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Sarai Holbrook

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point (August 2020-present)

Research Interests

  • Communication Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Interventions for School-age Language Disorders
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Professional Experience

  • 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)


Professional Memberships

  • 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.

Fun Facts

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

Favorite Quote?

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.

Sarai Holbrook
Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders

040 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines
Utah State University, 2020

M.S. in Communication Disorders
Brigham Young University, 2012

B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, minor in Music
Western Washington University

Speech-Language Pathology License
State of WI Dept of Safety and Professional Services, 2020-present

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013-present


CSD 345 - Phonological and Articulation Development and Disorders
CSD 735 - Language Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents
CSD 742 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
CSD 745 - Advanced Study in Phonological Disorders
CSD 791, 792, 794 - Graduate Practicum