Visiting Assistant Professor
John Gallagher is a visiting assistant professor and an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and bilingual (Spanish/English) speech-language pathologist. John’s clinical, research, and teaching interests center around how we can best serve young children with language disparities and disorders and their families. John focuses on Tier I supports, public policy, client- and family-centered care, and collaborative practice to meet children’s needs. John has worked clinically and non-clinically in a variety of settings, including acute care, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, public schools, charter schools, early intervention, and inpatient and outpatient pediatric care. John is passionate about helping students explore their interests and strengths to find their niche in the world.
Scholarly interests: Language development and disorders in young children; Social justice, equity, and bilingualism; Collaborative practice; Public policy
Courses taught: SLP 102: Communication, Language, and Speech Development; SLP 307: Communication Disorders; SLP 410: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders; SLP 422/DFHH 522: Aural (Re)habilitation and Assisted Listening Devices; SPED 647: Communication Development in Students with Significant Disabilities
Escobedo, A., Gallagher, J.F., Potapova, I., Pham, G. & Pruitt-Lord, S.L. (in prep). Understanding (un)grammaticality in context: Evidence from English-Spanish preschool-aged bilinguals.
Gallagher, J.F., & Hoover, J.R. (2020). Measure what you treat: Monitoring progress following grammatical treatment for developmental language disorder. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 5(2), 350-363.
Potapova, I., Escobedo, A., Gallagher, J.F., & Pruitt-Lord, S.L. (2021, November). Dual language assessment and grammatical productivity: Evidence from young Spanish-English bilinguals. Oral seminar accepted to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, DC.
Escobedo, A., Gallagher, J.F., Potapova, I., & Pruitt-Lord, S.L. (2021, May). Development of a Spanish grammatical productivity measure for preschool-aged Spanish-English bilingual children. Poster presented at the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
Gallagher, J.F., Russell, T., McDermott, B., & Cooley, M. (2020, November). Training dietary staff in long-term settings to provide dysphagia-informed care. Poster accepted to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA. [Conference canceled].
Gallagher, J.F., Melendrez, L., DeTar, S., & Pruitt-Lord, S.L. (2019, November). Enhancing student clinical training through interprofessional education and practice. Technical clinical session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
Gallagher, J.F., Lopez, L., Saunders, C., & Galbreath, V. (2019, October). Supporting parents’ work with emotions through Speech-Language Pathology and School Psychology collaborative practice. Poster presented at the California Association of School Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
Escobedo, A., Gallagher, J.F., Potapova, I., & Pruitt-Lord, S.L. (2019, June). Grammaticality in bilingual Spanish/English preschoolers. Poster presented at the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
Gallagher, J.F., & Hoover, J.R. (2018, June). Using language sample analysis to assess progress following grammatical treatment for developmental language disorder. Poster presented at the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
M.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University; B.S. in Communication Disorders and B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from University of Massachusetts Amherst