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Communication Disorders Staff - Allison Hatcher

Allison Hatcher, PhD, CCC-SLP

Allison Hatcher, PhD, CCC-SLP

Clinical Supervisor/Instructor

Office:  Health Services 1096
Phone:  270-745-4164


Allison Hatcher, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Clinical Supervisor and Instructor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Dr. Hatcher is certified by the ASHA and licensed by the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Western Kentucky University and earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She completed her dissertation research on parent-implemented language intervention with parents and children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Hatcher has over thirteen years of clinical experience in providing evaluation and treatment services to children & adults with a variety of communication disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, public schools, outpatient rehabilitation, acute and sub-acute hospital settings, home health and private practice. Currently, Dr. Hatcher supervises and trains both graduate and undergraduate student clinicians in the Communication Disorders Clinic at WKU. She teaches courses related to speech and language development, speech sound disorders and interprofessional education. Her professional areas of interest include providing pediatric speech-language pathology services using family-centered practices as well as training and empowering families to implement effective and evidence-based treatment strategies for the remediation of language disorders in young children, including toddlers and school-age populations. Dr. Hatcher enjoys being a wife and a mother to three young children. She loves cooking, hiking, camping, traveling abroad for pleasure and short-term mission work, reading and being involved in her local church.

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