Marika King

Developmental Psychology

B.A., Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Mexico

M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Mexico

Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn Romski

Research Interests:

My research interests center on improving the social and educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities who are not able to communicate adequately using their natural speech. Many of these individuals may benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) modalities. I would like to collaborate with professionals in other disciplines as well as individuals who use AAC to develop and improve technologies and clinical tools to support individuals with complex communication needs. I am specifically interested in exploring the AAC needs of bilingual children. More research is needed to understand how best to support bilingual children who may benefit from a speech output device such as a tablet or computer to improve their language and literacy skills.

King, M., Binger, C., & Kent-Walsh, J. (2015). Using dynamic assessment to evaluate the expressive syntax of children who use augmentative and alternative communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 31, 1-14. doi:10.3109/07434618.2014.995779