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University of Iceland

Speech-Language Pathology

Research Interests

Kathryn’s research has focused on cultural and linguistic diversity in children with hearing loss and their families and she has worked closely with Professor Sharynne McLeod and Professor Marc Marschark. Kathryn’s current work is exploring linguistic and cognitive factors which inform how we teach d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) learners and supporting multilingual learners, particularly multilingual learners who are DHH. She is currently involved with projects examining semantic skills, speech and sign production, categorization, vision loss, dual sensory loss, and interventions. Her other areas of research interest include speech acquisition in typically hearing children who speak different languages, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), United Nations Sustainable Development goals, and professional practice for speech-language pathologists and educators.


Kathryn Crowe is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Iceland, and holds adjunct positions with the Center for Education Research Partnerships (National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology) and the School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia. She has worked as a speech pathologist, academic, and researcher in a range of early childhood, school-aged, and tertiary settings. Kathryn holds qualifications in Speech-Language Pathology, Linguistics, Special Education (Sensory Disability) and interpreting. She is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship awardee (2016-2017), a member of the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech, and an associate editor of the journal Speech, Language and Hearing.