Madhu Sundarrajan

Madhu Sundarrajan

Assistant Professor
Stockton
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At Pacific Since: 2019

Madhu Sundarrajan, PhD, CCC-SLP earned her bachelor of information technology from University of Delhi. She earned her master of science in communication sciences and disorders and doctor of philosophy from The University of Texas at Dallas. She joined the Pacific family in 2019.

Dr. Sundarrajan is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has extensive teaching, research and clinical experience in speech and language intervention for children with cochlear implants and those who are on the autism spectrum. Dr. Sundarrajan also has experience working with bilingual and multilingual children on their speech and language developmental milestones.

She is an avid gardener and enjoys working on gardening projects with her children. She also enjoys baking, reading and running. She loves to travel and take road trips with her family to visit national parks.

Education

BIT in Information Technology, University of Delhi

MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas

PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas

Teaching Interests

Teaching Philosophy: “I believe in a student-centered approach to teaching and my primary goal is to teach my students to be critical thinkers. I believe this will provide them with tools that will aid their lifelong learning in their chosen profession.”

Courses
SLPA 051 — Introduction to Communicative Disorders
SLPA 137 — Speech and Hearing Science
SLPA 143 — Multicultural Populations
SLPA 215 — Aural Rehabilitation
SLPA 241 — Research Methods
SLPA 247 — Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research Focus

Research Summary: “Seeking to understand typical and atypical speech and language patterns and the theoretical perspectives underlying these patterns.”

Research Interests:

  • Speech and language development in bilingual/multilingual children
  • Communication development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Communication in children with hearing loss