Dixie Sanger

Dixie Sanger

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Dixie Sanger


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."

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2012, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Editors' Award for Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools2011, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Faces of Inspiration2005, Editors Award for Outstanding Article in the Journal of Communication Disorders Quarterly2002, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language2000 and 1994-96, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Parents Association and Teaching Council Recognition Award for Contribution to Students1998, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Faculty Development Fellowship Leave of Absence1996, Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Honors of the Association1995, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Fellow of the Association1986, Fellow of the Graduate Faculty, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2000-present, Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1987-2000, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1981-86, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1979-80, Part-time Lecturer, Department of Education, Creighton University1974-78, Instructor, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute1972-74, Speech-Language Pathologist, Pottawattomie Public Schools, Council Bluffs, Iowa1971-72, Speech-Language Pathologist, Philadelphia Hearing Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1969-70, Speech Pathologist, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, Leesburg, Virginia1968, Speech Pathologist, Tulare County Public Schools, Tulare Preschool Head Start Program, Visalia, California
American Educational Research AssociationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAmerican Board of Child Language and Language DisordersNebraska Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationNational Association for Children with Learning DisabilitiesPhi Delta Gamma, National Graduate Women's HonoraryASHA Special Interest Division 1-Language, Learning and EducationNebraska Juvenile Justice Association