Bridget Walsh

Bridget Walsh

Assistant Professor

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
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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

The development of adverse impact in children who stutter

Behavioral and physiological correlates of emotional reactivity in people who stutter

Articulatory characteristics associated with stuttering and dysarthria

Courses Taught

CSD 803 Research Methods

CSD 865 Motor Speech Disorders

CSD 830 Fluency Disorders

Thematic Research Areas

Neurocognitive Communication

Contact Information

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