Dr. Nancy Herd Hepting
- B.S.: Speech Pathology, Clarion State College of Pennsylvania
- M.S.: Speech Pathology, California University of Pennsylvania
- Ph.D.: Communication Disorders, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Hepting's interests involve the changing role of the speech-language pathologist in early intervention and inclusionary settings for children with disabilities. This includes the training and collaboration of speech-language pathologists, teachers, aides, related professionals and families in assessment, selecting functional language goals, integrated therapy methods and natural environment/home-based treatment. Her focus is on evidence-based practices.
- Speech and Language Development
- Survey of Communication Disorders
- Articulation and Phonology
- Child Language Disorders
- Early Intervention
- Hepting, N.H., and Brooks, D.R. (April, 2006). Hidden Prerequisites: Essential Skills (new data). Poster session presented at New York State Speech and Hearing Convention, Albany, N.Y.
- Brooks, D.R., and Hepting, N.H. (October 2004). "What part of ‘NO' don't you understand?" Paper presentation at the Middle Grades Collaborative Regional Conference, Johnson High School, Savannah, Ga.
- Brooks, D.R, and Hepting, N.H. (November 2003). Hidden Prerequisites: Essential Skills. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association convention, Chicago, Ill.
- Hepting, N.H., and Goldstein, H. (1996). What's "natural" about naturalistic language intervention? Journal of Early Intervention, 20:3, 250-264.
- Hepting, N.H., and Goldstein, H. (1996). Requesting by preschoolers with developmental disabilities: Videotaped self-modeling and learning of new linguistic structures. Topics in Childhood Special Education, 16:3, 407-427.
- Kaczmarek, L.A., Hepting, N.H., and Dzubak, M. (1996). Examining the generalization of milieu language objectives in situations requiring listener preparatory behaviors. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 16:2, 139-167.
- Goldstein, H., Kaczmarek, L., and Hepting, N. (1996). Indicators of quality in communication intervention. In S. Odom & M. McClean (Eds.) "Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education," PRO-ED: Austin, Texas.
- Goldstein, H., Kaczmarek, L., and Hepting, N. (1994). Communication interventions:
The challenges of across-the-day implementation. In R. Gardner lll, D. Sainato, J. Cooper, T. Heron, W. Heward, J. Eshleman, and T. Grossi (Eds.) "Behavior Analysis in Education: Focus on Measurably Superior Instruction," Brookes/Code publishing: Pacific Grove, Calif..
Much of Dr. Hepting's time has been devoted to mentoring student research. Most notable was a research project on bilingual education conducted by two undergraduate students. They won first place in the student poster presentation at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association in spring 2007.
Service Learning Projects
Dr. Hepting conducts evaluations for children birth to 3 years for early intervention services in Somerset and Bedford counties.
Other Professional Services
- Provided ER/IFSP/IEP Training to ARC of Fayette employees, June 2008.
- Provided OUNCE Training to ARC of Fayette employees, May 2008.
- Invited by a team of Armstrong Atlantic educators to provide four workshops for teachers in Belize, May 2008.
- Provided General Communication Training to ARC of Fayette employees, February 2008.
- Invited by a team of Armstrong Atlantic educators to provide classroom modeling sessions for teachers in Belize, October 2007.
- Steering committee member and presenter for the SUNY Fredonia Belize International Education Course, spring 2006 to spring 2007.
- Invited by a team of Armstrong Atlantic educators to provide five workshops/classroom modeling sessions for teachers in Belize, October 2006.
- Responsible for arranging the SPA fall 2006 conference on Diversity, October 2006.
- Chair of the Child Language Acquisition and Disorders Committee for the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention (Summer 20060-April 2007).
- Invited by a team of Armstrong Atlantic educators to provide five workshops on recommended practices to teachers in Belize City, Belize, May 2006.
- Developed an online course on pre-K/special education with Dr. Bettye Ann Battiste for the Georgia State emergency teacher certification program - completed June 2005.
- With a team of Armstrong Atlantic educators, provided five workshops on recommended practices to preschool teachers in Belize City, Belize, May 2005.
- SLP representative on Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Susan Hough - "Language Disorders in Eastern European Adoptees" - University of Pittsburgh, Department of Instruction and Learning, Special Education - defended April 2005.
- Provided workshop on oral language development for the Garrison Elementary School Reading Excellence Act, July 10, 2003.
- Provided direct SLP service to clients of AASU Scottish Rite Clinic, September 2002-May 2003.
- Department of Communication Disorders
- M.S. Communication Disorders