Marilyn E Fairchild
Marilyn Fairchild is a speech-language pathologist and clinical supervisor at the University of Minnesota (UMN). She has Masters degrees in teaching English as a Second Language and Communication Disorders. She has experience with pediatric and adult populations with a variety of developmental and acquired communication needs. Areas of interest include provision of gender affirming voice and communication services for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, language difference vs. language disorder in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, literacy skills in children with speech/language issues, and formative assessment in clinical education. She served as co-author of Talk With Me: A Resource Guide for Speech Language Pathologists and Educators Working with Linguistically Diverse Young Children and their Families (2001, 2012). She is active in the Minnesota Speech, Language, Hearing Association, serving as a member of the Legislative Steering Committee, Policy Council, and Multicultural Affairs Committee. She is also Past Co-President of the association. She is currently serving as the advisor to the UMN SLHS NSSLHA chapter. Outside of work, she enjoys rowing, running, and spending time with her family and dogs.