Erika Armstrong, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Associate Professor and Department Chair 
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Sciences
Program Area: Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Preparation

PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas, Communication Sciences and Disorders

MS, The University of Texas at Dallas, Communication Disorders (emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology)

BA, The University of Texas at Dallas, Psychology

Profile

Erika Armstrong currently serves as the chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level since 2001 primarily in the areas of adult and pediatric dysphagia, language development and disorders, and speech sound disorders. Prior to that, her clinical focus was in feeding and language development in early intervention settings. Dr. Armstrong’s current line of research is examining the use of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) for bottle feeding and breastfeeding infants in the NICU.

Representative Publications

Suterwala, M.S., Reynolds, J., Carroll, S., Sturdivant, C., & Armstrong, E.S. (2017). Using fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing to detect laryngeal penetration and aspiration in infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Perinatology, 37, 404-408. doi:10.1038/jp.2016.239