Erika Armstrong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Chair and Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Erika Armstrong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Contact

earmstrong@twu.edu
940-898-2474
MCL 835

Biography

Erika Armstrong currently serves as the chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health. She has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level since 2001 primarily in the areas of adult and pediatric dysphagia, language development and disorders, and speech sound disorders. Prior to that, her clinical focus was in feeding and language development in early intervention settings. Dr. Armstrong's current line of research is examining the use of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) for bottle feeding and breastfeeding infants in the NICU.

Education

Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, 2006
M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, 1998
B.A., Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas, 1994

Expertise

Pediatric Feeding Disorders; Adult Dysphagia; Early Intervention; Early Language Development and Disorders; Speech-Language Pathology

Latest Articles

Comparing videofluoroscopy and endoscopy to assess swallowing in bottle-fed young infants in the neonatal intensive care unit
Journal of Perinatology (2019)
Erika S. Armstrong, Jenny Reynolds, Sandra Carroll, Chrysty Sturdivant, Mustafa S. Suterwala

Using fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing to detect laryngeal penetration and aspiration in infants in the neonatal intensive care unit
Journal of Perinatology (2017)
Mustafa Suterwala, Jenny Reynolds, Sandra Carroll, Chrysty Sturdivant, Erika S. Armstrong

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)

Honors & Awards

  • Award of Achievement, Dysphagia Research Society (2017)