Lab Members

Andrea Barton Hulsey, PhD

Director of Language, Literacy and AAC Across the Lifespan Lab

Assistant Professor, School of Communication Science and Disorders

Phone: (850) 644-7285; Email: abartonhulsey@fsu.edu

https://directory.cci.fsu.edu/andrea-barton-hulsey/

Lab Members:

Sara Collins

Sara is a PhD student in the School of Communication Science and Disorders interested in adapted assessments and interventions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More specifically, she is interested in the school-based issues that surround access to instruction for students with limited speech abilities and teacher support methods to enhance feasibility in implementing evidence-based interventions in special education classrooms. Sara is also a speech-language pathologist who serves students in elementary school settings and families in early intervention.

Brianna Coltellino

Brianna is a 2nd year masters student on the Masters/PhD combined track in the School of Communication Science and Disorders. Her interests within the field include language and literacy assessments and interventions for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports, family-centered intervention, and interdisciplinary collaboration. As one of the founding members of the LangLitLife lab, Brianna is excited to see the growth of the lab over the past 3 years and looks forward to the projects to come!

Tyler Burnett

Tyler Burnett is a first-year graduate student in the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology Program at Florida State University. She received her undergraduate degree at Florida State University in Communication Science and Disorders with a minor in Child Development. Her goal is to one day become a Speech-Language Pathologist and work with young children in a school setting. She currently works with the Florida State University School as part of their after-school program. When she’s not in class or working, she enjoys drawing, volunteering, and being with her friends and family.

Erica Emery

Erica Emery is a first-year graduate student in the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology Program at Florida State University. She received her undergraduate degree at Florida State University in Communication Science and Disorders with a minor in Child Development. She aspires to one day become a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and work with young children with speech and language disorders. Her passion for working with children stems from the long line of educators in her family and all of the children she has encountered throughout her time volunteering in their classrooms.  When Erica is not in class, she spends her free time serving as the Color guard captain of The Florida State Marching Chiefs and enjoys spending time with friends.

 

Shirin Khambalia

Shirin Khambalia, B.S., is a first year in the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program at Florida State University. Shirin completed her undergraduate degree at Florida State University and has been a member of this lab since 2019. Shirin's research interests include literacy, language, and Theory of Mind. Shirin is excited to continue her growth both as a graduate student clinician and a budding researcher during her time in the lab and throughout her graduate studies.

Lauren Ellington

Lauren Ellington, B.S. is a first-year graduate student in the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology Program at Florida State University. She received her undergraduate degree at Florida State University in Communication Science and Disorders with a certificate in Developmental Disabilities. She is interested in literacy and language development in young children who use AAC devices. She is excited to see what kind of experiences she will have participating in the lab!

Josie Barton

Josie Barton is an undergraduate student majoring in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. Josie aspires to become a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, in order to work with children either in the school system or at a pediatric rehabilitation center. In Josie’s free time, she volunteers as a Kids Ministry coordinator at Experience Church, as well as working with children with developmental disabilities through multiple FSU organizations. She is excited to continue her career and is eager to go wherever the Speech-Language Pathology profession guides her.

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Courtney Root

Courtney Root is an undergraduate senior majoring in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. Courtney is studying to become a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, with hopes of providing services for young children in a clinical setting. She has special interests in researching and working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities and is excited to learn more as she advances in her academic pursuits. In Courtney's free time, she volunteers at local schools and daycare centers, hikes with her dog, and paints.

Lab Alumni:

Emily Shively

 

Sarah Phinney

 

Abbie Allen

 

Gianna McNutt

Rachelle Johnson

 

Brooke Hierholzer

 

 

Ansley Roberts

Morgan Meissen

Taylor Cohen

 

Haley Gagnon

Julia Bitar

 

 

Jack Waitrovich

 

Teresa Grayce Hoskins