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Lauren Bislick is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Research Specialist of the UCF Aphasia House, SE Regional Co-coordinator for Project BRIDGE , and the Director of the Aphasia and Related Conditions (ARC) Research Lab. Bislick obtained her Ph.D. in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Bislick’s primary line of research focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of acquired apraxia of speech and aphasia. Her long-term goal is to develop an effective treatment program, incorporating principles of motor learning, for the rehabilitation of acquired apraxia of speech. Bislick is also interested in exploring variables that influence treatment success in persons with apraxia of speech and aphasia and has begun to examine the impact of mind body practices (yoga) on resilience and treatment response. Her research has been funded by NIH and UCF’s VPR AECR award. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, presented her research at local, national, and international conferences, and has held CEU seminars on diagnosis and treatment of apraxia of speech and aphasia.

Bislick is an active member of Aphasia Access, where she serves on the Research Working Group, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  (ASHA). She currently serves as the faculty advisor for the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSHLA) for the UCF chapter.

Credentials
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
  • MA, Master of Arts, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Florida
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Florida
  • CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • CBIS, Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Lauren Bislick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University Central Florida. Her research focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of acquired apraxia of speech, a motor speech disorder that most frequently results from left hemisphere stroke. In particular, her long-term goal and current area of focus is the development of an effective treatment program, incorporating principles of motor learning, for the rehabilitation of acquired apraxia of speech that can be clinically implemented.

Areas of Specialty
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Acquired Apraxia of Speech
  • Acquired Aphasia
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Treatment Development
  • Motor Learning Theory & Principles of Motor Learning
Research Lab Affiliations
Research Grants
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Phonomotor Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech

  • PI: Lauren Bislick
  • Amount: $7,500 | Timeframe: 05/01/2018 - 04/30/2019
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: UCF Office of Research and Commercialization
  • SPA4803: Research Method in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • SPA6236: Motor Speech Disorders in Adults & Children
  • SPA6410: Aphasia and Related Disorders
  • SPA4912: Directed Research
  • SPA6971: Graduate Thesis
  • SPA4970H: Honors Undergraduate Thesis
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