Emily Diehm, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Diehm's clinical and research interests are related to pediatric language development and disorders, reading and spelling assessment and interventions, cultural and linguistic diversity, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).

Read Dr. Diehm's CV (pdf) 

Courses Taught

Education and Training

  • PhD, MS, Florida State University, Communication Science and Disorders
  • BA, University of Iowa, Speech and Hearing Science

I decided to study speech-language pathology because my mom suggested I consider it; moms are smart people. After taking the "Intro" course during my freshman year of college – and learning about the range of clinical opportunities in speech-language pathology and audiology, as well as the diversity of populations with whom SLPs and Audiologists work – I knew that I wanted a career in which I could help people communicate.

Dr. Emily Diehm, Assistant Professor

Published Work

Diehm, E., & Hendricks, A. (in press). Teachers' Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Beliefs Regarding the Use of African-American English. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Murphy, K. A., & Diehm, E. (in press). Collecting Words: A Clinical Example of an Morphology-Focused Orthographic Intervention. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Meaux, A., Diehm, E., & Collins, G. (in press). Morphological knowledge: Opportunities for collaboration through multitiered system of supports. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Diehm, E., Wood, C., Puhlman, J., & Callendar, M. (2020). Young children's narrative retell in response to static and animated stories. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12523

Hendricks, A., & Diehm, E. (2019). Survey of Assessment and Intervention Practices for Students who Speak African American English. Journal of Communication Disorders. Advance Online Publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2019.105967

Diehm, E., & Abou-Dahech, T. (2019). Wh-Question intervention for children with language disorders. EBP Briefs, 13(3), 1-9. Bloomington, MN: NCS Pearson, Inc.

Tighe, E., Little, C.W., Arrastia-Chisholm, M.C., Schatschneider, C., Diehm, E., Quinn, J.M., & Edwards, A.A. (2019). Assessing the direct and indirect effects of metalinguistic awareness to the reading comprehension skills of struggling adult readers. Reading and Writing, 32(3), 787-818. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-018-9881-2

More About Dr. Diehm

Courses Taught

Multicultural Clinic Abroad
Multicultural Assessment and Intervention
Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Community and Professional Organizations
  • Professional Development Manager, Special Interest Group 16 (School-based Issues)
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association


Emily Diehm

Center for Communication and Social Development
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