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Michelle A Aldridge
Senior Lecturer III-Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Office MailstopGR 4.310, Room No.: CD1A107 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 214-905-3142    URL Aldridge Michelle's Webpage    Media Contact
Keywords early development of communication skills, speech perception, organization of speech at birth   
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Human Development and Communication SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas1997
 M.S.Communication DisordersUniversity of Texas at Dallas1995
 B.S.PsychologyTexas Woman's University1992
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Research Interests

My primary research interest concerns the early development of communication skills in typically and atypically developing children. One area of focus is speech perception abilities of newborn infants and the organization of speech at birth. My second area of major interest includes language and cognitive development of very young children with autism.

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  YearPublication  Type
Aldridge, M.A., Stillman, R.D., & Bower, T.G.R. (2001). Newborn categorization of vowel-like sounds. Developmental Science, 4, 220-232.
Category: Developmental Science
Peer reviewed
Hernandez, T., Aldridge, M.A., & Bower, T.G.R. (2000). Structural and experiential factors in newborns' speech preferences. Developmental Science, 3, 46-49.
Category: Developmental Science
Peer reviewed
Aldridge, M.A., Stone, K., Sweeney, M., & Bower, T.G.R. (2000). Preverbal children with autism understand the intentions of others. Developmental Science, 3, 294-301.
Category: Developmental Science
Peer reviewed
Aldridge, M.A., Braga, E., Walton, G., & Bower, T.G.R. (1999). The intermodal representation of speech in newborns. Developmental Science, 2(1) 42-46.
Category: Developmental Science
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2000 2000  Infant music preferences.
Flohr, J., Atkins, D., Bower, T.G.R., & Aldridge, M.A. (2000).Poster presented at the meeting of the Texas Association for Music Education.
2000 2000 A logical analysis of operant and classical conditioning in newborns.
Bower, T.G.R. & Aldridge, M.A. (2000). Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, England.
1998 1998 Do preschoolers with PDD have an impaired theory of mind ?
Aldridge, M.A., Stone, K., Sweeney, M., & Bower, T.G.R. (1998). Poster presented at the 1998 conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), San Antonio, TX.
1996 1996 Operant Analyses of Newborn Speech Perception
Aldridge, M.A. Invited presentation at the 10th International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Providence, RI, 1996.
1996 1996 Using Operant Learning in Studies of Newborn Speech Perception
Aldridge, M.A. Invited presentation at the symposium Recent Operant Learning Studies with Human lnfants. Presented at the 22nd conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA, 1996.
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Professional Affiliations
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association
Autism Society of America
International Society for Infant Studies
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1996-PresentClinical Lecture/ Research Scientist  The University of Texas at Dallas
1992-1995Graduate Teaching/ Research Assistant  The University of Texas at Dallas
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 Additional Information
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Licensed by Texas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Awards/ Grants
  • 1999 Callier Excellence in Education (4K)
  • Follow-Up study of Children in the Preverbal Program

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