Steven F. Warren, PhD

Research Centers - Speech-Language-Hearing
Investigator, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies
University Distinguished Professor
PhD, Child and Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas
Primary office:
785-864-0632
Dole Human Development Center
Room 3001
The University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 3045
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7555


Summary

I received my PhD in child and developmental psychology from the University of Kansas in 1977. From 1982 to 2000 I was a faculty member at Vanderbilt University and an Investigator at the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. I returned to the University of Kansas in 2000 to become the Director of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies. In 2007 I became the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. I stepped down from that role in 2014 to teaching and research. I am presently Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders and an Investigator in the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies.

Education

PhD, Child and Developmental Psychology, University of Kansas

MA, Human Development, University of Kansas

BGS, Psychology and Human Development (with Honors), University of Kansas

Teaching

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders

Research

My research has focused on communication and language development in children with developmental delays and disabilities. Early in my career I contributed to the development of Milieu Communication Teaching, one of the primary approaches used in early language intervention. Much of my work has focused on the effects of different types of communication and language interventions and the manner in which children with specific disorders (e.g. Down syndrome) respond to these interventions. Over the past 20 years I have worked with colleagues to conduct several randomized clinical trials on the effects of these interventions on children's language development. I am also interested in the role of parenting in children's development. I am presently conducting a longitudinal study of parenting effects on children with fragile X syndrome. This research is presently funded by an R01 from the National Institutes of Health. Finally, early on I became involved in the development of LENA, an automatic device to collecting and analyzing large amounts of children's speech and their language enriching interactions with others in their environment. My research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Health and the US Department of Education throughout my career. The impact of my research has been recognized by major research awards from the National Down Syndrome Congress (1999), the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2008), and the American Psychological Association (2013).

Research Interests

  • Children, language, communication, early intervention, developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, autism, fragile X syndrome, parenting, randomized clinical trials, Milieu teaching,

Service

I serve on a variety of SPLH Department Committees. I also participate in various committees and activities associated with the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies.

Selected Publications

Warren, S. F. (in press). Forward (D. Keen, H. Meadan, N. Brady, & J. Halle). Prelinguistic and Minimally Verbal Communicators on the Autism Spectrum . Springer Publishing.

Thiemann-Bourque, K. & Warren, S. F. (in press). Programs for Supporting Young Children’s Language Development.,(3rd).

Warren, S. F. (in press). Down syndrome.

Warren, S. F. (in press). Early predictors . AJIDD

Thiemann-Bourque, K. & Warren, S. F. (2018). Programs Supporting Young Children’s Language Development. Language Development and Literacy. In . (Ed.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development(2ndnd ed.) (pp. 1-6).

Bredin-Oja, S. L., Fielding, H. Fleming, K. K., & Warren, S. F. (2018). Clinician vs. Machine: Estimating Vocalization Rates in Young Children with Developmental Disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018-AJSLP-17-0016

Muller, K. Brady, N. Warren, S. F., & Fleming, K. (2018). Mothers’ perspectives on challenging behaviors in their children with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability.

Gilkerson, J. Richards, J. Warren, S. F., Oller, K. Russo, R. & Vohr, B. (2018). Language experience in the second year of life predicts language outcomes in late childhood. Pediatrics.

Fielding, H. & Warren, S. F. (2018). Early predictors of later expressive language in children with Fragile X Syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Komesidou, R. Brady, N. C., Fleming, K. Esplund, A. & Warren, S. F. (2017). Growth of expressive syntax in children with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research. DOI:10.1044/2016

Gilkerson, J. Richards, J. A., Warren, S. F., Montgomery, J. K., Greenwood, C. R., Oller, D. K., Kimbrough, D. Hansen, J. L., & Paul, T. D. (2017). Mapping the early language learning environment using all-day recordings and automated analysis. American Journal of Speech-Language-Pathology, 26, 248-295.

Warren, S. F., Brady, N. Fleming, K. & Hahn, L. (2017). The effects of parenting on adaptive behavior in children with Fragile X Syndrome . Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 768-784. DOI:10.1007/s10803-016-2999-7

Burke Lefever, J. Bigelow, K. M., Carta, J. J., Borkowski, J. G., Grandfield, E. McCune, L. Irwin, D. W., & Warren, S. F. (2017). Long-Term Impact of a Cell Phone Enhanced Parenting Intervention. Child Maltreatment, 22 (4), 305-314. DOI:10.1177/1077559517723125

Fey, M. E., Warren, S. F., Bredin-Oja, S. L., & Yoder, P. J. (2017). Responsivity Education/Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching. In . (Ed.), Treatment of Language Disorders in Children, Second Edition.

Hahn, L. J., Brady, N. C., Fleming, K. K., & Warren, S. F. (2016). Joint engagement in young children with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research. DOI:10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L015-0005

M, S. A., & S., W. F. (2016). Parenting of children with Down Syndrome compared to Fragile X Syndrome. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. DOI:10.1080/17518423.2016.1259274

Robinson, A. Roberts, J. Brady, N. McQuillan, S. & Warren, S. F. (2016). Physiological correlates of maternal responsivity in preschools with fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Development Disabilities , 121(2), 111-120.

Woynaroski, T. Fey, M. Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. (2016). Prelinguistic communication intervention for young children with intellectual disabilities: a focus on treatment intensity. In M. Romski & R. A. Sevcik (Eds.), Examining the science and practice of communication interventions for individuals with severe disabilities (pp. 15-34). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F., & Horn, E. M. (2016). Warren, S.F. & Horn, E.M, (2016). Teaching Early Communication and Language Skills to Young Children .

Robinson, A. N., Roberts, J. E., Brady, N. C., Quillin, S. D., & Warren, S. F. (2016). Physiological correlates of maternal responsivity in mothers of preschoolers with fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Develomental Disabilities, 121(2).

Yoder, P. J., Woynaroski, T. Fey, M. E., Warren, S. F., & Gardner, E. (2015). Why dose frequency affects spoken vocabulary in preschoolers with Down syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120 (4), 302-314.

Hahn, L. J., Brady, N. Warren, S. F., & Fleming, K. (2015). Do children with fragile x syndrome experience declines or plateaus in adaptive behavior? American Journal of Intellecetual and Developmental Disabilities.

Warren, S. F. (2015). Right from Birth: Eliminating the 30-Million-Word Gap in Young Children.

Wynaroski, T. Yoder, P. J., Fey, M. E., & Warren, S. F. (2014). A transactional model of spoken vocabulary variation in toddlers with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 57, 1754-1763.

Yoder, P. J., Woynaroski, T. G., Fey, M. E., & Warren, S. F. (2014). Effects of dose frequency of early communication intervention in young children with and without Down syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , 119(1), 17-32.

Brady, N. Warren, S. F., Fleming, K. Keller, J. & Sterling, A. (2014). The effect of sustained maternal responsivity on later vocabulary development in children with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 57(2), 212-226.

Thiemann-Bourque, K. Warren, S. F., Brady, N. Gilkerson, J. & Richards, J. (2014). Vocal interaction between children with Down syndrome and their parents. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23(4), 474-485. DOI:10.1022/2014 AJSLP-12-00010

Seltzer, M. M., Greenberg, J. S., Smith, L. E., Sterling, A. Brady, N. Warren, S. F., & Hong, J. (2014). Fragile X Associated Disorder: How the Family Environment and Genotype Interact. In J. Burack & L. Schmidt (Eds.), Cultural and Contextual Perspectives on Development At-Risk (Vol. 39, pp. 221-253). Cambridge University Press.

Guttentag, C. L., Landry, S. H., Baggett, K. M., Noria, C. W., Borkowski, J. G., Swank, P. R., Farris, J. R., Crawford, L. Lanzi, R. G., Carta, J. J., Warren, S. F., & Ramey, S. L. (2014). My Baby & Me: Effects of an early, comprehensive parenting intervention on at-risk mothers and their children. Developmental Psychology. DOI:10.1037/a0035682

Sterling, A. M., Warren, S. F., Brady, N. & Fleming, K. (2013). Influences on maternal responsivity in mothers of children with fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118(4), 310-326.

Fey, M. E., Yoder, P. J., Warren, S. F., & Bredin-Oja, S. (2013). Is More Better? Milieu communication teaching in toddlers with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research. DOI:10.1044/1092-4388(2012/12-0081)

Sterling, A. M., Mailick, M. Greenberg, J. Warren, S. F., & Brady, N. (2013). Language dysfluencies in females with the FMR1 premutation. Brain and Cognition, 82(1), 84-89.

Sterling, A. M., & Warren, S. F. (2013). Maternal responsivity in mothers of young children with Down syndrome. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.

Carta, J. J., Lefever, J. B., Bigelow, K. Borkowski, J. & Warren, S. F. (2013). Randomized trial of a cellular-phone enhanced home visitation parenting intervention. Pediatrics, 132lS167 . DOI:10.1542/peds.2013-102Q

Warren, S. F. (2013). Meaningful Change. (Synopsis of 2013 American Psychological Association Edgar Doll Award Address). Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 39(2), 10-11.

Warren, S. F. (2013). Small Investments, Big Returns: Value of Behavioral & Social Sciences Research Far Outweighs the Modest Federal Investment. American Psychological Society Observer, 26(3), 37-38.

Warren, S. F. (2013). Moneyball!: Analytics, Accountability and the Future of Research Universities In M. F. Rice (Ed.), Planning for Research Excellence in the Era of Analytics (Merrill Advanced Study Center Report No. 117, pp. 37-40). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Greenberg, J. S., Selzer, M. M., Bakers, J. S., Smith, L. Hong, J. Warren, S. F., & Brady, N. (2012). Family environment and behavior problems in children, adolescents, and adults with fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117(4), 331-346.

Sterling, A. M., Rice, M. L., & Warren, S. F. (2012). Finiteness marking in boys with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 55, 1704-1715.

Sterling, A. M., Barnum, L. Skinner, D. Warren, S. F., & Fleming, K. (2012). Parenting young children with and without fragile X syndrome. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117(3), 194-206.

Yoder, P. J., Fey, M. E., & Warren, S. F. (2012). Studying the impact of intensity is important but complicated. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(5), 410-413. DOI:10.3109/17549507.2012.685890

Warren, S. F. (2012). Skating to Where the Puck is Going To Be In M. F. Rice (Ed.), Information Systems as Infrastructure for University Research Now and in the Future (Merrill Advanced Study Center Report No. 116, pp. 33-37). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Oller, D. K., Niyogi, P. Gray, S. Richards, J. Gilkerson, J. Xu, D. Yapanel, U. & Warren, S. F. (2010). Automated vocal analysis of naturalistic recordings for children with autism, language delay, and typical development. Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, 107(30), 13354-13359.

Warren, S. F., Brady, N. C., Sterling, A. M., Fleming, K. & Marquis, J. (2010). Maternal responsivity predicts language development in children with fragile X syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115(1), 63-84.

Warren, S. F., Gilkerson, S. Richards, J. A., Oller, D. K., Xu, D. Umit, Y. & Gray, S. (2010). What automated vocal analysis reveals about the vocal production and language learning environment of young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 40, 555-569.

Warren, S. F. (2010). The University of Kansas Research Engagement Initiative In M. F. Rice (Ed.), The Future of Public Research Universities (Merrill Advanced Study Center Report No. 114, pp. 100-104). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Brady, N. Warren, S. F., & Sterling, A. (2009). Interventions aimed at improving child language by improving maternal responsivity. In L. Glidden & M. Seltzer (Eds.), International Review of Research in Mental Retardation (Vol. 37, pp. 333-357). Burlington, VT: Academic Press.

Warren, S. F. (2009). When Do Regional Research Collaborations Make Sense? In M. F Rice (Ed.), Prospects for Regional Research Collaborations (Merrill Advanced Study Center Report No. 113, pp. 69-73). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Sterling, A. M., & Warren, S. F. (2008). Communication and Language Development in Infants and Toddlers with Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome. In J. Roberts, C. Chapman, & S. Warren (Eds.), Speech & Language Development & Intervention in Down Syndrome & Fragile X Syndrome (pp. 53-76). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Brady, N. C., Bredin-Oja, S. & Warren, S. F. (2008). Prelinguistic and Early Language Intervention with Children with Down Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome. In J. Roberts, C. Chapman, & S. Warren (Eds.), Speech & Language Development & Intervention in Down Syndrome & Fragile X Syndrome (pp. 173-192). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Roberts, J. Chapman, R. & Warren, S. F. (2008). Speech & Language Development & Intervention in Down Syndrome & Fragile X Syndrome, Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F. (2008). Can Early Communication Intervention Make a Meaningful Difference for Young Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities? Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 34(2), 2-4.

Warren, S. F. (2008). Measurement and the Future of Behavioral Science. Psychology in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 33(3), 2-3.

Bailey, D. B., Armstrong, F. D., Kemper, A. R., Skinner, D. & Warren, S. F. (2008). Supporting family adaptation pre-symptomatic and "untreatable" disability in an era of expanded newborn screening. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 1-14.

Warren, S. F., Fey, M. E., Finestack, L. H., Brady, N. C., Bredin-Oja, S. L., & Fleming, K. (2008). A Randomized Trial of Longitudinal Effects of Low Intensity Responsivity Education/Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 51, 451-470.

Warren, S. F. (2007). Reflections on the future of research in developmental disabilities. In S. Odom, R. Horner, M. Snell, & J. Blacher (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Disabilities (pp. 614-624). New York: The Guilford Press.

Warren, S. F., Fey, M. E., & Yoder, P. J. (2007). Differential treatment intensity research: A missing link to creating optimally effective communication intervention. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13(1), 70-77.

Warren, S. F., & Abbeduto, L. (2007). Introduction to Communication and Language Development and Intervention. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13(1), 1-2.

Abbeduto, L. Warren, S. F., & Conners, F. A. (2007). Language development in Down syndrome: From the prelinguistic period to the acquisition of literacy. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13(3), 247-261.

Warren, S. F., & Brady, N. C. (2007). The role of maternal responsivity in the development of children with intellectual disabilities. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13(4), 330-338.

Warren, S. F. & Abbeduto, L. R. (Eds.). (2007). Special issue on communication and language. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews.

Warren, S. F. (2007). Past as Prelude: Lessons for the Future Acquired from 50 Years on the Edge In M. L Rice (Ed.), Future Directors in Federal Research Funding (Merrill Advanced Study Center Report, pp. 73-79). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Warren, S. F. (2007). Written testimony for the US House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee on behalf of the Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Association.

Warren, S. F., Bredin-Oja, S. L., Fairchild, M. Finestack, L. H., Fey, M. E., & Brady, N. C. (2006). Responsivity Education/Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching. In R. Mcauley & M. Fey (Eds.), Treatment of Language Disorders in Children (pp. 47-76). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F. (2006). The Future of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies. In R. Schiefelbusch & S. Schroeder (Eds.), Doing Science and Doing Good (pp. 521-533). Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing.

Fey, M. E., Warren, S. F., Brady, N. C., Finestack, L. H., Bredin-Oja, S. L., Fairchild, M. & Yoder, P. J. (2006). Early effects of prelinguistic milieu teaching for children with developmental delays. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 49(3), 526-547.

Warren, S. F. (2006). Our Turn to Play the Name Game. Psychology in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 32(3), 1-2.

Warren, S. F. (2006). Written testimony for the US House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee on behalf of the Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Association.

Warren, S. F., Batshaw, M. L., Bennett, F. C., Hagerman, R. J., & Seltzer, M. M. (2005). Biomedical Research for Primary and Secondary Prevention. In K. C. Larkin & A. P. Turnbull (Eds.), National Goals for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington, D.C.: American Association on Mental Retardation.

Rice, M. L., Warren, S. F., & Betz, S. (2005). Language Symptoms of Developmental Language Disorders: An Overview of Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Specific Language Impairment, and Williams Syndrome. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26(1), 7-27.

Rice, M. L., & Warren, S. F. (2005). Moving Toward a Unified Effort to Understand the Nature and Causes of Language Disorders. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26(1), 3-6.

Bailey, D. B., Skinner, D. & Warren, S. F. (2005). Newborn screening for developmental disabilities: Reframing presumptive benefit. American Journal of Public Health, 95(11), 1889-1893.

Warren, S. F. (2005). Setting Priorities for Behavioral Research at the Institute for Life Span Studies In M. L. Rice (Ed.), Riding the Momentum of Research of Research: Leadership Challenges in Public Research Universities (Merrill Advanced Study Center Report No. 108, pp. 87-94). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

Warren, S. F. (2005). Written testimony for the US House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee on behalf of the Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Association.

Warren, S. F., Fey, M. E., & Brady, N. C. (2004). Effects of Prelinguistic Communication Intervention on Young Children with Down Syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48, 325.

Warren, S. F., Brady, N. C., & Fey, M. E. (2004). Communication and language: Research design and measurement issues. In E. Emerson, C. Hatton, T. Thompson, & T. R. Parmeter (Eds.), The International Handbook of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (pp. 385-406). West Sussex, England: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Warren, S. F., & Walker, D. (2004). Fostering early communication and language development. In D. M. Teti (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science (pp. 249-270). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.

Warren, S. F. (2004). Intervention as Experiment. In M. Rice & S. Warren (Eds.), Developmental Language Impairments: From Phenotypes to Etiologies (pp. 187-206). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.

Thiemann, K. & Warren, S. F. (2004). Programs supporting young children's language development. In R. E. Tremblay, R. G. Barr, & . RDeV Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (online) (pp. 1-22). Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. http://www.excellence-earlychildhood.ca/documents/Thiemann-WarrenANGxp.pdf

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (2004). The emerging model of intervention for young children with language impairments. In L. Verhoeven & H. van Balkom (Eds.), Classification of Developmental Language Disorders: Theoretical Issues and Clinical Implications (pp. 367-381). Amsterdam: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.

Rice, M. & Warren, S. F. (2004). Developmental Language Disorders: From Phenotypes to Etiologies, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (2004). Early predictors of language in children with and without Down syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(4), 285-300.

Smith, J. D., Warren, S. F., Yoder, P. J., & Feurer, I. (2004). Teachers' use of naturalistic communication intervention practices. Journal of Early Intervention, 27(1), 1-14.

Brady, N. C., & Warren, S. F. (2003). Language intervention for children with mental retardation. In L. Abbeduto (Ed.), Language and Communication in Mental Retardation (pp. 231-254). San Diego: Academic Press.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (2003). Prelinguistic communication intervention for children with developmental disabilities. In R. Ken (Ed.), MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (pp. 375-377). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Warren, S. F. (2003). On the Road, Moving Ahead, Pointed in the Right Direction (Preface). In S. Greenspan & H. Switsky (Eds.), What is Mental Retardation? Ideas for an Evolving Disability. Washington, D.C.: American Association on Mental Retardation.

Leew, S. V., Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (2002). Infants and Toddlers: Putting Research into Practice. In H. Goldstein, L. Kaczmarek, & K. English (Eds.), Promoting Social Communication: Children with Developmental Disabilities from Birth to Adolescence (pp. 151-172). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Warren, S. F., Yoder, P. J., & Leew, S. V. (2002). Promoting social-communicative development in infants and toddlers. In H. Goldstein, L. Kaczmarek, & K. English (Eds.), Promoting Social Communication: Children with Developmental Disabilities from Birth to Adolescence (pp. 121-150). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Harwood, K. Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (2002). The importance of responsivity in developing communication. In J. Reichle, D. Beukelman, & J. Light (Eds.), Exemplary practices for beginning communicators: Exemplary Practices for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (pp. 59-96). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (2002). Effects of prelinguistic milieu teaching and parent responsivity education on dyads involving children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45(6), 1158-1174.

Warren, S. F. (2002). Genes, Brains, and Behavior: The Road Ahead. Mental Retardation, 40(6), 471-476.

Turnbull, R. Turnbull, A. Warren, S. F., Eidelman, S. & Marchand, P. (2002). Shakespeare Redux, or Romeo and Juliet Revisited: Embedding a Terminology and Name Change in a New Agenda for the Field of Mental Retardation. Mental Retardation, 40(1), 65-70.

Warren, S. F., & Cheney, P. D. (2002). The Kansas Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 20(3), 301.

Yoder, P. J., McCathren, R. B., Warren, S. F., & Watson, A. L. (2001). Important distinctions in measuring maternal responses to communication in prelinguistic children with disabilities. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 22(3), 135-147.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (2001). Intentional communication elicits language-facilitating maternal responses in dyads with children who have developmental disabilities. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 106, 327-335.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (2001). Relative treatment effects of two prelinguistic communication interventions on language development in toddlers with developmental delay vary by maternal characteristics. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 224-237.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (2000). Facilitating Prelinguistic and Early Language Development. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 44, 511.

Smith, J. D., Tapp, J. & Warren, S. F. (2000). Analysis of early communication and language intervention practices using observation technology. In T. Thompson, D. Felce, & F. Symons (Eds.), Behavioral Observation: Technology and Applications in Developmental Disabilities (pp. 215-278). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Gazdag, G. & Warren, S. F. (2000). Effects of adult contingent imitation on development of young children's vocal imitation. Journal of Early Intervention, 23, 24-35.

McCathren, R. B., Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (2000). Testing predictive validity of the communication composite of the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales. Journal of Early Intervention, 23, 36-46.

McKinley, A. & Warren, S. F. (2000). The effectiveness of cochlear implants for children with prelingual deafness. Journal of Early Intervention, 23, 252-263.

Warren, S. F. (2000). The future of early communication and language intervention. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 20, 233-238.

Warren, S. F. (2000). Mental Retardation: Curse, Characteristic, or Coin of the Realm? Kennedy Center News, 51, 3-4.

Horn, E. M., Jones, H. A., & Warren, S. F. (1999). Concurrent motor skill intervention for young children with cerebral palsy: An experimental analysis. Journal of Early Intervention, 22, 1-18.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1999). Maternal responsivity mediates the relationship between prelinguistic intentional communication and later language. Journal of Early Intervention, 22, 126-136.

McCathren, R. B., Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1999). Prelinguistic pragmatic functions as predictors of later expressive vocabulary. Journal of Early Intervention, 22, 205-216.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1999). Self-initiated proto-declaratives and proto-imperatives can be facilitated in prelinguistic children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Early Intervention, 22, 337-354.

Jones, H. A., Horn, E. M., & Warren, S. F. (1999). The effects of neurobehavioral motor intervention on intentional communication development in infants and toddlers with cerebral palsy. Journal of Early Intervention, 22, 25-37.

McCathren, R. B., Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1999). The relationship between prelinguistic vocalization and later expressive vocabulary in young children with developmental delay. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 42, 915-924.

Yoder, P. J., Warren, S. F., McCathren, R. & Leew, S. (1998). Does adult responsivity to child behavior facilitate communication development? In A. M. Wetherby, S. F. Warren, & J. Reichle (Eds.), Transitions in Prelinguistic Communications (pp. 39-58). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (1998). Facilitating the transition to intentional communication. In A. M. Wetherby, S. F. Warren, & J. Reichle (Eds.), Transitions in Prelinguistic Communications (pp. 365-384). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Wetherby, S. M., Warren, S. F., & Reichle, J. (1998). Introduction to Transitions in Prelinguistic Communication. In A. M. Wetherby, S. F. Warren, & J. Reichle (Eds.), Transitions in Prelinguistic Communications (pp. 1-14). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Wetherby, A. M., Warren, S. F., & Reichle, J. (1998). Transitions in prelinguistic communication, Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F. (1998). Forward (D. Bricker). An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention.(2) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Warren, S. F. (1998). Back to the future? Journal of Early Intervention, 21, 297-298.

Yoder, P. J., Warren, S. F., & McCathren, R. B. (1998). Determining spoken language prognosis in children with developmental disabilities. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 7, 77-87.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1998). Maternal responsivity predicts the extent to which prelinguistic intervention facilitates generalized intentional communication. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 1207-1219.

McCathren, R. B., Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1998). Representational ability as a predictor of later expressive vocabulary. Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders, 20(2), 1-8.

Symons, F. J., & Warren, S. F. (1998). Straw men and strange logic: Issues and pseudo-issues in special education. American Psychologist, 53, 1160-1161.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (1997). Communication, Language, and Mental Retardation. In W. E. MacLean (Ed.), Ellis' Handbook of Mental Deficiency, Psychological Theory and Research(3rd ed.) (pp. 379-403). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (1997). A developmental model of early communication and language intervention. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Review, 3, 358-362.

Yoder, P. J., Warren, S. F., & Bigger, H. A. (1997). Stability of maternal reports of lexical comprehension in very young children with developmental delays. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 6, 59-65.

Warren, S. F., & Horn, E. M. (1996). Generalization issues in providing integrated services. In R. A. McWilliam (Ed.), Rethinking pull-out services in early intervention (pp. 121-143). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

McCathren, R. B., Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (1996). Prelinguistic predictors of later language development. In K. Cole, P. Dale, & D. Thal (Eds.), Advances in communication and language assessment (pp. 57-76). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (1996). Enhancing communications and language development in young children with developmental delays and disorders. Peabody Journal of Education, 71(4), 118-132.

MacLean, W. E., & Warren, S. F. (1996). Research training at the John F. Kennedy Center. Peabody Journal of Education, 71(4), 45-56.

Horn, E. M., Warren, S. F., & Jones, H. A. (1995). An experimental analysis of a neurobehavioral motor intervention. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 37, 697-714.

Yoder, P. J., Warren, S. F., & Hull, L. (1995). Predicting children's response to prelinguistic communication intervention. Journal of Early Intervention, 19, 74-85.

McCathren, R. B., Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1995). The role of directives in early language intervention. Journal of Early Intervention, 19, 91-101.

Fey, M. Windsor, J. & Warren, S. F. (1994). Language intervention during the primary school years, Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F., Gazdag, G. E., Bambara, L. M., & Jones, H. A. (1994). Changes in the generativity and use of semantic relationships concurrent with milieu language intervention. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 924-934.

Warren, S. F., & Yoder, P. J. (1994). Communication and language intervention: Why a constructivist approach is insufficient. Journal of Special Education, 28, 248-258.

Yoder, P. J., Warren, S. F., Kim, K. & Gazdag, G. E. (1994). Facilitating prelinguistic communication skills in young children with developmental delay II: Systematic replication and extension. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 37, 841-851.

Yoder, P. J., & Warren, S. F. (1993). Can developmentally delayed children's language development be enhanced through prelinguistic intervention? In A. Kaiser & D. Gray (Eds.), Enhancing children's communication: Research foundations for intervention (pp. 35-62). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F. (1993). Early communication and language intervention: Challenges for the1990s and beyond. In A. Kaiser & D. Gray (Eds.), Enhancing children's communication: Research foundations for intervention (pp. 222-238). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Bambara, L. M., & Warren, S. F. (1993). Massed trials revisited: Appropriate applications in functional skill training. In R. A. Gable & S. F. Warren (Eds.), Strategies for teaching students with mild to severe mental retardation (pp. 165-190). London: Kingsley Publishers.

Warren, S. F. (1993). Research mentorship: Ethical issues. In N. J. Minghetti, J. A. Cooper, G. Goldstein, L. B. Olswang, & S. F. Warren (Eds.), Research mentorship and training in communication sciences and disorders (pp. 109-116). Rockville, MD: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Gable, R. A., & Warren, S. F. (1993). The enduring value of instructional research. In R. D. Gable & S. F. Warren (Eds.), Strategies for teaching students with mild to severe mental retardation (pp. 1-10). London: Kingsley Publishers.

Minghetti, N. J., Cooper, J. A., Goldstein, H., Olswang, L. B., & Warren, S. F. (Eds.). (1993). Research mentorship and training in communication sciences and disorders (N. J. Minghetti, J. A. Cooper, H. Goldstein, L. B. Olswang, & S. F. Warren, Eds.). Rockville, MD: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Gable, R. A. & Warren, S. F. (Eds.). (1993). Strategies for teaching students with mild to severe mental retardation (R. A. Gable & S. F. Warren, Eds.). London: Kingsley.

Warren, S. F., Yoder, P. J., Gazdag, G. E., Kim, K. & Jones, H. A. (1993). Facilitating prelinguistic communication skills in young children with developmental delay. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 36, 83-97.

Michael, A. L., Klee, T. Bransford, J. D., & Warren, S. F. (1993). The transition from theory to therapy: Test of two instructional methods. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 7, 139-154.

Warren, S. F., & Reichle, J. (1992). The emerging field of communication and language intervention. In S. F. Warren & J. Reichle (Eds.), Causes and effects in communication and language intervention (pp. 1-8). Baltimore: Brookes.

Warren, S. F. & Reichle, J. (Eds.). (1992). Causes and effects in communication and language intervention (S. F. Warren & J. Reichle, Eds.). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F. (1992). Forward (D. Bricker & J. Cripe). An activity-based approach to early intervention. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Warren, S. F. (1992). Facilitating basic vocabulary acquisition with milieu teaching procedures. Journal of Early Intervention, 16(3), 235-251.

Horn, E. Warren, S. & Reith, H. (1992). Group instruction of motor skills in young children using a micro computer-based intervention system. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 17(3), 133-144.

Warren, S. F., & Abbeduto, L. (1992). The relation of communication and language development to mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 97(2), 125-130.

Warren, S. F. & Abbeduto, L. R (Eds.). (1992). Special issue on the relation of language and communication development to mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 97(2), 125-246.

Warren, S. F. (1991). Enhancing communication and language development with milieu teaching procedures. In E. Cipani (Ed.), A guide for developing language competence in preschool children with severe and moderate handicaps (pp. 68-93). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Warren, S. F. (1991). Ecobehavioral analysis comes of age. Contemporary Psychology, 36, 892-893.

Jones, H. A., & Warren, S. F. (1991). Enhancing engagement in early language teaching. Teaching Exceptional Children, 23, 48-50.

Warren, S. F. (1990). National needs and resources: A commentary. In A. P. Kaiser & C. M. McWhorter (Eds.), Preparing personnel to work with persons with severe disabilities (pp. 329-335). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Olswang, L. B., Thompson, C. K., Warren, S. F., & Minghetti, N. (1990). Treatment efficacy research in communication disorders (. & Eds.). Rockville, MD: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Warren, S. F., & Gazdag, G. A. (1990). Facilitating early language development with milieu intervention procedures. Journal of Early Intervention, 14, 62-86.

Poulson, C. L., Nunes, L. R., & Warren, S. F. (1989). Imitation in infancy: A critical review . In H. W. Reese (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior (Vol. 22, pp. 272-298). San Diego: Academic Press.

Warren, S. F., & Bambara, L. M. (1989). An experimental analysis of milieu language intervention: Teaching the action-object form. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 54, 448-461.

Warren, S. F., Alpert, C. L., & Kaiser, A. P. (1988). An optimal learning environment for infants and toddlers with severe handicaps. In E. L. Meyen, G. A. Vergason, & R. J. Whelan (Eds.), Effective instructional strategies for exceptional children (pp. 139-156). Denver: Love Publishing.

Kaiser, A. P., Alpert, C. L., & Warren, S. F. (1988). Language and communication: Developmental and education issues. In V. B. Van Hassatt, P. S. Strain, & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of developmental and physical disabilities (pp. 395-422). New York: Pergamon Press.

Kaiser, A. & Warren, S. F. (1988). Pragmatics and generalizations. In R. L. Schiefelbusch & L. L. Lloyd (Eds.), Language perspectives II: Acquisition, assessment, and intervention (pp. 397-442). Austin: Pro-Ed.

Warren, S. F., & Kaiser, A. P. (1988). Research in early language intervention. In S. L. Odom & M. A. Karnes (Eds.), Early intervention for infants and children with handicaps: An empirical base (pp. 84-108). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M., & Warren, S. F. (1988). The promise and pitfalls of an ecological perspective on children's behavior disorders. In R. Rutherford & J. W. Maag (Eds.), Monograph in Behavior Disorders (Vol. 11, pp. 156-166). Reston, VA: Council for Children with Behavior Disorders.

Warren, S. F. (1988). A behavioral approach to language generalization. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 19, 292-303.

Odom, S. L., & Warren, S. F. (1988). The future of early childhood special education. Journal of the Division of Early Childhood, 12, 263-273.

Bambara, L. M., Warren, S. F., & Komisar, S. (1988). The individual curriculum sequencing model: Effects on skill acquisition and generalization. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 13, 8-20.

Warren, S. F., Horn, E. M., & Hill, E. W. (1987). Some innovative educational applications of advanced technologies. In L. Goetz, D. Guess, & K. Stremel-Campbell (Eds.), Innovative program design for individuals with dual sensory impairments (pp. 287-312). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Kaiser, A. P., Alpert, C. L., & Warren, S. F. (1987). Teaching functional language: Strategies for intervention. In M. Snell (Ed.), Systematic instruction of people with severe handicaps(3rd ed.) (pp. 247-272). Columbus, OH: Merrill Publishing.

Horn, E. M., & Warren, S. F. (1987). Facilitating the acquisition of sensorimotor behavior with a microcomputer-mediated teaching system: An experimental analysis. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 12, 205-216.

Warren, S. F., & Horn, E. M. (1987). Microcomputer applications in early childhood special education: Problems and possibilities. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 7, 72-85.

Warren, S. F., Alpert, C. L., & Kaiser, A. (1986). An optimal learning environment for infants and toddlers with severe handicaps. Focus on Exceptional Children, 18(8), 1-11.

Warren, S. F., & Kaiser, A. P. (1986). Generalization of treatment effects by young language delayed children: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 51, 239-252.

Warren, S. F., & Kaiser, A. P. (1986). Incidental language teaching: A critical review. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 51, 291-299.

Warren, S. F. (1985). Clinical strategies for the measurement of language generalization. In S. F. Warren & A. K. Rogers-Warren (Eds.), Teaching functional language (pp. 197-224). Austin: Pro-Ed.

Warren, S. F., & Rogers-Warren, A. K. (1985). Teaching functional language: An introduction. In S. F. Warren & A. K. Rogers-Warren (Eds.), Teaching functional language (pp. 3-24). Austin: Pro-Ed.

Warren, S. F. & Rogers-Warren, A. K. (Eds.). (1985). Teaching functional language: Generalization and maintenance of language skills (S. F. Warren & A. K. Rogers-Warren, Eds.). Austin: Pro-Ed.

Warren, S. F., McQuarter, R. J., & Rogers-Warren, A. (1984). The effects of mands and models on the speech of unresponsive language delayed preschool children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 49, 42-52.

Rogers-Warren, A. K., & Warren, S. F. (1984). The social basis of language and communication in severely handicapped preschoolers. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 4, 57-73.

Warren, S. F., & Rogers-Warren, A. (1983). Because no one asked . . Setting variables effecting the generalization of trained vocabulary within a residential institution. In K. Kernan, M. Begab, & R. Edgerton (Eds.), Environments and behavior: The adaptation of mentally retarded persons (pp. 257-282). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Rogers-Warren, A. & Warren, S. F. (1983). Facilitating early language and social development: Parents and teachers. In E. M. Goetz & K. E. Allen (Eds.), Early childhood education: Special environmental and legal considerations (pp. 63-90). Rockville, MD: Aspen Systems Corp.

Rogers-Warren, A. Warren, S. F., & Baer, D. M. (1983). Interactional basis of language learning. In K. Kernan, M. Begab, & R. Edgerton (Eds.), Environments and behavior: The adaptation of mentally retarded persons (pp. 239-266). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Warren, S. F., & Rogers-Warren, A. K. (1983). A longitudinal analysis of language generalization among adolescents with severely handicapping conditions. Journal of the Association of the Severely Handicapped, 8, 18-31.

Warren, S. F. (1983). From intervention to promotion: A revolution in child psychology? Contemporary Psychology, 28(10), 791-794.

Warren, S. F., & Rogers-Warren, A. (1982). Language acquisition patterns in normal and handicapped children. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2(2), 70-79.

Rogers-Warren, A. & Warren, S. F. (1981). Form and function in language learning and generalization. Analysis and Intervention in Development Disabilities, 1, 389-404.

Warren, S. F., Baxter, D. Anderson, S. Marshall, A. & Baer, D. M. (1981). Generalization and maintenance of question-asking by severely retarded individuals. Journal of the Association of the Severely Handicapped, 6, 15-22.

Warren, S. F., Rogers-Warren, A. Baer, D. M., & Guess, D. (1980). The assessment and facilitation of language generalization. In W. Sailor, B. Wilcox, & L. Brown (Eds.), Instructional design for the severely handicapped (pp. 227-258). Baltimore: Brookes Publishers.

Warren, S. F., & Rogers-Warren, A. (1980). Current perspectives in language remediation: A special monograph. Education and Treatment of Children, 3, 133-152.

Rogers-Warren, A. & Warren, S. F. (1980). Mands for verbalization: Facilitating the display of newly trained language in children. Behavior Modification, 4(3), 361-382.

Warren, S. F., Baer, D. M., & Rogers-Warren, A. (1979). Teaching children to praise: A problem in stimulus and response generalization. Child Behavior Therapy, 1(2), 123-137.

Guess, D. Horner, R. D., Utley, B. Holvoet, J. Maxon, D. Tucker, D. & Warren, S. F. (1978). A functional curriculum sequencing model for teaching the severely handicapped. AAESPH Review, 3, 212-215.

Warren, S. F. (1977). A useful ecobehavioral perspective for applied behavior analysis. In A. K Rogers-Warren & S. F. Warren (Eds.), Ecological perspectives in behavior analysis (pp. 173-196). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Rogers-Warren, A. & Warren, S. F. (1977). The developing ecobehavioral psychology. In A. Rogers-Warren & S. F. Warren (Eds.), Ecological perspectives in behavior analysis (pp. 7-10). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Rogers-Warren, A. K & Warren, S. F. (Eds.). (1977). Ecological perspectives in behavior analysis (A. K Rogers-Warren & S. F. Warren, Eds.). Baltimore: University Park Press.

Rogers-Warren, A. Warren, S. F., & Baer, D. M. (1977). Modeling, self-reporting and reinforcement of self-reporting in the development of sharing: A component analysis. Behavior Modification, 1(3), 307-322.

Warren, S. F., Rogers-Warren, A. & Baer, D. M. (1976). The role of offer-rates in controlling sharing by young children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 9, 491-497.


News and events

Nancy Brady recently participated in the First Summit Forum of China Higher Education of Speech Language Pathology at East China Normal University in Shanghai China. Dr. Brady is pictured with Dr. Qiaoyun Liu, the department head and associate Dean at East Normal. Dr. Liu was a visiting scholar at KU in 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a consensus for curriculum in Speech Language Pathology in China.

SPLH/IPCD Graduation Ceremony Information Page, May 18, 2019

STUDENTS (Bridget Rennard and Anna Schaue) TO PRESENT AT KANSAS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Dr. Julie Washington is coming as the invited speaker on February 11, 2019: The Annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture 

Dr. Holly Storkel leads a research project aimed at developing effective interventions for kids with DLD called KAW Story. The project just earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to continue research with 60 Kansas kindergarteners across several school districts.

SPLH Professor, Holly Storkel, has been selected as Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Student Success

SPLH Acting Chair, Nancy Brady, has been promoted to Professor by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod - Chancellor announces faculty awarded promotion and tenure for 2018

Three students received Undergraduate Research Awards for SPLH projects in the Spring 2018 semester!  Congratulations to Grace Carlson (mentored by Navin Viswanathan), Beth Fentress (mentored by Holly Storkel) and Bri Marsh (mentored by Jon Brumberg).

Ana PaulMumy's TEDxKU talk- Placing Value on Human Imperfection

Holly Storkel and Navin Viswanathan receive Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards in 2017

McKenzie Butcher is one of 13 students to receive Undergraduate Research Awards in fall 2017

Kate DeJarnette, a student in KU’s speech-language pathology program, walks us through why she chose to study augmentative and alternative communication.

Explore a degree in audiology or speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas

"The Impact of Parenting on Fragile X Syndrome" in "Research Features", UK online science magazine, featuring research by Steven F. Warren and Nancy C.Brady

KU to present University Scholarly Achievement Award to Nancy Brady on April 10, 2017

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