Meaghan Goodman

Program Director and Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Sciences and Disorders
Walker College of Health Professions

Academic Bio

Dr. Meaghan Goodman, program director of our speech-language pathology and communication sciences and disorders programs, brings a world of expertise to Maryville’s online Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.

Dr. Goodman’s background spans a variety of specializations, such as evaluation, pediatric dysphagia, language development and disorders of children, augmentative and alternative communication, and special populations in speech-language pathology, including autism, cleft lip/palate, craniofacial anomalies, voice, and fluency disorders. Additionally, Dr. Goodman has extensively studied interprofessional education and practice.

Dr. Goodman also provides clinical supervision of graduate students in Maryville University’s Speech Language Pathology Clinic. Here, she oversees the simulated learning experiences and supervises the Language & Literacy (L2) group, and the Autism Diagnostic Team.

Prior to joining the faculty at Maryville University, Dr. Goodman worked in a variety of medical and school-based settings, serving young children through adolescents. With more than 10 years of clinical experience in speech-language pathology, Dr. Goodman understands the importance of practicing culturally responsive and identify-affirming care.

Classes Taught:

  • CMSD 360: Language Development and Disorders
  • CMSD 470: Aural Rehabilitation
  • SPLP 520: Assessment & Differential Diagnosis
  • SPLP 550: Language Disorders in Children
  • SPLP 595: Voice & Fluency Disorders
  • SPLP 600: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • SPLP 620: Dysphagia
  • SPLP 630: Special Populations: Autism & Craniofacial Anomalies
  • SPLP 650: Professional Issues II: Ethics & Career Planning

Provided supervision of clinical services:

  • SPLP 540: Clinical Practicum I
  • SPLP 575: Clinical Practicum II
  • SPLP 580: Clinical Practicum III

Notable Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Goodman, M. (2022). AAC Supported Literacy Instruction. Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Conference: April 7-10, 2022.
  • Goodman, M. (2022). Representation More Than Matters; it’s Essential and Should Be HIGHLY ValuedMissouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Conference: April 7-10, 2022.
  • Goodman, M. (2021). Language & Literacy (L2) A Model for Early Literacy Assessment & Intervention. Missouri Speech-Language Hearing Association Spring Conference: April 16-17, 2021.
  • Goodman, M. (2019). CFCC-Certification Update –The 2020 ASHA Certification Standards. Midwestern Adult Communications Disorder Group (MACDG) Spring Conference: March 6, 2019.
  • Goodman. M. (2012). Comparison Study: the 3:1 Service Model vs. The Traditional Service Model. Kansas Speech Language Hearing Association (KSHA) Annual Conference: September 27-29, 2012.

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