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    Kelly Cordero, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Speech-Language Pathologist (602) 406-3560

    Dr. Kelly Nett Cordero is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and rehabilitation program coordinator at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University in Phoenix.

    Dr. Cordero studied communicative disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning her bachelor’s degree in education in 1996. She completed advanced Spanish coursework in Mexico in the summer of 1997, and earned her master’s degree the following year in speech-language pathology with a bilingual specialization from the University of Texas at Austin.

    She earned her PhD in speech and language pathology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2008, and completed her dissertation on the assessment of cleft palate articulation and resonance in familiar and unfamiliar languages: English, Spanish, and Hmong.

    Dr. Cordero has worked as a bilingual speech and language pathologist at the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and in a private clinic in Miami, Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has also taught students at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

    To request an appointment at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, please call (602) 406-3560.

    Education & Training
    • PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Speech and Language Pathology, 2008
    • MA, University of Texas at Austin, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bilingual Specialization – Spanish Emphasis, 1998
    • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Education, Communicative Disorders, 1996
    Professional Memberships
    • American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA)
    • American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
    • Minnesota Speech Language and Hearing Association (MSHA)
    Honors and Awards
    • Diversity Champion, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2009
    • College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Dissertation Award, 2008
    • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) Travel Grant Award, 2008
    • ASHA Awards for Continuing Education (ACE), 2000-2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
    Selected Publications
    1. Chapman KL, Baylis A, Trost-Cardamone J, Cordero KN, Dixon A, Dobbelsteyn C, Thurmes A, Wilson K, Harding-Bell A, Sweeney T, Stoddard G, Sell D. The Americleft Speech Project: A Training and Reliability Study. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. Jan 2016;53(1):93-108.
    2. Baylis A, Chapman K, Whitehill TL, Group TA. Validity and Reliability of Visual Analog Scaling for Assessment of Hypernasality and Audible Nasal Emission in Children With Repaired Cleft Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. Nov 2015;52(6):660-670.
    3. Watterson T, Lewis KE, Murdock T, Cordero KN. Reliability and validity of nasality ratings between a monolingual and bilingual listener for speech samples from English-Spanish-Speaking children. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2013;65(2):91-97.
    4. Kohnert K, Yim D, Nett K, Kan PF, Duran L. Intervention with linguistically diverse preschool children: a focus on developing home language(s). Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. Jul 2005;36(3):251-263.

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