Dr Elise Baker

B.App.Sc (Speech Pathology)(Hons I), University of Sydney (1992)PhD, University of Sydney (2000)Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
Lecturer

C43S - S Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9121
Fax + 61 2 9351 9173

Website Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kid's Talk Lab
Disability and Community FRG

Biographical details

Dr Elise Baker is a lecturer with the Discipline of Speech Pathology, at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is involved in the education and training of undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology students, the supervision of graduate research students, and continuing education activities for qualified speech-language pathologists in her main area of interest: speech sound acquisition and disorders in children.


Dr. Baker was the 2013 National Tour Speaker for the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. She serves is a member of the New South Wales Evidence-based Practice Network Steering Committee and has been an invited speaker at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention.

Research interests

Dr Baker's research interests include: intervention for speech sound disorders, innovative service delivery solutions for children with speech sound disorder, speech pathologists' methods of practice with children who have speech sound disorders, and, the conduct of evidence-based practice. She is also interested in the interaction between the phonological and lexical systems in word learning.

Dr Baker is a co-director of the Kids Talk Lab andmember of the Communication Sciences and Disorders team .

Teaching and supervision

Dr. Baker is the Speech Pathology Honours Coordinator. She is the unit-of-study coordinator for:

  • CSCD 2068 Speech Sound Disorders
  • CSCD3092 Speech Pathology Research Methods H
  • CSCD 4065 Research Project

Dr. Baker supervises undergraduate honours research and graduate doctoral students, in the area of Speech Sound Disorders in children.​

Themes

Disability and Community

Selected grants

2013

  • A sound start: Innovative technology to promote speech and pre-literacy skills in at-risk preschoolers; McLeod S, Baker E, McCormack J, Wren Y, Roulstone S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Advancing international collaborative child language research between The University of Sydney (USyd) and The University of Iowa (UIowa); Munro N, Baker E, Docking K, Arciuli J; International Program Development Fund (IPDF), University of Sydney/Research Grant.

2009

  • Establishing international collaborative child language research between The University of Sydney (USyd) and The University of Iowa (UIowa); Munro N, Baker E, Arciuli J, Docking K, Lincoln M; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2008

  • Phenotypic profiles of families with a speech-sound disorder of suspected genetic origin: Speech, oromotor, language, literacy, and cognitive characteristics; Baker E, Ballard K; Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Baker, E., Williams, A. (2010). Complexity Approaches to Intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod & R. J. McCauley (Eds.), Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children, (pp. 95-116). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Baker, E. (2010). Minimal Pair Intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod & R. J. McCauley (Eds.), Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children, (pp. 41-72). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2009). Evidence-based management of phonological impairment in children. In T. W. Powell & M. J. Ball (Eds.), Clinical linguistics: Critical concepts in linguistics, (pp. 446-469). Oxford, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Baker, E. (2009). The why and how of prioritising complex targets for intervention. In Caroline Bowen (Eds.), Children's Speech Sound Disorders, (pp. 72-77). United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Reed, V., Baker, E. (2005). Language and Human Communication: An overview. In Vicki Reed (Eds.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, (pp. 1-42). Pearson Education.
  • Reed, V., Baker, E. (2005). Normal Language Development: A Review. In Vicki Reed (Eds.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, (pp. 43-74). Pearson Education.

Journals

  • Masso, S., McCabe, P., Baker, E. (2014). How do children with phonological impairment respond to requests for clarification containing polysyllables? Child Language Teaching and Therapy, OnlineFirst. [More Information]
  • Von Muenster, K., Baker, E. (2014). Oral communicating children using a cochlear implant: Good reading outcomes are linked to better language and phonological processing abilities. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(3), 433-444. [More Information]
  • Fulcher, A., Baker, E., Purcell, A., Munro, N. (2014). Typical consonant cluster acquisition in auditory-verbal children with early-identified severe/profound hearing loss. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(1), 69-81. [More Information]
  • Fulcher, A., Purcell, A., Baker, E., Munro, N. (2012). Listen up: Children with early identified hearing loss achieve age-appropriate speech/language outcomes by 3 years-of-age. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76(12), 1785-1794. [More Information]
  • Baker, E. (2012). Optimal intervention intensity. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 14(5), 401-409. [More Information]
  • Baker, E. (2012). Optimal intervention intensity in speech-language pathology. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 12(4), 325-328.
  • Baker, E. (2012). Optimal intervention intensity in speech-language pathology: Discoveries, challenges, and unchartered territories. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 14(5), 478-485. [More Information]
  • Munro, N., Baker, E., McGregor, K., Docking, K., Arciuli, J. (2012). Why word learning is not fast. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(FEB), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Hogan, A., Shipley, M., Strazdins, L., Purcell, A., Baker, E. (2011). Communication and behavioural disorders among children with hearing loss increases risk of mental health disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 377-383. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Part 1 Narrative Review. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 42(2), 102-139. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Part 2 Application to Clinical Practice. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 42(2), 140-151. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., Munro, N. (2011). Guidelines for assessing Australian English speaking toddlers' productions of polysyllables. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(2), 58-62.
  • Baker, E. (2010). The experience of discharging children from phonological intervention. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 12(4), 325-328. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., McCabe, P. (2010). The potential contribution of communication breakdown and repair in phonological intervention. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 34(3), 193-205.
  • McCabe, P., Purcell, A., Baker, E., Madill, C., Trembath, D. (2009). Case-based learning: One route to evidence-based practice. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 3(4), 208-219. [More Information]
  • Munro, N., Lee, K., Baker, E. (2008). Building vocabulary knowledge and phonological awareness skills in children with specific language impairment through hybrid language intervention: a feasibility study. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 43(6), 662-682.
  • Gozzard, H., Baker, E., McCabe, P. (2008). Requests for clarification and children's speech responses: Changing 'pasghetti' to 'spaghetti'. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 24(3), 249-263. [More Information]
  • Gozzard, H., Baker, E., McCabe, P. (2006). Children's Production of Polysyllabic Words. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 8(3), 113-116.
  • Baker, E. (2006). Management of speech impairment in children: The journey so far and the road ahead. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 8(3), 156-163.
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2004). Evidence-Based Management Of Phonologcal Impairment In Children. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 20(3), 261-285.
  • Baker, E., Bernhardt, B. (2004). From Hindsight To Foresight: Working Around Barriers To Success In Phonological Intervention. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 20(3), 287-318.
  • Baker, E. (2004). Phonological Analysis Summary and Management Plan. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 6(1), 14-21.
  • Baker, E. (2002). The pros and cons of dummies. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, , 134-136.
  • Baker, E., Croot, K., Paul, R., McLeod, S. (2001). Psycholinguistic models of speech development and their application to clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 685-702.

Conferences

  • Baker, E. (2011). Evidence-based assessment and intervention practice for children with speech sound disorder. The Speech Pathology Assoication of Australia 1-day workshop (2011), Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Baker, E. (2011). Evidence-based managament of Speech-Sound Disorders in Children. 2011 Speech Pathology Association of Australia 2-day workshop, Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Fulcher, A., Purcell, A., Baker, E. (2010). The end of wobbly speech: What quality of speech can we expect from babies diagnosed with profound hearing impariment at birth? Beyond Newborn Hearing and Screening (NHS 2010), Italy.
  • Munro, N., Baker, E. (2009). A 10-month follow-up investigation of parent's use of decontextualised language during parent-child storybook interaction following parent training. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2009, Adelaide: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2008). EBP and speech sound disorders: What do we know? 2008 ASHA Convention, United States: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Munro, N., Lee, K., Baker, E. (2004). Service Delivery Options for Children with Language Impairments: Training the Parent as Therapist. Logopedics and Phoniatrics Conference. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Conference.
  • Goozee, N., Purcell, A., Baker, E. (2001). Sonority and the acquisition of consonant clusters in a child with a cleft lip and palate. 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

2014

  • Masso, S., McCabe, P., Baker, E. (2014). How do children with phonological impairment respond to requests for clarification containing polysyllables? Child Language Teaching and Therapy, OnlineFirst. [More Information]
  • Von Muenster, K., Baker, E. (2014). Oral communicating children using a cochlear implant: Good reading outcomes are linked to better language and phonological processing abilities. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(3), 433-444. [More Information]
  • Fulcher, A., Baker, E., Purcell, A., Munro, N. (2014). Typical consonant cluster acquisition in auditory-verbal children with early-identified severe/profound hearing loss. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16(1), 69-81. [More Information]

2012

  • Fulcher, A., Purcell, A., Baker, E., Munro, N. (2012). Listen up: Children with early identified hearing loss achieve age-appropriate speech/language outcomes by 3 years-of-age. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76(12), 1785-1794. [More Information]
  • Baker, E. (2012). Optimal intervention intensity. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 14(5), 401-409. [More Information]
  • Baker, E. (2012). Optimal intervention intensity in speech-language pathology. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 12(4), 325-328.
  • Baker, E. (2012). Optimal intervention intensity in speech-language pathology: Discoveries, challenges, and unchartered territories. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 14(5), 478-485. [More Information]
  • Munro, N., Baker, E., McGregor, K., Docking, K., Arciuli, J. (2012). Why word learning is not fast. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(FEB), 1-10. [More Information]

2011

  • Hogan, A., Shipley, M., Strazdins, L., Purcell, A., Baker, E. (2011). Communication and behavioural disorders among children with hearing loss increases risk of mental health disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(4), 377-383. [More Information]
  • Baker, E. (2011). Evidence-based assessment and intervention practice for children with speech sound disorder. The Speech Pathology Assoication of Australia 1-day workshop (2011), Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Baker, E. (2011). Evidence-based managament of Speech-Sound Disorders in Children. 2011 Speech Pathology Association of Australia 2-day workshop, Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Part 1 Narrative Review. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 42(2), 102-139. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Part 2 Application to Clinical Practice. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 42(2), 140-151. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., Munro, N. (2011). Guidelines for assessing Australian English speaking toddlers' productions of polysyllables. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 13(2), 58-62.

2010

  • Baker, E., Williams, A. (2010). Complexity Approaches to Intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod & R. J. McCauley (Eds.), Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children, (pp. 95-116). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Baker, E. (2010). Minimal Pair Intervention. In A. L. Williams, S. McLeod & R. J. McCauley (Eds.), Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children, (pp. 41-72). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Fulcher, A., Purcell, A., Baker, E. (2010). The end of wobbly speech: What quality of speech can we expect from babies diagnosed with profound hearing impariment at birth? Beyond Newborn Hearing and Screening (NHS 2010), Italy.
  • Baker, E. (2010). The experience of discharging children from phonological intervention. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 12(4), 325-328. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., McCabe, P. (2010). The potential contribution of communication breakdown and repair in phonological intervention. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 34(3), 193-205.

2009

  • Munro, N., Baker, E. (2009). A 10-month follow-up investigation of parent's use of decontextualised language during parent-child storybook interaction following parent training. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2009, Adelaide: Speech Pathology Australia.
  • McCabe, P., Purcell, A., Baker, E., Madill, C., Trembath, D. (2009). Case-based learning: One route to evidence-based practice. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 3(4), 208-219. [More Information]
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2009). Evidence-based management of phonological impairment in children. In T. W. Powell & M. J. Ball (Eds.), Clinical linguistics: Critical concepts in linguistics, (pp. 446-469). Oxford, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Baker, E. (2009). The why and how of prioritising complex targets for intervention. In Caroline Bowen (Eds.), Children's Speech Sound Disorders, (pp. 72-77). United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.

2008

  • Munro, N., Lee, K., Baker, E. (2008). Building vocabulary knowledge and phonological awareness skills in children with specific language impairment through hybrid language intervention: a feasibility study. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 43(6), 662-682.
  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2008). EBP and speech sound disorders: What do we know? 2008 ASHA Convention, United States: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Gozzard, H., Baker, E., McCabe, P. (2008). Requests for clarification and children's speech responses: Changing 'pasghetti' to 'spaghetti'. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 24(3), 249-263. [More Information]

2006

  • Gozzard, H., Baker, E., McCabe, P. (2006). Children's Production of Polysyllabic Words. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 8(3), 113-116.
  • Baker, E. (2006). Management of speech impairment in children: The journey so far and the road ahead. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (previously known as Advances in Speech-Language Pathology), 8(3), 156-163.

2005

  • Reed, V., Baker, E. (2005). Language and Human Communication: An overview. In Vicki Reed (Eds.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, (pp. 1-42). Pearson Education.
  • Reed, V., Baker, E. (2005). Normal Language Development: A Review. In Vicki Reed (Eds.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, (pp. 43-74). Pearson Education.

2004

  • Baker, E., McLeod, S. (2004). Evidence-Based Management Of Phonologcal Impairment In Children. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 20(3), 261-285.
  • Baker, E., Bernhardt, B. (2004). From Hindsight To Foresight: Working Around Barriers To Success In Phonological Intervention. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 20(3), 287-318.
  • Baker, E. (2004). Phonological Analysis Summary and Management Plan. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 6(1), 14-21.
  • Munro, N., Lee, K., Baker, E. (2004). Service Delivery Options for Children with Language Impairments: Training the Parent as Therapist. Logopedics and Phoniatrics Conference. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Conference.

2002

  • Baker, E. (2002). The pros and cons of dummies. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, , 134-136.

2001

  • Baker, E., Croot, K., Paul, R., McLeod, S. (2001). Psycholinguistic models of speech development and their application to clinical practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 685-702.
  • Goozee, N., Purcell, A., Baker, E. (2001). Sonority and the acquisition of consonant clusters in a child with a cleft lip and palate. 2001 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia: Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

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