Holly Cardinal, MS, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinical Professor

Holly Cardinal received her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University. She began her career at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind working primarily with students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. Over her 20+ year career, Holly has worked with children and adolescents through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Arizona Early Intervention Program, as well as charter and public schools. Holly was part of a multidisciplinary evaluation team for Tucson Unified School Districts Child Find program. She also worked as a research speech and language pathologist at the University of Arizona. In that position, she trained and supervised undergraduate and graduate research assistants for a study that included preschool-age children with and without developmental language disorders. 

Holly has a strong interest in developmental language disorders, speech sound disorders, fluency disorders, and Gestalt language processing. Holly is a Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) Trained Provider and supports Neurodiversity Affirming Practices. She has a passion for providing child-centered services that promote authentic connections and mutual respect. She is excited to share her experiences with our graduate clinicians in the SLHS Clinic as well as off-campus sites.