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


Rehabilitation Medicine

Communication Sciences and Disorders

About Me

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


Dr. Pollock's current research interests include:

  • vowel errors produced by young children with and without Speech Sound Disorders
  • speech development in children learning a minority second language
  • speech-language acquisition in children adopted internationally (China, Haiti, and Ethiopia)

Dr. Pollock is the Director 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 teaches a graduate course in children's phonological (speech sound) development and disorders.  She has also taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in phonetics, child phonology and augmentative communication.

Dr. Pollock supervises graduate student research and is available to accept new students (master's and doctoral).