Daniel Reese, M.A., CCC-SLP

Daniel is an Austin native with six-plus years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings, including collaborations in the medical field and most recently his own private practice, Speech Without Limits. Early in his academic training, he was drawn to photojournalism as a way of challenging himself to approach unfamiliar people and gain the rapport needed to tell meaningful stories. As an undergraduate he pursued a degree in visual communications from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Afterwards, he became familiar with the cutting-edge research at UT-Austin on perceptions of people who stutter and on new therapeutic techniques. There he was led to pursue graduate-level academic training, where his master’s thesis focused on the effects of self-disclosure for people who stutter. Under the graduate mentorship of Dr. Courtney Byrd and as a person who stutters himself, he has directly experienced the benefits of the Center’s philosophy and training.

Daniel is excited to work with Dr. Courtney Byrd and the team at the Arthur M. Blank Center because as a central mission of his life, he seeks to contribute to the advancement of stuttering education and research. The opportunity to collaborate with a team that is aligned on this mission to serve a community of people who stutter, train future clinicians, and improve access to care where evidence-based theory is translated into practice is particularly exciting to him. To Daniel, the Center’s philosophy of Dream. Speak. Live. means that at any age, people deserve to communicate effectively–what’s on their minds and in their hearts, form close relationships, and lead fulfilling lives.

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