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School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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

Assistant Professor
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

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

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

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

Michael Crary, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor
Phone: 470-823-4762
  • Swallowing Disorders

Joseph DiNapoli, MS, CAGS, CCC-SLP

Senior Instructor
Phone: 321-433-7856
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Disorders
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders

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.

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, Clinical Board of Educators Coordinator
Phone: 407-882-0464
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Supervision

Lakshmi Kollara Sunil, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Phone: 407-823-4798
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Resonance Disorders
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Imaging

Anthony Pak Hin Kong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
E-mail: antkong@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-4791
  • Adult neurogenic communication disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Bilingualism
  • Cognitive-communicative disorders
  • Discourse analysis

Carrie Loughran, MA, CCC-SLP

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

Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, EdD, CCC-SLP

Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence and Graduate and Global Affairs, Associate Professor, Director of UCF Listening Center
Phone: 407-823-0171
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders
  • Aural Re(Habilitation)/Listening and Spoken Language
  • Language and Literacy Disorders
  • Professional Preparation Practices
  • Second Language Acquisition

Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant 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

Board Certified Fluency Specialist, 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

An interdisciplinary approach towards the management of velopharyngeal dysfunction in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

  • PI: Lakshmi Kollara Sunil
  • Co-PI: Tushar Chandra
  • Co-PI: Craig Johnson
  • Co-PI: Brian Kellogg
  • Co-PI: Matthew Robinson
  • Amount: $40,026 | Timeframe: 01/11/2021 - 06/10/2022
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Internal - UCF
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Preparing Special Education Teachers and Speech-Language Practitioners in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • PI: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
  • Co-PI: Jacqueline Towson
  • Amount: $250,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2023
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Word by Word: Building Sentences with Preschoolers Who Use AAC

  • PI: Jennifer Kent-Walsh
  • Amount: $1,623,136 | Timeframe: 07/07/2017 - 06/30/2022
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) [Part of a five-year, $2,781,276 Multiple Principal Investigator Grant with Cathy Binger, Ph.D., at the University of New Mexico]

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