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Scott, Kathleen S

Kathleen Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

  • Associate Professor

Department: Speech-Language Pathology

Office: Graduate Center 176

Phone: 732-923-4635

Email: kscalers@monmouth.edu


Kathleen Scaler Scott is a practicing speech-language pathologist, Board Certified Fluency Specialist, and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University. She has been a practicing clinician for 27 years in hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has worked with pediatric and adult traumatic brain injury in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Scaler Scott has worked extensively with students with language-based learning disabilities in the elementary, middle and high school years, and is co-author of the article, Preparing a Transition Class for the 21st Century. She is a certified special education and elementary school teacher.

In 2020, Dr. Scaler Scott received the Judge Max and Tillie Rosenn Excellence in Teaching Award for her work with speech-language pathology university students. Dr. Scaler Scott has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on the topic of fluency disorders. She is the co-editor of Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education (Psychology Press, 2011), co-author of Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities (Pro-Ed, Inc., 2013), and author of the book Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses (SLACK, Inc.).

Her research interests are largely in cluttering, atypical disfluency, client advocacy, communication patterns in dementia and clinician training and treatment effectiveness. Dr. Scaler Scott has spoken nationally and internationally on the topics of fluency and social pragmatic disorders. She was the first Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association, and is the recipient of the 2018 Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in the Field of Cluttering, and the 2018 Professional of the Year award from the National Stuttering Association.

Dr. Scaler Scott has developed service-learning program in local communities to educate parents, teachers, and professionals about the development of language and literacy in young children. Community partnerships include coordination and oversight of student participation in multiple Head Start, elementary school, library and Women with Children programs.

Education

Ph.D. in Applied Language and Speech Sciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

M.S. in Communication Disorders, Emerson College, Boston, MA

B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Douglass College/Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Current Research and Scholarship

• Understanding the nature of cluttering symptoms and atypical disfluency

• Treatment efficacy in cluttering and atypical disfluencies

• Fluency disorders and concomitant disorders

• Understanding language, literacy and fluency patterns in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Understanding communication patterns in dementia

• Advocacy for individuals with communication disorders in the school and medical setting

• Language and literacy education in SLP students and community partners

Presentations/Invited Talks

Invited keynote speaker for the Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering (Montreal, July 2021)

Professional Associations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

International Fluency Association

International Cluttering Association

National Stuttering Association

Mentor to practicing Speech-Language Pathologists seeking Board Certification in Fluency Disorders

Awards

May 2020: Judge Max and Tillie Rosenn Excellence in Teaching Award

July 2018: Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in the Field of Cluttering. Received from the Stuttering Foundation of America at the Joint World Congress on Fluency Disorders in Hiroshima, Japan.

July 2018: 2018 Professional of the Year. Received from the National Stuttering Association.

Grant Support/Academic Funding

Oct 2020: Monmouth University Transformative Learning Grant. “Building Digital Literacy in Online Learning Environment: Training Future Speech-Language Pathologists and Serving Community Partners, co-author with Yao Du, Ph.D., and Erik Raj, Ph.D.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Summer E

  • Pediatric Language Disorders – SLP 630

2022 Summer B

  • Introduction to Language Development – SLP 202

2022 Spring

  • Introduction to Language Development – SLP 202
  • Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 600
  • Research Methods – SLP 680

2021 Fall

  • Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders – SLP 636
  • Introduction to Language Development – SLP 202

2021 Summer E

  • Pediatric Language Disorders – SLP 630

2021 Spring

  • Introduction to Language Development – SLP 202
  • Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 600
  • Research Methods – SLP 680

2020 Fall

  • Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders – SLP 636
  • Introduction to Language Development – SLP 202
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – SLP 675

2020 Summer E

  • Pediatric Language Disorders – SLP 630

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders (SLP 636)
  • Introduction to Language Development (SLP 202)
  • Literacy and Speech-Language Pathology in the Schools (SLP 666)
  • Pediatric Language Disorders (SLP 630)
  • Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP 600)
  • Research Methods (SLP 680)