Gordon W. Blood, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Contact Information

404B Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-3759




Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1978

Research Interests

Social aspects (self-concept, perceived communicative competence, stigma, etc.) of fluency and fluency disorders in adolescents and adults; auditory dysfunction in children and adults who stutter; speech, language, and literacy disorders in children in the schools; perceptions of individuals with communication disabilities; job stress of SLPs in rural and urban areas.

Examples of Collaborative Projects

Social Aspects of Stuttering. Currently work is being completed on how adolescents who stutter deal with bullying behavior, stigma-related issues, and overall adjustment. A cohort of sixty-five adolescents is being studied on a number of dimensions related to self-esteem, anxiety, coping, and co-occurring communication and non-speech-language disabilities. Adults who stutter are also being examined for stress, attention, and auditory problems as they relate to social and communicative competence.

Selected Publications

Blood, G., Decker, K., Raviotti, K., Leibig, A., Blood, I. (2014). Bullying in Schools: Speech Language Pathologists’ Responses to Specific Bullying Incidents. Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids, 2:4.

Blood, G. (2014). Bullying be Gone! The ASHA Leader, 19(5),36-42.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Coniglio, A. D., Finke, E. H., Boyle, M. P. (2013). Familiarity breeds support: Speech-language pathologists’ perceptions of bullying of students with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46 (2), 169–180. DOI:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2013.01.002

Tramontana, G. M., Blood, I. M., Blood, G. W. (2013). Speech-language pathologists’ knowledge of genetics: Perceived confidence, attitudes, knowledge acquisition and practice-based variables. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46 (1), 100–110. DOI:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2012.08.005

Blood, I. M., Blood, G. W. (2011). Podcasts, Google, and YouTube—Oh My! An Innovative Online Course for University Students on Preventing Hearing Loss. SIG 8 Perspectives on Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance, 12, 4–12. DOI:10.1044/hcoa12.1.4

Blood, G. W., Robins, L. A., Blood, I. M., Boyle M. P., Finke, E. H. (2011). Bullying, School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists, and English Language Learners: Seriousness, Intervention, and Strategy Selection. SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, 12, 128–138. DOI:10.1044/sbi12.4.128

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Dorward, S., Boyle, M. P., & Tramontana, G. M. (2011). Coping Strategies and Adolescents: Learning to Take Care of Self and Stuttering during Treatment. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 21, 68-77.

Blood, G. W., Blood, I. M., Tramontana, G. M., Sylvia, A. J., Boyle, M. P., & Motzko, G. R. (2011). Self-reported experience of bullying of students who stutter: Relations with life satisfaction, life orientation, and self-esteem. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113, 1-12.

Blood, G. W., Boyle, M. P., Nalesnik, G. R., & Blood, I. M. (2010). Bullying in children who stutter: Speech-language pathologists’ perceptions and intervention strategies. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 35, 92-109.

Blood, G. W., Mamett, C., Gordon, R., & Blood, I. M. (2010). Written Language Disorders: Speech language pathologists' training, knowledge and confidence.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 416–428

Courses Taught

CSD 101 (GHA) Preventing Hearing Loss

CSD 100 (GHA) Preventing Vocal Abuse

CSD 542 Stuttering

CSD 597A Rural Issues: SLPs in the Educational Setting

CSD 597B Speech, Language, and Literacy

CSD 597C PRIDE Seminar

CSD 597E Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders

CSD 597F Technology, Reading, and Children with Communication Disabilities in Schools

CSD 444 Introduction to Organic Disorders of Speech and Language

Strategic Themes

  • Populations of Special Interest