Brittney Cooper

My research is focused on language development and, in particular, how children develop relational concepts through social interaction and embodied activity. My current projects are related to language development among children who communicate using Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

I am also interested in finding ways to support students who are bilingual and have special learning needs. As a school-based Speech and Language Pathologist, I am passionate about promoting additive bilingual environments for students and families.

Prior to entering the doctoral program at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, I worked as an SLP-CCC in the public school system serving PreK-8th grade students. I continue to serve children and families and mentor American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Clinical Fellows.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant, Preparing effective practitioners in the delivery of classroom-based AAC services, SFSU, Graduate School of Special Education.
  • Research Assistant, Developing a developmental and high frequency Spanish core vocabulary for individuals with AAC needs, SFSU, Graduate School of Special Education.
  • Research Assistant, Recast, repair, and language acquisition in AAC-mediated interaction, SFSU, Graduate School of Special Education.

PUBLICATIONS


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate Student Instructor, General Psychology, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology.
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Language: Its Structure and Use, UC Berkeley, Department of Linguistics.
  • Clinical Supervisor, Child Language Clinic, San Francisco State University, Department of Communication Disorders.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Cooper, B. & Ramos, E. (2014, November). The effect of a multi-component consultation intervention on the pragmatic language skills of students with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Thesis presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Graduate Equity Scholarship, SFSU, 2019Special Education Continuing Education Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2019, 2020
  • Special Education Continuing Education Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2019, 2020
  • Special Education Continuing Education Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2019, 2020

AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Speech Language and Hearing Association