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School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Lauren Bislick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CBIS

Assistant Professor, Director of Aphasia House
Phone: 407-823-4768
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Acquired Apraxia of Speech
  • Acquired Aphasia
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Treatment Development
  • Motor Learning Theory & Principles of Motor Learning

Therese Coleman

Associate Instructor
Phone: 407-823-4798
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Child Language Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Janel Cosby, AuD, Ph.D., CCC-A

Associate Lecturer, Audiologist
Phone: 407-882-0481
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Hearing Disorders Across the Lifespan

David Eddins, Ph.D., CCC-A

Professor
Phone: 407-823-3172
  • Hearing Science
  • Hearing Technologies
  • Voice Science
  • Auditory Perception & Cognition
  • Audiology

Ann Eddins, Ph.D., MBA, CCC-A

Director, Professor
Phone: 407-823-1577
  • Auditory Neurophysiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Hearing loss across the lifespan
  • Hearing and Cognition
  • Tinnitus
  • Amplification
  • Aging

Julie Feuerstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Phone: 407-823-1193
  • Language Development
  • Language Disorders
  • Early Intervention
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Implementation Science Research

Todd R. Fix, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Instructor, Internship Coordinator
Phone: 407-882-0484
  • Supervision
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Adult neurogenic/acquired motor-speech
  • Language Disorders
  • Acquired Brain Injury/Cognitive Communication.

Debbie Forman, ClinScD, CCC-SLP

Visiting Lecturer
  • Dysphagia
  • Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Aphasia

Nancy Harrington, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP

Associate Instructor, FAAST Center/AAC Lab Research Grant Coordinator
Phone: 407-882-0465
  • Language Acquisition
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Assistive Technology

Bari Hoffman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor
Phone: 407-823-4804
  • Voice disorders
  • Vocal health and Prevention
  • Upper Airway Disorders
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Respiratory Muscle Strength Training

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, BEd, MS, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

Associate Dean of Research, FAAST Center Director, Professor
Phone: 407-823-4800
  • Language Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Assistive Technology
  • Service-Learning / Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Debra Knox, MS, CCC-SLP

Associate Instructor, Clinic Director
Phone: 407-882-0464
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Supervision

Carrie Loughran, MA, CCC-SLP

Clinical Instructor
Phone: 407-823-1645
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Literacy Disorders
  • Reading Disorders

Jaclyn Lucey, MA, CCC-SLP

Instructor
Phone: 407-823-2057
  • Fluency disorders

Julie Matura, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Instructor, Internship Coordinator
Phone: 407-882-0449
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Diagnostic/Clinical Processes
  • Genetics
  • Language Disorders
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders

Nancy McIntyre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 407-823-1684
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Reading Disability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Communication
  • Language And Literacy

Yeonggwang Park, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
  • Voice production and perception
  • Voice and speech acoustics
  • Clinical voice and speech assessment

Adam Reres, MA, CCC-SLP, PMP

Visiting Instructor
  • Aging
  • Aging Communities
  • Acquired Brain Injury/Cognitive Communication.
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Quality

Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Director School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Phone: 407-823-0346
  • Language Disorders
  • Language Acquisition
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Preschool And School-Age Speech Language Pathology
  • Language And Literacy

Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-FL

Pegasus Professor
Phone: 407-823-4808
  • Fluency disorders

Richard Zraick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CHSE

Professor
Phone: 407-823-4795
  • Voice disorders
  • Healthcare Simulation
  • Health communication

Current Grants

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Collaborative Healthcare Innovation: Designing Assistive Technology for Adults (CHI-DATA)

  • PI: Carolyn Buchanan
  • Amount: $25,108 | Timeframe: 02/01/2024 - 01/01/2027
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: Venture Well
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    TATS (Technical Assistance and Training System for Programs Serving Young Children with Disabilities) 2023-2024

  • PI: Jacqueline Towson
  • Amount: $1,053,514 | Timeframe: 10/01/2023 - 09/30/2024
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Vital capacity & airflow measurement for voice evaluation: A vortex whistle system

  • PI: Shaheen Awan
  • Amount: $3,129,418 | Timeframe: 09/01/2023 - 07/01/2028
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Motor Imagery for Treatment Enhancement and Efficacy (MI-TEE) in Persons with Apraxia of Speech

  • PI: Lauren Bislick
  • Amount: $570,000 | Timeframe: 08/01/2023 - 07/01/2026
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NICDD)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Award 2023

  • PI: Lauren Bislick
  • Amount: $1,003 | Timeframe: 07/01/2023 - 07/01/2024
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Pediatric Dysphonia: Multidisciplinary Advances to Improve Voice Quality Outcomes

  • PI: David Eddins
  • Amount: $1,197,624 | Timeframe: 07/01/2023 - 05/01/2025
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NICDD)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    A Comprehensive Psychoacoustic Approach to Voice Quality Perception

  • PI: David Eddins
  • Amount: $2,070,313 | Timeframe: 07/01/2023 - 02/01/2026
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NICDD)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Project ABA: Preparing a Diverse Care of Early Childhood and Special Education Teachers in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • PI: Jacqueline Towson
  • Amount: $1,250,000 | Timeframe: 09/01/2022 - 08/31/2027
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: US Department of Education
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