W. Matthew Gillispie Dr.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Primary office:
(785) 864-4690


Professor Gillispie joined the Clinical Faculty in 2005.  His research and clinical interests include the assessment and intervention of preschool and school-age children with speech, language, and literacy disorders.  In addition to the services and instruction he provides in the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, he has also overseen the clinic's contracts in the Lawrence (KS) and Oskaloosa (KS) school districts. 

Dr. Gillispie is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation and is also interested in assessment and intervention considerations when working with Native American children.  Each semester, he works with teachers and staff at Little Nations Academic Center, a preschool at Haskell Indian Nations University, to promote speech and language development.  Dr. Gillispie has been a member of the Native Faculty and Staff Council at KU since 2010, and is the 2012-13 President of the council.  He is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Native American Caucus, and will serve as the caucus' 2013 representative to ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board.  In 2012, Dr. Gillispie joined KU's Indigenous Studies Program as an affiliate faculty member.

Education

B.G.S., 1996, University of Kansas
M.S., 1998, University of Arizona
Ph.D., 2008, University of Kansas

Selected Presentations

Gillispie, W.M., Bunce, B., & Wegner, J. (2011).  Evidence-based reading comprehension strategies for children with language impairment. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention: San Diego, CA.    

Wegner, J., Bunce, B. Gatts, J., Gillispie, W.M., & Pedersen, K. (2011). Work Load Model in the university clinic. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention: San Diego, CA.

Pedersen, K. & Gillispie, W.M. (2011). From playgroup to parent group: Building parents capacity to enhance their child’s communication.  Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention: Overland Park, KS. 

Bunce, B., Catts, H., & Gillispie, W.M. (2011). Specific reading impairment: The SLP’s role in early identification, assessment, and intervention.  Invited speakers at the Kansas University Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KUSSHA) Conference: Lawrence, KS.

Gillispie, W.M. (2010). Developmental speech-language evaluations for the non-school clinician. Invited speaker at the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention: Topeka, KS

Selected Publications and Research

Gillispie, W.M. (2009). Semantic processing in children with reading comprehension deficits.  Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 244.

Catts, H.W., Gillispie, W.M., Leonard, L.B., Kail, R.V., & Miller, C.A. (2003). The role of speed of processing, rapid naming, and phonological awareness in reading achievement. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Master's Thesis: The Effects of Accent and Rate of Speech on Auditory Comprehension in Patients with Alzheimer's-type Dementia.


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