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Belinda Daughrity

Belinda Daughrity, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at CSULB. She completed her B.A. in English and Spanish at Spelman College. She earned her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at NYU and her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. Her research interests include social skills and parent involvement in children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as barriers to early access to diagnosis and treatment of autism in communities of color. Additionally, she is interested in issues of cultural competence for speech-language pathologists.


  • Ph.D. in Education, University of California Los Angeles
  • M.A. in Education, University of California Los Angeles
  • M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, New York University
  • B.A. in English and Spanish, Spelman College

Professional Areas of Interests 

  • Social skills in autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Barriers to early diagnosis and treatment in ASD
  • Cultural competence in SLP 

Courses Often Taught 

  • SLP 271 Phonetics
  • SLP 329 Language Acquisition: From Birth Through Adolescence
  • SLP 464 Cultural Competence in Behavioral Management and Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology
  • SLP 485 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders for Speech-Language Pathologist
  • SLP 669A Clinical Practice Child-Adolescent Speech and Language Clinic

Current Research Project 

  • Title: First Person Accounts of Challenge for Young Adults with ASD Transitioning to Adulthood

Selected Publication 

Curriculum Vitae