Krauss-Lehrman, M.M.S./CCC-SLP is a licensed,
pathologist. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from
Washington University in St. Louis and her Masters of Medical Science
from Emory University. She holds the Certificate of Clinical
Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(ASHA). In addition, she was among the initial cadre of
speech-language pathologists to become a Board Recognized Fluency
Specialist in 2002 and has maintained that specialty certification
since that time. In 2003, she attended a workshop and became
trained in the Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering Intervention in
order to broaden her already vast experience working with preschoolers
showing early signs of stuttering.
Tricia worked for 28 years at the internationally recognized
UTD/Callier Center for Communication Disorders where she evaluated and
treated children and adults of all ages with communication
disorders. In addition, she also supervised masters level
students training within the graduate program in Communication
Disorders and served as a guest lecturer for both undergraduate and
graduate level courses taught in the area of Stuttering.
In the year 2000, after 18 years of involvement with the Dallas chapter
of the National Stuttering Association (a support group for adults who
stutter), she saw the need for similar support for children who stutter
and their parents. With that vision, she developed Youth
Experience Stuttering Support (Y.E.S.S.), a support group for children
who stutter (ages 6 to 12 years) and their parents. It continues
to be the longest running support group of its kind in the country for
children who stutter. More recently, she was instrumental in
starting a National Stuttering Association (NSA) TWST (Teens Who
STutter) chapter in Dallas, now making it possible for individuals of
all ages in the Dallas area to benefit from free support group services
for individuals who stutter.
As a specialist in the area of stuttering and other fluency disorders, Tricia is now evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and adults in a private practice setting. In addition to working with fluency disorders, she has extensive experience working with children with language-based learning disabilities as well as individuals with Aspergers Syndrome and high functioning autism. Although working with individuals, Tricia involves families and schools as needed to provide holistic and integrated treatment for individuals with communication disorders. In addition, she shares her knowledge with colleagues in the Dallas area, school districts, and her state and national associations through consultation and professional presentations.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dallas Chapter of the National
Stuttering Association, 1990.
Hall of Fame Award – Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
Burtis/Vogel Community Service Award – Texas
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2003.
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
National Stuttering Association
FRIENDS – The National Association of Young People Who Stutter