Writing is essential in nearly every profession and particularly in communication sciences and disorders, where researchers must be able to express complex ideas to a variety of audiences--from colleagues to members of health care teams to clients and family members. Therefore, competency in written expression is required for certification and entry into clinical practice in communication sciences and disorders.
Writing Scientific Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be a valuable supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate students in courses that include writing assignments and critical assessment of research literature, such as research methods and evidence-based clinical methods courses, as well as in thesis and dissertation preparation. Researchers looking for a guide to help improve their own writing will also find this text to be an invaluable resource that answers the big and little questions that arise in preparing manuscripts.
Shelley B. Brundage, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is an associate professor in the Speech and Hearing Science Department at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington DC. She joined the GWU faculty in 2003 after teaching for ten years at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She enjoys teaching graduate courses and a Writing in the Disciplines research course for undergraduate majors. Dr. Brundage also enjoys mentoring students through the research and writing process and has served as a thesis advisor for seventeen master's students. She currently serves as an associate editor for fluency for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Brundage's research expertise is in stuttering and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)--developing and evaluating virtual technologies to improve treatment outcomes in stuttering and to provide authentic learning environments for student learning. Her research also addresses the linguistic, social, and emotional variables that influence stuttering; she is particularly interested in bilingual children who stutter. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Small Business Technology Transfer and R01 programs and she has active collaborations with researchers around the world.