Speech Language Pathology
Ph.D, Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. As a fully certified speech-language pathologist through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, he is licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey and Michigan. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Wayne State University as a Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship recipient, with additional support from the Kosciuszko Foundation and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.
While at Wayne State University as the lead doctoral student investigator within the Stuttering Research Lab, he organized and assisted in studies that explored public perceptions of stuttering, and factors that influence the psychosocial experiences of people who stutter. Additionally, he clinically supervised within Wayne State University’s Intensive Stuttering Clinic where he oversaw and facilitated multidimensional stuttering treatment to teenagers and adults who were diagnosed with childhood-onset fluency disorder.
At Monmouth University, Dr. Raj teaches courses and advises students within the Department of Speech-Language Pathology’s Graduate Program, as well as within the University’s Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. His current research agenda examines computer and Internet technologies and its implementation to speech-language therapy and education. In addition to developing numerous Internet-based software programs and top-ranking educational iOS apps for children with communication difficulties, Dr. Raj regularly presents interactive workshops, at the national and international level, where he demonstrates how speech-language pathologists can use digital technologies to motivate and teach the students and clients on their caseloads.
As a dedicated clinician, each summer Dr. Raj works as a facilitating speech-language pathologist at Camp Shout Out in Holton, Michigan. This one-of-a-kind sleep away summer camp for young people who stutter allows practicing clinicians and graduate students the opportunity to participate in a hands-on, unique continuing education training specifically in the area of fluency disorders. This residential, interactive therapeutic experience in a traditional summer camp environment continues to mold him as a practitioner.
- Scholarly Articles
- Dignazio, L. E., Kenny, M. M., Raj, E. X., & Pelkey, K. D. (2020). Stuttering-related podcasts: Audio-based self-help for people who stutter. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_PERSP-20-00014
- Hughes, C. D., Daniels, D. E., Raj, E. X., & Ghent, A. (2019). Using actors and peers in the clinical education of stuttering: Results from a mixed methods study. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 4(1), 21-34. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2019.00031
- Trichon, M. & Raj, E. X. (2018). Peer support for people who stutter: History, benefits, and accessibility. In B. J. Amster & E. R. Klein (Eds.), More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering. (pp. 187-214). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
- Raj, E. X., Ahmed, N. N., & Hughes, C. D. (2017). Digital guest speakers who stutter: Student perceptions of videoconferencing within a fluency disorders course. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 2(3), 238-249. https://doi.org/10.21849/cacd.2017.00213
- Raj, E. X., & Daniels, D. E. (2017). Psychosocial support for adults who stutter: Exploring the role of online communities. Speech, Language and Hearing, 20(3), 144-153. https://doi.org/10.1080/2050571X.2016.1253533