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Biography: Joyce King-McIver, Speech-Language Pathologist, SRSD Researcher

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Joyce King-McIver is an SRSD researcher and speech language pathologist focusing on individuals with written language problems, particularly children with autism.

Joyce King-McIver Biography

Joyce King-McIver is a speech language pathologist whose research focus on individuals with written language problems, particularly children with autism.  So during her course of study at Cardinal Stritch University doctoral program language and literacy she came across SRSD research by Dr. Karen Harris and Dr. Steve Graham. She found SRSD to help the students who have difficulty planning, organizing their thoughts, show characteristics of executive functioning difficulties- including staying focused. Joyce found that by applying SRSD, and the strategies it provides, students who struggle in the area of written language flourished.

Joyce King-McIver graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders in 1978; in 1980 she completed Cardinal Stritch University’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program in the area of Early Childhood Education, and in 1988 she graduated from Marquette University with a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is currently a Doctoral student in Cardinal Stritch University’s Language and Literacy Program.

She has served in the field of education for over 30 years dedicating her life to individuals with speech and language impediments and is committed to providing quality therapeutic services. King-McIver has been a Speech-Language Pathologist in the West Allis West Milwaukee School District for 17 years and Clinical Supervisor at Marquette University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic for five years.

Joyce King-McIver currently works at the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Joyce does research in Special Education. Their current project is ‘Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Written Language (SRSD): Implementation in the Speech and Language Clinic by Student Clinicians.’

Current Project

Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Written Language (SRSD): Implementation in the Speech and Language Clinic by Student Clinicians 

  • Familiarize student clinicians with SRSD
  • Determine genre for school-age clients
  • Develop goals
  • Determine how to implement SRSD stages within the speech/language clinic framework (50 to 60-minute sessions)
  • Document client’s progress

Selected Publication

‪Incorporating Self-regulated Strategy Development for Narrative Writing in the English Language Arts Class of an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate awarded for completing 13 hours of training on Effective Writing Strategies for Struggling Writers using SRSD at the HILL for Literacy Center in Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • Award for Continuing Education (2014) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Travel Award Recipient (2012) Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD)
  • Award for Continuing Education (2007) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Award for Continuing Education (2005) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Award for Continuing Education (2002) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Frances B. Starms Soror of the Year Award (2000) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.: Chapter Honors
  • Spirit of AKA Award (1998) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.: Chapter Honors
  • Member of the Year (1989) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.: Chapter Honors