CSAD Part-Time Faculty Curriculum Vitae


Karen Faherty

Email: karen.faherty@CSUS.edu 
Office: Folsom 2316
Office Phone: (916)278-6759
ASHA #: 12048276
ASHA certification: CCC-SLP   
CA License #: SP 11487

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Employment Status: (Employment status is based on the individual’s status assigned by the university       


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Academic Rank:            


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Role to this program (Select all that apply)

Clinical Supervisor

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Indicate program other than the accredited Master’s SLP program for which this faculty member contributes a percentage of their overall FTE.

Masters of Science Speech and Hearing Sciences

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Tenure Status:   

Non-tenured and on a tenure track        

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Indicate credentials this individual holds:

State Licensure: California Speech-Language Pathologist License SP11487

Teaching:  California Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential

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Indicate the highest degree earned:

Master of Science, Speech Pathology

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Degree, institution, year granted and field of study for all degrees earned:

Degree Earned

Institution Name

Year Granted

Field of Study


California State University, Sacramento


Speech Pathology


California State University, Sacramento


Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Percentage (in decimals) of FTE (workload) allocated to the graduate program for classroom teaching.  (Note: Apply the institution’s formula to calculate this.)

Full-TIme Faculty Equivalent (FTE)= 15 Weighted Teaching Units per semester

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Other contributions allocated to the graduate program


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Major specialty areas:

  • Assessment,
  • diagnosis and treatment of children representing a wide range of ages and disabilities including preschool-8th grade children with autism, language-based reading disorders, social/pragmatic language disorders, receptive and expressive language delay and disorders,
  • Speech Sound disorders including articulation disorders,
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • phonological process disorders.

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Courses taught.  Provide the course number, course name, and term(s) taught:

Course Number Course Name Program Term(s) Taught
CSAD 243B Prac: Lang Disorders II CSAD Masters Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
CSAD 229A Prac: Speech Disorders I CSAD Masters Fall 2013

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Publications and Presentations completed within the past 5 years. 2013-2018 ONLY


Faherty, K., Bryla, J., Johnson-Garcia, D. & Kaul, S. (2013, January). Technology rocks! Part II. Invited workshop, CSHA District 2, Sacramento, CA.

Faherty, K. & Kaul, S. (2013 March). The New (iPad) Meets the Tried and True: Therapy Techniques. Co-authors, 2-hour seminar presented at the annual conference of the California Speech and Hearing Association, Long Beach, CA.

Faherty, K. & Kaul, S. (2013 March). The New (iPad) Meets the Tried and True: Therapy Techniques. Invited staff in-service presentation at San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.

Faherty, K. (2013 July). The New iPad with the Tried and True; An Interactive Approach to Technology In Speech and Language Therapy. Invited Keynote speaker, two 3-hour seminars presented at Lingua Health’s annual Lingua Live Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Faherty, K. (2014 May). iPad Applications for Teachers in the Classroom to Support Language and Literacy. Invited staff in- service presentation at San Juan Teachers Association, Carmichael, CA.

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Grants awarded within the past 5 years. 2013-2018


Funding Source















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Activities related to clinical service delivery within the past 5 years. 2013-2018

Speech Language Pathologist, San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA, August 1999- current

Diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders in children from 3-12 years of age. Collaboration with parents and staff to best meet the goals and educational needs of the students. Perform assessments, prepare reports, write measurable goals, develop and implement treatment plans, coordinate and conduct IEP meetings.

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Clinical supervision experiences with the past 5 years  2013-2018

August 2013-Present

Clinical Instructor – Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  California State University, Sacramento. Fall 2013 - Speech 1, Language 1 Spring 2014-Current - Language 2

Supervise and collaborate with graduate clinicians, guiding them in assessing students, writing appropriate goals based on client’s individual needs, planning effective therapy and treatment, writing reports and lesson plans. Helping them to become the best clinicians they can be.

Public School Internship Master Clinician Fall 2014 Spring 2016, Summer 2017, Spring 2018

Supervised Graduate Interns and SLPA Interns from California State University, Sacramento at the San Juan Unified School District

Professional development completed within the past 5 years.  2013-2018

The Links Between Language and Literacy presented by Dr. Robert Pieretti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – 1/192017 – 2 hours

Assessing for Literacy Across the IEP Team presented by Dr. Robert Pieretti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – 1/26/2017 – 2 hours

Alternative Assessment for Students with Complex Communication Needs presented by The Diagnostic Center of Northern California- 4/14/2016

Stuttering presented by Nancy Barcal, M.A., CCC-SLP, AAC Assessment presented by Shelby Spurr – 8/16/16 – 6 hours

Phonological Complexity Principles: Promoting Efficient Change in Overall Intelligibility presented by Jennifer Taps Richard, M.A., CCC-SLP – 8/23/16 - 12 hours

Current Trends in Social Language Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, The Color My Conversation Program presented by Rosslyn Delmonico, MA, RSLP, CCC-SLP – 8/10/15- 5.5 hours

African American Students: New Best Practice Guidelines for Alternative Assessment of Communication Skills presented by Diagnostic Center of Northern California and the California Department of Education – 10/8/15 – 4 hours

Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners: The Role of the SLP presented by California Department of Education and Diagnostic Center of Northern California – 4/16/15 - 3 hours

Public School Internship Supervision in Speech Language Pathology, University Training Programs presented by Dr. Robert Pieretti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – 12/14/15 – 1.5 hours

Clinical Thinking in Making Treatment Decisions and Implementing Treatment in CAS presented by Edythe Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – 9/25/15 – 6 hours

Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech presented by Edythe Strand , Ph.D., CCC-SLP– 2/13/15 – 6 hours

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Strategies for More Intelligible Speech presented by Margo Courter, MBA, MA, CCC-SLP – 8/28/14 – 6 hours

Effective Supervisor, CCC:Compliance, Competence, and Communication presented by Rosemary Scott, MA, CCC-SLP – 8/11/2014 – 6 hours

SLP Case Manager Best Practices presented by presented by SJUSD – 8/12/2014 – 6 hours

Making Carry-Over a Reality: Tools, Techniques and Technology (iPad, FONEMZ and Dental Floss) presented by Sandy Kaul, MA, CCC-SLP – 5/22/2014 – 2 hours

Response to Intervention: Process and Supports presented by Sean Green, M.S., CCC-SLP – 4/11/13- 2 hours

Guidelines for Intervention When Working with Dual Language Learners with Language and Communication Disorders presented by the California Department of Education and Diagnostic Center of Northern California – 9/12/13 – 3 hours

The New Common Core State Standards and Students with ASD: Strategies for the SLP presented by California Department of Education and Diagnostic Center of Northern California – 10/10/13 – 3 hours

Practical Therapy Techniques for Challenging Articulation Cases presented by Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP – 11/8/2013 – 6 hours

Best Practices in Non-Biased Assessment of ELLs With Potential Language Impairments presented by Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD., CCC-SLPO and Robert Kraemer, Ph.D.CCC-SLP – 8/29/2013 – 3 hours

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Professionally related service activities for the past 5 years. 2013-2018

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Service on Departmental, College and University committees for the past 5 years. 2013-2018 













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Academic/Professional Honors and Recognition 2013-2018 

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