Ida Stockman Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ida Stockman

Emeritus Faculty

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders


Dr. Stockman held clinical, teaching and research positions in multiple professional settings before beginning a teaching career at MSU in 1983. She was jointly appointed in MSU’s Departments of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education where she taught courses on human development, phonetics, multicultural issues and communication disorders.

Across a career spanning four decades of research, teaching and professional services, Dr Stockman’s work focused on three areas, which include (1) the typical and atypical development of children who acquire minority languages such as African American English, (2) the role of the movement senses (tactile – kinesthetic- proprioceptive) in the cognition and language of children with typical development and those with atypical development on the autism spectrum and (3) the interface of human and machine learning and development. She has made more than 200 scholarly contributions to these areas inclusive of refereed and invited journal articles, conferences and workshops at local, state, national and international venues. She also has rendered services to more than two-dozen professional boards/task forces and reviewed manuscripts for more than a dozen journals.

Since her retirement in 2007, Dr. Stockman has continued to do research, consulting and mentoring. Her current research includes a focus on natural oral language analysis as a least-biased venue for identifying typical developmental milestones among young speakers of minority languages such as African American English and exploring the viability of a minimal competence core notion for creating usable protocols for assessing their language.

Stockman, I.J. Guillory, B., Seibert, M., & Boult, J. (2013). Toward validation of a minimal. competence core for morphosyntax. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 40-56.

Latham, S., & Stockman, I.J. (2014). Effect of augmented sensorimotor input on learning verbal and nonverbal tasks among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 1288-1302.

Newkirk-Turner, B.L., Oetting, J., & Stockman, I.J. (2014). BE, DO, and modal auxiliaries of 3-year-old African American English speakers. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57 (4), 13-83-93.

Newkirk-Turner, B.L., Horton, R., & Stockman, I.J. (2015). Language acquisition in the African American child: prior to age four. In S. Lanehart (Ed). The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (pp. 439-453). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Stockman, I.J. Newkirk-Turner, B.L., Schwartzlander, E.L., & Morris, L R. (in review). African American children’s performance on the Minimal Competence Core for Morphosyntax and the Index of Productive Syntax.

Stockman, I.J., & Kudsin, J. (in review). Nonsentential utterances in spontaneous speech: An unexplored window on children’s oral communicative competence: Implications for clinical assessment.

Dr. Stockman is a recipient of an MSU Distinguished Faculty Award. She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association and a 2006 recipient of Association Honors.

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Michigan State University
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