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Byron Ross, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

  • Phone: TBA

  • Fax: (713) 743-5502

  • E-mail: blross3@uh.edu

  • Office: Clinical Research Services 128

I am Byron L. Ross, originally from Texarkana, AR. I am a graduate of University of Central Arkansas where I began teaching sign language as a student and eventually became a faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology upon the completion of my master’s degree. I completed my doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

My interests include school aged children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Over the last couple of years I have developed a particular interest in adolescents and young adults with Asperger syndrome. I developed a peer mentoring program for students at the University of Houston who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, which will be piloted during the Fall 2016-17 academic year. I also have an interest in assessment and intervention using augmentative/alternative communication with individuals with complex communication needs.

I am very passionate about community and professional service. I have served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Arkansas Autism Resource Center in my community. Professionally, I currently serve on the Board of Directors for National Black Association for Speech-Language Hearing (NBASLH), the advisory Board for the Texas Autism Council and I serve as a mentor for the ASHA S.T.E.P. 1:1 program as well as for the AIMM program at the University of Houston.

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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Lincoln, NE
  • M.A., The University of Central Arkansas, Speech-Language Pathology, Conway, AR
  • B.S., The University of Central Arkansas, Speech-Language Pathology, Conway, AR

Teaching

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders (COMD 1333)

  • Speech and Language Development (COMD 2439)

  • Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (COMD 6230)
  • Graduate Seminar (COMD 7270)

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Research Interests

My interests include school aged children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Over the last couple of years I have developed a particular interest in adolescents and young adults with Asperger syndrome. I also have an interest assessment and intervention using augmentative/alternative communication with individuals with severe disabilities.

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Professional Activities

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