2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Enderis Hall, Room 888
Milwaukee, WI 53211


The primary objective of the Language Analysis Lab is to improve the long-term outcomes of children experiencing language difficulties. To effectively improve children’s outcomes, clinicians and researchers require sound assessments to assist with a) the accurate identification of a disorder, b) rich description of strengths and weaknesses to assist with treatment planning, and c) efficient and robust monitoring tools to document students’ progress. Current projects in the lab include:

  • Development of clinically feasible general outcome measures for use in screening and progress monitoring
  • Assessment of expository and persuasive discourse in secondary and high school students
  • Refinement of language sample analysis procedures to more accurately and efficiently document children’s language functioning
  • Communication-based functional outcomes across the lifespan
  • Assessment of emergent literacy skills in at-risk populations (including children from Head Start programs)

To Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about the research being completed in the lab, please contact:
John Heilmann, PhD, CCC-SLP
Enderis Hall 875
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Research Partners

This work is completed in collaboration with a wide variety of partners who have a shared passion for improving the lives of individual with disabilities.

Community Partners

In addition, this work has been supported by individuals throughout the educational community. At each of these sites, multiple speech-language pathologists have generously donated their time to assist with data collection on a number of projects.

  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • School District of Brown Deer
  • Nicolet High School
  • Shorewood School District
  • Wauwatosa School District
  • School District of West Allis-West Milwaukee