Courtney T. Byrd received her bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, her master’s degree from Texas Christian University and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32). Upon completion of her NIH postdoctoral fellowship, she was appointed to an assistant professorship at The University of Texas at Austin in August 2006. Her primary research focus is the combined contribution of linguistic processing and motor planning to the onset, development and maintenance of childhood stuttering. A secondary line of research focuses on the development of evidence-based treatment programs for children and adults who stutter. She has published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Journal of Fluency Disorders and Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. She has also published book chapters and presented her research nationally and internationally. The courses she currently teaches include Fluency Disorders and Voice Disorders.
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