Postdoctoral Fellows

Valerie McDaniel

Contact: vfmhfh@health.missouri.edu

Educational BackgroundHeadshot of Valerie McDaniel

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis
  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Memphis
  • Master of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy – Music Therapy, Drexel University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts – Music with Biology and Women’s Studies Minors, Loyola University Chicago

Research Interests

  • Social Interaction between Primary Caregivers and Children
  • Speech Acoustics of Coordinated Interaction
  • Social Interaction as a Scaffold for Early Speech and Language Development

Certifications and Awards

  • Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science, University of Memphis
  • Dually-certified in speech-language pathology and music therapy
  • Speaker on various topics regarding research in the creative arts therapies