Christine Dollaghan, PhD

Christine A. Dollaghan


  • child language development
  • diagnosis and treatment of specific language impairment
  • pediatric acquired brain injury
  • otitis media (ear infections) and child development
  • evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making
  • language sample analysis


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Christine A. Dollaghan, Ph.D. School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Dr. Dollaghan’s research focuses on the biological and sociodemographic factors that influence children’s language development and children’s communication disorders.

She has conducted studies of word learning by preschool and school-age children; risk factors for speech and language disorders in children; diagnostic indicators for specific language impairment (SLI); culturally fair measures of speech and language; and communication skills in children recovering from acquired brain injury.

Dollaghan has a Ph.D. in communicative disorders from the University of Montana and the University of Wisconsin - Madison, respectively.

Updated: November 29, 2011