• Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Campus Address:  1164 Health Professions Building
  • Phone: 989-774-3669
  • Email: squir1k@cmich.edu
  • Courses: CDO 704 Language Disorders in Preschool Children, CDO 708 Language Disorders in School-Age Children, CDO 330 Language Development, CDO 537 Supporting Students with Literacy Disorders, CDO 130 Normal Speech and Language Acquisition, CDO 438 Language Disorders in Special Education Populations, CDO 340 Language Disorders

Degrees and Universities

B.S. Rockford College 1996
M.S. Nova Southeastern University 2009
Ph.D. Utah State University 2013

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Groups; #1 Language, Learning and Education, #10 Issues in Higher Education
Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
International Dyslexia Association
International Reading Association
Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Publications

Gillam, S., Olszewski, A., Squires, K., Wolf, K., & Gillam, R. (in press). Improving narrative production in children with specific language impairment: an early-stage efficacy study of a narrative intervention program. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Squires, K. & Wolter, J. (2016). The effects of orthographic intervention on spelling and reading performance of students with reading disabilities: A systematic review. Remedial and Special Education. doi: 10.1177/0741932516631115

Squires, K. & Bickel, A.* (2015). Teaching children with autism to ask questions. Journal of the  American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Winter, 125-135.

Squires, K., Gillam, R., Lugo-Neris, M., Peña, E., Bedore, L., & Bohman, T. (2014). Narrative development in bilingual children with and without language impairments: Macrostructure and microstructure changes. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(1) 60-74. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12044  

Squires, K. & Gillam, S., Reutzel, D.R. (2013). Characteristics of Children Who Struggle with Reading: Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborate to Support Young Learners. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(6), 401-411. doi: 10.1007/s10643-013-0577-6

Squires, K.  (2013). Addressing the shortage of speech-language pathologists in school settings. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Winter, 177-183.

Wolter, J. & Squires, K. (2013). Spelling: Instructional and intervention frameworks. In C. A. Stone, E. R. Silliman, B. J. Ehren, & G. P. Wallach, (Eds.). Handbook of Language and Literacy: Development and Disorders, 2nd ed. (pp. 602 - 615). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

 

Research Areas

Assessment and intervention for child language and literacy impairments and curriculum development.