Lauren E. Liria, MS, CCC-SLP
- Director of Clinical Education, Speech-Language Pathology and Clinical Assistant Professor
- MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders (2012)
Teachers College, Columbia University (NY)
- BA, Hispanic Languages and Literature, Linguistics (2010)
Boston University (MA)
I joined Widener University in the summer of 2020 as the director of clinical education and clinical assistant professor in the Institute for Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Health & Human Services.
I come to Widener as an actively practicing bilingual speech-language pathologist and clinical educator, primarily serving populations from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. My clinical experience has been diverse, having served both adult and pediatric populations across settings including public schools, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, private practices, and home care. As a clinical educator, I have supervised graduate students and clinical fellows, most recently serving as a clinical instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where I developed a variety of clinical training programs, including a literacy group for bilingual Spanish and English-speaking children, a bilingual aphasia group, and an Intensive Aphasia Program for rehabilitation of reading and writing skills.
My primary clinical interests include dual language development and bilingualism/biculturalism across the lifespan; dynamic assessment and curriculum-focused intervention of written language impairments in culturally/linguistically diverse school-aged children through adolescence, including dyslexia; assessment and rehabilitation of reading and writing deficits following acquired brain injury; and intensity in intelligibility treatment for motor speech disorders across the lifespan.
In addition, I am passionate about advocacy, social justice, and evidence-based practice in the clinical realm, and strive to instill these values in my students, as well as encourage creativity and innovation as the next generation of speech and language pathologists.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)