Barker, R. Michael, Ph.D.
Dr. Barker is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida. He received a B.S. with high honors is psychology in 2003, a M.A. in psychology in 2007, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2010, from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Dr. Barker then completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas in 2013. His research focuses on the assessment and intervention of phonological awareness and other literacy skills in children who are minimally verbal and, thus, are candidates for augmentative and alternative communication systems. In addition, Dr. Barker’s teaching interests include statistics, both basic and advanced, and the development of language and literacy skills.
|B.S. (Psychology – Magna Cum Laude)||Georgia State University||2003|
|M.A. (Psychology)||Georgia State University||2007|
|Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology)||Georgia State University||2010|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies||University of Kansas||2013|
- SPA 6401: Pediatric Language Disorders
- SPA 3004: Introduction to Language Development and Disorders
- Barker, R. M., Bridges, M. S. & Saunders, K. J. (in revision). Validity of a non-speech dynamic assessment of phonemic awareness via the alphabetic principle. Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
- Smith, A. L., Romski, M. A., Sevcik, R. A., Adamson, L. B., & Barker, R. M. (in press). Parent stress and perceptions of language development: Comparing Down syndrome and other disabilities. Family Relations.
- Barker, R. M., Akaba, S., Brady, N. C. (in press). AAC use in school settings predicts language outcomes for young children with developmental disabilities. Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
- Barker, R. M., Sevcik, R. A., Morris, R. D., & Romski, M. A. (in press). A model of phonological processing, language, and reading for students with mild intellectual disability. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
- Barker, R. M., Saunders, K. J., & Brady, N. C. (2012). Reading instruction for children who use AAC: Considerations in the pursuit of generalizable results. Augmentative & Alternative Communication, 28, 160-170. doi: 10.3109/07434618.2012.704523