Amy E. Pace,
Amy Pace joined the Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty in 2016. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and received her doctorate in Language and Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego in 2013.
Dr. Pace is the director of the Child Language Research Lab at the University of Washington. Dr. Pace's research focuses on language acquisition, assessment, and intervention from birth to five, with emphasis on children from diverse, disadvantaged, or high-risk backgrounds. The primary goal of this research is to advance the field’s practical knowledge about how children integrate multiple sources of information to extract meaning from the complex input of human experience, how this information supports language development in typical and atypical populations, and how the understanding the products and processes of language development can lead to targeted, community-based interventions that support positive language outcomes in all children. Research is conducted in the laboratory, in the classroom, and in the community.
Dr. Pace teaches Assessment and Treatment of Communication Disorders, Birth-to-Four (SPHSC 529) and Developmental Aspects of Communication (SPHSC 304).