David Rehfeld

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

227 Campus Creek Complex



  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • M.Ed. in Special Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Developmental Language and Literacy Disorders
  • School-Based Professional Issues

Courses Taught

  • CSD 443- Language Assessment and Intervention 1
  • CSD 560- Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 701- Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CSD 725- Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors

Reading achievement is critical to academic and vocational success and the foundations of reading begin with spoken language in the preschool and early elementary school years. Speech-language pathologists often work with children at-risk of manifesting reading disorders and can play a role in developing critical skills in areas such as phonological awareness, vocabulary, and syntax (among others). Dr. Rehfeld studies how to implement interventions to support children's early development of these concepts so that they can acquire, develop fluency with, and generalize skills related to reading and writing.

Dr. Rehfeld also studies the ways in which pre-service training programs support students' development of academic and clinical knowledge and skills. The scholarship of teaching and learning acknowledges that not all training methods are created equally and that data-driven, evidence-informed decision making facilitates students' progression toward professional practice.

Dr. Rehfeld frequently presents at local, state, and national conferences and has co-authored multiple publications related to both developmental language disorders and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has also supervised multiple master's level capstone projects and chaired doctoral level capstone projects as well.

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