Academic Faculty

Dr. Kim Tillery, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Chair, Fredonia State UniversityKim Tillery, Ph.D., CCC-A

Department Chair

W123 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-3202
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching



Ph.D. University at Buffalo, 1997, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Dissertation: "A Double Blind Study of the Central Auditory Processing and Auditory Continuous Performance Tests for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Central Auditory Processing Disorder Under Ritalin and Placebo Conditions"

M.S. Illinois State University, 1992, Audiology
Thesis: "Central Auditory Processing Abilities Among Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disordered Children: with and without Methylphenidate"

B.S. Illinois State University, 1991, Audiology and Speech

Work Experience

  • State University of New York at Fredonia
    • Chair - Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences
      2004 - present
    • Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences.
      2010 - present
    •  Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences.
      2003 - 2010
    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences.
      1997 - 2003
  • Speech and Hearing Clinic, State University at New York at Buffalo
  • Speech and Hearing Clinic, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • Midwest Ear Nose & Throat Associates, Peoria, Illinois
    October 1992 - March 1994


  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), 1989-
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Association 1993-
  • Speech & Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY), 2000-
  • American Association of University Women, 1991-1994, 1996-
  • New York State Speech and Hearing Association, 1996-
  • Charter Professional Advisory Board Member, Attention Deficit Disorder Resource
  • Education Support Services (A.D.D.R.E.S.S.), Buffalo, NY Chapter, 2000-present

Specialty Areas

  • Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Relationship of auditory processing, nonverbal learning and attention deficit disorders
  • Medication effect on APD test performance


Dr. Tillery's research and clinical expertise involves the relationship of auditory processing disorders (APD), nonverbal learning disorder and attention deficits; and specific therapy aspects of APD and Ritalin's effect on APD. She has been honored to present 142 workshops or presentations at international, regional, and national conferences, and authored and co-authored 30 chapters and journal articles on APD. She is one of the five editors for the esteemed 2014 Clinical Handbook of Audiology, 7th Edition, and invited manuscript reviewer for Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Neurocase, Child Neuropsychology, American Journal of Audiology,  Educational Audiology Association Journal, and Ear & Hearing Journal, Jones and Bartlet Publisher, Speech and Language Services in the Schools; and Associate Editor Journal of Educational Audiology and Canadian Hearing Report.  Dr. Tillery was honored with the 2014 NYSSLHA Distinguished Award for her excellence in teaching and clinical research.

Besides teaching and researching she was elected as the 2014 President of New York State Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), after serving two terms as a NYSSLHA Board of Director for Audiology and one term as Vice President of Audiology.  She was elected as Co-President of Speech and Hearing Association of Western NY (SHAWNY) for two-years, received the 2003 SHAWNY Award for her dedication and service to the communicatively disabled of WNY, and serves on other Professional Advisory Boards and Committees.  In the past twelve years she has participated in the Healthy Athlete Special Olympic Program by providing hearing screenings to athletes in Canada, New York and China.  


Tillery, K. (2014).  Adults with CAPD. Canadian Audiology Journal.

Tillery, K.L. (2014). Central Auditory Processing Evaluaiton:  A Test Battery Approach.  In J. Katz, L. Hood, M. Chasin, K. Tillery and K. English (Eds.) (pp.545-560). Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 7th Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health.

Amin, S., Orlando, M., Monczynski C., & Tillery, K. (in press).  Central Auditory Processing Disorder Profile in Premature and Term Infants. Journal of Perintology.

Farrel, L., Blanchet, P. & Tillery, K. (in press).  The Effects of Video Exposure to Cluttering on Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of a Person who Clutters.  International Journal Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.

Tillery, K. (2014). Food for Thought on Reliable CAPD Testing. Canadian Audiology Journal.

Tillery, K. (2014). Position Statements on CAPD. Canadian Audiology Journal.

Keller, W., & Tillery, K. (2013). Intervention for individuals with(C)APD and ADHD: A psychological perspective. In G. Chermak & F. Musiek (Eds), Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Comprehensive Intervention, Vol. II, Second edition. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.      

Tillery, K. (2013). Use of medication with auditory processing disorders.  In D. Geffner & D. Swain (Eds.). Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management and Treatment (2nd edition) (pp. 719-730). Plural Publishing: San Diego.

Tillery, K. L. (2012).Celebrating Dr. Jack Katz, and 50 Years of the SSW Test. A special issue authored and guest editor for Canadian Hearing Report, 7(4); pp: 8, 12-15, 30-31

Tillery, K. (2012).Attention and Auditory Processing Disorders. Canadian Hearing Report, 7(1), 18-19.

Tillery, K.L. (2011).  Types of CAPD.  Canadian Hearing Report, 6;4; 18-19.

Tillery, K.L. (2011).  All Things Central.  Canadian Hearing Report, 6;3; 20-21.

Tillery, K. L. (2009). Central Auditory Processing Evaluation: A test Battery Approach. In J. Katz, L. Medwetsky, R. Burkard, and L. Hood (Editors). Clinic Handbook of Audiology, 6th Edition (pgs. 627-641). Williams and Wilkins.

Tillery, K.L. (2007).  Use of medication with auditory processing disorders. In D. Geffner & D. Swain (Eds.).  Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment (pp. 433-442). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Keller, W., Tillery, K. L. , & McFadden , S. (2006). Auditory processing disorders in children diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disability. American Journal of Audiology, 15, 108-113.

Keller, W., & Tillery, K. (2006). Intervention for individuals with (C)APD and ADHD: A psychological perspective. In G. Chermak & F. Musiek (Eds), Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Comprehensive Intervention, Vol. II (pgs. 309-324). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Tillery, K.L., & Cinotti, T. (2006). CAPD and Kubuki Syndrome: A case study. SSW Reports, 28, 1-6.

Cinotti, T., & Tillery, K. (2006). CAPD Models and Kabuki Syndrome. Kabuki Newsletter, July, 2006.

Katz, J., & Tillery, K. L. (2005). Can APD tests resist supramodal influences? American Journal of Audiology,14, 124-127.

Tillery, K. L. (2005). Five year olds and CAPD. SSW Report, Vol. pgs 3-5.

Katz, J. and Tillery, K. L. (2004). Central Auditory Processing. In Ludo Verhoeven and H.van Balkon (Eds.). Classification of developmental language disorders: Theoretical issues and clinical implications (pp. 191-208). Lawrence Earlbaum Associates: New Jersey.

Tillery, K.L. (2003). Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Auditory Processing Disorder, SSW Reports, May.

Keller, W. and Tillery, K. (2002). Reliable Differential Diagnosis and Effective Management of auditory processing and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Seminars in Hearing, 23:4, 337-348.

Katz, J., Johnson, C., Bradner, S., Delagrange, T, Ferre, J., King, J., Krossover, D., Lucker, J., Medwetsky, L.,Rosenberg, G., Saul, R, Stecker, N., Tillery, K. L. (2002). Clinical and Research Concerns Seen in Jerger and Musiek (2000) APD Recommendations. Audiology Today, 14:2, 14-17.

Tillery, K. L. and Katz, J. (2001). Attention Factors and the SSW Quartiles. SSW Reports, 23(2), 7-12.

Keller, W. and Tillery, K. L. (2001). The Relationship of Auditory Processing and Attention Deficit Disorders. In L. Comunian & M. Gershenfeld, (Eds.), All About Relationships, 58th International Council of Psychologists. Pabst Science Publishers: Padua, Italy, in press.

Tillery, K. L., Katz, J., and Keller, W. (2000). Effects of methylphenidate (Ritalin TM) on auditory performance in children with attention and auditory processing disorders. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 43(4), 893-901.

Tillery, K. L. (1999). Reversals, Reversals, Reversals: Differentiating Information for CAPD, LD and ADHD. SSW Reports, 21(2), 1-6.

Tillery, Kim L. (1998). Central Auditory Processing Assessment and Therapeutic Strategies for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In G. Masters, N. Stecker, and J. Katz (Eds.), Central Auditory Processing Disorders: Mostly Management (pp. 175-194). Allyn and Bacon.

Keller, W. and Tillery, K. L. (1998). Central Auditory Processing Disorders. In L. Phelps (Ed.). Health Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents (pp. 139-144). Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association Books.

Katz, J., Tillery, K. and Amorim, P. (1998). Pitfalls of Retest. SSW Reports, 20(3), 13-18.

Katz, J., Tillery, K. L. and Batheja, R. (1997). The SSW Score on Retest: How to Predict the Results. SSW Reports, 19(3), 15-18.

Katz, Jack and Tillery, Kim L. (1996). "An Introduction to Auditory Processing". In Lichtig, I. and Carvallo, R.M.M. (Eds.) Audicao: Abordagens Atuais. Carapicuiba, (pp.119-172). ProFono, Dept. Editorial.

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