Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Dr. Pollard’s main areas of interest are fluency disorders, counseling, and neuroscience. He teaches several undergraduate courses within the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department, as well as graduate courses in fluency disorders and clinical counseling. As a clinical faculty member, he supervises individual therapy sessions in the areas of fluency and other speech disorders, and the adult Stuttering Support and Practice Group. He also co-directs the Colorado Speaks summer camp for children and teens who stutter. He has conducted research on the neural mechanisms of motor control in stuttered speech and is currently interested in treatment outcomes and experiences for persons who stutter. Before coming to CU, he worked as an early intervention and school-based SLP, supervised diagnostic and externship practica in the area of stuttering, and conducted intensive clinics at the American Institute for Stuttering in Manhattan. Dr. Pollard also has a passion for training clinicians in comprehensive stuttering therapy and advocating for those who stutter. To that end, he leads workshops for SLPs and parents and is involved with SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young and FRIENDS: The National Association for Young People Who Stutter. Apart from his work at CU, Dr. Pollard enjoys traveling, playing pub trivia, watching good (and comically bad) films, reading his way through the classics, and spending time with his family and friends.