Jennifer B. Watson

Jennifer B. Watson

Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic 118 | 817-257-6876


1981 Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Communicative Disorders
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

1979 Master of Arts
Department of Communicative Disorders
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

1976 Bachelor of Science
Speech Pathology and Audiology (extended major)
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Courses Taught

Seminar in Stuttering
Survey of Communication Disorders
Research in Communication Disorders
COSD 50970: China: Global Perspectives on Communication Health
COSD 50970: Evidence Based Practice in Speech–Language Pathology: Developing a Global Perspective through Australian Study

Areas of Focus

Stuttering and fluency disorders
Global Issues in communication health
Cultural and linguistic diversity in communication disorders
Ethical practice/research
Interprofessional education and practice

Byrd, C., Watson, J., Bedore, L., and Mullis, A., (2015) Identification of stuttering in bilingual Spanish English children, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 42, 72-87. (2015 CICSD Editor’s Award)

Watson, J., Byrd, C., and Carlo, E. (2011) Effects of length, complexity, and grammatical correctness on stuttering in Spanish-speaking preschool children, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 209-220.

Watson, J., Byrd, C. and Moore, B. (2011) Ethics in stuttering treatment in the schools: Issues and intersections, In S. Chabon (Ed.) Ethics at Work: Issues and Insights Across Employment Settings, Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp.319-329, Thieme Medical.

Watson, J., Byrd, C. and Carlo, E. (2011) Disfluent speech characteristics of monolingual Spanish-speaking children, In P. Howell and J. Van Borsel (Eds.) Multilingual aspects of fluency disorders, pp. 169-191, Bristol, UK, Multilingual Matters.

Carlo, E. & Watson, J. (2003). Disfluencies of 3- and 5-year-old Spanish speaking children. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 28, 1, 37-53.

Watson, J. & Anderson, R. (2001). Disfluencies of 2- and 3-year-old Spanish-speaking children from Puerto Rico. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 28, pp. 140-150.

Watson, J. (2000). Enhancing cross-cultural competence in the assessment and treatment of stuttering. In H. Bosshardt, J. Yaruss, & H. Peters (Eds.) Fluency disorders: theory, research, treatment and self-help. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press, pp. 625-629.

Watson, J. & Kayser, H. (1994). Assessment of bilingual/bicultural children and adults who stutter. Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol.15, No.2, 149-164.

June 2017, Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents Who Stutter: Practical Strategies, with S. Hamilton and C. Byrd, Sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation.

March 2017. An Examination of the Interprofessional Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists: Collective Experiences, with Denise Ludwig, Loretta Nunez, Carol Dudding, Alex Johnson, Lisa Schoenbrodt. National Academies of Practice, Philadelphia, PA.

November 2016. School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists’ Training and Perceptions of Treating Stuttering in Bilingual Speakers (with A. Smalligan) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

November 2016. Ethics and the Impaired Practitioner: When to Accommodate Students and Colleagues (with L. Scott), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

May 2016. Enhancing Student Interprofessional Competencies Through TeamSTEPPS Training (with S. Jevas, G. Alexander, L. Dart, D. Jenkins, M. Jenschke), IPEC, Herndon, VA.

November 2015. Thematic Analysis of Ethical Codes of Stroke Rehabilitation Team Members, (with E. Takeuchi) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver.

October 2015. Stuttering Diagnosis and Prognosis in Young Children, The Third Oriental Congress of Pediatrics. Shanghai, China.

October 2015. Exploring and recommending solutions to educational needs related to communication sciences and disorders in China, (with Liu, L., Hallowell, B., Jiang, J.) Asia Pacific Education Collaboration in Speech-Language Pathology, Guangzhou, China.

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech and Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1981-present)
  • Board Certified Specialist in Fluency (2000- present)
  • Texas License for Speech and Language Pathology (1982-present)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: 1980 to present
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association: 1983 to present
  • National Academies of Practice: 2015 to present

2016-present IPE Task Force, Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders

2016-present IPE Committee, 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention Program Committee

2015-present Executive Board (inaugural board), Speech-Language Pathology Academy, National Academies of Practice

2015-present Stuttering Foundation Professional Advisory Board

2015-present Grant Program for Specialty Certification, American Speech-Language- Hearing Association

2015-present Education Council Co-Chair (with Brooke Hallowell), China Consortium for Communication Health

2014- present Board of Ethics, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2011-2013 Vice President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology, Board of Directors, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (Term 2011-2013); Portfolio included: • Board of Ethics • Council for Clinical Certification • Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition • Continuing Education Board • Scientific and Professional Education Board

2010-present Board of Directors, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation President, 2015 – present President-Elect, 2013-2015 Chair, Service Awards Committee, 2010 – 2015

2009-2014 Standards Committee for the International Commission on Healthcare Professions, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)