Faculty Profile for Kathryn Ruth Hayes
Biography and EducationKathryn 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 InterestsParkinson's Disease and related disorders, Dysphagia, Aphasia, Cognitive Therapy, Professional Behaviors.
Research InterestsReview of research relating to best practice techniques for dysphagia, aphasia and cognitive rehabilitation. Research on Parkinson's Disease treatment.
- 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 Service Activities
Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Graduate Admissions Committee
Neuro, Voice, Swallowing Cognate
Georgetown Alzheimer's Walk
September 29, 2018-September 29, 2018