Elaine R. Hitchcock
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist & Presenter
Elaine R. Hitchcock is a certified speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with multiple clinical populations including individuals with speech sound disorders, motor speech disorders, and voice disorders. She co-founded the Voice Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in 1995 before leaving to pursue her doctoral degree. Dr. Hitchcock received her Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from New York University in 2005, with a specialization in phonology and acoustics. In addition to holding a position as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University, Dr. Hitchcock is also the founder and director of the Montclair State University-Clinical Biofeedback Laboratory, where visual biofeedback services for various speech disorders are provided through research or fee-for-service offerings. Dr. Hitchcock’s research agenda focuses on developmental aspects of phonology as well as visual biofeedback techniques for diagnosis and treatment of voice, motor speech and speech sound disorders.
Dr. Hitchcock’s research has been published in in top-tier journals including the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. She has presented her work internationally and nationally to many audiences. She is serving as an invited Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research for 2018. Her professional affiliations include the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Acoustical Society of America, and the New Jersey Speech-Language and Hearing Association.