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Faculty & Staff Directory

Richard Zraick

Richard Zraick

, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor, Chair, ASHA Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Employed Since: July 1, 2014

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Affiliations

  • Fellow

    • Biography
    • Research
    • Courses

    Biography

    Current Academic Appointment (July 2014 to present)

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL, USA 32816 

    Prior Academic Appointment (July 1997 to June 2014)

    Professor
    Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology 

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (secondary appointment) 

    Assistant Professor
    D
    epartment of Geriatrics (secondary appointment)                                               

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
    Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, 72205

    Certification and Licensure

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), issued by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association [ASHA] (1988 to present).
       
    • AR License #SP1308 issued by the AR Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology [ABESPA] (July 1997 to June 2014).
       
    • FL License #SA1309 issued by the FL Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (July 2014 to present)

    Membership in National and State Professional Organizations

    • Member, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association [ASHA] (1987 to present).
       
    • Member of ASHA Special Interest Groups: 10 (Higher Education), 2  (Neurogenic Speech-Language Disorders), 3 (Voice and Voice Disorders), and 11 (Administration and Supervision).
       
    • Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (1998-2000).
       
    • Member, Arkansas Speech, Language and Hearing Association (1997 to present).

    Awards and Recognition

    • Annual Contributions in Research Award, Arkansas Speech, Language and Hearing Association (2013).
       
    • Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award, UAMS College of Health Professions (2012).
       
    • Granted promotion to the rank of Professor by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (July 01, 2012).
       
    • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, UALR College of Professional Studies (2011).
       
    • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, UAMS College of Health Related Professions (2005).
       
    • Granted tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (July 01, 2004).
       
    • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, UALR College of Professional Studies (2003).
       
    • Annual Contributions in Research Award, Arkansas Speech, Language and Hearing Association (2000).
       
    • Awards for Continuing Education (ACE), issued by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010).
       
    • Nominated twice as Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the College of Liberal Arts at Arizona State University (1993 and 1994).
       
    • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Premedical Honor Society (1997) 

    Prior Clinical Work Experience (All In Arizona)

    • January 1990 to July 1997: President and Clinical Director, Zraick Therapy Consultants, Inc.
                                                
    • August 1990 to July 1997: Speech-Language Pathology Consultant, Arizona Physicians Center; Ear, Nose & Throat.
       
    • June 1994 to July 1997: Speech-Language Pathology Consultant, Arizona State Department of Economic Security Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program.
       
    • August 1991 to July 1997: Contract Speech-Language Pathologist, Sundance Rehabilitation, Inc.
       
    • January 1990 to August 1990: Contract Speech-Language Pathologist, Boswell Memorial Hospital.
       
    • September 1989 to Jan. 1990: Director of Speech-Language Pathology, Arizona Rehabilitation Center.
       
    • September 1988 to August 1989: Speech-Language Pathologist, Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital.
       
    • November 1987 to August 1988: Clinical Fellow in Speech-Language Pathology, Sun Rehabilitation Agency/Inspeech-Novacare, Inc.

    Courses Taught

    Graduate Courses:

    • Voice Disorders
    • Neurogenic Speech Disorders
    • Neurogenic Language Disorders
    • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
    • Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Speech Disorders
    • Communicating with the Older Adult
    • Doctoral Seminar in Language
    • Doctoral Seminar in Speech
    • Doctoral Dissertation

    Undergraduate Courses:

    • Voice and Stuttering
    • Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
    • Introduction to Speech and Hearing

    Credentials

  • Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Research

    My research interests include: Voice Disorders, Health Literacy, Adult Neurogenic Speech-Language Disorders, Clinical Skills Training, and Healthcare Simulation.

    Please see my Curriculum Vitae for a listing of my peer-reviewed journal articles, grants, textbooks, textbook chapters, and conference presentations.

    Research Interests

    • voice disorders
    • health literacy
    • Adult neurogenic speech-language disorders
    • clinical skills training
    • Healthcare Simulation

    Courses

    • SPA 6211C: Voice Disorders

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