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)
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.
- 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)
- Texas Autism Council Member
- National Black Association for Speech-Language Hearing Power to Empower Program Mentor
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) S.T.E.P. Program Mentor