Christopher L Bolinger, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Christopher L Bolinger, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Contact

cbolinger@twu.edu
940-898-2001
MCL #848

Biography

Dr. Bolinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TWU. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level since 2017 primarily in the areas of introduction to communication disorders and dysphagia. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Bolinger was an acute-care speech-language pathologist specializing in evaluation and treatment of neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders in the acute-care/trauma environment. During his time as an acute-care SLP, he has gained expertise in neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric care. Dr. Bolinger has presented his research at the local, state, national, and international level. His current line of research is in the area of dysphagia and special populations. Dr. Bolinger is also interested in further assessing linguistic versus motoric speech/language difficulties in children with neurological-based impairments (e.g., fetal alcohol syndrome).

Education

Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
B.B.A., Business Administration with Health Emphasis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Expertise

Infant Dysphagia; Pediatric Dysphagia; Adult Dysphagia; Geriatric Dysphagia; Communication Disorders

Latest Articles

Pneumonia: Does age or gender relate to the presence of an SLP dysphagia consultation?
Geriatrics (2020)
Christopher L Bolinger, James Dembowski, Kimberly Mory

TSHA Medical Committee dishes on hot topics curing convention forum
Communicologist (2019)
Christopher L Bolinger

Articulation in children with fetal alcohol syndrome
Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders (2019)
Christopher L Bolinger, James Dembowski

Acoustic characteristics of stop consonants in children with fetal alcohol syndrome: Preliminary findings.
ASHA Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders (2015)
Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski

Recent Presentations

Pneumonia: Does age or gender relate to the presence of an SLP dysphagia consultation?
2nd International Webinar on Global Advanced Nursing, Patient Safety and Healthcare (2020)
Podium | Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski, Kimberly Mory

Let's get our hands dirty
Lilly Conference (2020)
Podium | Kimberly Mory, Christopher Bolinger

TSHA Medical Forum - Adults: Opportunities to discuss hot topics in our field!
Texas Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention (2019)
Podium | Lisa Milliken, Christopher Lee Bolinger, Mendi Lancaster

The relationship between speech-language pathology consults and patients hospitalized with pneumonia
UK Swallow Research Group (2018)
Podium | Christopher Bolinger, J Dembowski

Patters of SLP consults for aspiration pneumonia: A follow-up study
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2018)
Podium | Christopher Bolinger, J Dembowski, J Hanners-Gutierrez

Aspiration pneumonia...Why consult the SLP?
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2017)
Poster | Christopher Bolinger, J Dembowski, J Hanners-Gutierrez

Oral vs artificial nutrition & hydration in palliative medicine: Psychological & physiological implications
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2017)
Podium | J Hanners-Gutierrez, C Bolinger

Impact of speech-language pathology consultations on patients with aspiration pneumonia in an acute-care hospital setting
ACRM Annual Conference: Progress in Rehabilitation Research (2017)
Poster | Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski

Impact of speech-language pathology consults on patients with pneumonia in an acute care setting
Texas Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention (2017)
Podium | Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski, Jennifer Hanners-Gutierrez

Impact of speech-language pathology consults on patients with pneumonia in an acute-care hospital setting
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Student Research Week (2016)
Poster | Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski

Impact of speech-language pathology consults on patients with pneumonia in an acute care setting
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (2016)
Podium | Christopher Bolinger, James Dembowski, Jennifer Hanners-Gutierrez

Honors & Awards

  • ACE Award, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2021)
  • ACE Award, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2018)
  • ACE Award, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2016)