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Nancy J Scherer

Chair and Professor, Speech and Hearing Science


 (480) 965-2905


  • PhD - University of Washington, WA, 1980
    Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • MS - University of Wisconsin, WI, 1972
    Communicative Disorders
  • BS - University of Wisconsin, WI, 1971
    Communicative Disorders

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

Research Publications

  • Scherer, N.J. and D’Antonio, L. (2014). Communicative Disorders Associated with Cleft Palate. In Losee and Kirshner  (Eds) Comprehensive Cleft Care-Second Edition, St Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing.

  • Scherer, N. J ., Boyce, S.,and Mar tin, G. (2013) Pre-linguistic children with cleft palate: Growth of gesture, vocalization, and word use , International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. , 7 pages, doi:10.3109/17549507.2013.794475.

  • Scherer, N. J. , Oravkinova, Z., and McBee,M. (2013) Longitudinal comparison of early speech and language milestones in children with cleft palate: A comparison of US and Slovak children, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Vol 27, No. 6-7, 404-418.

  • Williams, A. L., Louw, B., Scherer, N. J., Bleile, K., Keske-Soares, M., and Trindade, I. (2013). Academic and clinical preparation in speech-languagepathologyand audiology: A global training consortium for US-Brazil students, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 40, 40-49.

  • Scherer, N. J., and Louw, B. (2011). Early Communication: Assessment and Intervention Cleft Palate Speech: Assessment, Analysis and Intervention, In S. Howard&A.Lohmander(Eds) C left Palate Speech: Assess ment and Intervention,Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

  • Scherer, N. J ., and Kaiser, A. (2010).EnhancedMilieuTeaching/Phonological Emphasis: Applicationfor Children with Cleft Lip and Palate. In L. Williams & R. McCauley (Eds) SpeechSoundDisordersinChildren, Brookes Publishing.

Research Activity

  • Scherer,Nancy*. Delivery of an early speech intervention for children with clefts in Brazil. HHS-NIH-NIDCD(9/16/2013 - 8/31/2016).