Pei-Tzu Tsai, PhD
Associate Professor, Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Pei-Tzu's research focuses on underlying factors and clinical management of stuttering, gender diverse voice and communication services, and graduate training of cultural-linguistic diversity in speech-language pathology. She teaches fluency disorders and voice disorders, and provides clinical education and services in stuttering and voice.
- Ph.D., Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland - College Park
- Tsai, P.-T. (2018). Phonological neighborhood effect in spontaneous speech in adults
who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2018.08.005
- Quach, W., & Tsai, P.-T. (2017). Preparing future SLPs for the clinical world of cultural-linguistic
diversity. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2, 82-102.
- Tsai, P.-T., & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2016). Involvement of central cognitive mechanism in word production in adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, & Hearing Research, 59, 1269-1282.
- Arboleda, M., Moriarty, K., Tam, H., Herrera M., Busy, C., Costa, K., & Tsai, P.-T.
(2019, March). Stuttering camp effects: Intensive camp for children who stutter and
their caregivers. Poster presented at the 2019 California Speech Language Hearing
Association Annual State Convention, Pasadena, CA.
- Tsai, P.-T. (2018, November). Listener perception of transgender voice. Poster presented at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
Noteworthy Grants and Awards
- Reassigned Time Program Award, SJSU, 2019-2023
- Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant, SJSU, 2018-2019
Areas of Research Interest
- Cognitive demand
- Cultural diversity
- Linguistic processing
- Phonological factor
- Transgender voice
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice by Katherine Preston
- Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth
- Available on the Lurie College of Education Spotify account