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Lynn S. Bliss, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Emeritus Professor

  • Phone: (713) 743-2570

  • Fax: (713) 743-2926

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  • Office: Clinical Research Services 135

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

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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.

Research Interests

Interests include oral personal narratives of children with language disorders from a multicultural perspective.

Research Project

Investigation of the discourse genres produced by children with language disorders. Comparison of fictional and factual narratives produced by children with language disorders.

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Selected Publications



  • 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.

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Professional Activities

Executive Director, University Speech, Language and Hearing Center: A United Way Facility

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Affiliations and Links

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