College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Susan Benson

Email: sbenson3@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5297

Office: LIB 160

Box: 80

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Speech-Language Pathology (Aug 1997), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • M.S. Speech-Language Pathology (May 1980), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • B.S. Speech Pathology (May 1978), Oklahoma State University

General Information

Dr. Susan E. Benson is an Assistant Professor, and current holder of the Inez Miller Endowed Chair, in the Speech Language Pathology Program, Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services, College of Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a Speech- Language Pathologist employed by the Edmond Public Schools. Additionally, she served for 15 years as Director of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ John W. Keys Language Enrichment and Pre-kindergarten Success Program at the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has taught coursework in language development and language disorders at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.  Her research interests include the development of oral narratives in young children and the use of technology in early intervention programs for children with delayed communication development.

Awards

  • 2013       Honors of the Association- Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2012       Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • 2006       OUHSC College of Allied Health Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
  • 2006       Don Davis Award- Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns
  • 2001       Golden Key International Honor Society- Honorary Member 2001
  • 2001       OUHSC College of Allied Health Faculty Development Award- Research
  • 1999       Graduate of Faculty Leadership Program, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • 1997       Edmond Excellence in Teaching Award 1997
  • 1980       Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa 1980

Courses

SLP 4014 Normal Language , SLP 4054 Language Disorders, SLP 4023 Fluency Disorders, SLP 4902 Special Populations, SLP 5232 Seminar: Special Populations in Speech Language Pathology , SLP 5252 Advanced Normal Language

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Karner, K., Deweber, D., and Benson, S. (2009). Oklahoma Diversity Project: Exploring Ethnicity and Parental Perspectives in Autism. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics: Proceedings from the 3rd International Symposium on Communication Disorders in Multilingual Populations, Argos, Cyprus, November, 2009.

Gilmore-Benson, S. (2009). Understanding the Literate Lexicon. Contemporary Issues in Communicative Disorders, 36, 174-178.

Sealey, L. & Gilmore, S. (2008). Effects of Sampling Context on Grammatical Morpheme Production for Children with and without Delayed Language Development. Journal of Communication Disorders, 41(3), 223-258.

Gilmore, S., Klecan-Aker, J., & Owen, B.  (1999). The relationship of storytelling ability to reading comprehension in children with learning disability. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Vol. 23(3), 142-15.

Lauter, J., Richey, H., Gilmore, S., & Lynch, O. (1998). Putting the “central” back in central auditory processing. The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, Vol. 2(1), 51-106

Gilmore, S. & Norris, G. (1994). Utilizing fields trips to enhance language therapy. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Vol. 25(1), (pp. 32-33).

Selected Presentations

Karner, K. & Benson, S. “Speech Act Use of Adolescents Diagnosed With Autism During Semi-Structured Conversation With Typical Peers”. Poster session presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. November 12-14, 2015. Denver, CO.

Benson, S. & Crumrine, D.   “A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of interactive whiteboard technology in an early intervention classroom”.  Poster presented at Oklahoma Research Day. March 13, 2015. Tahlequah, OK.

Benson, S.  “Reading Assessment and Intervention: A Clinical SLP Perspective”. Invited presentation to the Edmond Public Schools Speech-Language Pathologists. February 20, 2015. Edmond, OK.

Benson, S.  & Crumrine, D. ” A preliminary investigation of the effectiveness of interactive whiteboard technology in an early intervention classroom”.  Poster presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. November 19-22, 2014. Orlando, FL.

Benson, S. “The Relation of Literate Language Use to Listening Comprehension”.  Poster presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. November 15-17, 2012. Atlanta, GA.

Karner, K., Benson, S., Coy, L. “Measuring Effectiveness of Social Skill Intervention Through Speech Act Analysis.” Poster presented at the 2012 American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. November 15-17, 2012. Atlanta, GA.