Valerie McDaniel

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Adjunct Instructor

Educational background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis
  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Memphis
  • Master of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy – Music Therapy, Drexel University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts – Music with Biology and Women’s Studies Minors, Loyola University Chicago

Graduate classes taught

  • SLHS 8320 – Speech Sound Disorders

Research interests

  • Social Interaction between Primary Caregivers and Children
  • Speech Acoustics of Coordinated Interaction
  • Social Interaction as a Scaffold for Early Speech and Language Development

Certifications and awards

  • Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science, University of Memphis
  • Dually-certified in speech-language pathology and music therapy
  • Speaker on various topics regarding research in the creative arts therapies