Treva Blackman, M.S.

Mrs. Treva Blackman received her B.S. in education from Abilene Christian University and a M.S. in speech language pathology from Lamar University. Mrs. Blackman is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association, and the International Association in Oral Myology. She is certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for dsyphagia, Hanen early language intervention techniques, Beckman Oral Motor techniques, the Interactive Metronome, Myofascial Release manual techniques, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation, the Listening Program, and the Picture Exchange Communication System.

Mrs. Blackman has extensive work experience in public education, skilled nursing, hospital, and home health settings. She has led research in the areas of swallowing/feeding and hearing re-training programs and presented research findings at the Texas Speech & Hearing Association Convention. While working in the hospital & skilled nursing facilities, she developed support programs for laryngeal cancer, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and dementia patients and their families. Mrs. Blackman has co- authored 4 books for teaching grammar, reading comprehension, & semantics. She has managed multi-disciplined therapists as Rehabilitation Director, served as a Regional Speech Rehabilitation Consultant, and served as a Program Manager over four skilled nursing facilities. Mrs. Blackman specializes in sensory integration and feeding/swallowing and has spent several years in the role of lead therapist, mentor, and continuing education trainer for both occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. Mrs. Blackman’s most recent contribution has been the co-development of a High Risk Infant evaluation & feeding kit.