Philip Combiths, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Philip Combiths CV

Research focus
My primary goal is to use our understanding of the diversity of language and multilingual language acquisition to better understand developmental speech and language impairments and to provide better clinical services to all individuals with communication disorders, including those within minoritized and understudied groups, through linguistically informed assessment and intervention tools and approaches.

Courses taught

  • CSD 5206 Language Disorders: Birth to Five CSD
  • CSD 5282 Phonological Development and Disorders

Selected publications / active grants

  • Combiths, P., Pruitt-Lord, S., Escobedo, A., & Barlow J.A. (2021). Phonological complexity in intervention for Spanish-speaking children with speech sound disorder.
  • Combiths, P., Amberg, R., Hedlund, G., Rose, Y. & Barlow, J.A. (2021). Automated phonological analysis and treatment target selection using AutoPATT. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics.
  • Combiths, P., Barlow, J., & Sanchez, E., (2019). Quantifying phonological knowledge in children with phonological disorder. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 33(10–11), 885–898.
  • Combiths, P., Barlow, J.A., Richard, J.T., & Pruitt-Lord, S.L. (2019). Treatment targets for co-occurring speech-language impairment: A case study. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4(2), 240–256.
Research areas
  • Speech-Language Pathology
philip combiths

121-B Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center (SHC)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States