010). Speech interventions in broader contexts. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 203-217). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Miccio, A.W., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Stimulability intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 179-202). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams, A. L. (2009). Assessment and intervention from a systemic perspective. In C.Bowen, Children's speech sound disorders (pp.122-129). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Williams, A.L. (2010). Multiple oppositions intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 73-94). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams, A.L., McLeod, S., & McCauley, R.J. (2010). Introduction to interventions for speech sound disorders in children. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 1-26). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Williams. A. L., McLeod, S. & McCauley, R. J. (2010). Direct speech production interventions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J.McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 27-39). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & Williams, A.L. (2010). Computer-based interventions. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod, & R. J. McCauley (Eds.) Interventions for speech sound disorders in children (pp. 275-294). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Scherer, N.J., Williams, A.L., & Proctor-Williams, K. (2008). Early and later vocalization skills in children with and without cleft palate.International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 72, 827-840.

Williams, A.L., & Coutinho, M. (2008). Working with families of young children to facilitate emergent iteracy skills. In N. Watts Pappas, & S. McLeod (Eds.). Working with families in Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology. Plural Publishing, Inc; San Diego, CA.

Williams, A.L. (2006). A systemic perspective for assessment and intervention: A case study. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 8(3), 245-256.

Williams, A.L. (2006). Integrating phonological sensitivity training and oral language within an Enhanced Dialogic Reading approach (261-294). In L. M. Justice (Ed.), Clinical approaches to emergent literacy intervention. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.

Williams, A.L. (2005). Assessment, target selection, and intervention: Dynamic interactions within a systemic perspective. Topics in Language Disorders, 25 (3), 231-242.

Williams, A.L. (2005). A multiple oppositions approach (pp. 331-335). In K. Bleile, Manual of and Phonological Disorders (2nd ed). Thomson Delmar Learning: Clifton Park, NY.

Williams, A.L. (2005). From developmental norms to distance metrics: Target selection factors and criteria (pp. 101-108). In A.Kamhi and K. Pollock (Eds.), Phonological Disorders in Children: Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention. Brookes Publishing Co.:Baltimore, MD.

Williams, A.L. (2005). A model and structure for phonological intervention (pp.189-199). In A.Kamhi and K. Pollock (Eds.), Phonological Disorders in Children: Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention. Brookes Publishing Co.: Baltimore, MD.

Williams, A.L., & Elbert, M. (2003). A prospective longitudinal study of phonological development in late talkers. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 34, 138-153.

Williams, A.L. (2003). Target selection and treatment outcomes. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 10(1), 12-16.

Williams, A.L. (2002). Prologue: Perspectives in the phonological assessment of child speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11, 211-212.

Williams, A.L. (2002). Epilogue: Perspectives in the phonological assessment of child speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11, 259-263.

Books:

Williams, A.L., McLeod, S., & McCauley, R.J. (2010). Interventions for speech sound disorders in children. Brookes Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD.

Williams, A.L. (2003). Speech disorders: Resource guide for preschool children. Thomson Delmar Learning: Clifton Park, NY.

Evidence-Based Clinical Materials:

Williams, A.L. (2006). SCIP: Sound Contrasts in Phonology [software program version 1.0]. Thinking Publications: Division of Super Duper Publications, Inc.; Greenville, S.C.

Williams, A.L., & Stoel-Gammon, C. (in development). PEEPS: Profiles of Early Expressive Phonological Skills.

Selected Presentations:

Baker, E., & Williams, A.L. (2011). Intervention intensity for speech sound disorders: How much and for how long? Seminar presentation at the 2011 ASHA convention, San Diego, CA.

Williams, A.L., Louw, B., Bleile, K., Keske-Soares, M., Trindade, I., & Scherer, N. (2011). US-Brazil cross-linguistic consortium in speech and hearing sciences. Poster presentation at the 2011 ASHA convention, San Diego, CA.

Williams, A.L., Marks, L., Barnhart, R., & Epps, S. (2011). ICF-CY: Basis for a conceptual model for interprofessional education. Poster presentation at the 2011 ASHA convention, San Diego, CA.

Marks, L., Barnhart, R., Williams, A.L., Epps, S., & Skelly, E. (2010). Full Participation in Appalachia for People with Disabilities: Model for Professional Development. Presentation at the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.

Millard, M., Venkatesan, S.K., & Williams, A.L. (2009). Conversational recasts versus imitation intervention: An examination of experimental evidence. Poster presentation at the 2009 ASHA convention, New Orleans, LA.

Rymer, A., Boyd, W., Carpenter, H., & Williams, A.L. (2009). Stimulability approach for speech disorders in young children: Systematic review. Poster presentation at the 2009 ASHA convention, New Orleans, LA.

Brackenbury, T., Fey, M., Lof, G., Munson, B., & Williams, A.L. (2008). Practice in child phonological disorders: Tackling some common clinical problems. Seminar presented at the 2008 ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL.

Dodd, B., Hodson, B.W., Strand, E., & Williams, A.L. (2008). Working with preschoolers with highly unintelligible speech. Invited Short Course presented at the 2008 ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL.

Overby, M., Williams, A.L., & Bernthal, J. (2008). Comparison of two treatment conditions for young children with speech sound disorders. Technical session presentation at the 2008 ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL.

Watts Pappas, N., McLeod, S., Crais, E., Girolametto, L., Weitzman, E., Packman, A., Langevin, M. Eriks-Brophy, A., Mathisen, B., Williams, A.L., & Coutinho, M. (2008). Working with families in speech-language pathology for children. Short Course presentation at the 2008 ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL.

Rouse, J., & Williams, A.L. (2007). Treatment implications of inconsistent speech disorder: A case study. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Selected Workshop Presentations (2007-2010)

Williams, A.L. (2012). Sound management: Advanced Workshop. Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; West Virginia Speech and Hearing Association, Flatwoods, WV.

Williams, A.L. (2011). Frameworks for analyzing speech sound disorders in children. Conference on phonological acquisition. Pelotos, Brazil.

Williams, A.L. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice for Children with Speech Sound Disorders:  A Call for Practice-Based Evidence. Workshop presented at MI Speech and Hearing Convention, Detroit, MI; Sol Adler Memorial Conference, University of TN-Knoxville.

Williams, A.L. (2010, February). Using technology in phonological intervention: Sound Contrasts in Phonology (SCIP). Teleseminar presented through Super Duper Publications, Greenville, S.C.

Williams, A.L. (2009-2010). Sound management: Interventions for speech sound disorders in children. A series of workshops presented throughout the U.S. (MI, WV, NC, NY, WI, TX, OH, MO).

Williams, A.L. (2009, October). New perspectives in phonology: Expert panel. Web seminar sponsored by American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Division 11.

Williams, A.L. (2007-2010). Updates in treating speech disorders in children. A series of workshops presented throughout the U.S. (Boston, Albuquerque,Miami, Detroit, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Knoxville, Raleigh, Logan, UT)and Australia, (Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne).

Williams, A.L. (2007). Contexts for facilitating emergent literacy skills. Public lecture presented at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia.

Williams, A.L. (2007). Translational research: Bridging the gap from research to practice. Public lecture at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia.

 

 

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