Linda J. Spencer

New Mexico State University, USA

Linda J. Spencer is the Communication Disorders Program Director at the Special Education/Communication Disorders Department at the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She was an Assistant Professor for 3 years at the State University of NY, in Geneseo, and holds a complimentary appointment as an Investigator on the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Children's Cochlear Implant Project, where she was an Assistant Research Scientist and a Research Assistant for over a decade. She collaborates with researchers at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY, and with a research team in Oslo, Norway. Her interests include examining the speech language and literacy development of children with hearing loss and also those who use cochlear implants. Spencer earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in speech and hearing science at the University of Iowa. Her current line of research involves examining the relationship between phonology, language skills, and reading abilities in children with normal hearing and in children with hearing loss. Her publications have appeared in Journals such as Ear and Hearing, Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Laryngoscope, and the American Journal of Audiology. Dr. Linda is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Biography Updated on 28 September 2013

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