Nancy Scherer

Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Nancy J Scherer is a professor of speech and hearing science at the ASU College of Health Solutions. Her research interests focus on the assessment of speech and language development of children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions, early intervention for children with cleft lip and/or palate, and service delivery models for early speech and language intervention. Her most recent project examines the efficacy of early speech intervention for children with cleft palate in Brazil, with co-investigator Inge Trindade of the University of Sao Paulo. She was named a fellow of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2014.

Education

  • Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington 1980
  • M.S. Communicative Disorders, University of  Wisconsin 1972
  • B.S. Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin 1971

Research Interests

Assessment of speech and language development of children with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions; early intervention for children with cleft lip and/or palate; service delivery models for early speech and language intervention

Publications

Recent Publications

  1. Hardin-Jones, M., Chapman, K., and Scherer, N. J. (2015). Children with cleft lip and palate: A parent’s guide to early speech-language development and treatment, Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
  2. Scherer, N. J. (2015). Early linguistic development and intervention. In Zajac, D and Vallino, L. (Eds.) Evaluation of Cleft Lip and Palate: A Developmental Perspective, Plural Publishing: San Diego, CA.
  3. Scherer, N. J., Baker, S., Kaiser, A., and Frey, J. (2016). Longitudinal comparison of the speech and language performance of US-born and internationally adopted toddlers with cleft lip and palate, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1597/15-237.
  4. Ingram, D., Williams, A.L., and Scherer, N.J. (2016). Are speech sound disorders phonological or articulatory? A spectrum approach, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015.
  5. Scherer, N.J. (2016). Update on early speech and language intervention for children with craniofacial conditions, Perspectives of the ASHA SIG 5 Special Interest Group, Vol. 1 (Part 2), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  6. Kaiser, A., Scherer, N.J., Frey, J., and Roberts, M. (2017).The effects of EMT+PE on the speech and language skills of young children with cleft palate: A pilot study, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-13, doi: 10.1044/2016_AJSLP-16-0008. 
  7. Frey, J., Kaiser, A., and Scherer, N. J. (2017). The Influences of child intelligibility and rate on caregiver responses to toddlers with and without cleft palate, Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 55(2), 276-286, doi:10.1177/1055665617727000
  8. Philp, J., Vovakes, A.,  Lancaster, L., Frey, J., and Scherer, N.J. (2018) Changes in Articulation and Phonological Patterns During Early Intervention in Children with Cleft Palate with or without Cleft Lip, Journal of Young Investigators,.35, 20-28.

 

Research Activity

GRANTS

  • Scherer,Nancy*. Delivery of an early speech intervention for children with clefts in Brazil. HHS-NIH-NIDCD(9/16/2013 - 8/31/2019).
  • Scherer, Nancy. “Preparing intervention specialists for multilingual multicultural settings (PrISMS), Dept of Education,( Sept 2016-Aug 2021).
  • Scherer, Nancy  "Objectively Quantifying Speech Outcomes of Children with Cleft Palate”, NIDCR (8/18-8/20).

Recent Presentations

  1. Chapman, K, Hardin-Jones, M., and Scherer, N.J. (November, 2017). Early assessment  and intervention for infants/toddlers  with cleft palate, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles.
  2. Vovokas, A., Philp, J., Lien, K., Lancaster, H., and Scherer, N.J. (November, 2017). Vocabulary Predictors of Early Intervention Outcomes for Children with CP+/-L, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles.
  3. Philp, J., Vovokas, A., Lien, K., Lancaster, H., and Scherer, N.J. (November, 2017). Changes in Cleft Speech Errors with Early Intervention in Children with CP+/-L, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles.
  4. Lien, K., Scherer, N.J., Kaiser, A., and Frey, J. (November, 2017) Speech and language development in children with cleft palate: A longitudinal analysis, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles.
  5. Scherer, N.J., Yamashita, R., Fukushiro, A., Trindade, I., Lien, K., Ingram, D., de Oliveira, D. (April, 2018) Adaptation of early expressive phonological skills (PEEPS:BP): Assessment in Brazilian Portuguese, American Cleft Craniofacial Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.
  6. Lancaster, H., Lien, K., Chow, J., Frey, J., Scherer, N.J. & Kaiser, A. (April, 2018) Meta-analysis of early speech and language in nonsyndromic cleft palate with or without cleft lip, American Cleft Craniofacial Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.
  7. Scherer, N.J., Yamashita, R., Fukashiro, A., de Oliveira, D., Keske-Sores, M., Ingram, D., & Trindade, I. (June, 2018) Assessment of early phonological development in Brazilian Portuguese, International Child Phonology Conference, Chania, Crete
  8. Larsen, C., Helm Tillery, K., Azuma, T. & Scherer, N.J. (November, 2018). Feeding and swallowing disorders in Malawi: Prospectives and practices, American Speech, Language, Hearing Convention, Boston, MA.
  9. Van Vuren, K., Helm Tillery, K., Azuma, T. & Scherer, N.J. (November, 2018). Pediatric feeding disorders: What Latino parents say, American Speech, Language, Hearing Convention, Boston, MA.
  10. Lien, K., Cordero, K., Torres, S., Philp, J., & Scherer, N.J. (November, 2018). Examining the relationship between perceptual ratings and nasalance scores in individuals with cleft palate, American Speech, Language, Hearing Convention, Boston, MA.
  11. Williams, J., Cordero, K. & Scherer, N.J. (November, 2018). How to teach a novice to use a variety of cleft adapted bottles, American Speech, Language, Hearing Convention, Boston, MA.

Courses

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 572Lang Assess/Intervent Infants
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 702Sci Writing & Presentation II
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 592Research
SHS 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
SHS 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 572Lang Assess/Intervent Infants
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
SHS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 592Research
SHS 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
SHS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 572Lang Assess/Intervent Infants
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
SHS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 795Continuing Registration
SHS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 593Applied Project
SHS 595Continuing Registration
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
SHS 795Continuing Registration
SHS 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 593Applied Project
SHS 595Continuing Registration
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
SHS 795Continuing Registration
SHS 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 590Reading and Conference
SHS 592Research
SHS 593Applied Project
SHS 595Continuing Registration
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 700Research Methods
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
SHS 793Applied Project
SHS 795Continuing Registration
SHS 799Dissertation

Presentations

I teach the infant/toddler assessment and intervention class and the craniofacial disorders section of the special populations class. I also teach classes in the doctoral seminar series in Speech and Hearing Science