Katie Hustad, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Position title: Professor

Email: katie.hustad@wisc.edu

377 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Katie Hustad, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Introduction Video

Research Introduction Video

Waisman Center Profile

Wisconsin Intelligibility, Speech, and Communication Laboratory


B.A., University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
M.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison
Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Courses Taught

CS&D 705: Dysarthria/Augmentative Communication Systems
CS&D 752: Capstone in Speech Language Pathology

Research Statement

Dr. Hustad’s research centers around children and adults with significant speech intelligibility problems associated with dysarthria. Her work has three main themes: 1) identification of variables that influence speech intelligibility, including factors related to the listener, the communicative context, and the speaker; 2) augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions to enhance communication effectiveness for individuals with reduced speech intelligibility; and 3) longitudinal development of speech, language, and communication in young children with cerebral palsy. Most of her research takes place at the Waisman Center, where she works closely with several clinical programs including the Communication Aids and Systems Clinic.

Representative Publications

Hustad, K. C., Sakash, A., Broman, A. T., & Rathouz, P. J. (2018). Longitudinal growth of receptive language in children with cerebral palsy between 18 months and 54 months of age. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 60(11), 1156-1164. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13904 PMCID: PMC6175617

Hustad, K. C., Sakash, A., Natzke, P. E., Broman, A. T., & Rathouz, P. J. (2019). Longitudinal growth in single word intelligibility among children with cerebral palsy from 24 to 96 months of age: Predicting later outcomes from early speech production. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(6), 1599-1613. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-S-18-0319. PMCID: PMC6808366

Sakash, A., Mahr, T. J., Natzke, P. E., & Hustad, K. C. (2020). Effects of Rate Manipulation on Intelligibility in Children With Cerebral Palsy. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29, 127-141. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-0047. PMCID: PMC7231911

Molinaro, M., Broman, A. T., Rathouz, P. J., & Hustad, K. C. (2020). Longitudinal Development of Receptive Vocabulary in Children with Cerebral Palsy and Anarthria: Use of the MacArthur-Bates CDI. Developmental neurorehabilitation, 23(5), 285-293. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2019.1646829. PMCID: PMC6986977

Mahr, T. J., Rathouz, P. J., & Hustad, K. C. (2020). Longitudinal Growth in Intelligibility of Connected Speech From 2 to 8 Years in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Novel Bayesian Approach. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 63(9), 2880-2893. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_jslhr-20-00181. PMCID:  Journal in Process

Sakash, A., Mahr, T.J., & Hustad, K.C. (2021).  Validity of Parent Ratings of Speech Intelligibility for Children with Cerebral Palsy.  Developmental Neurorehabilitation.

Soriano, J., & Hustad, K.C. (2021).  Speech-Language Profile Groups in School Aged Children with Cerebral Palsy: Nonverbal Cognition, Receptive Language, Speech Intelligibility, and Motor Function.  Developmental Neurorehabilitation.

Mahr, T.J., Berisha, V., Kawabata, K., Liss, J.M., & Hustad, K.C. (2021). Performance of forced-alignment algorithms on children’s speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Hustad K.C., Mahr, T.J., Natzke, P.M.E., Rathouz, P.J. (2021).  Speech development between 30 and 119 months I:  Speech intelligibility growth curves for single word and multiword utterances.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.