Ph.D. in Communication Disorders, 1992, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
M.A. in Speech Pathology, 1975, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1972, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Brenda Seal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences at Gallaudet University. Dr. Seal is also Professor Emeritae at James Madison University where she taught for 28 years. Prior to that she was a speech-language pathologist at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton. Her research interests are in pediatric sign language acquisition, cochlear implant outcomes, fingerspelling and educational interpreting.
Sign phonology; Manual activity in babies; Speech and sign acquisition in pediatric implant population; Fingerspelling encoding and decoding; Teaching practices in higher education; Anatomy & physiology; Neuroanatomy; Educational interpreting
Licensure in Speech-language pathology from Virginia CSC (1976) and EIPA (2007) from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.