Donald R.   Fuller

Professor  

Office: EHABW 1.264A
Phone: (956) 665-2387
Email: donald.fuller@utrgv.edu

Dr. Donald R. Fuller

I am a professor with tenure and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Characteristics of graphic symbols that affect their acquisition
    • Characteristics that affect comprehension of synthetic speech
    • Efficiency of access methods to AAC symbols and assistive technology
  • Education

    • PhD, Audiology and Speech Science, Purdue University, 1987
    • MSP, Speech-Language Pathology, Arkansas State University, 1983
    • BSEd, Speech-Language Pathology, Arkansas State University, 1982
  • Currently Teaching

    COMD 6397 01 - Augmentative Alt Comm:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COMD 7301 02 - Thesis II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Donald Fuller, Jane Pimentel, and Barbara Peregoy. Applied anatomy and physiology for speech-language pathology and audiology. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

  • Jessica Sabado and Donald Fuller. "A preliminary study of the effects of interactive metronome training on the language skills of an adolescent female with language learning disorder," Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders 35, (2008): 35-71.

  • Donald Fuller. Voice disorders: Pathophysiology and rehabilitation (by G. Charpied). Stuttgart: Thieme Publishing Company, 2007.

  • Donald Fuller and Lyle Lloyd. "AAC model and taxonomy," Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1997: 27-37.

  • Donald Fuller, Lyle Lloyd, and Michele Stratton. "Aided AAC symbols," Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1997: 48-79.

  • Lyle Lloyd, Donald Fuller, and Helen Arvidson. Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1997.

  • Donald Fuller. "Initial study into the effects of translucency and complexity on the learning of Blissymbols by children and adults with normal cognitive abilities," Augmentative and Alternative Communication 13, (1997): 30-39.

  • Lyle Lloyd, Donald Fuller, and Helen Arvidson. "Introduction and overview," Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1997: 1-17.

  • Lyle Lloyd, Donald Fuller, Filip Loncke, and Helen Bos. "Introduction to AAC symbols," Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1997: 43-47.

  • Donald Fuller and Lyle Lloyd. "Symbol selection," Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1997: 214-225.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Donald Fuller. Addressing the shortage of speech-language pathologists in the state of Washington by increasing enrollment at Eastern Washington University, Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, $95,463.00 (September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2007)

  • Donald Fuller. Funding request for two graduate research assistants to conduct efficacy studies on the Communication Pages voice output communication aid, Learning Express, Inc., $5,333.00 (August 15, 1990 - May 15, 1991)

  • Donald Fuller. The effects of translucency and complexity on the learning of Blissymbols by normal subjects, Purdue Research Foundation David Ross Fellowship, $6,600.00 (August 15, 1986 - July 31, 1987)



Selected Presentations


  • Donald Fuller, Morgan Schmelzer, and Roberta Jackson. "A survey of the knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication in health care settings," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA (November 2017)

  • Donald Fuller. "Knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication by health care professionals in eastern Washington state," University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, Edinburg, TX (August 2017)

  • Jennifer Griffin and Donald Fuller. "A survey of knowledge of augmentative and alternative communication by first responders in eastern Washington," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA (November 2016)

  • Jessica Iwaniuk and Donald Fuller. "Asthma and paradoxical vocal fold movement disorder: Symptomology and differential diagnosis," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO (November 2015)

  • Allison Wooldridge and Donald Fuller. "Expressive language in children with autism: A survey of assessment practices of school-based speech-language pathologists," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO (November 2015)

  • Aaron Davenny, Donald Fuller, and Georgina Lynch. "A survey of parental concern regarding social language skills in young people with high functioning autism," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL (November 2014)

  • Jody Swobody, Donald Fuller, and Amy Meredith. "Effects of a low tech AAC device on the functional communication of a child with childhood apraxia of speech," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL (November 2014)

  • Kimberly Satow and Donald Fuller. "Effects of configuration on acquisition of Blissymbols by preschool children with normal cognitive abilities revisited," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL (November 2014)

  • Holly Fernalld and Donald Fuller. "Trends in the organization of master's degree programs in speech-language pathology," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL (November 2014)

  • Brad Hilty and Donald Fuller. "Foreign accent syndrome: A critical review of research," Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL (November 2013)

Current Courses

COMD 6397 01 - Augmentative Alt Comm:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COMD 7301 02 - Thesis II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses