Cheryl Messick, PhD, CCC-SLP Program Co-Director - Speech Language Pathology



4033 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213


BA, Speech & Hearing, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 1976

MA, Speech Pathology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1980

PhD, Child Language Development and Disorders, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1984


My clinical interests focus on speech/language assessment and intervention with young children who have varied types of communication disorders, including speech sound disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and Down syndrome. Academically, I have focused on developing clinical education programs for graduate students in speech/language pathology. Most recently, I have worked with faculty from the Communication Science & Disorders Department to develop a curriculum for a clinical doctorate in medical speech/language pathology and to refine requirements for Pennsylvania Certification in Speech/Language Impaired in line with Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements.