Faculty Profile for Kathryn Ruth Hayes

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Kathryn Ruth Hayes
Clinical Lecturer — Communication Disorders
WILW 241
phone: (512) 716-2608

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Kathryn Hayes received her M.A. in Communication Disorders in 1986 and has worked a variety of settings as a speech-language pathologist including hospitals, brain injury facilities, skilled nursing facilities, private practice (owner) and universities. Positions held include Speech-Language Pathologist, Senior Speech Pathologist, Program Coordinator for Speech Pathology, Program Coordinator for Adult Neuro Program, Director of Clinical Services for a rehabilitation hospital and Clinical Supervisor/Clinical Educator. Throughout her career she has consistently supervised students, CFY candidates, other staff, and also acted as a mentor to other professionals in the community. She currently holds a position as Clinical Educator at Texas State University.

Teaching Interests

Parkinson's Disease and related disorders, Dysphagia, Aphasia, Cognitive Therapy, Professional Behaviors.

Research Interests

Review of research relating to best practice techniques for dysphagia, aphasia and cognitive rehabilitation. Research on Parkinson's Disease treatment.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Clinical Faculty, Southwest Texas State University. September 25, 1998
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Employee of the Year, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin. March 1998
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Clinical Faculty, Southwest Texas State University. September 25, 1997

Selected Grants

  • Fleming, Valarie B, Hayes, Kathryn Ruth, Johnson, Linda E, Johnson, Jennifer L, Bowers, Jessica Ree. SPEAK OUT! Parkinson Voice Project, Parkinson Voice Project, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1000. (Submitted: February 2019, Funded: April 2019 - August 2019). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Interprofessional Education (IPE)
August 2018-Present
CDIS Scholarship
August 2018-Present
Graduate Admissions Committee
August 2018-Present
Neuro, Voice, Swallowing Cognate
April 2018-Present
Georgetown Alzheimer's Walk
September 29, 2018-September 29, 2018