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Karla K. McGregor, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Boys Town National Research Hospital


425 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68131

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Karla K. McGregor, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Karla McGregor, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist with Board Certification in Child Language. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, focuses on Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a prevalent neurodevelopmental condition that limits language learning, comprehension, and use. As an advocate of DLD awareness, she was the U.S. representative to RADLD-International. She was a founding member and is now the current director of DLDandMe.org and RADLD-USA. Dr. McGregor is a senior research scientist at Boys Town National Research Hospital where she also serves as the senior director of the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Developmental Language Disorder

Other Areas of Emphasis


Ages of Emphasis:

  • Birth to Three
  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)
  • Young Adult (Ages 17–22)