School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences Faculty & Staff

Crystle Alonzo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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2007 | BS Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences | University of Arizona

2010 | MS Clinical Speech Pathology | Northern Arizona University

2018 | PhD Rehabiliation Sciences | MGH Insitute of Health Professions

Courses Taught

See CV for previous courses taught.

Research Interests

  • Early Language Development & Disorders
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Knowledge Acquisition
    • Language Processing & Comprehension
    • Pre-literacy development
  • Literacy Development & Disorders
    • Poor Comprehenders
    • Dyslexia
  • Early Intervention 
  • Early Identification
  • Community-Based Research in Communication Sciences & Disorders 
  • Clinician-Researcher Collaborations in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Clinical Practice Research in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Implementation Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders




National Institutes of Health, Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (NIH NIDCD 3RO1DC016895-01S1): Orthography and Phonology in Word Learning as a Predictor of Dyslexia in Children with Language Impairment. (Total Award: Total $228,425), 2018 - 2021. Co-PIs Tiffany Hogan, Julie Wolter, Co-Is: Suzanne Adlof, Jessie Ricketts, & Yaacov Petscher.


Field of Study

Speech Language Pathology

  • Early Language Development & Disorders
  • Litearcy Development & Disorders




Alonzo, C.N., & Hogan, T.P. (2019). Knowledge processing and inhibition in preschool children with and without language impairment. Manuscript in preparation.

Alonzo, C.N., McIlraith, A. L., Hogan, T.P., & Catts, H.W. (2019). Letter knowledge is a more accurate predictor than phonological awareness of poor word reading and dyslexia in children with developmental language disorder. Manuscript under review.

Hendricks, A., Adlof, S.M., Alonzo, C. N., Fox, A. B., & Hogan, T.P. (in press). Identifying children at risk for developmental language disorder using a brief, whole-classroom screen. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Schliep, M. E., Alonzo, C. N., & Morris, M. A. (2017). Beyond RCTs: Innovations in research design and methods to advance implementation science. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 1-17.

Alonzo, C.N., Yeomans-Maldonado, G., Murphy, K., Bevens, B., & the Language and Reading Research Consortium (2016). Predicting second grade listening comprehension using pre-kindergarten measures. Topics in Language Disorders, 36(4), 312-333.

Hogan, T.P., Adlof, S.M., & Alonzo, C.N. (2014). On the importance of listening comprehension. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 199-207

Honors / Awards

2017      Selected Protégé, Pathways Program - ASHA Research Mentoring Network, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

2015      Highlighted in a video to represent the PhD students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  

2010      James Case Student Clinical Award, Arizona Speech‐Language‐Hearing Association

2010      2nd place poster in Clinical Practice Category, Research Symposium, College of Health and Human Services Honors Day, Northern Arizona University

2009      Selected participant, Minority Student Leadership Program, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

2009      Research Travel Award, to 2009 ASHA Convention in New Orleans, LA., College of Health and Human Services, Northern Arizona University

2008      Graduate Assistantship, Northern Arizona University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

2003      Undergraduate Minority Merit Scholarship, University of Arizona