Courtney T Byrd
Courtney T. Byrd is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32). To facilitate her research, she recently opened the Austin Center for Stuttering Invention and Research (ACSIR) here to help persons who stutter. Her primary research focus is the combined contribution of linguistic processing and motor planning to the onset, development and maintenance of childhood stuttering. A secondary line of research focuses on the development of evidence-based treatment programs for children and adults who stutter. She has published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, journal of Fluency Disorders and Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. The courses she currently teaches include Fluency Disorders and Voice Disorders.