Sojung Kim, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Chairperson
Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Sojung Kim earned a B.A. in child psychology and education from Seung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, Korea, an M.A. in speech-language pathology from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in speech, language, and hearing science from Arizona State University.  Before she entered into academia, Dr. Kim worked as an early intervention provider for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a statistician and clinical supervisor in Infant Child Research Programs at Arizona State University.  Her research and clinical expertise includes Augmentative and Alternative Communication, quantitative analyses, early intervention, and scholarship of teaching.  Her work has been disseminated through peer-revised publications and presentations at local, state, and national conferences.  Dr. Kim was recently elected as new interim chairperson in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Education

Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; August 2010

 

M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology
Ohio University, Athens, OH; August 2002

 

B.A. in Child Psychology and Education
Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea; February 1996 

Courses

 

Course Number

Course Name

CSD 106

Anatomy of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (online and in-person)

CSD 270

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (online)

SLP 501

Foundations of Research in Speech-Language Pathology

SLP 521

Assistive Technologies for Communication and Participation (online)

SLP 545

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

SLP 551

 Clinical Practicum

SLP 553

School-Based Affiliation Practicum 

Certifications/Awards/Received

Certifications

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (2003 - present)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, Speech-Language Pathology (2011 - present)

New York State Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology (2003 - present)

Arizona Bureau of Special Licensing, Department of Health Services, Speech-Language Pathology (2006 - present)

Grants Received

Student-Faculty Research Award ($1500, 4/2019) College of Health Sciences, West Chester University: “Critical Period for Phonological Development in Second Language Acquisition”
Investigators: Sojung Kim, Patricia Swasey Washington, and Alyssa Zimmerman
Role: Primary Investigator

Student-Faculty Research Award ($1,000, 2/2014) College of Health Sciences, West Chester University: “Critical Period for Phonological Development in Second Language Acquisition”
Investigators: Sojung Kim, Patricia Swasey Washington, and Alyssa Zimmerman
Role: P.I.

Summer Undergraduate Research Institute ($2000, 6/2014) Office of Sponsored Research, West Chester University: “Melodic Intonation Therapy: Exploring the Sum of Its Parts”
Investigators: Sojung Kim and Emily Deeves
Role: P.I.

Student-Faculty Research Award ($1,000, 2/2014) College of Health Sciences, West Chester University: “Melodic Intonation Therapy: Exploring the Sum of Its Parts”
Investigators: Sojung Kim, Taiwo Whetstone, and Emily Deeves
Role: P.I.

Scholarship of Teaching Award ($600, 4/2013) College of Health Sciences, West Chester University: “Enhancing the Writing Skills of CSD Students: Assessing Technical Skills”
Investigators: Sojung Kim, Elizabeth Grillo, Cheryl Gunter, and Mareile Koenig
Role: Co-Investigator

Faculty Grants Development Award ($6,209, 11/2012) Office of Sponsored Research, West Chester University: “Child-Directed Speech, Socioeconomic status, and Knowledge of Child Development in Korean- and Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Mothers”
Investigators: Sojung Kim and Patricia Swasey Washington
Role: P.I.

Student-Faculty Research Award ($1,000, 2/2012) College of Health Sciences, West Chester University: “The Effect of the iPad on Turn-Taking Behaviors in Children with Autism”
Investigators: Sojung Kim, Elizabeth Clarke, and Nicole Cremia
Role: P.I.

Selected Presentations at National Conferences

Clarke, E., Cremia, N., Nygren, L., Miller, J., & Kim, S. (November, 2012). The effect of the iPad on turn-taking behaviors. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hallowell, B., Kim, S., Franko, N., Reid, A., Evans, A., Jackson, C., et al. (November, 2002). How well do we control for vision in neurogenic language disorders research? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Grillo, E. U., Koenig, M. A., Gunter, C. D., & Kim, S. (November, 2014). Teaching students to think critically, apply evidence, and write professionally. Seminar session presented at the annual meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

Gunter, C. D., Koenig, M.A., Kim, S., & Grillo, E. U. (November, 2016). How to analyze CSD student’s critical thinking and professional writing. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Kim, S. (November, 2011). Children’s vocabulary, code-related skills, and parental book-reading. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

Kim, S., Cardon, T., & Wilcox. M. J. (November, 2009). Home versus center EI visits: Strategies to encourage caregiver participation. Poster session presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kim, S., Carnahan, C. L., & Wilcox, M. J. (April, 2009). Does caregiver verbal responsivity interact with treatment to predict child word Learning? Poster session presented to the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting, Denver, CO.  

Kim, S., Carnahan, C. L., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2008). Caregiver verbal responsivity to prelinguistic versus symbolic communication. Poster session presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Kim, S., Gunter, C., Koenig, M., & Grillo, E. (November, 2015). Analysis of written expository text produced by undergraduate SLP students: Critical thinking skills. Poster session presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO. 

Kim, S., & Ingram, D. (November, 2009). A user’s guide to the computer programs for language transcripts. Poster session presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kim, S., Robinson, L., Quick, C., & Lee, J. (2018). Preservice training of AAC for undergraduate and graduate CSD students: AAC summer camp. Poster session presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Kim, S., & Wilcox, M. J. (November, 2007). Does maternal verbal responsivity predict word learning of children with language delay? Poster session presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Koenig, M., Gunter, C., Grillo, E., & Kim, S. (November, 2012). Analysis of written expository text produced by undergraduate SLP students. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Koenig, M., Kim, S., Grillo, E., & Gunter, C. (November, 2013). Analysis of written expository text produced by undergraduate SLP students: A second look. Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Koenig, M., Kim, S., & Laudermilch, E. (November, 2012). Selecting applicants for graduate studies in SLP: What predicts success? Poster presented to the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Marinellie, S., Kim, S., & Owens, A. (November, 2002). Beyond –ing and –ed: Advanced syntactic structures used by school-age children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Poster session presented at the annual meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Whetstone, T., Kim, S., Reynolds, C., & Deeves, E. (November, 2014). Melodic intonation therapy: Exploring the sum of its parts. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

Wilcox, M. J., Guimond, A. B., & Kim, S. (February, 2010). The relationship between home visiting practices focused on teaching caregivers and children's outcomes. Poster presented to the biannual convention of the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA.

 

Publications

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Grillo, E. U., Koenig, M. A., Gunter, C. D., & Kim, S. (2014). Teaching CSD graduate students to think critically, apply evidence, and write professionally. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36, 241-251. doi: 10.1177/1525740114549014

Kim, S., & Clarke, E. (2015). Case study: An iPad-based intervention on turn-taking behaviors in preschoolers with autism. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 20, 253-264. doi: 10.1037/h0101314

Kim, S., Im, H., & Kwon, K. (2015). The role of home literacy environment in toddlerhood in development of vocabulary and decoding skills. Child and Youth Care Forum, 44, 835-852. doi: 10.1007/s10566-015-9309-y

Kim, S., & Koenig, M. (2014). Selecting applicants for master’s degree SLP programs: What predicts success? PSHA Journal, 5-10. 

Whetstone, T., Kim, S., Reynolds, C., & Deeves, E. (2018). Case study: Differential effects of melody and rhythm in melodic intonation therapy. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 3, 1-10. doi: https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2018.00325 

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