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Suzanne Adlof, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Suzanne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina, and the director of the SCROLL Lab. She is originally from Texarkana, TX, and she has called five states home. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Arkansas, her master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Kansas, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses broadly on children with language and reading disorders, such as developmental language disorder (DLD) and dyslexia. She is interested in clarifying the profile of each these disorders when they occur separately vs. together, as well as improving the identification and treatment of children with or at risk for reading difficulties. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences, and private foundations including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Dr. Adlof currently serves as an Editor for Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools and as a member of the Governing Board for the IES Regional Education Laboratory Southeast. In 2019, she was awarded the the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by the United States Government. She is also a past recipient of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Early Career Contributions in Research Award and the Rebecca L. Sandak Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. She and her husband are parents to three children. When she's not working, Suzanne enjoys reading, home improvement projects, and spending time with her family, preferably outdoors.




Meet the Team


Alexis Mitchell, M.S., CCC-SLP

Research Associate

Alexis Mitchell, M.S., CCC-SLP, has been a Research Associate with COMD at the University of South Carolina since July 2018. She is currently Project Coordinator for the research study Project WORD in the SCROLL Lab. Alexis previously worked as an SLP in public schools with early childhood through middle school aged students. She earned her degrees from Eastern Illinois University. When she can find some free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, photography and being outdoors enjoying the warm southern climate.





Taylor Bryant-Berrier, M.S., CCC-SLP

Doctoral Student

Taylor Berrier (she/her) is a doctoral student in Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) at the University of South Carolina. Taylor received her B.A. in English with minors in Speech and Hearing Science and Creative Writing from UNC, and she went on to become a double Tar Heel and earned her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from UNC as well! Prior to returning for her Ph.D., she worked in the pediatric private practice setting where she specialized in treating reading and writing disorders and obtained training including but not limited to the Orton-Gillingham approach. Her research interests focus on the emotional impact of developmental language disorder and dyslexia and effective interventions to support academic outcomes and emotional well-being. For fun, Taylor loves restorative yoga, painting, poetry, and Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach podcasts. You can catch her sampling whatever new foods she can with her husband, James, and poodle, Winnie, in tow.


Supraja Srikumar , M.S., SLP

Doctoral Student

 Supraja is from Bangalore, India, and she is pursuing her doctoral program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD) at the University of South Carolina. She did her undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Speech Language Pathology in India. She also worked at the Infant Toddler Language Development and Intervention Lab (LiL’) at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India for a short period of time. She enjoys learning more about language and literacy development, especially in the multilingual context. In her free time, she loves to paint, listen to Indian music, and learn new languages. She is thrilled to be a part of SCROLL and learn new things!


AnnaMarie Polemides

Research Specialist

AnnaMarie graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (English, History, and Psychology) and earned a certificate in copyediting from the University of Chicago. She has worked in the SCROLL lab since 2020. In her spare time, AnnaMarie grows too many plants, explores Columbia’s three rivers with her husband, and reads a wide variety of novels.


Madyson Wozniak

Research Specialist

Madyson Wozniak is a 2022 graduate from USC's school of Public Health.

For over a year, she's worked in the lab as a research specialist. She is also a student taking prerequisite courses in order to then pursue her masters in Speech-Language Pathology. In her free time, she leads a middle school girls student ministry at her church. She enjoys spending time with her friends, practicing calligraphy, and spending time at home with her cats.  


Caitlin Campbell

Graduate Assistant

Caitlin is a second-year master’s student in the speech-language pathology program. She grew up in Lugoff, SC and graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology. She has a passion for working with pediatrics and hopes to work in a pediatric setting when she graduates. In her free time, she loves to travel, shop, and take her puppy on walks.


Kayla Dewey

Graduate Assistant

 Kayla is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been a research assistant at the SCROLL Lab for over three years. She will graduate this August from UofSC with a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology and hopes to work with kids in a school or private clinic. In her free time, she loves eating sugary sweets, playing sports and doing anything active outside, spending time with her family and dogs, and reading.


Angelique Dominguez

Graduate Assistant

Angelique is from Greenville, SC and will graduate with an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology this August. She joined the lab in undergrad with interests in literacy, children, and research and spent over three years in SCROLL. She is passionate about working with the pediatric population with diverse needs (including articulation, phonological, literacy, and language disorders). Angelique will be completing her CF year at a pediatric outpatient clinic in Lexington, SC. She has two rabbits, Phoebe and Thumper, and loves relaxing at the lake with friends.


Lauren Riggleman

Graduate Assistant

Lauren is from Newark, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Music (Voice concentration). She's excited to be at the University of South Carolina pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, as well as being a GA in the SCROLL Lab. In her free time, she loves to read, take walks, hang out with friends, shop, sing, and try out new coffee shops and restaurants.


Abi Scribano

Graduate Assistant

Abi is from St. Petersburg, Florida. She  graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a second-year master’s student in the speech-language pathology program, and she loves working with children. In her free time, she enjoys running, singing, and spending time with friends and family.


Allison Wagoner

Graduate Assistant

Allison is a graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Carolina. She is originally from Southwest Virginia and earned her B.S.E.D in communication sciences anddisorders from the University of Virginia. Upon graduation, she hopes to work with pediatric clients with medically complex diagnoses. In her free time, she loves to walk her dog, hang out with friends, and travel.


Abby Bynoe

Undergraduate Assistant

Abby is a senior at the University of South Carolina studying public health with a minor in linguistics. She plans on pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology. She loves working with children and helping them grow and learn. In her free time, she likes to read and workout


Sai Karamched

Undergraduate Volunteer

Sai is a senior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Medical Humanities and Culture. In his free time, he likes to volunteer at local hospitals and workout. He hopes to be a pediatrician one day.


Katy Kirsch

Undergraduate Assistant

 Katy is a senior from Charlotte, NC studying a B.A. in Public Health. After undergrad, she hopes to earn an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. She initially volunteered in the SCROLL lab to learn more about speech-language disorders, especially in childhood literacy and language, and now works as an undergrad assistant. In her free time, she loves working out, going to the beach and lake, and spending time with her friends and family.

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