Experience and Interests
- Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point (August 2020-present)
- Communication Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Interventions for School-age Language Disorders
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
- Clinical Instructor, Utah State University Speech-Language-Hearing Center, Logan, UT (2016-2017)
- Intervention Coordinator, Child Language Research Lab, Utah State University, Logan, UT (2017-2020)
- Research Lab Manager, Child Language Research Lab, Utah State University, Logan, UT (2015-2019)
- Speech-Language Pathologist, Jordan School District, Riverton, UT (2012-2015)
- Part-Time Speech-Language Pathologist, Sandy Health and Rehab, Sandy, UT (2014-2015)
- PRN Speech-Language Pathologist, Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing, Provo, UT (2013-2015)
- Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2012-present)
- Reviewer, Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals ASHA Convention 2020 Topic Committee (2020)
- Ad Hoc Reviewer, PLOS One (2018)
Presentations and Publications
Holbrook, S., Israelsen, M. (2020). Speech prosody interventions for persons with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 29(4), 2189-2205. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00127
Last book you read?
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Best advice you ever received?
Do what you can and can the rest.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Astronaut, artist, teacher, flower-shop owner, concert pianist
Harmony is being different together.
One thing about your school that you are most proud of?
I am proud of how unified our faculty are – we genuinely enjoy each other as people and are absolutely focused on how to help our students succeed, not on personal aggrandizement.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I enjoy sharing my passion for speech-language pathology and getting to know my students individually.
A piece of advice for students in your school?
Work hard but have confidence too. You know more than you think you do.