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LaVae M. Hoffman

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 227
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
M.A. University of Minnesota at Duluth
B.A.S. University of Minnesota at Duluth
Biography

Dr. LaVae Hoffman is an Associate Professor of Speech Language Pathology and a member of the University Academy of Teaching.  She specializes in child language development and disorders. Her research interests include the efficacy and effectiveness of language interventions, as well as developing measures of language abilities in children.  She regularly presents to practicing speech-language pathologists on topics related to the academic success of children with language deficits, such as Response to Intervention, narrative assessment, literature-based language intervention, dynamic assessment, and information processing. Dr. Hoffman's recent research projects have included an assessment of evidenced-based practices in speech language pathology in public schools across the nation, analyses of narrative language skills, and investigating the psychometric properties of oral language measures with school aged children who have language disorders. Dr. Hoffman also serves as core faculty in Leaders for Tomorrow's Children, a doctoral training program in Early Childhood Special Education that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Her primary development initiative is funding her Child Language Disorders Laboratory.

Prior to coming to UVA, Dr. Hoffman served as a research coordinator for an NIH funded multi-year, multi-site, randomized controlled trial research project which investigated language intervention with school age children.  Currently, she chairs the Coordinating Committee of ASHA's Special Interest Group 1:  Language Learning and Education, and also serves the profession as an associate editor for the peer-reviewed journal Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.

Talking EBP 2021
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
November 21, 2020 – July 01, 2021
Talking EBP 2020
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
November 25, 2019 – July 01, 2020
Talking EBP 2019
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
January 25, 2019 – July 01, 2019
Talking EBP 2018
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
November 10, 2017 – July 01, 2018
CU-EDHS HoffmanL Talking EBP 2017
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
March 10, 2017 – July 01, 2017
CU-Leaders for Tomorrow's children (LT) from UCincinnati
Source: University of Cincinnati
August 01, 2015 – September 30, 2016
CU- Talking EBP 2015
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
October 01, 2014 – July 01, 2016
CU-Talking EBP 2014
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
October 01, 2013 – September 30, 2014
CU-Taling EBP 2013
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2013
EDHS 4020: Clinical Phonetics
Credits: 3
Studies the structure and function of speech sound production. Teaches the basic skills of phonetic transcription for assessment and intervention purposes using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Provides students with fundamental knowledge to support their future studies of reading, speech and hearing science, communication disorders, and speech-language pathology.
EDHS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDHS 4995: Directed Research
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 5010: Phonetics
Credits: 3
Studies the structure and function of speech sound production. Teaches the basic skills of phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and introduces basic theoretical issues in the study of phonology.
EDHS 7040: Cognitive Linguistic Development
Credits: 3
This course critically examines the typical and atypical development of cognitive skills and abilities that are fundamental to the development of language. Lectures and learning experiences establish a theoretical basis for cognitive and language development underpinnig a rational and systematic approach to clinical diagnosis and treatment. The course is foundational for clinical practice.
EDHS 8100: Disorders of Language II
Credits: 3
Coverage includes semiology and clinical intervention for persons presenting with developmental aphasia, Down syndrome, Asperger syndrome, autism, pragmatic-semantic language disorder, sensory integration and motor disorder. Clinical interventions center on behavioral and family-centered approaches. Prerequisite: Language development course, EDHS 8090, or instructor permission.
EDHS 8150: Clinical Seminars
Credits: 1–6
Section 1: Clinical Education Seminar in Speech Pathology I: A clinical seminar accompanying clinical practice. The seminar focuses on professional issues and the diagnosis and rehabilitation of children and adults with communication disorders. Practicum assignments are individually structured to provide clinical and field work experience with a variety of ages, patients, and rehabilitation settings, or in a particular aspect of professional specialization. Close individual supervision is maintained by clinical instructors, and each case is discussed in weekly conference. Section 2: Clinical Education Seminar in Speech Pathology II: A clinical seminar accompanying clinical practice in medical settings. The seminar focuses on professional issues and the diagnosis and rehabilitation of children and adults with communication disorders. Practicum assignments are individually structured to provide clinical and field work experience with a variety of ages, patients, and rehabilitation settings, or in a particular aspect of professional specialization. Close individual supervision is maintained by clinical instructors, and each case is discussed in a weekly conference. Section 3: Clinical Practice in Speech and Language Pathology: Clinical practice focusing on the diagnosis and rehabilitation of children and adults with communication disorders. Practicum assignments are individually structured to provide clinical and field work experience with a variety of ages, patients, and rehabilitation settings, or in a particular aspect of professional specialization. Close individual supervision is maintained by clinical instructors, and each case is discussed in a weekly conference. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 8170: Clinical Externship
Credits: 1–6
Clinical practice in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adults with communicative disorders. Programs are individually structured to provide experience with a variety of clinical populations, age groups, and specializations. The sites are off-grounds, and usually within a two hour driving distance of the University. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 8800: Clinical Internship in Speech-Language Pathology
Credits: 12
This is a full-time semester-long clinical internship at an affiliating agency that may be located in Virginia or across the United States. Affiliating agencies include public schools and healthcare institutions in Virginia and throughout the U.S. Interns practice all aspects of Speech-Language Pathology under the direct supervision of one or more certified and licensed speech-language pathologist(s) employed by the affiliating site.
EDHS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDHS 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent Research
EDHS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.