About Tricia

Tricia Krauss-Lehrman, M.M.S./CCC-SLP is a licensed, certified speech-language 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, 2002.

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

International Fluency Association

Phi Beta Kappa

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of Collin County