Dr. Heather Moore, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Arizona State University, Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Sciences, 2005      

University of Georgia, M.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1997

George Mason University, Early Childhood Special Education Certification Program, 1994

James Madison University, B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders (major), Special Education (minor), 1992

(360) 650-7536

AIC 374

Current Courses

Undergraduate Courses

  • CSD 251:  Introduction to Communication Disorders

Graduate Courses

  • CSD 515:  Phonology
  • CSD 502:  Research Methods
  • CSD 555:  School-Age Language

Dr. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She has worked with young children with disabilities and their families for over 20 years in a variety of home, community, school, and clinical settings.  Her research focuses on the efficacy and efficiency of parent/caregiver implemented naturalistic language assessment and intervention as well as pre-service and in-service professional development practices.  Before coming to Western in 2019, Dr. Moore taught academic and clinical courses at the University of Oregon for 11 years.

Dr. Moore aspires to be a compassionate mentor who maintains high expectations and standards while teaching through scaffolded, errorless learning practices.  She believes that professional confidence grows as students begin to view themselves as critical thinkers who can apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real life applications.  To accomplish this, Dr. Moore uses case-based learning projects to foster individual reflection and analysis as well as guided group discussion and debate.  

Dr. Moore grounds her research as well as her clinical and academic teaching in an ecological theory of child development and therefore values assessment and intervention practices that are family centered, culturally and linguistically sensitive, and authentic.  In this vein, she strives to train students in clinical methods that have been shown to be evidence based, clinically efficacious, and make meaningful differences in the lives of children and families.

Outside of work, Dr. Moore enjoys spending time with her family camping and exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

Faculty Research Interests

Caregiver-Implemented Naturalistic Communication Intervention and Pre-Service and In-Service Early Intervention Personnel Preparation

Selected Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

Moore, H.W., Barton, E.E., & Chironis, M. (2014).  A program for improving toddler communication through parent coaching.  Topics in Early Childhood Special Education33, 212-224.

Barton, E.E., Moore, H.W., & Squires, J.K. (2012).  Preparing speech language pathology students to work in early childhood.  Topics in Early Childhood Special Education,32, 4-13.

Moore H. W., & Wilcox, M. J. (2006).  Characteristics of early intervention practitioners and their confidence in the use of assistive technology. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26, 15-23.

Wilcox, M. J., Guimond, A., Campbell, P. H., & Moore, H. W.(2006).  Providers perspectives on the use of assistive technology for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26, 33-49.  

National Conference Research Presentations

Moore, H., Cycyk, L., DeAnda, S., and Huerta, L. (2018, November).  LAPE en espaƱol: Adapting a Caregiver-Implemented Naturalistic Communication  Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Families.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Decker, K. & Moore, H.(2018, November).  Language and Play Every Day:  Enhancing Early Intervention Provider Knowledge and Use of Naturalistic Communication Interventions.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Moore, H.& Kunze, M. (2018, November).  Language and Play Every Day:  Preparing Future Early Intervention Professionals in Caregiver-Implemented Naturalistic Communication Intervention.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Tufford, C., & Moore, H.(2017, November).  Language and Play Every Day:  Promoting early language development through cross-disciplinary personnel preparation.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Anderegg, M., & Moore, H.(2017, October).  Language and Play Every Day PLUS:  Coaching parents of toddlers with ASD.  Paper presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Portland, OR.

Tufford, C., & Moore, H.(2017, October).  Language and Play Every Day:  Promoting early language development through cross-disciplinary personnel preparation.  Paper presented at the Division of Early Childhood Conference, Portland, OR.

Moore, H., Eisert, D., & Nickel, R. (2016, November).  Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorders early:  How three commonly used communication instruments contribute to clinical diagnosis.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Moore, H., & Fanning, J. (2015, November).  Learning from Master Clinicians:  Using multimedia case examples to enhance undergraduate education.  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.