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Susan Lambrecht Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Assistant Professor
Department: 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Phone: 
(617) 724-6397
Office Location: 
Shouse 426

Susan Lambrecht Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Susan came to the MGH Institute after practicing as a school-based speech-language pathologist in central Maine and serving on the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine.

Susan has taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels in phonological development and disorders, language development and disorders, and written language disorders. Susan's research, teaching, and clinical interests have long focused on the characteristics and underpinnings of reading disorders from early childhood to adolescence.


Research Interests

Susan is examining a range of language abilities in the developmental trajectories of young children who are later diagnosed with reading disorders. She is also studying learning outcomes for student clinicians and how these translate into interdisciplinary practice.

Publications

Lambrecht Smith, S., Roberts, J., Locke, J. L., & Tozer, R. (2010). An exploratory study of the development of early syllable structure in reading-impaired children. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Lambrecht Smith, S. (2009). Early phonological and lexical markers of reading disability. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 22, 25-40.

Lambrecht Smith, S., Scott, K.A., Roberts, J., & Locke, J. L. (2008). Disabled readers’ performance on tasks of phonological processing, rapid naming and letter knowledge before and after kindergarten. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 23, 113-124.

Lambrecht Smith, S., Smith, A. B., Roberts, J., Locke, J., Macaruso, P., & Tozer, R. Speech
errors in preschool children later identified as reading disabled. (2009, July) Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading International Conference, Boston, MA.

Lambrecht Smith, S., Roberts, J., & Locke, J. L. (2008, July). Complexity of early syllable productions in children with reading disabilities. Presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading International Conference, Asheville, NC.


Education

BME, Music Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
MM, Music Therapy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions
MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Curriculum Vitae