Anita Swanson, PhD

Texas Center for Disability Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Commons Learning Center
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758-4445
Phone: 512-232-0753
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 14, 2021

Anita Swanson

Discipline Coordinators: Assistive Technology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Project Coordinator
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: augmentative and alternative communication
music therapy
Education: PhD University of Kansas
MA Texas Woman's University
BM Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Service: President of the World Federation of Music Therapy


Dr. Anita L. Swanson is the Project Coordinator at Texas Technology Access Program. She brings experience as a practitioner and professor of music therapy. Dr. Swanson has served a wide range of clinical populations, utilizing AT with individuals on the autism spectrum, persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and adults with neurological challenges. Dr. Swanson has published in several journals and frequently presents across the US and internationally. Currently, she is serving as President of the World Federation of Music Therapy.