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Cindy Sendor, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office Phone: (951) 343-4655
Office Location: HSC F79
Office Hours: MWF 9-10am and 3-4 pm; Th 10am-noon; T/Th 4-5 pm; and as requested

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Communication Disorders California State University, Fullerton August 1986
B.A. Communications California State University, Fullerton December 1984
  • Courses Taught

    Undergrad courses specific to Language Development, Language Disorders, Aural Rehabilitation, Voice Disorders, Clinical Methods.
    Graduate courses specific to Clinical Practice and Contemporary Issues.

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Developmental and acquired language disorders in children, neurogenic communication disorders in adults, aural rehabilitation, and how to improve student outcomes in higher education.

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    10 years of adjunct faculty and clinical supervision at California State University, Fullerton.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    1991: Author of GIFT-ADD, a group intervention model for
    children ages 5 to 15 presenting with additional deficits
    1994: Development of ADDvantage for Students, a tutoring
    program specifically designed to meet the needs of students
    with attentional difficulties
    1996: Development of ADDvance, a student enrichment program providing speech, language
    and cognitive intervention for students at private schools in
    the Covina/West Covina area
    2007 – 2010: Teen Scene pilot program: development of a life-skills training model for
    adolescents 12 to 15:11 years old on the autism spectrum at
    Casa Colina Children’s Services supported by funding from
    the Henry L. Guenther Foundation.
    2012-2013: California Communication Access Fund Grant and Findings report: Use
    of iPad to Increase Communication and Satisfaction of
    2013 - present: Effects of Amplification on Language
    Development of Children with Atresia: Poster presentation at
    AAA and CSHA, co-author. Currently under journal review, as
    well, for publication. 2015, the peer review article accepted
    into Journal of Audiology and currently going to print.
    February, 2015 to 2019: Exploring Use of AutisMate to
    increase communication access for children on the Autism
    Spectrum and adults with Aphasia through grant research with
    DCF. (Modified to "Use of AAC" in general).

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Faith Life Center for attendance
    Small independent women's group and bible study creating bags for women in need throughout the year.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    SGPRC Vendor Advisory Board for the last 10 years.
    CSHA advisory board for District 10.
    CSHA Treasurer for 2 years.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Playing the piano and crafts, specifically making greeting cards, are my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, two adult children, and three dogs that we have acquired from our son over the years.

  • Personal Philosophy

    I strive to be the best I can be to help others achieve their goals and dreams as God leads us.