Dr. Wilson is a speech-language pathologist and researcher interested in the biomechanics of speech and feeding in typically developing children and adults as well as in individuals with specific developmental disabilities and disorders including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. She is affiliated with the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute.

  • BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • PhD, Speech Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Post-doctoral training, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Dr. Wilson joins Dr. Jordan Green in collaboration with his R01 to assess bulbar motor control in individuals with ALS. Their work aims to identify early markers of decline. They will also focus on how the observed changes in chewing and swallowing function relate to co-occurring changes in speech.

Green, J.R., Simione, M., Le Révérend, B., Wilson, E.M., Richburg, B., Alder, M., Del     Valle, M,, Loret, C. (2017). Advancement in Texture in Early Complementary Feeding and the Relevance to Developmental Outcomes. Nestle Nutr Inst   Workshop Ser., 87:29-38.

Simione, M., Wilson, E.M., Yunusova, Y., Green, J.R., (2016). Validation of Clinical Observations of Mastication in Persons with ALS. Dysphagia: 31(3):367-75. PMID: 26803773.

Wilson, E.M., Green, J.R., & Weismer, G. (2012). A Kinematic Description of the Temporal Characteristics of Jaw Motion for Early Chewing: Preliminary Findings. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: 55(2):626-38. PMID: 22223889.

Wilson, E. M. & Nip, I. S. B. (2012). Development of the oromotor functions for speech. In Roig-Quills, M. & Pennington, L. (eds.) Oro-motor disorders in childhood (pp. 45-62). Barcelona: Viguera

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