Patricia Lawton has been a speech language pathologist since 1993 and has experience in a variety of clinical settings including early intervention, home health, long term care, outpatient, private practice, and extensive experience in school-based practice. She also served in administrative roles and was an assistant professor at Bloomsburg University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She taught various undergraduate and graduate coursework for nine years. Currently, Patricia is working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies through Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation focuses on the professional identity of speech language pathologists within in the school-based setting.
- Sociological perspectives/theories within the field of Speech Language Pathology
- Leadership in Speech Language Pathology
- School-based Practice Issues
B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders – Bloomsburg University
M.S. in Speech Language Pathology – Bloomsburg University
Ph.D. Candidate in Administration and Leadership Studies – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Papers and Presentations
2019 and 2020: Presenter at the CSIU Para-educators conference. Presentations dealing with pragmatic communication disorders and supporting necessary skills for online learning.
ASHA Convention 2019 “Improving Practices in All Our Complex Roles Through the Use of Appreciative Inquiry” (Not presented due to work conflict and inability to attend.)
ASHA Convention 2018 “No, Please Stay!” Perceptions of Parents Involved with Family Members Speech Therapy at a University Clinic. (Presented research findings.)
The Pragmatic Consequences of Technological Change in the SLP-AUD World; This presentation will discuss technology, social theory, and professional communication.; ASHA Convention 2016.
Leadership Styles & Curriculum Analysis; Presenters Cara Makuta Tolan, AuD.; Patricia Lawton, M.S, ASHA Convention 2016.
OSEP Project Directors Conference 2012 & 2013: Presentation of Project and Program outcomes.