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James McCann

Associate Professor/SLP Director

Human Services and Sciences

About

Jim McCann received his EdD from the GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Development's Special Education and Disabilities Studies Program in 2018. His dissertation research examined the relationship between visual language and early literacy development in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. He received his MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2001, and his BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Spanish in 1999 from Penn State University. 

Dr. McCann's research interests are identifying language disorders separate from language delay due to lack of accessible language in deaf and hard-of-hearing children acquiring visual language; identifying evidence based practice for language instruction and intervention with D/HOH children; investigating eye gaze and its relationship to language and literacy development and its relationship to instructional practice; acquisition and preservation of heritage language in bilingual children with language impairment; and the communication development of deaf and hard-of-hearing children with complex communication needs who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies due to significant additional motor, intellectual, and/or sensory needs. 

He is establishing the eye-gaze and language/literacy (EGALL) lab. 

  • HSL-101 Comm, Culture & Consumerism (2009/01)(01)
  • HSL-101 Comm, Culture & Consumerism (2010/01)(01)
  • HSL-101 Comm, Culture & Consumerism (2009/02)(01)
  • HSL-101 Comm, Culture & Consumerism (2010/02)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2009/01)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2010/01)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2011/01)(01)
  • HSL-210 Speechreading and Comm Str (2019/02)(01)
  • HSL-713 Language Dev. & Disorders I (2019/01)(01)
  • HSL-713 Language Dev. & Disorders I (2020/01)(01)
  • HSL-723 Language Dev & Disorders II (2018/02)(01)
  • HSL-723 Language Dev & Disorders II (2019/02)(01)
  • HSL-744 Clinical Procedures in SLP (2018/01)(01)
  • HSL-745 Clinical Statistics (2018/01)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2018/01)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2019/01)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2020/01)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2018/02)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2019/02)(01)
  • HSL-797 Thesis (2020/01)(01)
  • HSL-797 Thesis (2019/01)(02)
  • HSL-797 Thesis (2019/02)(03)
  • HSL-821 Infrmtnl COU & Mltcltrl Issues (2017/02)(01)
  • HSL-824 Aural Rehabilitation: Adults (2017/01)(01)
  • HSL-824 Aural Rehabilitation: Adults (2018/01)(01)
  • HSL-899 Independent Study (2018/02)(01)
  • HSL-723 Language Dev & Disorders II (2020/02)(01)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2020/02)(01)
  • HSL-794 Preparing a Resrch Proposal (2020/02)(01)
  • HSL-797 Thesis (2020/02)(01)
  • HSL-870 Research Project in Audiology (2020/02)(08)
  • HSL-826 Aural Rehabilitation:Pediatric (2020/03)(OL1)
  • HSL-870 Research Project in Audiology (2020/03)(06)
  • HSL-746 Clinical Appl of Sign Comm (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-797 Thesis (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-797 Thesis (2021/01)(05)
  • HSL-824 Aural Rehabilitation: Adults (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-870 HSLS Research Lab (2021/01)(05)
  • HSL-882 Guided Stds:Drl Cndcy Prep 3 (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-896 Practicum in Univ Instruction (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-881 Guided Stds:Drl Cndcy Prep 2 (2021/01)(01)
  • HSL-211 Pronunciation Skills (2019/02)(01)
  • Guest Lecture: Language Deprivation A Developmental Perspective (2019/01)
  • Qualitative Research (2020/01)
  • Lab Rotation (2019/02)
  • Lab Rotation (2019/03)
  • Lab Rotation (2019/03)
  • Guest Lecture HSL 888: Advanced Research Design I- Topic: Qualitative Methods (2021/01)
  • PSY 723: Psychology and Deafness Guest Lecture- EHDI, hearing assessment, and etiology (2021/01)
  • UTAustin Linguistics Guest Panelist (2021/01)
  • Advising Load 2018/01: Total:7 Masters:7
  • Advising Load 2018/02: Total:7 Masters:7
  • Advising Load 2019/01: Total:8 Masters:8
  • Advising Load 2019/02: Total:8 Masters:8
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:6 Masters:6
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:6 Masters:6
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:8 Masters:8
  • Latent mean comparisons on the BRIEF in preterm children: Parent and teacher differences
  • A non-diploma track transition program for students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Cases on communication disorders in culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Bridging the gap for language development
  • Sign language intervention using statistical learning methods for a deaf child with SLI
  • Reframing assessment and intervention of language disorders in children who are D/HH: Considering ASL
  • Authentic assessment: Beyond the case study in designing learning assessments
  • Parents partnering with providers to identify sign vocabulary that packs a punch
  • Visual output strategies for deaf children requiring AAC
  • Comparison between underlying language skills in bimodal bilingual children who speak ASL and English
  • Value-full: A theoretical analysis of the speech-language pathology positionality
  • Results: Language matching and executive functioning in young bimodal bilinguals (Codas)
  • The efficacy of communication strategies intervention on communication barrier between deaf adolescents and hearing parents
  • Parenting stress & linguistic environment on language acquisition in children in poverty and deaf children
  • The relationship between young bimodal-bilinguas' (CODAs') matching of the interlocutor modality & their executive functioning
  • Sign Language intervention in a deaf child with specific language impairment
  • Occipitofrontal circumference predicts general cognition while medical risk predicts executive function in extremely low birth weight children at age six: Evidence from the PETIT study
  • Efficacy of short-term audiologic rehabilitation for adult cochlear implant users
  • Factors Related to Successful AAC Use: Comparison of Speech-Language Pathologist and Parent Perspectives
  • Rising to the Challenge: Language Assessment and Intervention with D/HH Children who use ASL
  • Clinical Applications of Linguistics to Speech-Language Pathology: A Guide for Clinicians
  • Language Intervention Isn't Just Spoken: Assessment and Treatment of a Deaf Signing Child with Specific Language Impairment
  • Research Grants on Education: Small- (Spencer Foundation)
  • Small Research Grant- (Gallaudet University)
  • Faculty Development Grant- (Faculty Development Committee)
  • Hannah Brouse-Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Thesis) 2018/02-2020/03
  • Kennedi Ashton-Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Thesis) 2018/02-2020/02
  • Leah Carson-Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Thesis) 2018/02-2019/02
  • Lauren Kelley-Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Thesis) 2018/02-2019/02
  • Zoe Aquilino-Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Thesis) 2018/02-2019/02
  • Sierra Quimby-Speech-Language Pathology (Master's Thesis) 2018/02-2019/02
  • Steven Kulsar-PhD Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences (Doctoral ) 2018/01-2019/01
  • Katherine Sullivan-PhD Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences (Doctoral ) 2019/01
  • Merri Lindsey-Gallaudet Honors Program (Honors) 2018/02-2020/02
  • Carolynn McElroy-Speech-Language Pathology (Masters) 2020/02
  • Tinette Phan-Speech-Language Pathology (Masters) 2020/02
  • Kimberly Persky-Speech-Language Pathology (Masters) 2020/02
  • Council on Graduate Education: Member 2020/01
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Committee (TLT) 2018/02
  • MS SLP Program Director 2019/01
  • CALIPSO Administrator 2019/01
  • Internship Site Visitor 2018/01
  • AuD Admission Interview Participant 2018/02-2018/02
  • Faculty Search Committee Chair 2019/02-2020/01
  • Mentorship Committee- Teaching 2019/02
  • GLIDE Representative 2021/01
  • ITF MA Program Review 2021/01-2021/01
  • OSPRS SRG Reviewer 2021/01-2021/01
  • ITF Faculty Search Committee 2021/01
  • Review of Counseling book in SLP/Audiology: Plural Publishing 2019/02-2019/02
  • Peer Review of article: Volta Review 2020/01-2020/01
  • DCSHA Faculty-student affairs committee : DCSHA 2019/01
  • Book Proposal Review: Plural Publishing 2018/02-2018/02
  • Continuing Education for certification and licensure 2018/01
  • BAS 1 Workshop 2019/03-2019/03
  • Quality Matters Rubric 2019/03-2019/03
  • Diversity and Trauma Informed Instruction 2019/03-2019/03
  • IPE: Beyond Definitions: Remote, District of Columbia 2020/02-2020/02
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association : May 2001-Ongoing
  • DC Speech-Hearing-Language Association DCSHA: August 2018-Ongoing
  • Fairfax County Public Schools- ATS representative 2019/01
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