Maria L. Muñoz

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Education

Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin

M.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin

B.A., Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact

Truesdail Center
P: 909.748.8560
P: 909.748.8061
E: Maria_Munoz2@redlands.edu

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

Neurologically based acquired impairments in language and cognition, multicultural issues in communication sciences and disorders, bilingualism, aphasia, assessment and treatment of Spanish speakers with aphasia

Professional Background Highlights

  • Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, 1991-present
  • Coordinator of the Emphasis in Bilingual Speech Language Pathology, Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorder, Texas Christian University, 2006-2016
  • Coordinator for ASHA SIG 14 (Cultural and Language Diversity), 2015-2017
  • Departmental Nominee for the Dean’s Teaching Award, Texas Christian University, 2012
  • Speech-language Pathologists, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1991-1996

 

Previous Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Texas Christian University, 2006-2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology
The University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2002-2006

 

Courses Offered at Redlands

CDIS 410 Special Topics Seminar

CDIS 615 Neuropathologies of Speech, Language, and Cognition

CDIS 627 Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

CDIS 640 Adult Neurogenic Clinic

 

Publications 

Muñoz, M.L. (2015). The test of English sentence production for persons with aphasia. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 8 (4), 147-150.

Muñoz, M. L. (2014). The Clinicians Guide to Response Elaboration Training. Fort Worth, TX, Recipe SLP.

Muñoz, M. L. (2014). The Clinicians Guide to Semantic Feature Analysis. Fort Worth, TX, Recipe SLP. 

Muñoz, M. L. (2014). The Clinicians Guide to Reducing Aphasic Perseveration. Fort Worth, TX, Recipe SLP. 

Muñoz, M. L., White, M., & Horton, R. (2014, November). The Identification Conundrum.  The ASHA Leader.

Santamaria, K., Muñoz, M. L., et al. (2013). The application of processing instruction as therapy for aphasia in Spanish speakers. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46, 338-350.

Muñoz, M. L., Hoffman, L. M., and Brimo, D. (2013). Be smarter than your phone: a framework for selecting apps for use in clinical practice. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 40, 138-150.

Muñoz, M.L. (2012). The clinical management of anomia in bilingual speakers of Spanish and English. In Ed’s., M. Gitterman, M. Goral, and L. Obler, Aspects of Multilingual Aphasia (pp. 69-88). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. 

Olness, G. S. and Muñoz, M.L. (2011). Toward and expanded operationalization of the verbal expression of affective meaning. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 217-218. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.246.

Muñoz, M.L. (2011) Reducing aphasic perseverations: a case study. Perspectives on Neurophysiology & Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 21, 176-183.

Muñoz, M. L., Watson, J., Yarbrough, L., & Flahive, L. (2011, April 26). Monolingual Supervision of Bilingual Student Clinicians: Challenges and Opportunities. The ASHA Leader.

Horton-Ikard, R., and Muñoz, M.L. (2010). Addressing Multicultural Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 37, 167-173.

Horton-Ikard, R., Muñoz, M.L., Thomas-Tate, S., and Keller-Bell, Y. (2009). Establishing a Pedagogical Framework for the Multicultural Course in Communication Disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, p. 192-206. 

Muñoz, C., Juarez, G., Muñoz, M.L., et al (2008). The Quality of Life of Patients with Malignant Gliomas and their Caregivers. Social Work in Health Care, 47(4), 455-478.

Muñoz, M.L. and Marquardt, T.P. (2008).  The performance of neurologically normal bilingual speakers of English and Spanish on the Bilingual Aphasia Test. Aphasiology, 22, 1, p 3-19.

Muñoz, M.L. (2007).  Semantic organization and lexical retrieval. In A. Ardila and E. Ramos, Speech and Language Disorders in Bilinguals. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York.

Youmans, G., Holland, A., Muñoz, M.L., and Bourgeois, M. (2005). Script training and automaticity in two individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology, 19(3-5), p. 435-450.

Muñoz, M.L., and Qualls, C.D., (2005). Consideration of the monolingual –bilingual continuum in research and clinical practice in neurogenic communication disorders. ECHO, vol. 1.

Qualls, C.D., and Muñoz, M.L., (2005). Socioeconomic Status as a Proxy for Race-Ethnicity: A Proposed Framework for Studying Cultural Variables in Individuals with Neurogenic Communication Disorders. ECHO, vol. 1.

Muñoz, M.L. and Marquardt, T.P. (2004). The Influence of Language Context on Lexical Retrieval in the Discourse of Bilingual Speakers with Aphasia. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 2(1), 1-17.

Muñoz, M.L. and Marquardt, T.P. (2003). Picture Naming and Identification in Bilingual Speakers of Spanish and English: Interpretation of Performance in Aphasia Compared to a Normative Reference Group. Aphasiology,17(12), 1115-1132.

Muñoz, M. L., Gillam, R.B., Peña, E.D. (2003).  The development of language and episodic structure in the fictional narratives of pre-school children enrolled in Head Start.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 34(4), 332-342.

Muñoz, M.L. Marquardt, T. & Copeland, G. (1999). A comparison of the code-switching of aphasic and neurologically normal bilingual speakers of English and Spanish.  Brain and Language, 66, 249-274.

Marquardt, T., Sanchez, S. & Muñoz, M.L. (1999). Gestural communication learning in mentally retarded adults with Down Syndrome.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 11,  221-236.

 

Invited Presentations

Muñoz, M.L., (July, 2016).Evidence-based practice: Analyzing evidence and applying it to clinical practice. Keynote address at the. Bilingual Therapies Symposium. Los Cabos, Mexico.

Muñoz, M.L., (July, 2016). Intervention for bilingual adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury. Bilingual Therapies Symposium. Los Cabos, Mexico. 

Muñoz, M.L. (February 2016). Spanish-speaking adults with acquired cognitive linguistic impairments: Assessment and treatment. Illinois Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, M.L., (November, 2015). An introduction to bilingual aphasia. The University of Texas, Austin. 

Muñoz, M.L., (July, 2013). Clinical management of cognitive-communication impairments for bilinguals following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Bilingual Therapies Symposium. San Jose, Costa Rica.

Muñoz, M.L., (July, 2012). Bilingualism and cognition across the lifespan. Bilingual Therapies Symposium. Orlando, FL.

Muñoz, M.L. (May 2011). The clinical management of anomia in Spanish/bilingual aphasia. Online at: www.speechpathology.com 

Muñoz, M.L. (January 2011). The assessment and treatment of anomia in Spanish/bilingual aphasia. Illinois Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, M.L. (2008). Treating aphasia in bilingual and Spanish speakers. National Aphasia Association, Speaking Out! Conference, New York, NY.

Muñoz, M.L. (2008). Aphasia in Spanish speakers: Implications for assessment and treatment. Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association 2008 Convention. Covington, KY.

Muñoz, M.L. (2007). Manifestation of aphasia in Spanish speakers: Implications for assessment. Presentation at the Innovations in Clinical Communication Sciences 2007. Harrisonburg, VA.

Muñoz, M.L. (2006). Assessment of Language Impairment for English Language Learners. Knox County Schools, Knoxville. Tennessee.

 

Select Refereed Presentations

Milligan, S., J., Muñoz, M. L., and Brimo, D. (November, 2016). An analysis of macro and micro discourse structure of television commercials. ASHA Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Centeno, J., Kiran, S., and Muñoz M. L. (November 2016). Contemporary approaches to assessment and intervention with bilingual speakers. ASHA Convention. Philadelphia. PA.

de Lorimier, R. and Muñoz, M.L. (February 2016). A framework for monolingual SLP’s assessing and treating bilingual children. Illinois Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, M.L., and Lynch, L. (November, 2015).Learning and teaching a treatment: Evidence from aphasia and apraxia. ASHA Convention. Denver, CO.

Muñoz, M.L., (November, 2013). A treatment to reduce aphasic perseverations: Theory and method. ASHA Convention. Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, M.L., Santamaria, K., and Atkins, J. (November, 2012). A pilot study of the use of Processing instruction to improve “a” comprehension and use in Spanish speakers with aphasia. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Santamaria, K. and Muñoz, M.L. (2012, March). Processing Instruction as a Therapy for Aphasia:  Learning Spanish “a”. AALU, Boston, MA.

Olness, G. S., & Muñoz, M. L. (2011, October). Toward an expanded operationalization of the verbal expression of affective meanings. Poster presented at the 2011 meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Montreal, Canada.

Prezas, R., Watson, J., Muñoz, M.L., and Payne, I., (November 2011). Current trends in the assessment and treatment of Spanish-speaker and bilinguals across the lifespan. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention; San Diego, CA.

Muñoz, M.L. (April 2011). Reducing aphasic perseverations in English and Spanish speakers with aphasia. Faculty Research Symposium, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, TCU, Fort Worth, TX. 

Muñoz, M.L., Payne, I., Prezas, R., and Watson, J. (February 2011). Current trends in the assessment and treatment of Spanish-speaker and bilinguals across the lifespan. Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention; Houston, TX. 

Muñoz, M. L. (November 2010). Decreasing perseveration and improving naming for a Spanish speaker with aphasia. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention; Philadelphia, PA. 

Muñoz, M.L. (May 2010). Reducing perseverations in a Spanish speaker with aphasia. Clinical Aphasiology Conference; Isle of Palms, North Carolina.

Muñoz, M.L. (May 2009). Adapting MIT to improve functional communication in a Spanish speaker with aphasia MIT and Spanish. Clinical Aphasiology Conference; Keystone, Colorado.

Horton, R. and Muñoz, M. L. (2009). Multicultural Program Development in Communication Sciences and Disorders. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention; New Orleans.

Muñoz, M. L. and Eng, N. (2009). Assessment and treatment of aphasia in non-English speakers and bilinguals. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention; New Orleans.

Muñoz, M. L. and Qualls, C. D. (2008). Treatment for aphasia and dementia: cross-cultural considerations. Invited Short Course presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Muñoz, M.L., Muñoz, C., Farrell, B., et al (2008). Impact of cognitive-linguistic functioning on quality of life for patients with brain tumors. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Jackson Hole, WY.

Muñoz, M.L. (2007). A comparison of treatment outcomes following whole-task and part-task methods for training scripts. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Scottsdale, AZ. 

Muñoz, M.L. and Burchfield, M. (2006). An Activation based treatment for aphasic perseveration. Poster presented at the ASHA convention, Miami, FL.

Horton-Ikard, R., Muñoz, M.L., Tomas-Tate, S., and Keller-Bell, Y. (2006). Establishing a pedagogical framework for the multicultural course in communication disorders. Seminar presented at the ASHA convention, Miami, FL.

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences

Member of the California Speech Language and Hearing Association

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Member of ASHA SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 

Member of ASHA SIG 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders