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Deborah Ross-Swain

Deborah Ross-Swain, EdD, CCC-SLP

Deborah Ross-Swain, EdD, CCC-SLP, is the founder, owner, and clinical director of The Swain Center for Listening, Communicating and Learning. Dr. Swain is the immediate past-president of the California Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CSHA) and served on the CSHA Board of Directors for 10 years. Dr. Swain is the former Chief of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and held a clinical staff faculty appointment to the School of Medicine. Dr. Swain is the past president of California Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Private Practice (CALSPAPP), served on the CSHA Task Force for developing Guidelines for (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders and Encroachment, and chairs the CSHA Task Force for the Early Intervention Initiative as well as the International Collaboration initiative. Dr. Swain has received awards from CSHA for outstanding service and outstanding achievement and was awarded Outstanding Alumni in 2016 from California State University, Sacramento. She served as a California delegate to the Legislative Council for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the ASHA Advisory Board. She is the author of numerous standardized test batteries and treatment manuals: The Receptive, Expressive, & Social Communication Assessment-Elementary; The Auditory Phoneme Sequencing Test; The Listening Inventory; The Auditory Processing Abilities Test; The Ross Information Processing Assessment-2; The Ross Information Processing Assessment-Geriatric, Second Edition; The Ross Information Processing Assessment-Primary; The Bedside Evaluation and Screen Test and The Swallowing Ability and Function Test; Aphasia Rehabilitation: An Auditory and Verbal Treatment Hierarchy; Aphasia Rehabilitation: A Reading and Writing Treatment Hierarchy; The Cognitive Linguistic Improvement Program; The Voice Advantage; The Geriatric Treatment Manual and The Geriatric Resource Manual.

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