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Dr. Bliss taught courses on the topic of childhood language disorders. Her research focuses on the oral personal narratives of children with language impairments. She has published articles on the cultural influences of narration. She is the author of two books, Discourse Impairments and Narrative Patterns. Dr. Bliss is an ASHA Fellow and was a Fulbright Scholar on the island of Cyprus.
- Ph.D., 1971, University of Michigan, Major: Speech Pathology
- M.A., 1966, Columbia University — Teachers College, Major: Speech Pathology
- B.A., 1965, University of Wisconsin, Major: Speech Pathology
Remediation of Language Disorders (COMD 6372)
Principles, methods, and procedures in the assessment and treatment of school-aged children with delayed language-based learning disabilities
Language Disorders (COMD 3383)
An undergraduate course that surveys specific disorders that are related to communication impairments from a developmental perspective.
Interests include oral personal narratives of children with language disorders from a multicultural perspective.
Investigation of the discourse genres produced by children with language disorders. Comparison of fictional and factual narratives produced by children with language disorders.
- Patterns of Narrative Discourse: A Multicultural, Life Span Approach
with Allyssa McCabe. Allyn & Bacon, 2003.
- Discourse Impairments: Assessment and Intervention Applications
Allyn & Bacon, 2001.
- McCabe, A., & Bliss, L.S. (2006). Struggling to make sense: Patterns of impairment in adult narrative discourse. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 25 (4), 321-336.
- Bliss, L.S. & McCabe, A. (2006). Comparison of discourse genres: clinical applications. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 33, 23-34.
- McCabe, A.,& Bliss, L.S. (2004-2005). Narratives from Spanish speaking children. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 24, 331-346.
- Rollins, P.R., McCabe, A., Bliss, L.S. (2000). Culturally sensitive assessment of narrative skills in children. Seminars in Speech and Language, 21, 223-240.
Executive Director, University Speech, Language and Hearing Center: A United Way Facility
- Editors Award, Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 1999
- Fellow, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 1992
- Fulbright Scholarship to Cyprus, January 1990 to May 1990