Pei-Tzu Tsai, PhD

Pei-Tzu Tsai

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
  • M.A., Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland - College Park
  • B.A., English, National Chengchi University

Recent Publications

  • 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.

Recent Presentations

  • Mahendra, N., Tsai, P.-T., Brym*, J., Dessenberger*, M., Park*, T., & Tadokoro*, A. (2020, March). Adults with aphasia and children with stuttering sing together: An intergenerational study. Poster to be May 2020 P.-T. Tsai 3 presented at the 2020 California Speech Language Hearing Association Annual State Convention, Anaheim, CA.
    (Conference canceled)

  • 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

Online Resources

Areas of Research Interest

  • Cognitive demand
  • Cultural diversity
  • Linguistic processing
  • Phonological factor
  • Stuttering
  • Transgender voice

Recommended Reading

Personality Playlist

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