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Brenda Gorman

Brenda K. Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor; Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison in Latin American Studies
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Gorman completed her master’s and doctoral degrees with a multicultural/bilingual specialization in communication sciences and disorders. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist serving diverse caseloads for public school districts, early intervention agencies and private clinics, and she co-founded Bilinguistics Speech and Language Services in Austin, TX. She has an extensive background in working with dual-language learners and providing professional development to professionals who serve diverse populations.

Dr. Gorman has conducted research, published and presented on topics related to language and literacy development and disorders and speech-language assessment and intervention in bilingual populations. She has published in several journals, including the American Journal of Speech-Language PathologyEarly Childhood Research Quarterly; Clinical Linguistics & PhoneticsInternational Journal of BilingualismLanguage, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, and Reading & Writing Quarterly. She has taught courses in numerous topic areas including child language and literacy disorders, speech sound disorders, fluency, adult language disorders, assessment and intervention in bilingual populations, and augmentative and alternative communication. 

She has co-directed the Reading Acquisition for Spanish Speakers Program (RASPA) and an Early Reading First (ERF) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Gorman investigates language and literacy assessment and intervention in bilinguals.

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