James Madison University

Stacey L. Pavelko, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Program Director

PHOTO: Stacey L. Pavelko
  • Office: HBS 1004
  • Phone: 540-568-2719
  • Email: pavelksl@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4304
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Central Florida

Research and Teaching Areas

  • Research
    • Language and Literacy Development and Disorders
    • Evidence Based School Practices
    • Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Teaching
    • Child Language Disorders
    • Phonetics
    • Language and Phonological Disorders

Peer-reviewed Publications (Last 5 Years)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R.E.  (in press).  Sampling utterances and grammatical analysis revised (SUGAR):  New normative values for language sample analysis measures.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.
  • Pavelko, S.L., Lieberman, R.J., Schwartz, J., Hahs-Vaughn, D., & Nye, C. (2017). The development of writing skills in 4-year-old children with and without specific language impairment, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, Advance online publication.  doi:  10.1080/02699206.2017.1310298
  • Owens, R.E., & Pavelko, S.L. (2017).  Relationships among conversational language samples and norm-referenced test scores.  Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 2, 43-50.
  • Pavelko, S.L, Owens, R., Ireland, M., & Hahs-Vaughn, D.L. (2016). Use of language sample analysis by school based SLPs:  Results of a nationwide survey. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 47, 246-258.
  • Pavelko, S.L,  Malani, M.D., Lieberman, R.J., & Hahs-Vaughn, D.L. (2015). Factors influencing undergraduate's choices in graduate school programs in communication sciences and disorders.  Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 42, 140-157.
  • Virginia Department of Education. (2015). Comprehensive assessment reference for speech-language pathology. Richmond, VA: Author.

Book Chapters

  • Pavelko, S. (2017). Instructors resource manual.  In V. Reed (Ed).  An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, 5th Ed. New Jersey: Pearson.
  • Pavelko, S. (2017). Intellectual Disabilities.  In V. Reed (Ed).  An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, 5th Ed. New Jersey: Pearson.

Peer-reviewed Electronic Publications

Theses & Dissertations

  • Cooper, D.  (2015)Evidence-based practices in selecting standardized assessments of child language.  JMU Honor's Thesis Advisor.

Presentations

  • Pavelko, S., Owens, R. Bambinelli, D., & Saunders, A.  (November, 2016).  What to do after MLU: From samples to intervention goals.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pavelko, S., Owens, R., & Johnson, V. (November, 2016).  The new normal: New norms for language sample analysis of children.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pavelko, S. & Owens, R. (July, 2016).  Language sample analysis:  A SUGAR-y treat. Paper presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Canada.
  • Pavelko, S., Lieberman, R., Nye, C., Schwartz, J., & Hahs-Vaughn, D. (July, 2016).  The development of writing skills in 4-year-old children with language impairment.  Paper presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Canada.  
  • Stewart, A., Akerson, E., Sanford, J., McGuire, L., Mast, M., Pavelko, S… Hulton, L. (September, 2015). Strategies for climate change: Building a positive and sustainable interprofessional identity.  Paper presented at the Collaborating Across Borders V Conference, Roanoke, VA.
  • Strunk, J., Kipps-Vaughan, D., Richardson, E., Gilligan, T., Kielty, M., Pavelko, S., & Allen-Bronaugh, D. (September, 2015).  Beginning interprofessional education: How a one-day seminar can introduce IPE to graduate and undergraduate students.  Paper presented at the Collaborating Across Borders V Conference, Roanoke, VA.
  • Owens, R., Pavelko, S. & Lavasani, Z.  (November, 2015).  Bye-Bye Roger: Rethinking Dr. Brown's language sample collection & analysis. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Pavelko, S., Ingram, S., Clinard, E., & Yoder, J. (November, 2015) Infusing evidence-based practice into SLP graduate student clinical practicum. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Cooper, D., & Pavelko, S. (March, 2015).  Evidence based practices in selecting standardized language assessments.  Poster presented at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Pavelko, S., Ingram, S., Clinard, E., Hiatt, K., Yoder, J. (March, 2015). Infusing evidence-based practice into SLP graduate student clinical practicum.  Poster presented at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Pavelko, S. & Ireland, M. (March, 2015).  The science guiding appropriate selection of standardized tests.  Paper presented at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Pavelko, S. & Ireland, M. (November, 2014).  Beyond reliability and validity: Evidence based practices in test selection.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Pavelko, S. & Ireland, M. (July, 2014).  Evidence based practices in assessment:  Choosing an appropriate test.  Poster presented at the ASHA Schools Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Pavelko, S. (2014, March). Integrating language sample analysis into school practice.  Paper presented at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Williamsburg, VA. 
  • Pavelko, S., Malani, M., & Lieberman, R.J. (November, 2013).  A changing student body: factors influencing students' choice of graduate programs. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Pavelko, S., Owens, R., & Laverdure, M. (November, 2013). Teaching an old dog new tricks: using language sampling for screening & diagnosis.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Chicago, IL.

Invited Presentations

  • Pavelko, S. (June, 2017). Language Sample Analysis:  Assessment and Intervention Planning.  Invited presentation at SLP Summer Institute, sponsored by T/TAC Region 5; Waynesboro, VA.
  • Pavellko, S. (May, 2017).  Language Sample Analysis:  Assessment and Intervention Planning.  Presentation for Pennsylvania Department of Education (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network). 
  • Pavelko, S. (March, 2016).  SUGAR: Language Sample Analysis Made Sweet.  Bye-Bye Roger: Rethinking Dr. Brown's Language Sample Collection & Analysis. Invited presentation at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN.
  • Pavelko, S. & Ireland, M. (June, 2014). Evidence Based Practices in School-Based Assessment.  Invited presentation at SLP Summer Institute, sponsored by T/TAC Region 5; Waynesboro, VA.
  • Pavelko, S. (September, 2013). Language Sample Analysis Revisited.  Invited presentation to HCPS SLPs, sponsored by HCPS, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Pavelko, S. (June, 2013). Language Sample Analysis Revisited.  Invited presentation at SLP Summer Institute, sponsored by T/TAC Region 5; Waynesboro, VA.

Grants

  • Pavelko, S. (2017). Language Sample Analysis for School-based SLPs 6/1/2017-9/30/2017, $4120.00
  • Pavelko, S. (2016).  Developing High Quality Professional Development for Public School Speech-Language Pathologists, Part 2, 5/1/2016-9/30/2016, $1350.00.
  • Pavelko, S. (2015).  Developing High Quality Professional Development for Public School Speech-Language Pathologists, VA-15-02-19-210-216-00-660, $3,217.00.
  • Pavelko, S. (2014). Evidenced Based Practices in Assessment, IDEA, Part B; CFDA 84.027A, $9,854.00.
  • Pavelko, S. (2013). High Quality Professional Development for Speech-Language Pathologists, IDEA, Part B; CFDA 84.027A, $9,471.

Professional Credentials

  • Speech-Language Pathologist State License, State of Virginia Department of Health
  • Certified Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, The Hanen Centre