Kathy Fahey

Derek Headley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor

Office: Gunter 1520
Phone: 970.351.4519
Fax: 970.351.2974
Email: derek.headley@unco.edu


  • PhD, Communication Science & Disorders, Florida State University
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, West Virginia University
  • BA, Communication Science & Disorders, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Certification, Licensure and Membership

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Certificate of Clinical Competence - Speech-Language Pathology
  • State of Colorado, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist


  • Swallowing and swallowing disorders
  • Acquired disorders of language and cognition
  • Advanced diagnostic procedures in medical speech-language pathology
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Voice disorders

Research Interests

  • Physiologic and temporal correlates of normal and abnormal swallowing in adults
  • Dysphagia intervention in adults
  • Adult cognitive-linguistic impairment secondary to neurotrauma and disease
  • Motor learning guided treatments for adults with acquired apraxia of speech
  • Exploring methods to increase objective measures in the adult clinical swallow evaluation

Clinical Service

  • Adult swallowing diagnostics and treatment
  • Adult neurogenic communication disorders evaluation and treatment
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) evaluation and treatment of adults with cognitive-linguistic communication disorders