Vivian Sisskin

Clinical Professor

Vivian Sisskin is a Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sciences. She is an ASHA Fellow and a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. Sisskin was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She served as Coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders, and received the ASHA Media Champion Award for promoting an improved understanding of communication disorders through her appearances on local and national television, radio, internet and print. She has presented her work on the treatment of stuttering both nationally and internationally. In addition, her articles and workshops include principles for effective group therapy and communication strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders. Sisskin served on the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association and as  Vice-Chair of the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. She was honored as the 2014 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association. Sisskin serves as Chair for ASHA's Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CFCC). She is a faculty member for the Stuttering Foundation of America’s Mid-Atlantic Workshop, as well as the Workshop for University Faculty and Doctoral Students. She is a member of the University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC)

Areas of Interest:
  • Stuttering (and other fluency disorders)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • School-age language disorders
Personal Website:
  • MS Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • BA University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
HESP418B Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; Speech Pathology Option Spring 2017
HESP639A Special Topics in Hearing and Speech Sciences; Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders Spring 2017
HESP417 Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Fall 2016
HESP612 Fluency Disorders Fall 2016
HESP612 Fluency Disorders Fall 2015
HESP612 Fluency Disorders Fall 2014
HESP648 Clinical Practice in Speech Fall 2014
Professional Chair, Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CFCC), ASHA
Professional Board of Directors, National Stuttering Association
Professional Board of Directors, American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Professional Past Coordinator, ASHA Special Interest Group 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Professional Fluency Program Committee, Annual ASHA Convention (2009, 2011, 2014, 2015)
Professional Chapter Leader, TWST (Teens who stutter) Northern Virginia
Professional Workshop Leader, Family and Youth Days for People who Stutter
Campus Member, University Honor Board
Professional Conference Chair, National Stuttering Association Research Symposium (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Professional Stuttering Foundation Professional Advisory Board
  • Vivian Sisskin
0141E Lefrak Hall
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Phone: (301) 405-4232