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Nancy Creaghead, PhD, Lab

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Nancy Creaghead’s teaching, research and clinical interests include language, literacy, and speech sound acquisition and disorders in children.  Her research centers on examining children’s communication in preschool and school settings with the goal of improving services to children who are at risk for school success because of their speech, language and literacy challenges.  Her recent work focuses on addressing the additional challenges faced by diverse children and especially those living in poverty.


CLLEaR – Communication, Language, Learning Education and Research

The mission of the Collaborative Language, Learning, Education and Research (CLLEaR) Lab is to improve children’s learning and success in school through research which examines language and literacy assessment and intervention for children in preschool through the school years.  

Our research addresses the needs of children who are at risk for language and literacy learning problems and is based on theories that include the critical role of language in learning, collaborative service delivery, and multicultural considerations.

Dr. Creaghead’s research interests include examination of language and literacy development and challenges for at risk children in preschool and elementary school.  

Her recent research with students has centered on collaborating with teachers in enhancing language and emergent literacy for Head Start children, emergent writing, and developing teacher-implemented interventions for reading comprehension to support Response to Intervention.

Recent Graduates' Research

Story Retell – Dr. Emily Hasselbeck  

Assessment of English Language Learners – Dr. Rochel Lazewnik 

Emergent Writing – Dr. Maria Centeno  

Family Book Reading – Dr. Claudia Kikuta 

Emergent Writing – Dr. Amy Hobek 

Elementary School:
Reading Comprehension – Dr. Lisa Froehlich .

Middle School:
Reading Comprehension Strategies for Response to Intervention – Dr. Debbie Elledge 

Current PhD Students' Research

Social/Pragmatic Communication Behaviors of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury – Casey Keck

Text to Speech Applications for Struggling Readers – Jennifer Keelor

Text to Speech Application for Monolingual English Speakers to Teach Vocabulary to Second Language Learners – Jean Franco Rivera

Strategies for Eliciting Narratives from African American Children -- Mia Kimmons

Young Children’s Use of Vocabulary to Express Emotions – Rochel Lieberman

Curriculum Vitae (select link to view)
Nancy Creaghead, PhD
Nancy Creaghead, PhD
Professor & Department Head of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Phone: 513-558-8511

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500

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