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Naomi Warren-Ross, ClinScD, is an assistant professorial lecturer in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department, where she supervises graduate students in a clinical setting and assists them to apply their academic knowledge and develop their own style of therapy.

Prior to her position at Saint Xavier University, Warren-Ross practiced as a school speech-language pathologist in Illinois and Missouri, most recently providing services to mostly African American students attending middle school in an economically depressed environment in North County, St. Louis, Missouri. Warren-Ross took on the role of therapist and educator and observed that the lack of direct grammar instruction was affecting the students' language and literacy skills and thus their ability to make progress in therapy. This blossomed into her research as part of the doctoral program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, "The Effect of Explicit Grammar Instruction on the Reading Comprehension Skills of Late Elementary School Students." Warren-Ross's specialty areas include language and literacy development and disorders. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in communication sciences and disorders from Western Illinois University and a doctorate in clinical speech-language pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.


Doctor of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Master of Science
Western Illinois University

Bachelor of Science
Western Illinois University

Areas of Specialization

  • Childhood Language Development and Disorders.
  • Later Language Development and Disorders.
  • Literacy (specializing in grammar and comprehension).


  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, and Vermont.
  • Student Services Teaching Certificate, Missouri.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Chair Specialized Clinical Interests

  • Experience across the continuum of care in speech pathology in a school setting.
  • Language and literacy development and disorders.

Courses Taught

  • CSDI 355: Clinical Practicum
  • CSDIG 510: Practicum in Diagnostics
  • CSDIG 512: Advanced Practicum: School
  • CSDIG 514: Practicum in Prevention
  • CSDIG 515: Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I
  • CSDIG 516: Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II
  • CSDIG 517: Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology III
  • Language and Literacy Module

Selected Honors/Awards

Six-time American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Award for Continuing Education (ACE) recipient.