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Pamela A. Hadley

Associate Professor
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
University of Illinois at urbana champaign
United States of America


She has done her PhD., Child Language, University of Kansas, May, 1993. Currently she is an Associate Professor in Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Illinois University.

Research Interest

Professor Hadley teaches language development and language disorders in early childhood. Her research examines the nature of specific language impairment (SLI) in early childhood, a high incidence condition characterized by extraordinary difficulty with language acquisition in the presence of otherwise typical development.


  • Hadley, P. A., Wilcox, K. A., & Rice, M. L. (1994). Talking at school: Teacher expectations in preschool and kindergarten. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 9, 111-129.

  • Rice, M. L., Hadley, P. A., & Alexander, A. (1993). Social biases toward children with specific language impairment: A correlative causal model of language limitations. Applied Psycholinguistics, 14, 445-471.

  • Rice, M. L., Sell, M. A., & Hadley, P. A. (1990). The social interactive coding system (SICS): An on line, clinically relevant descriptive tool. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 21, 2 14.

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