Autism Caregiver Group
Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the School of Allied Health and Communication Disorders at Northern Illinois University. Before coming to NIU, Gladfelter received her Ph.D. and clinical master's degree in speech-language pathology from Purdue University. She has also worked clinically on an interdisciplinary diagnostic team at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Gladfelter's research explores language acquisition in children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental language disorder with the ultimate goal of developing more evidence-based language interventions for these children. Gladfelter has over a decade of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder and she is very excited to get to know the ASD community in the NIU area.