I’m Courtney Karasinski. I’m excited to be creating an OER textbook for use in speech-language pathology courses.
I am an associate professor and the director of the master’s program in speech-language pathology at Grand Valley State University. Prior to pursuing my terminal degree, I worked for six years in hospitals and schools as a speech-language pathologist. During my doctoral studies, I continued my clinical work by evaluating the speech and language of toddlers on the autism spectrum as part of a research project led by my advisor. In addition to teaching academic courses, I also remain engaged clinically by providing clinical supervision and teaching of the clinical process to a group of graduate students providing preventative speech-language services to preschoolers attending Head Start.
My research focuses on the relations among oral and written language and other cognitive and academic processes in school-age children and adolescents.