Trudi Murch, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Trudi Murch is director of Services for Children with Disabilities at Southwest Human Development, a community-based human service agency in the Greater Phoenix area. Department programs include: Head Start disabilities services, Children’s Developmental Center (Early Intervention), Inclusion Program, Nurse-Family Partnership, Newborn Intensive Care Program, Smooth Way Home, Feeding Services and Assistive Technology Training and Resource Center.
Trudi has had extensive experience in designing and delivering training programs to Head Start personnel, school district teams and early intervention programs in the areas of inclusion, early intervention program design, and reflective supervision. She recently co-authored a text: Reflective Supervision and Leadership in Infant and Early Childhood Programs, published by the ZERO TO THREE Press. She and her colleague, Mary Claire Heffron have produced a set of video vignettes, along with a training manual, entitled: Finding the Words, Finding the Ways: Exploring Reflective Supervision and Facilitation.
Trudi has been at Southwest Human Development for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the agency, she was a practicing speech-language pathologist at Good Samaritan Hospital/Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. She received her Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh.