Erin Colone Peabody

Erin Colone Peabody

Clinical Associate Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences


  • M.A. , Indiana University
  • B.A., Indiana University

Clinical Interests 

  • individuals with intensive communication needs across the life span 
  • the use of functional communication modalities
  • alternative-augmentative communication modalities

About Erin Peabody

Clinically, Erin enjoys working with individuals with intensive communication needs across the life span who are developing their abilities to communicate through the use of functional communication and alternative-augmentative communication modalities. She supervises graduate clinicians in the SLHS Clinic and in two community -based classrooms within Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC).  She also directs Camp Connections which is a partnership between IU SLHS And MCCSC.  Camp Connections is an multi-disciplinary program that provides a traditional summer camp experience for elementary aged children with intensive communication alongside their neurotypical peers.  She has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on the topics of core vocabulary and AAC, interprofessional collaboration to create a sensory friendly clinical spaces for neurodiverse individuals, peer mediated interventions, and best practices when working with the neurodiverse population. Outside of work, Erin enjoys logging running miles around campus and the multiple paved trails around Bloomington.  She and her family can often be found on game days cheering  on the Hoosiers to victory or wandering the booths at the monthly First Thursdays.  She is an active member in the IU Alumni Association for the IU Auditorium.  For a special treat, she enjoys stopping at Soma Coffee House and Juice Bar for a cup of Blackbeard coffee on the way in to work