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David Irwin
Professor
School of Health Professions
SUGR 156C
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

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. 

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, 11 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, 3 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, 2 course(s)