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Erinn Finke, PhD, CCC-SLP

erinn finke

Erinn Finke, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Social development, social intervention, friendship formation, and friendship interventions 
Dr. Erinn Finke has been with UT since 2017. Her research interests and current projects are focused on understanding the nature of friendships for boys and girls with ASD. This work includes developing evidence-based methods for supporting the establishment and maintenance of friendships and other socially significant relationships for individuals with ASD, including those children on the autism spectrum with severe communication impairments and who use AAC systems for communication, including understanding the overlapping and differential ways to support and intervene with boys and girls on the autism spectrum. Dr. Finke’s research is primarily focused on school-age, adolescent, and young adult populations and includes a variety of research methods including qualitative methods, single-subject research designs, as well as larger group designs. Data collection for this program of research takes place in the on-campus laboratory as well as in community settings like schools, homes, and during extracurricular activities.
  • BS, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (2000)
  • MS, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2002)
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2008) 



May 26, 2022