Jennifer Watson

Educational Background

B.S. (Northern Arizona)
M.A. (Northwestern)
Ph.D. (Northwestern)

Teaching Responsibilities

Seminar on Stuttering
Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Stuttering Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
Survey of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Interests

Stuttering in Spanish and bilingual speakers
Cross-cultural issues in the assessment and treatment of stuttering
Pedagogical issues and practices in preparing clinicians


Selected Publications

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, Thieme Medical, pp. 319-329.

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.

Muñoz, M., Watson, J.B., Yarbrough, L., Flahive, L.K. (April, 2011). Monolingual supervision of bilingual students:  Challenges and opportunities, The ASHA Leader, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 26-27.

Watson, J. (2008). Preparing Clinicians to Treat Stuttering: Looking to the Future. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders (ASHA). 18, 24-32.

Watson, J. and Byrd, C. (2007). Influence of Multisyllabic Word Repetitions on Severity Measures of Monolingual Spanish-Speaking Children Who Stutter. Research, Treatment, and Self-Help in Fluency Disorders:  New Horizons. International Fluency Association. pp. 68-75.

Watson, J. (2006). Future Directions in the Research and Treatment of Stuttering Across Cultures: An Update, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 16, 1, 20.

Watson, J. (2005).  Mentoring:  Reflecting on the Past – Looking to the Future, Tejas, Vol. 28, pp. 73 – 78.

Murphy, B. & Watson, J. (2004).  Enhancing stuttering clinical teaching through BIGS:  Blended Individual-Group Supervision.  Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 14, 2, 11-16.

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. (2003). Reimbursement for stuttering treatment:  Are we getting it?  Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 13,1, 3-5.

Watson, J. (2003). Enhancing cross-cultural services:  All for one and one for all. Tejas:  Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology, 27, 54-58.

Watson, J. (2003) Enhancing One’s Self-Esteem:  I’m Worth It! International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference. October.

Presentations

November 2011.  Prezas, R., Watson, J., Muñoz, M., and Payne, I., Current trends in assessment and treatment of Spanish-speakers and bilinguals across the lifespan, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

October 2011. Advocating for the Professions: Making a Connection, Making a Difference, New Mexico Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Albuquerque, NM.

July 2011. Assessing and Treating Children Who Stutter.  Invited 5-day Stuttering Foundation Workshop with S. Hamilton, Portland, OR.

March 2011.  Muñoz, M., Payne, I., Prezas, R., and Watson, J., Current trends in assessment and treatment of Spanish-speakers and bilinguals across the lifespan, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Houston, TX.

November 2010. CGFNS for foreign-educated speech-language pathologists and audiologists (with R. Aungst, R. Feldmeier, J. Dutka, P. Langlais, J. Lubinsky, M. Moran, T. Rodgers, R. Shinn, R. Weaver), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

January 2010. Research and Clinical Connections in Stuttering:   Busting Barriers and Building Bridges, ASHA Division 4 Leadership Conference, Tampa, FL.

November 2009. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Stuttering Treatment:   Embracing the Challenges (R. Shenker), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

November 2009. Disfluency Behaviors of Non-Stuttering Spanish-Speaking Adults (with E. Carlo), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

October 2009. Attributes of Stuttering in Young Spanish-Speaking Children: Explorations and Implications, TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Research Symposium.

August 2009. Influence of Syntactic Complexity on the Stuttering of Spanish-Speaking Children (with E. Carlo, A. Villanueva-Reyes, & C. Byrd), International Fluency Association World Congress, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

August 2009. Perspectives on Bilingualism and Stuttering (with R. Shenker, P. Howell, J. Van Borsel & N. Ratner), International Fluency Association World Congress, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

August 2009. Helping Graduate Students Acquire Knowledge and Skills in Fluency (with N. Ratner, S. Gottwald, S. Brundage, & B. Amster), International Fluency Association World Congress, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

July 2009. Treatment of Children Who Stutter. Sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation of America, 5-Day Workshop, Portland, Oregon (with S. Hamilton Burleigh).

November 2008.  The Influence of Length and Complexity on Stuttering in Spanish-Speaking Children. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois. (with C. Byrd and  E. Carlo).

December 2007. The Influence of Disfluency Type on Stuttering in Younger and Older Children Who Speak Spanish.  Fifth Hispanic Congress of Health Professions – Multidisciplinary Conference in Clinical Research. San Juan, Puerto Rico (with Edna Carlo and Courtney Byrd).

November 2007. Characteristics of Stuttered Words in Older and Younger Spanish-Speaking Children. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, Massachusetts (with Courtney Byrd and Edna Carlo).

July 2007.  Preparing the Clinician of the Future:  Issues and Concerns, ASHA Division 4:  Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Leadership Conference. Minneapolis, MN (with Lisa Scott).

July 2007. Treatment of Children Who Stutter. Sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation of America, 5 Day Workshop, Portland, Oregon (with S. Hamilton Burleigh).

February 2007. You Are Not in This Alone, 7th Mauzy Leadership Conference: Texas Foundation Leadership Conference on Mentoring, Austin, Texas.  (with C. Byrd).

February 2007. Characteristics of the Stuttered Word in Spanish Speaking Children. 2007 Texas Research Symposium on Language Diversity, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (with C. Byrd).

Selected Professional Activities

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Vice-President of Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology, America Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2011-present); Monitor the following boards/councils:

    • Board of Ethics
    • Council for Clinical Certification
    • Continuing Education Board
    • Council for Clinical Specialty  Recognition
    • Scientific and Professional Education Board

 
Subject Matter Expert Panel Member for the Speech-Language Pathology Practice Analysis and Curriculum Review, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2008-09

Council of Academic Accreditation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    • Site visitor, 2007- present.
    • Vice Chair, Speech-Language Pathology/Executive Council Member, 2004-06
    • Member 2003-2006
    • Chair, Nominations Committee, 2006-07
    • Chair, Committee on Operations, 2004-06
    • Chair, Executive Council Elections Committee 2006

 
Speech-Language Pathology Education Summit Advisory Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2006-2008

Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology Ad Hoc Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2006-07

Division 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders

    • Task Force on Education and Resources Committee, 2005 – present
    • Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, Chair, 2001-2006
    • Associate Coordinator / Member  Steering Committee, 1995-2001
    • Task Force on Reimbursement and Diagnostic Codes, Chair, 1997-2005

 
Fluency Convention Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    • Member:  2009 – present, 2003-04
    • Chair: 2005-06, 2004-05, 2002-03, 2000-01

 
ASHA Clinical Specialty Board

    • Chair (1999, 2000)
    • Vice Chair (1998)
    • Member (1997)

 
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, Board of Directors

    • Member, 2010 – present
    • Chair, Service Award Committee, 2010 – present

 
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    • Honors and Awards Committee (2009 – 2011)
    • Chair, Publications Board, 2003-06
    • Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 2003-06

 
Mentor for Clinical Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders.

International Commission on Healthcare Professions, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)-  Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Standards Committee, 2009 – present

Founding Commission for Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders, 1997-1998

Various editorial and consultant roles for Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Language-Speech-Hearing Services in the Schools, Contemporary Issues In Communication Sciences and Disorders, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Proceedings of the International Fluency Association, Journal of Fluency Disorders, and Tejas: The Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. 1992–present.

Awards and Honors

TCU Deans’ Research Award, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Recipient, 2011
Award of Honors of the Association, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2009
Deans’ Research and Creative Activity Award, Departmental Nominee, 2008
ASHA Certificates of Appreciation (multiple years)
TSHA Certificates of Appreciation (multiple years)
Most Inspiring Professor Award – Kappa Alpha Theta nominee, 2003
University Deans’ Teaching Award, 2002
Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2001
Most Charismatic Professor – TCU Panhellenic Association nominee, 2001
Award of Appreciation, Dallas Chapter of the National Stuttering Association, 2000
University Wassenish Award for Teaching and Mentoring, nominee, 1999
University Faculty Award for Outstanding Involvement in Student Development, 1991
Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, 1989
College of Fine Arts and Communication’s Nominee for Chancellor’s Award for Research, 1989
University Nominee for American Association of University Women Young Scholar Award, 1989
Departmental Nominee for Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1988
Nominee for Brachman Hall Teaching Excellence Award, 1988
Preferred Prof, TCU Mortar Board (multiple years)
Senior Appreciation Program (multiple years)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member, ASHA Division 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Member, ASHA Division 14, Communication Disorders & Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Member, ASHA Division 16, School Based Issues
Member, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association