Gerard (Trace) Poll, PhD, CCC-SLP

Trace PollEducation

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University, 2012

Master of Science, Penn State University, 2007

Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago- Booth School of Business, 1987

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1982

Professional Recognition and Affiliation

Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15DC020521), Improving Social Communication Assessment for Adolescents at Risk for Communication Disorders. National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2022-2025. Role: PI

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Special Interest Group 1 affiliate)

Miami University Committee on Faculty Research Grant to Promote Research, 2018-2020

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31DC010960), pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2010-2013


Later Language Development Lab

Select Publications

Poll, G.H. & Petru, J. (in press). Assessing adolescent metacognitive skills to support transition planning: Age-related change and domain specificity. Communication Disorders Quarterly.

Poll, G.H., Maskalunas, C., Walls, L., Durbin, S., Hunken, H. & Petru, J. (2021).  Measurement properties of social communication assessments for transition-age adolescents: A systematic review. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools 52, 917-936,

Poll, G.H. & Miller, C.A. (2021).  Speech production factors and verbal working memory in children and adults with a developmental language disorder.  Applied Psycholinguistics 42, 673-702.

Ryer, J.E. & Poll, G.H. (2020).  The effectiveness of hybrid telepractice and in-person fluency treatment for a school-aged child: A case study.  Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups,

Poll, G. H., & Miller, C.A. (2020).  Considering proceduralization through the lens of adolescents with developmental language disorders: Commentary on Kamhi (2019).  Journal of Communication Disorders 83.

Poll, GH., Burke, L., Miller, C. A., & Fiene, J. (2017). Prognostic Indicators: Predicting Degree of Change From Interventions for Adolescents at Risk for Language Weakness. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 38(4), 219-230.

Burke, L., Poll, G., & Fiene, J. (2017). Response to an Expository Writing Strategy across Middle School RtI Tiers. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 15(1), 85-101.

Poll, GH., Miller, C. A., & Van Hell, J. G. (2016). Sentence repetition accuracy in adults with developmental language impairment: Interactions of participant capacities and sentence structures. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(2), 302-316.

Poll, GH., Miller, C. A., & van Hell, J. G. (2015). Evidence of compensatory processing in adults with developmental language impairment: Testing the predictions of the procedural deficit hypothesis. Journal of Communication Disorders, 53, 84-102.

Poll, GH., Watkins, H. S., & Miller, C. A. (2014). Lexical decay during online sentence processing in adults with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(6), 2253-2260.

Poll, G. H., Miller, C. A., Mainela‐Arnold, E., Adams, K. D., Misra, M., & Park, J. S. (2013). Effects of children's working memory capacity and processing speed on their sentence imitation performance. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 48(3), 329-342.