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Melissa C. Bruce, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Clinic Director

  • Phone: (713) 743-2773

  • Fax: (713) 743-2926

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  • Office: Clinical Research Services 100

Ms. Melissa Bruce is the Clinic Director of the University Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, the training facility of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is an ASHA Fellow, Board Recognized Specialist and Mentor in Fluency Disorders and Charter Member of the international Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium. Prior to joining the COMD Department, she served as Clinic Director at the University of Vermont for 11 years. She has served as Project Director for training and service delivery grants in the areas of Early Childhood Intervention and Post-Stroke Group Treatment. Ms. Bruce oversees the day-to-day operations, manages the budget of the clinic, and is responsible for service delivery program development. In addition, she provides services and supervision in fluency disorders and teaches the graduate course in fluency disorders.


  • Post-Masters Study, Southern Illinois University, Speech-Language Pathology
  • M.S., Purdue University, Major: Speech-Language Pathology
  • B.A., Henderson State University, Major: Speech-Language Pathology
  • B.A., Henderson State University, Major: Psychology

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Fluency Disorders (COMD 7221)

Study of adult and child fluency disorders which focuses upon symptomatology, etiology, assessment/diagnosis, and intervention.

Coordinator/Supervisor: Fluency Disorders Specialty Clinic

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Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Harrison, E., Bruce, M., Shenker, R.  & Kushik, S. (2010). The Lidcombe Program with School-Age Children Who Stutter. In Guitar & McCauley, Treatment in Stuttering:  Established and Emerging Approaches. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Dowling, S. & Bruce, M. (2003). Clinical teaching: Best practices in supervision. In Alvares, R. and Ryan, N. (Eds.) Academic and Clinical Teaching in Communication Disorders: A Handbook for Professionals. Mosby-Elsevier.

Journal Articles

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Professional Activities

  • Clinic Director, University Speech, Language and Hearing Center: A United Way Facility
  • Member, Academic and Clinical Training Subcommittee, ASHA Convention Program, 2011
  • Chair, University Issues Standing Committee, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2009-2012
  • Topic Chair, Fluency Disorders Subcommittee, 2007 ASHA Convention Program
  • Member, Fluency Disorders Subcommittee, 2006 ASHA Convention Program
  • Editorial Consultant, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS), 2002-2003
  • Editorial Consultant, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CICSD), 2002-present
  • Vice President for Recording and Reporting, Houston Association for Communication Disorders, 2007-2009
  • Publications Board, Houston Association for Communication Disorders, 2007-2009

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  • Tina E. Bangs Service Award, Houston Association for Communication Disorders, 2012
  • Awards for Continuing Education, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1991, 1985
  • Fellow, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2004
  • Staff Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1987

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Affiliations and Links

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