Dana Farias, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P.

Dana Farias graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He returned to graduate school at North Texas University where he received a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  Dana has worked at UC Davis Health since 2001 and supervises acute, rehab and outpatient speech therapy services. He is a part-time faculty/lecturer at California State University, Sacramento. His primary areas of research include aphasia and apraxia of speech and he has presented his research internationally.

Title: Chief, Speech Language Pathology —Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine

Undergraduate Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, B.A.

Graduate Education: North Texas University, Denton, TX, M.S.

Internships: Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX

Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, TX

Professional Memberships  

Medical Speech-Language Pathology Council of California

Academy of Aphasia

ASHA Division 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

Farias D, Davis CH, Wilson SM. (2014) Treating apraxia of speech with an implicit protocol that activates speech motor areas via inner speech. Aphasiology. 1;28(5):515-532

Davis, C, Farias, D. & Baynes, K.  (2009)  Implicit Phoneme Manipulation for the Treatment of Apraxia of Speech with co-occurring Aphasia. Aphasiology, 23:4, 503-528

Harrington, G., Farias, D., Davis, C.  (2009).  The Neural Basis for Simulated Drawing and the Semantic Implications. Cortex, 45(3): 386-93

Harrington, G., Farias, D., Davis, C., & Buonocore, M.  (2007).   A Comparison of the Neural Basis for Imagined Writing and Drawing.  Human Brain Mapping Vol.28.  450-459

Chand, V.,  Orgun, O, Davis, C., Farias, D, Baynes, K (2007)  Transition of errors in response to implicit treatment in apraxia: An acoustic analysis Brain and Language, 103(1), 215-216

Orgun, O., Chand, V., Farias, D., Davis, C., & Baynes, K. (2007) Perception of speech errors: native perception versus formal acoustic analysis. Brain Impairment, 8(2), 217

Davis, C., Farias, D., Baynes, K., Chand, V., & Orgun, O. (2007) Is there a role for mental practice in speech rehabilitation? Brain Impairment, 8(2),198

Farias, D., Davis, C., & Harrington, G. (2006) Drawing: Its contribution to naming in aphasia.   Brain and Language, 97, 53-63

C. Davis, D. Farias, A. Bord, & K. Baynes (2006).  An implicit phonological intervention in an individual with apraxia of speech:  A preliminary analysis. Brain and Language. Vol. 99 14-15.

Davis, C.H., Farias, D. & Baynes, K. (2005) Understanding the effects of cuing strategies through error analysis. Brain and Language, 95, 183-184

Farias, D. & Davis, C. (2004) The relatedness of drawing quality and naming in aphasia. Brain Impairment, 5, 185

Harrington, G., Farias, D. & Davis, C.  (2004) Neural correlates of semantic drawing: an fmri study. Brain Impairment, 5, 178.

Lu, F.L., Daniloff, R.G., Kao, K.T., & Farias, D.R .  (1999) Longitudinal changes in                                                                                                                                                                                                          phonatory and articulatory characteristics of speech in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Ph. Dejonckere & H.F.M. Peters (Eds.), Communication and Its Disorders: Vol. 2. A science in progress. The Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press