Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981
M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, California State University, Long Beach, 1970
B.A., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1967
Dixie Sanger is a professor specializing in language development and disorders, as well as language and literacy. She teaches courses in normal language development, language disorders in elementary school-age populations, and language disorders in preadolescents and adolescents.
Dixie's present research efforts focus on the communication skills of female juvenile delinquents and topics related to language and literacy. Most recently, her research addresses response to intervention (RTI) with children and adolescents who struggle to learn.
Dixie has presented at numerous regional and national meetings addressing the language, communication, and literacy issues of children and youth with language disorders. She recently co-directed of a federal grant to train graduate students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology to collaborate with educators to implement response to intervention. She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a member of ASHA's Special Interest Divisions (1 and 16) for Language, Learning and Education and for School Based Issues. Dixie was recognized for the ASHA 2012 Editors' Award for Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in schools for the article, "Oral language competence, young ppeakers, and the law."