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Byron Ross, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Byron Ross

Instructional Associate Professor and Post-Baccalaureate Leveling Program Director
Phone: TBA
Office: Melcher Life Sciences M242H
Curriculum Vitae

Byron Ross is an Instructional Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He is a graduate of University of Central Arkansas where he began teaching sign language as a student and eventually became a faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology upon the completion of his master’s degree. He completed his doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Ross is very passionate about community and professional service.


  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • B.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders  (COMD 4382)

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders (COMD 1333)

  • Language Development (COMD 2339)

  • Language Disorders in Children (COMD 3383)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ross’ clinical interests include working with infants/toddlers and preschoolers with language delays and disorders, particularly late talkers. He employs a variety of approaches while working with children who are behind in their expressive language skills. Dr. Ross also works with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder who have a variety of social communication challenges.

Clinical Activities/Accomplishments

  • Established a peer-mentoring program for UH college students with autism spectrum disorder
  • The program is in its sixth full year.
  • The peer-mentoring program pairs undergraduate COMD students with college student with ASD to provide addition levels of support


  • Scholar-Mentor Award from the National Black Association for Speech-Language Hearing (2015)

Professional Activities