Brittney Cooper

Brittney's research is focused on language development and, in particular, how children develop relational concepts through social interaction and embodied activity. Her current projects are related to language development among children who communicate using Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Her interests also include supporting students who are both bilingual and have special learning needs. As a school-based Speech and Language Pathologist, Brittney is passionate about promoting additive bilingual environments for students and families.

Prior to entering the doctoral program at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, Brittney worked as an SLP-CCC in the public school system serving PreK-8th grade students. She continues to work as a practicing SLP and mentors clinical fellows through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Specializations and Interests

Conceptual Development; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Bilingual Development; Special Education


M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

B.A. Psychology

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence

Curriculum Vitae