Pamela Rollins



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Pam Rollins, MS, CCC-SLP, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor in the Communication Disorders program within the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UTD/Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She did her clinical fellowship at Brown University's Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Barry Prizant. She went on to receive an Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1994. In 1995, Dr. Rollins was the recipient of the American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation's First Investigators award to study the relationship between early pragmatic accomplishments and vocabulary development in children with autism (Rollins, 1999). She was the 2004-2005 Callier Scholar and teaches courses on the early assessment and intervention with children on the autism spectrum. She was appointed to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Spring 2008.


Dr. Rollins' Research

Dr. Rollins' research focuses on the association among emotional regulation, early social-communicative skills and the acquisition of joint attention and language in typically developing children and children with autism. Her research lends empirical support to social-pragmatic theories of language as well as social-pragmatic intervention models for children with autism (Rollins & Snow, 1998; Rollins, 1999; Rollins, 2003; Trautman & Rollins, 2006; Greenwald & Rollins, 2008).