Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Dr. Lisa Schoenbrodt

ProfessorSchoenbrodt
Email: lschoenbrodt@loyola.edu

Education

  • 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.

Areas of Specialization 

  • Children and Adolescents with Language and Literacy Differences 
  • Children and Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Adolescents and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 
  • Training in Self-Advocacy for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

Accomplishments Past 5 Years 

Presentations

  • 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, L. (November 2018).  Digital vs In–person Parent Training: Lessons Learned.  ASHA National Convention, Boston, MA.  
  • Saylor, P., Saal, L., & Schoenbrodt. (2019).  Feeling Safe and Understood in the Community. The Maryland State ARC Convention, May 2019.  
  • Kumin, L., & Schoenbrodt, L. (November, 2019).  Preferences of Families of Individuals with Down Syndrome on Format of Speech and Language Information. ASHA National Convention, Orlando, Florida.  
  • **Saylor, P., Schoenbrodt, L, Saal, L. K., Brooks, A., (2019, May). Safe, understood, and included: The work of the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Ethan Saylor Alliance Steering Committee. The Arc of Maryland Convention, Ellicott City, MD. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L, & Saal, L. K. (2020, February). Leading forward: Training self-advocate Educators for first responders. Loyola University Maryland Forensic Studies Seminar Series, Baltimore, MD. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K., *Chaney, P., & **Eastman, J. (2020, September). Including self-advocates in trainings for law enforcement and other emergency personnel. Mid Atlantic ADA Conference: Corrections and Law Enforcement, Alexandria, VA. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., Saal, L. K., & **Oliveira, R. (2021, March).  Using Self-Advocate Educators (SAEs) with Disabilities as Patient Actors in EMS and Law Enforcement Training During Challenging Times. Poster presentation at the 2021 National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting and Forum, Washington, D. C./Online 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., Saal, L. K., *Chaney, P., *Camacho, E. & **Oliveira, R. (2021, April).  Using Self-Advocate Educators (SAEs) with Disabilities as Patient Actors in EMS. Webinar for the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE).  
  • Schoenbrodt, L., Saal, L. K., & **Hays, A., (2021, May). Using Self-Advocate Educators with disabilities as patient actors in training. Presentation for ICISF World Congress 16. Online. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K. (2021, June) Using Self-advocate Educators (SAEs) With Disabilities As Patient Actors in EMS And Law Enforcement Training During Challenging Times. Poster presentation for 2021 Annual Meeting of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 
    Schoenbrodt, L., Saal, L.K., & *Chaney, P. (2021, June). Mid Atlantic ADA Webinar Small Workshop Series. Online 
  • Schoenbrodt, L.,Saal, L. K., & Hays, A.  (2021, July). Learning to LEAD: Training law enforcement to interact with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Poster Session at 2020 AJCU Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference, Georgetown University, Washington D.C./Online  
  • Saal, L. K. & Schoenbrodt, L. (2022, April) LEADing by Example: Experiences of Self-Advocate Educators (SAEs) for Law Enforcement Officers. Paper presentation for American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2022, San Diego, CA. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K. (2021, November) Using Self-advocate Educators (SAEs) with disabilities as patient actors in EMS and law enforcement training. Paper presentation for American Speech and Hearing Association Conference 2021, Virtual Conference.
  • **Oliveira, R., Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K., (2022, May). LEADing Forward: Training EMS Professionals to Interact with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Presentation at 2022 EMS Cares Conference, Ocean City, MD. 
  • Saal, L. K. & Schoenbrodt, L. (2022, March). Training self-advocate educators for law enforcement through community engagement best practices. 2022 Experiential Commons Scholar Summit: Community-engaged Pedagogy and Practice, Charlottesville, VA. 
  • Saal, L. K. & Schoenbrodt, L. (2022, November) Equity, leadership, and social justice in education through community-based research: Self-Advocate Educators for law enforcement. Paper presentation for International Conference on Urban Education. Cancun, Mexico. 
  • Saal, L. K. & Schoenbrodt, L. (2022, June) Centering Self-Advocate Educators in Training: Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as Trainers. Poster presentation for 2022 Annual Meeting of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Jacksonville, FL. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., Saal, L.K., & **Hayes, A. (2023, May) The Role of Self-Advocate Educators in Effective Training. Webinar for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 

Invited Presentation 

  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K. (2022, May). U.S. Perspective on Reasonable Accommodation in Higher Education Institutions. Presentation for Understanding Reasonable Accommodation on Persons with Disabilities Webinar hosted by the Embassy of the United States in Manila, Philippines. 

Publications 

  • 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., 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  
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal L. K. (2021). LEADing the Way: Perceptions of Self-Advocate Educators (SAEs) for law enforcement. Global Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 7(4), 1-4. https://juniperpublishers.com/gjidd/pdf/GJIDD.MS.ID.555718.pdf

Grant Awards

  • Schoenbrodt, L, & Saal, L. (2018). Ethan Saylor Alliance to Prepare and Support Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Serve as Educators for Law Enforcement. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K., Horizon Foundation Changemaker Challenge, Project STEER: Strategic Training for Empathic Emergency Response. November, 2019 [10,000.00].
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K., (PIs) Eric Davis Myers Fund, LEADing Forward: Training Self-Advocate Educators for First Responders. October, 2019 [$25,000.00].  
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K., (PIs) LEADing Forward: Training Self-Advocate Educators for First Responders. October, 2019 [$99,912.00].  
  • Schoenbrodt, L, & Saal, L.K. (PIs) the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, LEAD Program Online Regional Pilot for FIRE/EMS. October, 2020 [$26,933]. 
  • Schoenbrodt, L., & Saal, L. K. (PIs), Maryland Department of Disabilities, LEADing into the Wilderness: Training Natural Resource Police Academy. May 2023 [$3,635.00].  
  • Saal, L. K., & Schoenbrodt, L. (PIs), U.S. Department of Health and Hospitals, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, LEADing to Learn: Training Corrections Supervisors to Work with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. August 2022 [$197,715.23].

Public Relations 

Interviewed for Public Relations to Promote Public Awareness for the Learning to Lead Grant (Ethan Saylor Alliance):  National Public Radio, WJZ Channel 13 in Baltimore, Maryland; WCBM Insight on Disability in Baltimore, Maryland, and WYPR On the Record with Sheilah Kast, in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Washington Post. Recognized in PR in the ASHA Leader.   
Link to March 2023 interview with Sheilah Kast from “On the Record.”

About Lisa Schoenbrodt

Hello!  Here is a little about me, Dr. Lisa Schoenbrodt! For over 30 years, I have been a Professor of Speech Language Pathology at Loyola University Maryland as well as a practicing Speech Language Pathologist with certification from ASHA and licensure from the state of Maryland.  

As a Professor, I have taught numerous courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.  I also have Chaired the department in the past for 13 years and have a am active in research and service. As an SLP, I have provided in-depth assessment and individualized treatment with school-age children and adolescents who have language deficits as a result of a wide range of language and learning disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and more. I also have many years of experience in collaborating and consulting with teachers, professors, counselors, psychologists, and other specialists.   

I enjoy teaching undergraduate and graduate students in my areas of interest and enjoy mentoring and watching students develop their skills to go on and become my colleagues in the field of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.  My most recent passion involves the grants that I have received with my colleague Dr. Leah Saal in the School of Education in the Literacy program.  Together we have developed a curriculum to train self-advocate educators with lived experience with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in role play scenarios and panel discussions with law enforcement, EMS, and legal professionals on ways to best communicate and interact in crisis situations.  Along with many of our esteemed self-advocate educators, better known as SAE’s, we have presented to many organizations about our program and also have established a business (https://www.leadabilityllc.com) to continue our work in many areas.  I was recently interviewed by Sheilah Kast from WYPR in March along with one of our SAE’s.  I hope you will listen to the interview!  I am very passionate and excited about the work that we continue to do as it fits very well with the Jesuit Mission of Loyola University Maryland!   

Link to March 2023 interview with Sheilah Kast from “On the Record.”


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