Shelley Lund, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Enderis Hall, Room 871
Phone: (414) 229-4945
Fax: (414) 229-2620
Communication Sciences & Disorders
- Ph.D., Communication Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001
- M. A., Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, 1991
- B. A.,Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989
- Communication, Augmentative and Alternative (AAC)
- Disabilities, Communication and Individuals with Language Disorders in Children
Interests & Expertise
Dr. Lund's research interests are in the areas of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and child language development and disorders. There are more than 3 million individuals in the United States who are unable to communicate using speech and can benefit from using AAC systems. Dr. Lund’s research addresses how to improve outcomes for individuals who use AAC. Dr. Lund is engaged in a multi-site study investigating the clinical decision-making of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) during AAC assessment. Prescribing the appropriate AAC system for a client is a multi-faceted and complex task. Many SLPs who are asked to conduct such assessments, may have had limited training/preparation in this area. This line of research is examining how SLPs with varying levels of expertise approach the assessment process. The information gained from these studies will lead to improved assessment processes and the development of training and educational materials to better prepare SLPs to work with clients whose communication can be enhanced through AAC.
Binger, C., Ball, L., Dietz, A., Kent-Walsh, J., Lasker, J., Lund, S., McKelvey, M., & Quach, W. (2012). Personnel roles in the AAC assessment process. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 28(4), 278-288.
Dietz, A., Quach, W., Lund, S., & McKelvey, M. (2012). AAC Assessment and clinical-decision making: The impact of experience. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 28(3), 148-159.
Pizur-Barnekow, K., Rhyner, P., & Lund, S. (2010). The Pipeline Training Program in Maternal and Child Health: Interdisciplinary Preparation of Undergraduate Students from Underrepresented Groups. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(3), 422-429.
Lund, S. K. (2008). The role of the participation model and International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF) in AAC research and practice. In D. Lage (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th Biennial International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Symposium: Communicative competence and participation over the lifespan - Theoretical and methodological issues in research on augmentative and alternative communication (pp. 173-176). Toronto, CA.: ISAAC.
Lund, S. K., & Troha, J. (2008). Teaching young people who are blind and have autism to make requests using a variation on the Picture Exchange Communication System with tactile symbols: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 38, 719-730.
Raghavendra, P., Granlund, M., Olsson, C., Lund, S., & Allan, M. (2008). AAC and participation: A multi-dimensional construct for AAC practice and research. In D. Lage (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th Biennial International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Symposium: Communicative competence and participation over the lifespan - Theoretical and methodological issues in research on augmentative and alternative communication (pp. 193-195). Toronto, CA.: ISAAC.
Lund, S. K., & Light, J. C. (2007). Long-term outcomes for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication: Part III – Contextual factors. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23, 349-361.
Lund, S. K., & Light, J. C. (2007). Long-term outcomes for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication: Part II – Expressive communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23, 1-15.
Recent Funded Grants
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - Field Initiated Program
January 2014 - December 2017
Title: Optimal Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology for Individuals with Severe Communication Disabilities: Development of a Comprehensive Assessment Protocol.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for 21st Century Studies - Transdisciplinary Challenge.
July 2012 – June 2014
Title: 21st Century Voices: Synthesized Speech in the Third Millennium.
Honors & Awards
- Dean’s Research Award, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014
- UWM Graduate School Research Fellow 2011
- Medical College of Wisconsin, Clinical Research Scholar 2007-2009
- Editor’s Award for Most Significant Student Research Article published in 2007 in Augmentative and Alternative Communication