Speech-Language Pathology Board Certified Specialists

There are approximately 78 board certified speech-language pathology (SLP) specialists in the entire nation. Wichita State has the distinction of retaining two (2) of these specialists within the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Find more information about our specialisits via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty / Staff Directory.


Brian Ray,
 Clinical Professor
Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders, BCS-F
(only specialist in Kansas)
Research areas: Child speech and language

Trisha Self, Associate Professor
Board Certified Specialist in Child Language, BCS-CL
(only practicing specialist in Kansas)
Research area: Autism spectrum disorders


Specialized Training

Gina Riggs, Clinic Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding

Ashley Purdum, Associate Clinical Professor
Trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding

Melissa Vagts, Associate Clinical Professor
Trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding


Other Specialty Certifications


Ashley Purdum, 
Associate Clinical Professor
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD Certified Clinician

Elizabeth Loy, Assistant Clinical Professor
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD Certified Clinician
MBSImp Certified Clinician
McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program Certified Clinician



If you would like to contact a specialist, please call 316-978-3289.