Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences Program at Hunter College. Her clinical and research interests include language and phonological disorders in young children as well as evidenced-based practice. She also has an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her current research projects focus on examination of language and literacy skills in children who were late talkers; and examination of speech perception and language comprehension in nonverbal children with ASD. Dr. MacRoy-Higgins has presented her research locally and nationally, at conferences such as the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention and the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 14 years, with a focus on treatment of infants, toddlers and young children with a variety of communication disorders. She has worked in Early Intervention (birth – 3), Preschool (3-5 years) and early elementary school settings. Dr. MacRoy-Higgins’ professional activities include membership in local, state, and national professional organizations.