Nan Bernstein Ratner
Nan Bernstein Ratner
0100 Lefrak Hall
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405 4217
By appointment
Nan Bernstein Ratner is Professor and Chairman, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary areas of research are fluency development and disorder, psycholinguistics and the role of adult input and interaction in child language development. The author of numerous research articles, chapters and edited texts, she is the co-author of A Handbook on Stuttering (6th ed) with the late Oliver Bloodstein, as well as The Development of Language (7th ed) and Psycholinguistics (2nd ed.), both with Jean Berko Gleason. In 2006, Professor Bernstein Ratner received the Distinguished Researcher award from the International Fluency Association.
Speech and language acquisition in typical children and children with communication disorders
fluency and fluency disorders, with an emphasis on stuttering
the role of parent-child interaction in typical and atypical communication development


Child Study, Linguistics Tufts University 1974
Speech-Language Pathology Temple University 1976
Applied Psycholinguistics Boston University 1982
HESP 612
HESP 616
HESP 300
Fluency Disorders
Child Language Disorders
Introduction to Psycholinguistics
My research interests cross a number of areas, including typical speech and language development in infants and children; childhood communication disorders; the role of parents in language development; typical fluency and fluency disorders, such as stuttering; and the roles of evidence-based practice and information literacy in the conduct of speech-language pathology.
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program (NACS)
Language Sciences at Maryland
Developmental Science Field Committee