About Us

Principal Investigator


Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Email: agladfelter@niu.edu

Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Allied Health and Communication Disorders. Before coming to NIU, Gladfelter received her Ph.D. and clinical master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Purdue University. She has also worked clinically on an interdisciplinary diagnostic team at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Gladfelter’s research explores language acquisition and motor skills in autistic children with the ultimate goal of developing more evidence-based language interventions. Gladfelter is also a founder and facilitator for the NIU Autism Caregiver Group.

Contact Us

NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
3100 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Parking for families participating in research is the front row of spaces labeled “Guest Parking.”