Erika Armstrong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Health Sciences

Professor, Communication Sciences

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Erika Armstrong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Contact

earmstrong@twu.edu
940-898-2474
WH 202

Biography

Erika Armstrong currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Health Sciences. 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
M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas
B.A., Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas

Expertise

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

Latest Articles

What's in your Culture? Embracing Stability and the New Digital Age in Moving Colleges of Health Professions Virtually during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Education Sciences (2022)
Melanie Poudevigne, Erika S. Armstrong, Marisa Mickey, Michelle A. Nelson, Comfort N. Obi

Stress, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism among graduate students in health sciences programs
Journal of Allied Health (2022)
Jennifer Bogardus, Erika S. Armstrong, Tracy Van Oss, Dennis Brown

Improving student learning outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration in adapted physical education
Teaching Exceptional Children (2021)
Suzanna R Dillon, Erika Armstrong, Leah Goudy, Hannah Reynolds, Sara Scurry

Associations and dissociations among phonological processing skills, language skills and non-verbal cognition in individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica (2021)
Ariela Jokel, Erika Armstrong, Lidia Gabis, Osnat Segal

Assessing swallowing of the breastfeeding NICU infant using fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing: A feasibility study
Advances in Neonatal Care (2020)
Erika S. Armstrong, Jenny Reynolds, Sandra Carroll, Chrysty Sturdivant, Mustafa S. Suterwala

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

Recent Presentations

Student perceptions and attitudes of interprofessional education and practice
American Dental Education Association Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference (2019)
Poster | Charlene Dickinson, Erika Armstrong

Associations and dissociations among phonological processing skills, linguistic abilities, and non-verbal cognition in individuals with ASD
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2018)
Poster | Ariela Jokel, Erika Armstrong, Lidia Gabis, Osnat Segal

Current SLP practices in the use of FEES for infants across health care settings
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2018)
Podium | Susan Langmore, Maureen Lefton-Greif, Kara Fletcher Larson, Jenny Reynolds, Erika Armstrong

Using Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) to assess breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: A pilot study
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2017)
Poster | Jenny Reynolds, Erika Armstrong, Sandra Carroll, Chrysty Sturdivant, Mustafa Suterwala

Instrumental swallowing evaluations in the NICU: FEES compared to VFSS
Dysphagia Research Society (2017)
Poster | Erika Armstrong, Jenny Reynolds, Sandra Carroll, Chrysty Sturdivant, Mustafa Suterwala

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: Clinical applications in the NICU
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2016)
Podium | Jenny Reynolds, Erika Armstrong

Using Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) to assess infant feeding in the neonatal intensive care unit
Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (2016)
Poster | Mustafa Suterwala, Jenny Reynolds, Sandra Carroll, Chrysty Sturdivant, Erika Armstrong

Professional Affiliations

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

Honors & Awards

  • Award of Achievement, Dysphagia Research Society (2017)