Sue Dixon is a research associate with the Early Childhood Center (ECC) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington.
For the majority of her career, Dixon has worked as a speech/language pathologist with both young children and adults. When she came to Indiana, she began working for the Early Childhood Center in addition to maintaining her practice. Assuming a full-time position at ECC, Dixon is involved in a variety of projects from research to writing to training.
Dixon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in Speech/Language Pathology from Western Illinois University.
The area of communication disorders and its profound impact on the life of individuals has been a strong factor in the trajectory of my life. At the beginning of my career, I worked with adults in a large segregated facility for several years, but quickly began to question the nature of their placement as well as to wonder how they got to that point in adulthood without some of the basic communication skills they needed to succeed in more inclusive personal and professional situations. I found that starting with infants and their families provided me with the opportunities for influencing life-long change. I continued to recognition the importance of early intervention and education in inclusive settings as the foundation for success throughout life brings me to where I am today.