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Jena McDaniel

Assistant Professor
Director , Child Language Intervention, Measurement, & Best practices (CLIMB) Lab

Overview of Interests

Dr. McDaniel’s programmatic research focuses on developing, validating, and implementing highly effective and targeted speech-language intervention services for children. She strives to conduct high-quality research with strong attention to measurement to answer clinically relevant questions, particularly those related to intervention effectiveness and efficiency. She is interested in predicting response to treatment and matching interventions with individual children to maximize gains in speech and language and to use finite time and financial resources of all stakeholders wisely. Dr. McDaniel’s intervention interests apply to children with language disorders, including children who are deaf and hard of hearing, children with autism spectrum disorder, and children with other developmental disabilities. She is building programmatic lines of research across varied populations using multiple designs to develop a productive research portfolio.