Susanna Vargas

Susanna Vargas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ph.D., Indiana University
B.S., M.S., University of Puerto Rico
Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Vargas is a Spanish bilingual speech-language pathologist with extensive clinical experience in urban public school settings and in home-based services through the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Her primary clinical areas of interest include assessment and intervention of language disorders in children and adolescents; the relationship between oral language skills and development of literacy skills; bilingual language acquisition with emphasis on morpho-syntactic development; and differential diagnosis in diverse linguistic and cultural populations. She has completed training in The SOS Approach to Feeding and the It Takes Two to Talk Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays.

Dr. Vargas has worked as a clinical educator/supervisor for graduate students, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses in phonetics, child language development, school-age language and literacy development and disorders, and Spanish-language acquisition and disorders. Her research has examined morphosyntactic development in Spanish-speaking children and the use narrative language sampling analysis for cross-linguistic comparisons in Spanish-speaking bilingual children.

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