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Kelly Bridges

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Master's Program

Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Kelly Bridges, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master's Program in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. Integrating both clinical and research experience in her pedagogy, Dr. Bridges teaches undergraduate students on campus and has developed four courses for and actively teaches master's students in the Speech@NYU online modality of the MS program.

Specific areas of clinical and teaching interest include neuroanatomy and physiology, adult neurogenic communication disorders, anatomy and physiology of speech and swallowing, and dysphagia. Her research focuses on pragmatic communication in adults with psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. As a member of the Brain and Behavior Laboratory, her doctoral work investigated familiar phrases in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, with her dissertation examining formulaic language and prosody in people with treatment-resistant depression who underwent deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate.

As an ASHA-certified and licensed clinician in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Bridges remains clinically active through per diem work in skilled nursing facilities (subacute/short-term rehabilitation and long-term care), evaluating and treating adult and geriatric residents with communicative and swallowing impairments. 

Selected Publications


Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program offers rigorous training for students seeking high-quality education in speech-language pathology.

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The Talking Brain: Typical and Disordered Communication

Have you ever wondered how communication is actually accomplished or who rehabilitates it when it breaks down? This class provides an introduction to the underappreciated processes of speech, language and hearing and the research approaches used to study them. We will also explore disordered communication and the role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in facilitating communication. Learn about brain injury, hearing loss, autism, stroke, stuttering, literacy, research methods and more. Discover why communication is an art and a science.
Liberal Arts Core/MAP Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Societies and Social Sciences for non-CSD majors
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Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Liberal Arts Core