Barbara J. Amster, Ph.D, CCC/SLP
Director, Speech-Language-Hearing Science
Office Number: St. Benilde 2201
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone Number: 215.951.1986
Fax Number: 215.951.5171
- Ph.D. Temple University (Speech and Hearing Science)
- MS University of Pittsburgh (Speech-Language Pathology)
- BA Brooklyn College (Speech and Theatre)
- Certifications American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, Certificate of Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders
- Speech Rate
- Language and Speech Development of Children in Foster Care
- Clinical Practice Areas
- Child Language and Speech Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Accent Reduction
- Gottwald, S.R., Amster, B.J., & LaSalle, L. (2010). A checklist for assessing graduate student/clinician competencies in the area of fluency. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. 20 6-9
- Klein, E.R. & Amster, B.J., (2010). Does a graduate class in Fluency Disorders make a difference? Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. 20 10-14
- Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2008). Perfectionism and stuttering: Is there a connection? Invited Paper, International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference. http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad11/papers/amster11.html
- Amster, B.J. (2008). Problem-based learning in fluency and stuttering. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders.Vol. 18, No. 1, 43-47.
- Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2008). Perfectionism in people who stutter: Preliminary findings using a modified cognitive-behavioral treatment approach. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 35-40.
- Amster, B. J. & Klein, E.R. (2007). The role of perfectionism in stuttering: A follow-up study. In J. Au-Yeung & M. M. Leahy (Eds.), Research, Treatment, and Self-Help. In Fluency Disorders: New Horizons Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress On Fluency Disorder (pp. 361-367). Dublin, Ireland, The International Fluency Association.
- Klein, E.R. and Amster, B.J. (2004). "The effects of cognitive behavioral therapy with people who stutter." In A. Packmann, A. Meltzer, and H. Peters (Eds.) Theory, Research, and Fluency Disorders: Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Fluency Disorders (pp. 154-160)., Nijmegen, Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press.
- Amster, B. J. (2002) "Some thoughts on language over-stimulation and stuttering." Perspectives in Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Vol 12, No. 1, 8-11.
- Amster, B.J. and Starkweather, C.W. (2000) Comments on "Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity and Childhood Stuttering" by Yaruss. JSHR, 43, 810-811.
- Silver, J., Amster, B. and Haecker, T. (Eds.) (1999). Young Children and Foster Care: A Guide for Professionals. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company.
- Amster, B.J. (1999) "Speech and Language Development of Young Children in the Child Welfare System." In J. Silver, B. Amster and Haecker, T. (Eds.) Young Children and Foster Care: A Guide for Professionals. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, Publishing Company.
- Amster, B.J. (1995) Perfectionism and Stuttering: In Proceedings of the First World Congress on Fluency Disorders, C.W. Starkweather and HFM Peters (Eds).
Awards and Specialty Recognition
- 2007 Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- 2000-2013 Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders (BRS-FD)