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Wendy C. Georgan

PhD, CCC-SLP

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor


Overview

Dr. Georgan serves as a clinical faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. They received their bachelor’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Georgan went on to complete their clinical training at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and received their PhD in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology from Harvard University. Their doctoral research was completed under the mentorship of Dr. Tiffany Hogan through the Speech and Language Literacy Lab (SAiL). Dr. Georgan’s research interests focus on identifying and supporting children with language and literacy disorders, particularly how to identify and support students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and dyslexia in educational settings. They completed their clinical fellowship training at an elementary school in Billerica Public Schools. Dr. Georgan teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Selected Honors and Awards

National Institutes of Health Doctoral Research Fellowship, Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, NIH NIDCD R01DC016895, Co-PIs: Tiffany Hogan, Julie Wolter

Selected Publications

Qi, Z., Sanchez-Araujo, Y., Georgan, W., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Arciuli, J. (2019). Hearing matters more than seeing: A cross-modality study of statistical learning and reading ability. Scientific Studies of Reading, 23(1), 101-115. DOI: 10.1080/10888438.2018.1485680

Research Interests

Language disorders, literacy, education, implementation science

Selected Public Service

Community-at-large representative on the Cambridge Family Policy Council (2021-present)

DLDandMe.org content contributor (advocacy site for awareness and resources for people with DLD)

Courses

SLPA 5109: Neurology of Communication (Graduate)
SLPA 6301: Speech Science (Graduate)
SLPA 6305: Articulation and Phonology (Graduate)