• Assistant Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
+1 612-624-6090
115 Shevlin Hall [map]
164 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Dr. Finestack's long-term research goals aim to identify efficient and effective language interventions for children and adolescents with significant language impairment. In pursuit of fulfilling this goal, her research program involves three distinct foci: (a) gaining a better understanding of the cognitive and language abilities of children and adolescents with differing developmental disabilities; (b) examining the impact of these profiles on language intervention outcomes; and (c) enhancing language intervention procedures for children with language impairment.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Caregiver-Implemented Communication Interventions for Children Identified as Having Language Impairment 0 Through 48 Months of Age: A Scoping Review

Purpose: Caregiver-implemented interventions are frequently used to support the early communication of young children with language impairment. Although there are numerous studies and meta-analyses…

Published: 2022


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Instructional strategies
  • Specific life stage
    • Early childhood
    • Children
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Early education and development
    • Child development
    • Early intervention
  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Assessment of individuals
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
    • Learning disabilities


  • Research