Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Dr. Fredrickson works with AuD students both as a clinical supervisor at the University of Colorado Hospital Department of Hearing and Balance and as Director of Audiological Services. As Director of Audiological Services, she coordinates practicum experiences for audiology graduate students and ensures that the AuD program continues to meet the high standards of accreditation. She received her BS (1996) and MS (1998) from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and her PhD from University of Colorado Boulder in 2010.
Dr. Fredrickson’s primary area of interest is infant speech perception. She has worked with colleagues to develop a clinical tool to assess infants’ abilities to discriminate speech sounds: Visual Reinforcement Infant Speech Discrimination (VRISD). University of Colorado Hospital now uses this tool regularly as a component of their test battery when working with infants with hearing loss. Recent and future VRISD studies include investigating the development of infant speech perception and how an infant’s ability to discriminate speech sounds relates to physiological changes as well as language abilities. Other areas of interest include auditory processing testing and rehabilitation and clinical supervision.
Dr. Fredrickson holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Audiology.