Patricia Tattersall Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Patricia Tattersall
Title: Associate Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 358
Office Phone: 815-753-1521
Office Fax: 815-753-9123
Office Hours: By appointment

Courses Taught

  • COMD 423: Developmental Speech and Language Disorders
  • COMD 429: Assessment in Communicative Disorders
  • COMD 607: Language Disorders in the School-Age Population
  • COMD 671: Advanced Clinical Phonology


  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University
  • M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, Literacy Education
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University, Speech Language Pathology
  • B.S., University of Iowa


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology


  • Licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Illinois, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
  • Teacher Licensure: SLP (Teaching), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • Teacher Licensure: Reading Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Academic Interests

  • Oral and written language disorders in individuals 5 years through young adults.

Research Interests

  • Connection between oral and written language
  • Service Delivery
  • Instructional Design
  • Assessment

Current Research Studies

  • Tattersall, P. “Morphological analysis of 6th grade students with and without language learning disorders.”
  • Tattersall, P. “Phonological Disorders: Has the Evidence Influenced Assessment and Intervention?”
  • Emmert, L. & Tattersall, P. “Efficacy of RTI Tier One Vocabulary Intervention in 2nd graders when implemented by a Speech-Language Pathologist.”
  • Tattersall, P. "Evaluation of Native Language Spelling in Spanish-English Speaking Students: Comparison of Two Scoring Systems Across Two Spelling Tasks.”

Selected Publications

  • Tattersall, P. (2015). “Flipped” Classroom: Benefits versus challenges for CSD faculty and students. American Speech Language Hearing Association Perspectives SIGS 10.
  • Tattersall, P., Nelson, N., & Tyler, A. (2015). Associations among Nonword Repetition and Phonemic and Vocabulary Awareness: Implications for Intervention. Child Language Teaching and Therapy. DOI: 10.1177/0123456789123456.
  • Tattersall, P., Nelson, N., & Tyler, A. (2015) A Pilot Study Comparing Two Nonword Repetition Tasks for Use in a Formal Test Battery. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36, 172-176.