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Tim is a researcher with over a decade of clinical experience dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals with developmental language disorder, dyslexia, and complex communication needs. His work focuses on harnessing the power of implementation science and fostering interprofessional collaboration to enhance written and oral language outcomes for these children in school systems. By bridging the gap between research and practice, he is striving to unlock new strategies and tools that can significantly improve academic, social-emotional, vocational, and health outcomes. Through centering implementation and partnerships within his research, Tim actively incorporates invested parties, especially those who are frequently marginalized within specific contexts, into collaborative work to yield relevant and actionable outcomes. 

Favorite Childhood book: The BFG, Roald Dahl

  • BS, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 
  • CAS, Literacy and Language, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Dyslexia, Complex Communication Needs, AAC, Implementation Science, Clinician-Researcher Partnerships 

These selected publications demonstrate the use of implementation science frameworks to shape district partnerships to improve outcomes for children with language disorders. Further, the work demonstrates a commitment to highlighting the perspectives of invested parties to continue to reduce the research-to-practice gap. 

DeLuca, T., Perman Gochyyev, & Hogan, T. (2024). Using implementation science to inform the selection of ELA curricula in Massachusetts. [Manuscript in preparation]. MGH Institute of Health Professions.

DeLuca, T., Radville, K., Pfeiffer, D., & Hogan, T. (2024). Defining language disorders in public schools. [Manuscript in preparation]. MGH Institute of Health Professions.

DeLuca, T., Boucher, A., Holyfield, C. (2023). Universal Design for Learning Applied to Literacy Instruction and AAC Technology for Preschool Age Beginning Communicators [Manuscript under review]. Penn State University. 

DeLuca T., Komesidou R., Pelletier R., & Hogan T. (2023). What works in collaboration? Identifying key ingredients to improve service delivery in schools. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. https://doi.org/10.1044/2023_LSHSS-22-00180

Schlosser, R. W., Shane, H., Sorce, J., Koul, R., Bloomfield, E., Debrowski, L., DeLuca, T., Miller, S., Schneider, D., & Neff, A. (2012). Animation of graphic symbols representing verbs and prepositions: Effects on transparency, name agreement, and identification. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 342-358. 
 

Presentations

DeLuca, T., Pope, L., & Holyfield, C. (2023, November 17). Leveraging the Science of Reading to Improve Literacy Instruction for AAC Users [Conference presentation]. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

DeLuca, T., Boucher, A., & Maietta, J. (2023, November 18). Designing Community-Centered Clinical Instruction for Graduate Students [Conference presentation]. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

DeLuca, T., Radville, K., Garson, P., & Hogan, T.P. (2023, November 18). SLP's Role in Collaboration and Alignment of Educational Practices Within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support [Conference presentation]. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

Pope, L., Holyfield, C., DeLuca, T., Jakobs, E., Light, J., Schweizer, G., Brittlebank-Douglas, S., & McNaughton, D. (2023, November 17). Integrating an AAC Literacy Feature into Shared Storybook Reading for Children on the Autism Spectrum [Conference presentation]. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

DeLuca, T., Radville, K., Pfeiffer, D., & Hogan, T., (2023, June 1-3). Defining DLD in Public Schools [Online Conference presentation]. International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference. Virtual.