Cheri Carrico

Cheri S. Carrico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, Undergraduate Program Director; NSSLHA Advisor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.S., Northern Michigan University
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Carrico is a full-time professor, co-advisor to the Elmhurst College chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and mentor for speech-language pathology students involved in service learning. She joined the Elmhurst College faculty during the fall of 1996 and directed the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic from 1997 to 2012. Prior to coming to Elmhurst College, she worked as an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University and as a speech-language pathologist in hospital, home care and mental health settings, as well as in private practice.

She teaches courses in language development across the life span, clinical methods and diagnostic procedures in speech-language pathology, and children at risk from birth to five. Dr. Carrico also has supervised and instructed speech-language pathology students who participate in educational experiences in Jamaica, as well as students conducting evaluations and  treatment in the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Her research interests have focused on children at risk for speech, language and feeding difficulties, particularly those with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and those prenatally exposed to cocaine, as well as the effects of airplane noise as it relates to children’s performance on school-related tasks.

She has presented numerous papers at international, national and state conferences, including annual conventions of ASHA, the Illinois and Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing National Associations, Perinatal Obstetrics and Gynecology, the national and international Cornelia de Lange Syndrome associations, and the National Council on Undergraduate Research. In 1999 she received the NSSLHA Advisor Honors and became a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Association. In 2003, she became a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the International Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Association. She received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001. She also has received several clinical and research grants.

Dr. Carrico has publications in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, American Journal of Obstetrics and GynecologyProceedings of the Greenwood Genetics CenterNational Council on Undergraduate Research, and Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams.

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