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Communication Disorders

College of Health Sciences

Erin J. Bush, PhD, CCC-SLP

Photo showing Dr. Erin J. BushAssistant Professor
Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2011
M.S. Ed., University of Nebraska Kearney, 2003
B.A., University of Wyoming, 2000
B.S., University of Wyoming, 2000 • (307) 766-5795 • Health Sciences Room 247E    







Research Interests:

Dr. Bush specializes in neurogenic communication disorders. Her main research interests entail the cognitive bases that underlie acquired language and cognitive communication challenges. Her research has focused on the effect that traumatic brain injury has on survivors’ communication needs; specifically, regarding education, vocation, and community reintegration.


Motor Speech, Aphasia, & Language Disorders across the Lifespan

Affiliations & Associations:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA Special Interest Group 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech

Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Refereed Journals:

Tillman, D., Bush, E.J., & Hof, D. (under review). Traumatic brain injury and counselor preparation: A survey of practicing counselors and graduate students. VISTAS.

Bush, E.J., Hux, K., Guetterman, T., & McKelvey, M.L. (Accepted). The diverse vocational experiences of five individuals returning to work after severe brain injury: A qualitative inquiry. Brain Injury.

Hux, K., Bush, E. J., Evans, K., & Simanek, G. (2013). Misconceptions about traumatic brain injury among students preparing to be special education professionals. Support for Learning, 28(3), 109-114.

Bush, E. J., Hux, K., Zickefoose, S., Simanek, G., Holmberg, M., & Henderson, A. (2011). Learning and study strategies of students with traumatic brain injury: A mixed method study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(3), 231-250.

Hux, K., Bush, E. J., Zickefoose, S., Holmberg, M., Henderson, A., & Simanek, G. (2010). Exploring the study skills and accommodations used by college student survivors of traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 24(1), 13-26.

Other Publications:

Bush, E.J. (In progress). Accommodations for students with traumatic brain injury. EBP Briefs. Bloomington, MN: NCS Pearson, Inc.

Book Chapters:

Bush, E.J., & Jacobson, L. (In progress). The Inclusion of Students with Traumatic Brain Injury. In Jeffrey Bakken and Festus Obiakor (Eds.), Advances in Special Education: General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change (Vol. 14). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Bush, E. J., & Funk, T. (2011). Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and Dysphagia. In Karen Hux (Ed.), Assisting survivors of traumatic brain injury: The role of speech-language pathologists (2nd ed.) (2nd Edition ed., pp. 255-290). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

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