Dr. Wolter’ s past and current roles as a speech-language pathologist and consultant in the schools fuels her interests in evidence-based practice and interdisciplinary collaboration specifically focused on responsiveness to intervention tiered practices. Dr. Wolter has authored several clinical and research papers which she has presented at state, national, and international levels and has published in a variety of venues such as peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She recently directed the development of teacher training modules for the Utah State Office of Education focused on links between spoken and written language, and evidence-based classroom language facilitation practices in the classroom. Dr. Wolter’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of preschool and school-age language and literacy development. She is currently conducting research to examine the linguistic components of morphological awareness, orthographic processing, and phonological awareness as they relate to early identification and treatment of children’s language and literacy impairments (see Current Projects).
Development and Assessment and Intervention Language & Literacy Practices with School-Age Children, Orthographic Knowledge, Morphological Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Mental Graphemic Representations, Lexical Development, Counseling and Language Literacy, Applications of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Settings
Core SALL Lab Team
Undergraduate Volunteer Lab Members
Rebecca Boudrero , Keely Christensen,
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Dr. Wolter invites interested undergrad and graduate students to contact her email@example.com if they would be excited to collaborate on school-age language and literacy research and make new discoveries in this field.
Dr. Wolter is looking for a full-time doctoral student to conduct research in the area of language and literacy in school-age children with language impairment. Student support will come from a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Funding includes full tuition remission, an annual stipend of $20,000, health benefits, travel expenses, books, and a computer for at least 3 years.
General information about the doctoral program in Speech-Language Pathology at USU can be found at
. For specific information about this new funding opportunity contact Dr. Wolter.