Balog Speech & Language Center, PLLC

Heather L. Balog, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP

1060 Cherry., Plymouth, MI 48170


Dr. Balog earned her clinical degrees at the University of Northern Iowa and her Ph.D. at Purdue University. She maintains both her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech -Language Hearing Association (ASHA - and her license from the Michigan State Board of Speech-Language Pathology. She is an active member of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA -, where she formerly served as President and currently serves on several committees. She also serves on the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Board.

List of Publications:

  • Balog, H. L. (2012). Early prosodic production: Pragmatic and acoustic analyses for L2 language learners. In J. Romero-Trillo (Ed.), Pragmatics, prosody and English language teaching, (pp. 133-146). New York: Springer.
  • Balog, H. L. (2010). A comparison of maternal and child intonation: Does adult input support child production? Infant Behavior and Development, 33, 337-345.
  • Balog, H. L., Roberts, F. D., & Snow, D. (2009). Discourse and intonation development in the first-word period. Enfance, 3, 293-304.
  • Balog, H. L., & Brentari, D. (2008). The relationship between early gesture and intonation. First Language, 28, 141-163.
  • Balog, H. L., & Snow, D. (2007). The adaptation and application of relational and independent analyses for intonation  production in young children. Journal of Phonetics, 35, 118-133.
  • Balog, H. L., & Roberts, F. D. (2004). Perception of utterance relatedness during the first-word-period. Journal of Child Language, 31, 837-854.
  • Snow, D., & Balog, H. L. (2002). Do children produce the melody before the words? A review of developmental intonation research. Lingua, 112, 1025-1025.


  • From the parents of school-age child: ​​
    • Dr. Balog has made such a positive contribution to our child's development and our family! From our initial consultation through our child's final appointment with her, Dr. Balog was warm, friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Not only did she make our child feel comfortable during her therapy, but she made us feel confident in supporting her work at home. We've recommended Dr. Balog to friends with children facing similar obstacles and we cannot thank her enough!


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