- Communication Sciences and Disorders - CSD
- Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
- M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
University Park, PA 16802
Clinical interests include adult neurogenic speech and language disorders (e.g., aphasia, apraxia of speech, communication in Parkinson's disease, dementia) and dysphagia (i.e., disordered swallowing). She has additional interests in clinical and academic collaboration, community engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She teaches content in introduction to communication sciences and disorders, neuroanatomical foundations of communication disorders, organic speech and language disorders, dysphagia, clinical practicum.
Ms. Byrd has professional experience in adult medical settings including acute care, inpatient/outpatient therapy, and skilled nursing. She holds the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and is a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the state of Pennsylvania. She is a member of ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG) 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders and 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). She is the 2023 Chair of ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board.