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David Irwin
Professor
School of Health Professions
SUGR 156C
318-342-1392
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David L Irwin, Ph D
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

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. 

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. 

Professional Positions

July 2015

Professor and Program Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Director of the Autism Center at ULM, University of Louisiana at Monroe

June 2011 July 2003

Professor and Head for the Department of Clinical Services, School of Allied Health Professions, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport

July 2003 July 2000

Dean, College of Allied Health and Rehabilitation Professions, University of Louisiana at Monroe

June 2000 August 1986

Professor and Department for Speech-Language Pathology, University of Louisiana at Monroe

June 1986 August 1982

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University

Licensure & Certification

Certified Examiners for Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2
Western Psychological Corporation
Administration of ADOS-2 to individuals of all ages regarding diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Certified Examiner for Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised
Western Psychological Corporation
To provide diagnostic services for individuals of all ages and their families regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Speech-Language Pathologist
Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Licensed speech-language pathologist to provide services to all individuals.

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Recipient of national certification since 1977

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, 4 course(s)

SPLP 4010SUPV CLIN OBSERV, 1 course(s)

SPLP 4028ARTICULATION DISORDERS, 4 course(s)

SPLP 4033LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 1 course(s)

SPLP 4076BEGIN PRACT/COMM DISORDERS, 9 course(s)

SPLP 4092SPEECH PATHOLOGY, 4 course(s)

SPLP 4093LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

SPLP 5020SEMINAR IN ARTICULATION, 4 course(s)

SPLP 5025CURRENT TOPICS/STUT RES/REMED, 2 course(s)

SPLP 5060SEMIN/AUG/ALT COMM/PERSONS, 2 course(s)

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

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

SPLP 5091RESEARCH PROJECT, 2 course(s)

SPLP 5092SPEECH PATHOLOGY, 2 course(s)