Bridget Walsh

Bridget Walsh

Assistant Professor

Department
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
walshb16@msu.edu
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Bio

 Dr. Bridget Walsh is a certified speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. She directs the Developmental Speech Laboratory in the Communication Arts and Sciences building. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience from Purdue University.

Translating thoughts into spoken words is a seemingly effortless ability, one easily taken for granted, yet speech production is a fascinating and remarkably complex process. Dr. Walsh's research focuses on the mechanisms underlying the development of stuttering in young children. She uses a multilevel approach combining neuroimaging, articulatory kinematics, autonomic nervous system recordings, and behavioral approaches to assess how stuttering emerges in young children, and to answer critical questions about why many young children recover from early stuttering while others persist and develop a lifelong chronic condition.

 

Research and Teaching

Neurophysiology of speech production in typical and atypical speaker populations

Behavioral and physiological correlates of emotional reactivity in people who stutter

Articulatory characteristics associated with stuttering and dysarthria

Courses

CSD 803 Research Methods

CSD 865 Motor Speech Disorders

CSD 830 Fluency Disorders 

CSD 992 Grant Writing Seminar (Spring 2020)

Contact Information

Oyer Speech and Hearing Building
1026 Red Cedar Rd Room 109
East Lansing MI 48824 US