Portrait of John Heilmann

John J. Heilmann, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders


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Speaker Topics

  • Children's Language Development
  • Children with Language Disorders
  • Children with Disabilities (Emphasis on Language and Communication)
  • School-based Testing (Assessment/Measurement)

Interests & Expertise

The goal of my research is to improve the day-to-day lives of children with communication disorders. I have two lines of research to address this aim:

1) My foundational clinical research on language assessments provides an evidence base for practicing speech-language pathologists. This research addresses clinical use of language sample analysis, which empowers clinicians to assess children’s conversational, narrative, expository, and persuasive discourse.

2) My practice-based research examines how clinicians carry out best practices within real-world clinical settings. My team uses implementation science to test the impact of training programs and contextual factors on clinicians’ uptake of best practices in speech-language pathology.

Selected Publications

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