Rajinder Koul Ph.D. CCC-SLP
Professor and Chair, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Associate Dean (Research), School of Allied Health Sciences
1984 Bachelor of Science: Speech & Hearing Science - University of Mysore, India
1986 Master of Science: Speech & Hearing Science - University of Mysore, India
1994 Doctor of Philosophy: Speech-Language Pathology - Purdue University, West Lafayette,
BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE
- 1993 Certificate of clinical competence in Speech-Language Pathology
- 1994 Texas License: Speech-Language Pathology
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Developmental intellectual and communicative impairments
- Perception of synthetic speech
- Treatment Efficacy
(Total number of peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters, and refereed presentations
Koul, R (in-press). Augmentative and Alternative Communication for adults with aphasia (Augmentative
and Alternative Communication Perspectives, Volume 3). London: Emerald Group Publishing
Schlosser, R. W., Shane, H., Sorce, J., Koul, R., Bloomfield, E., Debrowski, L., DeLuca, T., Miller, S., Schneider, D., & Neff, A.
(in press). Animation of graphic symbols representing actions and prepositions: Effects
on transparency, name agreement, and identification. Journal of Speech, Language,
and Hearing Research.
Koul, R. (in-press). Synthetic speech and its applications in individuals with communicative
and cognitive impairments. In O. Wendt (Ed.), Assistive Technology: Principles and Applications for Communication Disorders and
Special Education. London: Emerald.
Schlosser, R. W., Shane, H., Sorce, J., Koul, R., & Bloomfield, E., & Hotz, L. (in press). Identifying performing and underperforming
graphic symbols for verbs and prepositions in animated and static formats: A research
note. Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Koul, R. & Corwin, M. (2011). Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for
persons with chronic severe aphasia: Bringing research to practice. Evidence-Based Practice Briefs, 8, 1-8.
Koul, R., & Van Sickle, A. (Commentary authors). (2010). There is a critical need for controlled
data to support evidence based communication interventions in individuals with acquired
brain injury. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 4, 168-172.
Worthington, T., & Koul, R. (Commentary authors). (2010). The finding that training with abstract exemplars
may improve generative naming abilities in persons with anomic aphasia is rendered
inconclusive because of methodological limitations. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 4, 88-92.
Steele, R., Aftonomos, L., & Koul, R. (2010). Outcome improvements in persons with chronic global aphasia following the
use of a speech-generating device. Acta Neuropsychologica, 8, 342-359.
Banda, D., Copple, K., Koul, R., Sancibrain, S., & Bogschutz, R. (2010). Video modeling intervention to teach spontaneous
requesting using AAC Devices to individuals with autism: A preliminary investigation.
Disability and Rehabilitation, 32, 1364-1372.
Koul, R.K., & Dembowski, J. (2010). Synthetic speech perception in individuals with intellectual
and communicative disabilities. In S. Stern & J.W. Mullennix (Eds.), Computer Synthesized
Speech Technologies: Tools for Aiding Impairment (pp.177-187). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Koul, R.K., Petroi, D., & Schlosser, R. (2010). Systematic review of speech generating devices
for aphasia. In S. Stern & J.W. Mullennix (Eds.), Computer Syntheszed Speech Technologies:
Tools for Aiding Impairment. (pp. 148-160). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Schlosser, R.W., Sigafoos, J., & Koul, R.K. (2009). Speech output and speech generating devices in autism. In P. Mirenda & T.
Iacono (Eds.), AAC for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Baltimore, MD:
Paul H. Brookes.
Koul, R. K., Corwin, M., Nigam, R., & Oetzel, S. (2008). Training individuals with severe Broca’s
aphasia to produce sentences using graphic symbols: Implications for AAC intervention.
Journal of Assistive Technologies, 2, 23-34.
Ratcliff, A., Koul, R. K., & Lloyd, L. L. (2008). Preparation in augmentative and alternative communication:
An update for speech-language pathology. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology,
Schlosser, R.W., Koul, R. K., & Costello, J. (2007). Asking well built questions for evidence-based practice
in AAC. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40, 225-238.
Koul, R. K. (2007). Clinicians must take into account the validity, reliability, sensitivity,
and practical utility of aphasia screening assessment tools before using them on their
patients. Evidence- Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 1(4), 162-163.
Koul, R. K., & Hester, K. (2006). Effects of repeated listening experiences on the recognition
of synthetic speech by individuals with severe intellectual disabilities. Journal
of Speech-Language and Hearing Research, 49, 47-57.
Koul, R. K., & Clapsaddle, K. (2006). Effects of repeated listening experiences on the recognition
of synthetic speech by individuals with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 22-122.
Koul, R. K., Corwin, M., & Hayes, S. (2005). Production of graphic symbol sentences by individuals
with aphasia: Efficacy of a computer-based augmentative and alternative communication
intervention. Brain and Language, 92, 58-77.
Koul, R.K., & Schlosser, R. (2004) Effects of synthetic speech output in the learning of graphic
symbols of varied iconicity. Disability and Rehabilitation, 26, 1278-1285.
Koul, R. K. (2003). Perception of synthetic speech in individuals with and without disabilities.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 19, 49-58.
Corwin, M., & Koul, R. (2003). Augmentative and alternative communication intervention for individuals with
chronic severe aphasia: An evidence-based practice process illustration. AAC, Special
Interest Division Publication, ASHA, 11-15.
Koul, R. K., Schlosser, R. W., & Sancibrian, S. (2001). Effects of symbol, referent, and instructional
variables on the acquisition of aided and unaided symbols by individuals with autism
spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 16, 162-169.
Willis, L., Koul, R. K., & Paschall, D. P. (2000). Discourse comprehension of synthetic speech by individuals
with mental retardation. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental
Disabilities, 35, 106-114.
Koul, R. K., & Lloyd, L. L. (1998). Comparison of graphic symbol learning in individuals with
aphasia and right hemisphere brain damage. Brain and Language, 62, 398-421.
Koul, R. K., & Harding, R. (1998). Identification and production of graphic symbols by individuals
with aphasia: Efficacy of a software application. Augmentative and Alternative Communication,
Koul, R. K., & Hanners, J. (1997). Word identification and sentence verification of two synthetic
speech systems by individuals with intellectual disabilities. Augmentative and Alternative
Communication, 13, 99-107.
Koul, R. K. & Lloyd, L. L. (1994). Survey of professional preparation in augmentative and alternative
communication in speech-language pathology and special education. American Journal
of Speech-language Pathology: A Journal of Clinical Practice, 3, 13-22.
Koul, R. K., & Allen, G. D. (1993). Segmental intelligibility and speech interference thresholds
of high quality synthetic speech in the presence of noise. Journal of Speech and Hearing
Research, 36, 790-798.