Deirdre Muldoon

Assistant Professor

Degrees

Ph.D.Special EducationUniversity of New Mexico
M.S.Applied Behavior AnalysisUniversity of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Graduate DiplomaSocial Learning TheoryThe Queens University of Belfast
M.S.Communication Sciences and DisordersThe College of Saint Rose
B.A.EducationCarysfort College of Education

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. Teaching graduate and undergraduate students topics in speech-language pathology. Pursuing a research agenda in evidence based practices in SLP and ABA.
  • Consultant SLP to Albany Medical Center Hospital on the Developmental Behavioral Clinic team.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education, Language and Literacy, TCNJ
    Course SLP102. Instructor for second semester undergraduate special education students, teaching speech, language and communication skills.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Special Education Department, UNM
    Course: SPCD 595. Class and supervision for student behavior analysts completing the requirements for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification.
  • Part-time lecturer in University College Dublin.
    Applied behavior analysis content for students in the areas of special education, educational psychology, and nursing.
  • Lecturer in Speech and Language Pathology, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York, USA. Courses taught: Clinical Methods in Speech & Language Pathology, and Disorders of Articulation and Phonology.
  • BCBA, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Fanwood, NJ. Job requirements included directing and supervising Registered Behavioral Technicians  in the implementation of behavior programs to decrease maladaptive behavior and to increase more appropriate functional communication and social skills.
  • Manager, SAFE Clinic & Speech and Language Pathologist, CDD Speech Language Pathologist Manager for the SAFE feeding clinic at the Center for Development and Disability at UNM.
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Autism School Team, Challenging Behavior and Curriculum Specialist. Center for Development and Disability (CDD), University of New Mexico

Teaching Interests

  • Communication and behavior
  • Childhood language disorders
  • Pediatric motor speech and swallowing disorders
  • Communication, behavior and individuals on the autism spectrum

Research/Creative Works

Publications

  • Muldoon, D., Meyer, L., Cortese, J., & Zaleski, R. (2019) A literature review: Evidence base in speech-language pathology for the management of oral preparatory and oral phase dysphagia (submitted, under peer review)
  • Muldoon, D. & Cosbey, J. (2018). Special Considerations for Children With Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. American Speech-Language Hearing Association: https://shar.es/aaBJbe
  • Muldoon, D. & Cosbey, J. (2018). A family-centered feeding intervention to promote food acceptance and decrease challenging behaviors in Children with ASD: Report of follow up data on a train-the-trainer model using EAT-UPTM. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Cosbey, J. & Muldoon, D. (2017). EAT-UPTM family-centered feeding intervention to promote food acceptance and decrease challenging behaviors: A single-case experimental design replicated across three families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental disabilities.

Refereed and Invited Presentations

2/20

  • Poster presentation. A Literature Review of Behavior Management in Pediatric Dysphagia. Association of Behavior Analysis International, 14th Annual Autism Conference, Miami, FL

4/19

  • Co-presenter. Building Interprofessional Partnerships – A collaborative Decision Making Framework, New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Albany, NY.

11/18             

  • First author, co-presenter. A Review of the Psychometric Integrity of Preschool Language Tests: Findings & Implications for SLPs (with Dr Andrew Shannock, Nina Benway). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Boston, MA.
  • First author, co-presenter. Receptive language and Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Systematic Review (with St Rose graduate students)

9/18              

  • Presenter. EAT-UPTM: An Effective, Inter-professional, Parent Intervention For Use in Everyday, Messy, Mealtime Settings of Children with Mealtime Difficulties. International Conference on Applied Behavior Analysis Turkey Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Behavior and Mealtimes with Children: Where to Start? International Conference on Applied Behavior Analysis Turkey. Istanbul, Turkey.

5/18               

  • Poster presentation. A Family-Centered Feeding Intervention to Promote Food Acceptance and Decrease Challenging Behaviors in Children with ASD: Report of Both a Parent-Implemented and a Train-the-Trainer Model Using EAT-UPTM. Association of Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA
  • Poster presentation. Psychometric Integrity of Preschool Speech/Language Tests: Implications for Diagnosis and Progress Monitoring of Treatment. Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA

4/18               

  • First author, presenter. Receptive language and ASD – what do we know? New York State Speech Language Hearing Association, Rochester, NY
  • Poster presentaion Implementation of EBP – Lets borrow from ABA. New York State Speech Language Hearing Association, Rochester, NY.

2/18               

  • Poster presentation. Challenges Conducting Applied Research on Complex Mealtime Behaviors Using A Train The Trainer Approach. Conference for Research Innovtions in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA

11/17             

  • Poster presentation. Promoting food acceptance & decreasing challenging behaviors in children with ASD: A train-the-trainer model using EAT-UPTM. American Speech Language Hearing Association, Los Angles, CA
  • Poster presentation. Implementation of evidence based practices – making it work in SLP when borrowing from ABA. American Speech Language Hearing Association, Los Angles, CA

6/17               

  • Co-presenter: Parents promoting mealtimes using evidence based strategies in ASD: Cognitive, behavioral, and social strategies. NJSHA First Interprofessional Autism Conference, Kean University, NJ

5/17               

  • Presenter: A family-centered feeding intervention to promote food acceptance and decrease challenging behaviors in children with ASD: Report of both a parent-implemented and a train-the-trainer model using EAT-UPTM Association of Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.