Clinical Faculty

Lowther, Marian

Lowther, Marian, MS., CCC-SLP 

Assistant Instructor

Phone: (813) 974-7546
Office: PCD 4007

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Marian A. Lowther, MS CCC-SLP, is currently a Clinical Instructor at the University of South Florida.  She obtained her BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from California University of PA and MS in Communication Disorders from Baylor University.  She has worked as an SLP since 1987 in school settings, rehab hospitals, private practice, mentoring, and program development. She has worked in Texas, Washington, and Florida. She most recently worked in Pinellas County Schools as a SLP mentor.  Marian’s clinical areas of interest include developmental delays, pediatric neurological impairments, augmentative and alternative communication, genetic disorders, degenerative diseases, mental/emotional disorders, fluency disorders and voice disorders. She is a  SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Provider.  She has participated in research on accessing higher education and computer-based interventions. She has presented at state and national conferences and is a blogger for ASHA Leader on school-based interventions and advocacy.  Marian is an ASHA Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P) Mentor.  She is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 1, Language Learning and Education; 2, Neurophysiology & Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders; 11, Administration and Supervision; and 16, School-Based Issues.  Marian is also an ASHA Grasstops Envoy for federal advocacy. She is on the Executive Board of FLASHA as the Vice-President for Convention.  She is also a member of FLASHA’s Medicare Committee and Schools Committee.


M.S (Speech Pathology and Audiology) Baylor University 1991
B.S (Speech Pathology and Audiology) California University of Pennsylvania 1986


SPA 6505 | Practicum: Advanced SLP (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)

SPA 6505 | Practicum: Clinic II SLP (Spring 2021)

SPA 6505 | Practicum: Clinic III SLP (Summer 2021)


Recent Scholarly Activity 

  • ASHA Leader Live Blog: Teaching Older Students Pragmatic Skills for Social Media Use, Published: 11/13/19
  • ASHA Leader Live Blog: Managing Challenging IEP Meetings, Published: 10/28/20
  • Starting Advocacy Efforts Through Union, State, And Federal Levels, FLASHA Convention, 2021
  • Team Up With Your Union For Successful Outcomes 2019 ASHA Convention, Orlando, FL
  • Speech Language Therapy Service Delivery And Transitions, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, FL
  • Ethics for School Based Speech-Language Pathologists, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, FL
  • Educational Relevant Considerations For Speech Language Therapy, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, FL
  • Communication Matrix Assessment, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, FL
  • Addressing Dysphagia Concerns in the Public School Setting, Pinellas County School, Largo, FL
  • Intervention Techniques/Strategies with Low Tech AAC for Students with Severe/Profound Disabilities, Pinellas County Schools, Largo, FL