• Ed.D. Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A. Biola University

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Suzanne Welty’s interests and experience are in remediation of autism spectrum disorder and spoken language disorders in children. Her specialty is providing evidenced-based interventions within the school setting to meet the communication, social and academic challenges that these children face. Welty teaches Research in Speech-Language Pathology for the M.S. in Speech Language Pathology and teaches Research in Communication Disorders and Speech and Language Development and Disorders within the undergraduate program. She utilizes case studies, current readings and discussions to encourage the development of critical thinking within her students, with an emphasis on clinical application of theoretical principles. When teaching research she focuses on writing as a process and equips students to present their research at state and national conferences in speech-language pathology. Welty counts it a privilege to engage students in prayer and reflection on the Word of God, which will equip them to grow as competent and compassionate professionals. She also encourages students to integrate scriptural principles as they analyze evidence and evaluate solutions to clinical and theoretical problems. Welty’s dissertation was entitled California Special Education Eligibility: Analysis of Trends from 2002-2010. She is interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically evaluating classroom pedagogy and instructional techniques when teaching research writing.


  • ASHA Continuing Education Award, January, 2016
  • ASHA Continuing Education Award, January, 2012
  • Accepted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society May, 2012


  • Welty, S. M. (2010). Review of the book: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies by E. A. Boutot and B. S. Myles. Childhood Education (87)1, p. 65.


  • Poster Session: California Speech & Hearing Association Convention: California Special Education Trends 2002-2010: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists: March 7, 2013
  • Meeting Common Core Standards for Children with Autism—Presentation to Fullerton School District speech pathologists: January, 2012
  • Dissertation Presentation-Azusa Pacific University: December, 2012
  • ASHA Schools Conference Highlights, Presentation to Fullerton School District speech pathologists: August, 2011
  • Presented an ethical dilemma paper at an Ethics Symposium May 15, 2010: Azusa Pacific University


  • CODS 326: Language Development in Children (F11)
  • CODS 331: Speech & Language Development and Disorders: Birth to 5 Years (F13, F15)
  • CODS 332: Speech & Language Development and Disorders: 5 Years to Adolescents (S14)
  • CODS 418: Multicultural Issues in Speech Language Pathology (F15)
  • CODS 429: Clinic Supervision: On Campus (F11, S12, F12, S13, F13, S14)
  • CODS 429: Clinic Supervision: Off Campus at Heights Christian School (S13, F13, S14, F14)
  • CODS 439: Articulation and Phonology Problems (S16)
  • CODS 442: Treatment Methods in Communication Disorders (S16)
  • CODS 466: Capstone Research Project in Communicative Disorders (S12, F13, S14, S16)
  • CODS 470: Communicative Disorders Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (S12, S14)
  • SEED 594: Action Research (S14)—online course

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  • Death
  • Education
  • Death
  • Education
  • Faith
  • Literacy
  • Missions
  • Speech
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