Amy L. Delaney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Amy L. Delaney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Amy L. Delaney, Ph.D., CCC-SLPMarquette University

Harriet Barker Cramer Hall, 230H

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3390

Assistant Professor

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Dr. Amy L. Delaney joined Marquette University in 2018 following 20 years at Children’s Wisconsin. She is the Director of the Neurodevelopmental Feeding and Swallowing Lab.  Her research program focuses on the identification of a norm-reference for feeding development to establish diagnostic markers and assessment tools for the earliest and most accurate diagnosis of Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD).

Dr. Delaney is a Medical Professional Council Founding Member for Feeding Matters, an international organization dedicated to accelerating identification, igniting research, and promoting collaborative care for children and families with feeding disorders.  She is Education Pillar Chair for Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance Executive Council. She co-authored the consensus paper creating pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) as a stand-along diagnosis and the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire, an on-line survey developed by Feeding Matters, to identify red flags for pediatric feeding disorder.


  • 1997 B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1998 M.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, Marquette University
  • 2010 Ph.D. Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin

Courses Taught

  • SPPA 4160/5160 Neurological Bases of Human Communication Processes and Related Functions
  • SPPA 4720/5720 Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
  • SPPA 4750/5750 Introduction to Pediatric Feeding

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate
  • Special Interest Group 13 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
  • Wisconsin Speech Language Hearing Association
  • PFD Alliance Executive Council member, Feeding Matters, Inc.


  • State of Wisconsin Dept. of Regulation and Licensing, Speech-Language Pathology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology, ASHA


  1. Delaney, A.L. (2020).  The Clinical Swallow Examination.  In Gosa & Suiter (Eds.), Clinical Swallow Examination in Dysphagia:  Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and Adults. Thieme. NY. 
  2. Goday, P., Huh, S., Silverman, A., Lukens, C., Dodril, P., Cohen, S. Delaney, A.L….(2019).  Pediatric Feeding Disorder:  Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework
  3. Delaney, A.L. (2015). "Special considerations for the pediatric population relating to a swallow screen versus clinical swallow or instrumental evaluation", Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Special Interest Division 13), 24, 26-31.
  4. Delaney, A.L. & Rudolph, C.D. (2012).  Nascent Oral Phase.  In R. Shaker, G. Postma, P. Belafsky & C. Easterling (Eds.), Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders.
  5. Arvedson, J.C., & Delaney, A.L., (2011). Development of oromotor functions for feeding.  In M. Roig-Quilis & L. Pennington (Eds.), Oromotor disorders in childhood (pp.  23-42). Barcelona:  Viguera Editores, S.L.
  6. Conley, S.F., Beecher, R.B., Delaney, A.L., Norins, N.A., Simpson, P.M., Li, S. (2009). Outcomes of tonsillectomy in neurologically impaired children. Laryngoscope, 119(11): 2231- 41.
  7. Arvedson, J.C., Browne, J.V., Delaney, A.L., et al. Infant and child feeding questionnaire. Langlois A, Kessler DB, Norman-Murch T (Eds.), Feeding Matters (previously P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E.) Accessed October 19, 2016. 
  8. Delaney, A.L. & Arvedson, J.C. (2008). Development of Swallowing and Feeding: Pre-natal through First Year of Life.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews. 14, 105-117.
  9. Rosen, K.M., Kent, R.D., Delaney, A.L., & Duffy, J.R. (2006).  Parametric quantitative acoustic analysis of conversation produced by speakers with dysarthric and healthy speakers.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 49, 395-411.
  10. Noel R.J., Delaney A.L., Beecher R.B., Arvedson J.C. & Rudolph C.D.  (2005). Feeding of children with impaired airway protection – screening for pulmonary disease with CT scanning of the chest.  Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 41(4), 517-518.
  11. Kent, R.D., Kent, J.F., & Delaney, A.L. (2004). Technology and Normative Data Available for Clinical Implementation. Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders (ASHA Special Interest Division 5), 14, 6-10.