Michelle Quinn, MA, CCC-SLP


Clinical Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist

Contact Information

370 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-0303


B.A., University of Notre Dame, Psychology
M.A., University of Iowa, Speech Language Pathology
A.B.D, University of Iowa, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Advisor, J. Bruce Tomblin

Courses Taught

CS&D 424: Sign Language: Beginning
CS&D 425: Aural (Re)Habilitation
CS&D 434: Sign Language: Advanced Beginner
CS&D 790: Practicum in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Statement

Michelle’s clinical interests involve development of conversational turn taking, vocabulary and question comprehension development in young preschool children at risk for language delay including those with identified hearing loss, suspected language delay, and late talkers. She collaborates with others at a state and regional level with regard to early childhood intervention from 0-6, and in providing aural habilitation services across the age span.

Michelle has been an invited speaker in personnel development offered through the Department of Public Instruction through the WESP-DHH office related to working with parents, educators, medical personnel and administrators to help students with hearing loss reach their communication potential. Her research interest is in how eye movements help us understand the process by which words are understood.

Recent Publications

  • (2012) Service learning collaboration with the NGO Common Hope in Antigua, Guatemala. Graduate SLP clinicians interact with 3 and 4 year old children to baseline language and pre-literacy skills of children to soon be enrolled in a dialogic reading program with their mothers.
  • (2011) Preschool Express launched: a group language intervention program for children 2 ½ - 4 ½ years of age who are late talkers, have language delay or are identified with hearing loss
  • (2011) Certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk Hanen Curriculum.
  • (2011) Involved in research projects on 1) the pre-linguistic behaviors of children with hearing loss and 2) the impact of noise on word recognition in adults as part of doctoral studies
  • (2010) Began to offer tele-therapy for families of children with hearing loss or young adults.