Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Dr. Lisa Schoenbrodt



University of Maryland, College Park, MD Hearing and Speech Science
1982, B.A.

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA Speech Pathology
1984, M.S.

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Human Communication and Its Disorders
1992, Ed.D.

Achievements (past 5 years)

Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Loyola College in Maryland. 1999-2005 and 2014 (present). Graduate Program Director, 2008-2009, Undergraduate Director, 2009-2014.

Schoenbrodt, L., Kumin, L., Vulpis, N., & Nichols, M. (2018). The effectiveness of online parent training for narrative language in children with Down syndrome. Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, 3(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.4172/2472-5005.1000131

Reidy, T., Carney, J., Schoenbrodt, L., & Pidcock, F. (2018). Reporting collateral effects of pediatric constraint induced movement therapy: Parent observed speech and language changes. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 11, 58-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2018.02.006

Schoenbrodt, L. & Kumin, L. (2016).. Training parents to enhance narrative language skills in their children with intellectual disability Revista Medica Internacional de Sindrome de Down (to be published simultaneously in English and Spanish). Rev Med Int Sindr Down, 20(3), 31-38

Kumin, L. & Schoenbrodt, L. (2015). Employment in Adults with Down Syndrome in the United States: Results from a National Survey. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Article first published online: 6 APR 2015 DOI: 10.1111/jar.12182 

Schoenbrodt, L. (2015). Traumatic brain injury. in M. R. Kerins (Ed.), Child and adolescent communication disorders: Organic and neurogenic bases. San Diego: Plural Publishing. Schoenbrodt, L. (2015).

Schoenbrodt, L. (2015). Language learning disabilities. In M. Kerins (Ed). Child and adolescent communication disorders: Organic and Neurogenic bases. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Kerins, M., Trotter, D., & Schoenbrodt, L. (2011). Effects of tier 2 intervention of literacy measures: lessons learned. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 1-16.

Schoenbrodt, L., & Azzato, A. (2014). The effect of bilingualism on narrative language. New Horizons for Learning, 11 (1), 1-20.

Schoenbrodt, L., Eliopolos, L., & Pomparnonis, E. (2009). The effects of parent training on the narrative language development of children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Quarterly.

Schoenbrodt, L. (2008). Service-Learning 201: Beyond the basics. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, ASHA, June 2008.

Schoenbrodt, L., Carran, D., & Preis, J. (2007). A study to evaluate the language development of post-institutionalized children adopted from Eastern European countries. Language, Culture, and Curriculum, 20(1), 52-69.

Professional Societies, Leadership Posts, and Grants

Parent’s Choice Award for Non-Fiction, 2001, for Book – Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: Woodbine House.

Schoenbrodt, L. (1991). A study to determine the consistency of services for head-injured children. Loyola Summer Grant.

Schoenbrodt, L. (1999). Narrative language intervention as a tool to increase communication competence in Spanish-Speaking children. Loyola Summer Grant.

Schoenbrodt, L. (2008). Parent training in Developing Narrative Language in children with Down Syndrome. Loyola Summer Grant.

Schoenbrodt, L. (2009). Response to Intervention: The Role of the Speech Language Pathologist. Loyola Summer Grant.

Principal Investigator for the Maryland State Department of Education Grant for M.S. Program in Speech Pathology with a specialization in School-Aged Populations, 2002-2008.

Schoenbrodt, L, & Saal, L. (2018, 2019-2020). Ethan Saylor Alliance to Prepare and Support Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Serve as Educators for Law Enforcement. https://www.loyola.edu/school-education/blog/2019/loyola-lead-program

The Shriver Center Service Learning Grant, 1999, 2000, 2002.

Lexington Who’s Who, 2000.

Children’s Guild Partnership Grant, 2007-2010.

ACE award for Continuing Education, ASHA (received 7 times).

Fellow, National

Appointed to Governor’s Advisory Board for Traumatic Brain Injury, 2017-present. Provided written and oral testimony for 2 bills: HB 1530 and 1533 to improve better identification of children with traumatic brain injury


Schoenbrodt, L., Pomparonis, E., & Eliopoulos, L. (Spring, 2009). Narrative language intervention in children with Down Syndrome. Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA.

Schoenbrodt, L. (April, 2013). The impact of speech and language disabilities on transitioning students to college: The role of the speech language pathologist. Keynote speaker for Project Access Conference, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Invited presentation.

Schoenbrodt, L., Irwin, J., &Nichols, N. (November, 2013). Training the trainer to enhance to communication skills of adults with intellectual disabilities. ASHA National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Schoenbrodt, L., Carran, D., & Dautzenberg, D. (July, 2014). Training parents to enhance narrative language development in children with language disorders. ASHA Schools Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Barnett, J. E., Schoenbrodt, L., *Orbe, J., & *Thompson, S. (2016, April). Maintaining professional competence in inter-professional practice: It takes an inter- professional village. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting and Forum of the National Academies of Practice, Baltimore, Maryland.

Schoenbrodt, L. & Kumin, L. (June, 2016). Training the Trainer to Enhance Communication Skills in Adullts with Intellectual Disability. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Schoenbrodt, L & Roos, B. (November, 2016). Infusing Technology into the Higher Education Classroom: It’s Easier than it Looks. Session presented at the ASHA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Schoenbrodt, L., & Kumin, L. (November, 2016). Training Parents to Enhance Narrative Language Development in Children with Language Disorders. Session presentation at the ASHA National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Silva, J, Decker, B., & Schoenbrodt, L. (July, 2018) A Successful Partnership: Baltimore City Schools and Loyola University Collaborate to Provide Tiered Literacy Interventions, ASHA’s Connect Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Schoenbrodt, L, Kumin, L, Vulpis, N., & Nichols, M. (July, 2018) The Effectiveness of Online Parent Training for Narrative Language in Children with Down syndrome, ASHA’s Connect Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Schoenbrodt, L, & Kumin. (November 2018). Digital vs In–person Parent Training: Lessons Learned. ASHA National Convention, Boston, MA.

Brianne Roos

Brianne Roos, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

A Loyola graduate, Brianne Roos believes Loyola’s core values help her students build relationships with future patients

Speech-Language Pathology