Terri Zerfas, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, RPED, CALT/QI, Educational Diagnostician
Terri Zerfas has served as the Coordinator for the Southern Methodist University Diagnostic Center for Dyslexia and Related Disorders since 2004. She has also served as a graduate teaching assistant at Texas A & M University in Commerce since 2004. Prior to that time, she served Texas public school students as a speech/language pathologist, special education classroom teacher, dyslexia therapist, and educational diagnostician.
Education & Professional Training
- Ph.D., Texas A & M University, Commerce, TX
- M.S. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- B.S. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- Educational Diagnostician, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
- Severe/Profound Handicapped, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
- Certificate of Advanced Studies in Instruction and Administration (CAS) conferred by Southern Methodist University, 2000
- Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) conferred by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), 1982
- State of Texas License #12612 conferred by the State Committee of Examiners for Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology (renewed annually)
- Certified Academic Language Therapist (C.A.L.T.) Registered with the Academic Language Therapy Association (renewed annually)
- Texas Professional Educational Diagnostician Registration #1731
- American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
- Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
- Texas Educational Diagnosticians Association (TEDA)
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2006
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000
- Charles B. Goddard Foundation Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, 1999
- San Marcos Civic Foundation Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, 1998
- Teacher of the Year, Rockwall I.S.D., Reinhardt Elementary, 1995
- Certificate of Achievement from Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing to Assist Persons with Disabilities: Assistive Devices Analysis Matrix (A.D.A.M.), 1991
- Linda S. Speech Scholarship, Department of Speech and Hearing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1973
- Debate Scholarship, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1968
- Hammer, Ed & Zerfas, Terri. Adaptive Devices Analysis Matrix. Functional Resources Enterprises: Amarillo, Texas, 1990.
- Zerfas, Terri. STIM-U-LITE: a LIGHT Device for Training Low Functioning Multihandicapped Children. The Conover Company: Omro, Wisconsin, 1983.
- Paynter, Earlene Tash & Bumpas, Terri. Imitative and Spontaneous Articulatory Assessment of Three Year Old Children. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders; February, 1977; Vol. 42, 119-125.
- Dallas Branch International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, 2004-Present
- Dallas Dyslexia Information Group, DBIDA Chair, 2005-2007
- Region X Bilingual Leadership Council, 2003 - 2004
- Trainee Advisor, Language Therapy Program, Southern Methodist University, 1998 – Present.
- CEU Committee Chair, Academic Language Therapy Association, 1998 – 2000.
- Academic Language Therapy Association Board of Directors, 1996 – 1998.
- 504 Committee, Rockwall I.S.D., 1990 – 1999.
- Team Leader, Special Programs, Nebbie Williams Elementary, Rockwall I.S.D., 1996 – 1999.
- District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC), Rockwall I.S.D., 1997-1998.
- Mentor for Region X Alternative Certification Program, Rockwall I.S.D., 1993 & 1997