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David R. Beukelman, Ph.D.

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118 Barkley Center
Lincoln, NE 68583-0732
Telephone: (402) 472-5463 
FAX: (402) 472-7697



David R. Beukelman, Ph.D., is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication and communication disorders associated with physical and neurological conditions. He is the Barkley Professor of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a Senior Researcher in The Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska and is a Partner in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center for Communication Enhancement that is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Dr. Beukelman is co-author of Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs (4th Edition), Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults (3rd Edition), and Augmentative Communication Strategies for Adults with Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions.

He teaches courses in augmentative and alternative communication, motor speech disorders, and cleft palate. His research program focuses on augmentative and alternative communication and motor speech disorders.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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