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
- M.A., Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland - College Park
- B.A., English, National Chengchi University
- 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.
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. https://www.csha.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CSHA_Convergence_Brochure-2020-3.pdf
- 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
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