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David Irwin
Professor
School of Allied Health
SUGR 104
318-342-1392
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David L Irwin, PhD
Professor, Speech Language Pathology
Speech Language Pathology Program Director

Education

Ph D

1983, Communicative Disorders
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

MS

1976, Speech-Language Pathology
University of Central Missouri

BS

1975, Speech-Language Pathology
University of Central Missouri

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Biographical Sketch

I have served in higher education for 33 years including administration, teaching, research, and service.  I have published two books in the area of research methods and design for speech-language pathology and audiology and ethics for speech-language pathology and audiology.  I have received approximately $1.2 million in grants during my career in a variety of areas including autism spectrum disorder, childhood language disorders and related areas.  I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in speech-language pathology at ULM.  I enjoy camping and attending sporting events. 

Licensure & Certification

Certified Examiners for Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2, Western Psychological Corporation. (January 01 2015 - Present)
Certified Examiner for Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, Western Psychological Corporation. (January 01 2010 - Present)
Speech-Language Pathologist, Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (July 01 1983 - Present)
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (August 01 1977 - Present)

Research Interests

I authored the grant for the establishment of the Autism Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in January 2016.  The Autism Center at ULM is a cooperative program between the speech-language pathology and occupational therapy programs.  The Autism Center at ULM provides diagnostic services, direct/consultative treatment, and continuing education and other workshops for professionals, paraprofessionals, students and parents.  More information about the Autism Center at ULM can be found at www.ulm.edu/autismcenter. Over my career I have primarily focused on research in children with language disorders, professional ethics, and professional issues. 

Recent Publications

Pannbacker, M. D., Irwin, D. L. (2010). Objectives and criteria for information literacy in speech-language pathology. Communication Disorders Quarterly.
Ruscello, D. (2009). PRAXIS Review for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. St. Louis MO: Elsevier.
Irwin, D. L., Pannbacker, M. D., Lass, N. J. (2013). Clinical Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (pp. 360). San Diego CA: Plural Publishing.

Research Grants

Irwin, D. L. (Principal), "The Autism Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe" (Funded), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $32,196. (January 01 2018 - Present).
Irwin, D. L. (Principal), "The Autism Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe" (Funded), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $34,060. (January 01 2017 - Present).
Irwin, D. L. (Principal), "The Autism Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe" (Funded), Sponsored By Living Well Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $13,910. (January 01 2016 - Present).
Irwin, D. L. (Co-Principal), Calk, P. (Co-Principal), "Autism Center at ULM Training Scholarship" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $5,000. (August 22 2018 - May 15 2019).
Irwin, D. L. (Principal), "Autism Center at ULM Training Scholarship" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Foundation, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $10,000. (August 22 2017 - May 15 2018).

Awards & Honors

May 2016 Award for Continuing Education (ACE).

January 2001 Jeanette Laguaite Award for Higher Education .

January 1994 Honors.

January 1993 President.

January 1993 Fellow.

January 1988 Fellow.

Courses Taught

SPLP 4005DIAGNOSIS COMM DISORDERS, 5 course(s)

SPLP 4010SUPV CLIN OBSERV, 2 course(s)

SPLP 4028ARTICULATION DISORDERS, 5 course(s)

SPLP 4033LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 1 course(s)

SPLP 4035CLIN PROC AND OBSERV, 1 course(s)

SPLP 4076BEGIN PRACT/COMM DISORDERS, 15 course(s)

SPLP 4092SPEECH PATHOLOGY, 5 course(s)

SPLP 4093LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

SPLP 5020SEMINAR IN ARTICULATION, 5 course(s)

SPLP 5025CURRENT TOPICS/STUT RES/REMED, 3 course(s)

SPLP 5060SEMIN/AUG/ALT COMM/PERSONS, 4 course(s)

SPLP 5070SEMINAR IN THE PROFESSION, 2 course(s)

SPLP 5081INTERNSHIP-SCHOOL SITE, 2 course(s)

SPLP 5091RESEARCH PROJECT, 4 course(s)

SPLP 5092SPEECH PATHOLOGY, 3 course(s)

SPLP 5099THESIS, 1 course(s)