Faculty

 

Nancy C. Brady

Associate Professor

Phone: (785) 864-0762 (office)
Phone: (785) 864-0530 (lab)
Fax: (785) 864-3974
nbrady@ku.edu

B.A., 1980, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., 1984, University of Minnesota
Ph.D., 1993, University of Kansas

Research Interests

Dr. Brady studies beginning language acquisition in individuals with disabilities, including autism, fragile X syndrome, and Down syndrome. Her work has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and United States Office of Education

Recent Publications

Kasari, C., Brady, N., Lord, C., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2013). Assessing the minimally verbal school-aged child with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/aur.1334

Brady, N. C., Thiemann-Bourque, Fleming, K., & Matthews, K. (2013). Predicting language outcomes for children learning augmentative and alternative communication: Child and environmental factors. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56, 1595-1612. doi:10.1007/s10803-011-1317-7

Brady, N., Fleming, K., Thiemann-Bourque, K., Olswang, L., Dowden, P., & Saunders, M. (2012). Development of the Communication Complexity Scale. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 16-28. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2011/10-0099)

Thiemann-Bourque, K., Brady, N., & Fleming, K. (2012). Symbolic play of preschoolers with severe communication impairments with autism and other developmental delays: More similarities than differences. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 863-873. doi:10.1007/s10803-011-1317-7

Brady, N. C., Herynk, J., & Fleming, K. (2010). Communication input matters: Lessons from prelinguistic children learning to use AAC in preschool environments. Early Childhood Services, 4, 141-154.

Warren, S. F., Brady, N. C., Sterling, A. M., Fleming, K., & Marquis, J.  (2010). The effects of maternal responsivity on the language development of children with fragile X syndrome.American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 115, 54-75.

Brady, N., Warren, S., & Sterling (2010). Interventions aimed at improving child language by improving maternal responsivity. In L. Masters Glidden and M. Mailick Seltzer (Eds.) Families: A volume in international review of research in mental retardation. 37 (pp. 333-357. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Snell, M., Brady, N., McLean, L., Ogletree, B., Siegel, E., Sylvester, L., Molika, B. Paul, D., Romski, M., and Sevcik, R. (2010). Twenty Years of Communication Intervention Research with Individuals who have Severe Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115, 364-380.

Flenthrope, J., & Brady, N. (2010). Relationships between early gestures and later language in children with fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology 19: 135-142.

Brady, N., & Bashinski, S. (2009). Increasing communication in children with concurrent vision and hearing loss. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 33, 59-70.

Brady, N. (2007). Augmentative and alternative communication in children with Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome. In J. Roberts, R. Chapman, and S. Warren (Eds.) Speech and Language Development and Intervention in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome (pp. 225-274). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Brady, N., Bredin-Oja, S., & Warren, S. (2007). Prelinguistic communication in children with Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome: Development and interventions. In Speech and Language Development and Intervention in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome (pp. 173-192). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Brady, N., Skinner, D., Roberts, J., & Hennon, E. (2006). Communication in young children with fragile X syndrome: A qualitative study of mothers' perspectives. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 15, 353-.

Brady, N., Steeples, T., & Fleming, K. (2005). Effects of prelinguistic communication levels on initiation and repair of communication in children with disabilities. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 48(5), 1098-1113.

Brady, N., Marquis, J., Fleming, K., & McLean, L. (2004). Prelinguistic predictors of language growth in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 47(3), 663-667.