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Robert ("Dr. Bob") Owens
Associate Professor
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

(518) 454-5258

Robert E. Owens, Jr. Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”) is an Associate Professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor. He teaches courses in language development and language disorders and is the author of:
• Language Development, An Introduction (8 editions)
• Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions)
• Program for the Acquisition of Language with the Severely Impaired (PALS)
• Help Your Baby Talk, Introducing the New Shared Communication Method
• Queer Kids, The Challenge & Promise for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth
His Language Development text is the most widely used in the world and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. He has also co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective (4 editions), written a score of book chapters and professional articles, and authored two as-yet unpublished novels which are sure to win a posthumous Pulitzer prize. Currently, he is authoring a text on early intervention. In love with the sound of his own voice, Dr. Bob has presented over 180 professional papers and workshops around the globe. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are also some of his best friends. And he’s a gran’pa!


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Ph.D. Ohio State University Speech-Language Pathology
B.A./M.A. University of Delaware Education/History

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