Betholyn F. Gentry, Ph.D.

Betholyn F. Gentry, Ph.D. CCC-SLP  


betholyn gentry

 Graduate Courses Taught:                                       

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Stuttering
  • Language Assessment and Therapy
  • Advanced Differential Diagnosis
  • Counseling in Communication Disorders

 Undergraduate Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Clinical Management
  • Voice and Stuttering
  • Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Differential Diagnosis

Current Research:

  • Research related to pragmatics and social interaction skills. Currently comparing the perceptions of parents and their teen children regarding social interaction skills of the teens.
    • Issues related to autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Specifically research is being conducted to determine specific social interaction goals for each of these populations.
    • Continued development and standardization of the First African American Children Emotions Scale (FAACES), a speaking attitude test.
    • Communication problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently examining the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the perception of emotions.
  • Currently developing a social skills therapy manual with coauthor.  Anticipated date of publication is Fall ’09.

 Future Research:

  • Continue to examine communication disorders associated with sickle cell disease.
  • Continue to examine research related to multicultural issues.
  • Continue to examine the impact of social skills intervention.

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