Ryan Pollard
Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: SLHS C276

Dr. Pollard’s main areas of interest are fluency disorders, counseling, and disability studies. He teaches several undergraduate courses within the SLHS 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 stuttering and cluttering, and the adult Stuttering Support & Practice Group. He also co-directs the Colorado Speaks summer camp for adolescents who stutter. He has conducted research on the neural mechanisms of motor control in stuttered speech and treatment outcomes for persons who stutter. More recently, he’s been involved with large research projects seeking to improve healthcare outcomes and patient-provider interactions for people with communication disabilities. Before coming to CU, Dr. Pollard 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. He 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, is involved with SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, and is a board member for FRIENDS: The National Association for Young People Who Stutter and the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Along with his work at CU, Dr. Pollard is a published author of disability-themed literary fiction and he 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. 


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