TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Rajinder Koul Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Professor and Chair, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Associate Dean (Research), School of Allied Health Sciences

EDUCATION

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, IN

BOARD CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE

  • 1993 Certificate of clinical competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • 1994 Texas License: Speech-Language Pathology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Aphasia
  • Developmental intellectual and communicative impairments
  • Perception of synthetic speech
  • Treatment Efficacy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

(Total number of peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters, and refereed presentations = 105)

Koul, R  (in-press). Augmentative and Alternative Communication for adults with aphasia (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Perspectives, Volume 3). London: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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, 17, 48-59.

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, 14, 11-23.

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.

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