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
    • Interprofessional Education/Practice
  • Teaching
    • Child Language Disorders
    • Phonetics
    • Language and Phonological Disorders
    • Systematic Review
    • Speech Sound Disorders

Peer-reviewed Publications (Last 5 Years)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R.E. (in press).  SUGAR (Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis Revised):  Breaking Tradition.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
  • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R.E. (in press). Diagnostic Accuracy of the SUGAR Measures for Identifying Children with Language Impairment.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.
  • Strunk, J., Kipps-Vaughan, D., Pavelko, S.L., Allen- Bronough, D., Myers, K., Gilligan, T., Kielty, M., Richardson, E., & Tacy, J. (in press).  Interprofessional Education for Pre-Service School-Based Professionals: Faculty and Student Collaboration.  Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Owens, R. E., Pavelko, S. L., & Bambinelli, D. (2018). Moving Beyond Mean Length of Utterance: Analyzing Language Samples to Identify Intervention Targets. Perspectives ASHA SIGs, 3 (SIG 1), 5–22. doi: 10.1044/persp3.SIG1.5
  • Pfeiffer, D.L., Pavelko, S.L., & Ingram, S.B. (2018).  Interprofessional education for preprofessional speech-language pathologists and general-education teachers.  EBP Briefs, 13(1).  Bloomington, MN: NCS Pearson, Inc
  • Pavelko, S., Lieberman, R.J., Schwartz, J., & Hahs-Vaughn, D. (2018). The Contributions of Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Knowledge, and Letter Writing to Name Writing in Children with Specific Language Impairment and Typically Developing Children. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 27(1), 166-180.  10.1044/2017_AJSLP-17-0084.
  • Pavelko, S. L. & Owens, R. E. (2017). Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis Revised (SUGAR): New Normative Values for Language Sample Analysis Measures. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 48, 197-215.
  • 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.
  • Scribano, S. (2018).  A step towards differentiating language difference from disorder.  JMU Honor's Thesis Advisor
  • Pfeiffer, Danika (2018).  Preparing speech-language pathologists for interprofessional collaborative practice.  Doctoral Committee Co-Chairperson

Presentations

    • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R. (2018, November).  SUGAR: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sampling.   Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA 
    • Owens. R., & Pavelko, S. L. (2018, November).  Boston Tea Parties are Better with a Little SUGAR: Identifying Intervention Targets.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA.
    • Pfeiffer, D. L., & Pavelko, S. L. (2018, November).  Interprofessional Practice for School-Based SLPs.   Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA.
    • Pfeiffer, D. L., & Pavelko, S. L. & Richardson, E. (2018, November).  Graduate Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Occupational Therapists’ Engagement in Interprofessional Emergent Writing Interventions.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA. 
    • Pfeiffer, D. L., Pavelko, S. L., & Allen-Bronaugh, D. (2018, November).  Three Ways to Incorporate Interprofessional Education into Your CSD Program.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Boston, MA.
    • Pfeiffer, D. L., Pavelko, S. L., & Allen-Bronaugh, D. (2018, July). Interprofessional Course for Preprofessional Educators and Speech-Language Pathologists. Poster presented at the 2018 Nexus Summit, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Pfeiffer, D. L., Pavelko, S. L., & Richardson, L. (2018, July). Interprofessional Emergent Writing Intervention for Preschoolers. Poster presented at the 2018 Nexus Summit, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Pfeiffer, D.L., Pavelko, S.L., & Dudding, C. (March, 2018).  Interprofessional Practice in Schools: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists.  Poster presented at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
    • Scribano, S., & Pavelko, S.L. (March, 2018).  Examining Verb Usage in English Learners.  Poster presented at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
    • Pfeiffer, D.L., Pavelko, S.L., & Dudding, C. (November, 2017).  Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Schools: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Pfeiffer, D.L., Pavelko, S.L., Ingram, S.B., & Reed, V.A. (2017). Interprofessional collaboration in elementary schools:  A systematic review of interprofessional education for preprofessional general education teachers and speech-language pathologists. Paper presented at the Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference, Alberta, Canada.
    • 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. (2018, August). Language Sample Analysis:  Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention. Invited presentation to CCPS SLPs, sponsored by CCPS, Culpeper, VA.
    • Pavelko, S., L., (2018, June).  Language & Literacy:  Implications for SLPs Working with Preschool Children.  Invited presentation at ODU Tidewater Scottish Rite Symposium, Norfolk, VA.
    • Pavelko, S., L., (2018, June).  Everything (almost!) You knew about Grammar…But Forgot! Invited presentation at SLP Summer Institute, sponsored by T/TAC Region 5; Waynesboro, VA
    • Pavelko, S., & Owens, R.  (November, 2017).  Just a Spoonful of SUGAR Helps the Sampling Go ‘Round.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Pavelko, S. (August, 2017). Language Sample Analysis:  Assessment and Intervention Planning. Invited presentation to CCPS SLPs, sponsored by CCPS, Culpeper, VA.
    • Pavelko, S. (August, 2017). Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting and Using Standardized Tests:  Considerations for Speech Testing & Case Study.  1-hour Webinar for speechpatholgoy.com
    • Pavelko, S. (August, 2017). Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting and Using Standardized Tests:  Considerations for Language Testing.  1-hour Webinar for speechpatholgoy.com
    • Pavelko, S. (July, 2017). Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting and Using Standardized Tests:  Diagnostic Accuracy.  1-hour Webinar for speechpatholgoy.com
    • Pavelko, S. (July, 2017). Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting and Using Standardized Tests:  Psychometric Adequacy.  1-hour Webinar for speechpatholgoy.com
    • Pavelko, S. (July, 2017). Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting and Using Standardized Tests:  Purposes of Testing & Test Uses.  1-hour Webinar for speechpatholgoy.com
    • 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). Evidence Based Comprehensive Assessment for School-Based SLPs.  10/1/2017-8/31/2018, $7016.00
    • 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