Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, MA-SLP

Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
MS 4003
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-0079
Secondary Phone: 505-206-4332
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Last Updated: October 23, 2015

Joshuaa Allison-Burbank

Primary Activity Coordinators: Cultural Diversity
Discipline Coordinators: Speech-Language Pathology
Discipline(s): Speech-Language Pathology
AUCD Council Membership: Multicultural Council
Council on Community Advocacy
Research: Cleft/Craniofacial Disorders, ASD, early literacy
Education: Speech-Language Pathology, Epidemiology, Public Health
Service: Community outreach, American Indian/Alaska Native Communities







Ph.D. Candidate, Speech-Language Pathology

M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, May 2015


B.A., Speech & Hearing Sciences, July 2012


Graduate Fellow - Culturally-Responsive Early Literacy Instruction January 2014 – May 2015

Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders, University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS


Graduate Research Assistant January 2015 – Present

Center for American Indian Community Health - University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City, KS

• Coordinated speech, language, & hearing screenings for Native American (NA) children & adults at community

outreach events. Conducted screening follow up to discuss results & provide service coordination. Developed

scholarship program for NA preschoolers at Language Acquisition Preschool at the University of Kansas. Developed

culturally-responsive health promotion & educational materials related to field of speech-language pathology.

Graduate Research Assistant August 2013 - May 2014

Communication Intervention for Preschoolers learning to use Augmentative & Alternative Communication

Juniper Garden Children’s Project, University of Kansas – Kansas City, KS

• Served on peer-mediated communication intervention study designed for preschoolers with autism spectrum

disorders (ASD) learning to use augmentative & alternative communication. Assisted with formal & informal play,

language & cognitive assessments of referred preschoolers. Implemented study in inclusive classroom settings in

Kansas City & Lawrence preschools. Assisted with development of behavioral coding system.

Clinical Research Assistant July 2011 - August 2013

New Mexico Cleft Palate Center – Albuquerque, NM

• Maintained craniofacial patient registry. Prepared team application for American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial

Association for team approval & registration. Designed & implemented longitudinal speech outcome study to

evaluate internal cleft palate surgical repair approaches. Conducted cleft palate speech evaluations using informal & formal diagnostic tools. Conducted nasoendoscopy procedures to evaluate symptoms of velopharyngeal

insufficiency. Assisted with feeding interventions for newborns with clefts.


Graduate Student Clinician August 2014 - October 2014

Providence Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Kansas City, KS

• Identified & assessed adults at risk for cognitive-communication & swallowing disorders from culturally &

linguistically diverse backgrounds. Provided evidence-based interventions in multidisciplinary setting. Prepared

documentation) in electronic medical record system. Participated in caregiver/family planning meetings &

communicated present levels of performance to patients & caregivers.


Little Nations Academic Center, Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence, KS January 2014 – Present

• Implemented evidence-based interventions in play group setting to NA children ages birth to three at risk for

communication & literacy disorders. Collaborated with staff & parents to develop culturally-tailored language &

literacy units which incorporated traditional NA stories and materials.

Cleft Palate Clinic, University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City, KS January 2014-Present

• Conducted speech evaluation of individuals with cleft palate & velopharyngeal insufficiency using perceptual rating

tools & nasometry instrumentation. Collaborated with multidisciplinary cleft team to establish treatment of care.

Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic – Lawrence, KS January 2014 - July 2014

• Implemented interventions to client with receptive/expressive language disorders, social communication impairment, & academic challenges secondary to ASD. Assessed school-age children with receptive/expressive language, literacy & articulation concerns. Led parent meetings to present diagnostic findings using a strengths-based reporting model.

Conducted home visits to provide Part-B early intervention services to children ages birth to three.

Visiting Nurses Association Home Health Services – Lawrence, KS July 2014

• Identified & assessed adults at risk for communication & swallowing disorders in home healthcare setting.

Provided evidence-based interventions to adults with cognitive-communication & swallowing disorders.

Schiefelbusch-Sertoma Communication Camp – Lawrence, KS June 2014

• Provided evidence-based interventions to students age nine to ten with social communication disorders in a summer camp setting. Collaborated with camp staff to develop communication supports & document daily progress for camp participants.

Oskaloosa Public Schools USD 341 – Oskaloosa, KS January 2014 - May 2014

• Provided evidence-based speech & language interventions to five students in inclusive setting (1st grade) & two7th graders in inclusive and pull out settings. Documented daily progress & prepared quarterly IEP progress notes.

ASD Clinic, Center for Child Health & Development - Kansas City, KS October 2013 - December 2014

• Administered cognitive & communication assessment, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to toddlers referred due to concerns of ASD. Administered & scored Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2nd Edition (ADOS-2).

The Children’s Place Therapeutic Preschool – Kansas City, MO August 2013 - December 2014

• Identified & assessed preschoolers from clinically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds at risk for

developmental delays secondary to mental health impairments. Provided evidence-based interventions in pull out & inclusive settings.

KUMC Pediatrics Speech & Language Diagnostic Clinic– Kansas City, KS August 2013 - December 2014

• Assessed children from clinically, culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds referred to university clinic due to speech & language delays. Collaborated with co-clinician to analyze assessment findings & prepare written reports.


Literacy Tutor, Native American Student Services, Lawrence Public Schools – Lawrence, KS (2014–Present)

Math Tutor, Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence, KS (2014)

Graduate Student Observer, KUMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Kansas City, KS (2014)

Cleft Palate Clinic Coordinator, New Mexico Cleft Palate Center – Albuquerque, NM (2011-2013)

Speech – Language Pathologist Apprentice, Rio Rancho Public Schools – Rio Rancho, NM (2012-2013)

Clinical Coordinator, University of New Mexico Indian Children’s Program – Albuquerque, NM (2010 -2011)

Student Intern, Audiology & Speech Pathology Clinic Raymond C. Murphy VA– Albuquerque, New Mexico (2009)


Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial AssociationNational Student Speech

Language & Hearing AssociationASHA Native American Caucus KUMC American Indian Health Student Association

KU Graduate Students of Color


IPCD Professionalism Award David P. Kuehn Speech Scholarship – Cleft Palate FoundationAssociation of American

Indian Affairs Graduate AwardKUMC Student Governing Council Travel AwardNM Cleft Palate Center Educational

Fund Travel Award American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program

Graduate Horizons, University of California-Berkeley Gates Millennium Scholarship Program National Youth

Leadership Forum on MedicineGreg B. Histia Memorial Scholarship