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Karen Pollock, PhD, CCC-SLP, R.SLP


Rehabilitation Medicine

Communication Sciences and Disorders

About Me

PhD - Speech-Language Pathology - Purdue University
MA - Speech-Language Pathology - University of Oregon
MA - Linguistics - University of Oregon
BA - Linguistics - University of Oregon

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dr. Pollock is the Director and Co-Founder of AAC Camp Alberta, an annual weekend family camp for children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their families, offered through a partnership between the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and March of Dimes Canada.


Dr. Pollock's current research interests include:

  • speech development in children learning a second language
  • speech-language acquisition in children adopted internationally (e.g., China, Haiti, and Ethiopia)
  • vowel errors produced by young children with and without speech sound disorders
  • outcomes for campers, parents, siblings, and counselors participating in AAC Camp Alberta


Dr. Pollock teaches a graduate course in the MScSLP program on children's phonological (speech sound) development and disorders and an elective module for graduate students in speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy who participate in AAC Camp Alberta. She also supervises student research projects and theses in the masters and doctoral programs.