SpeakUp Editorial Commitee

Deirdre Galvin-McLaughlin M.S. CCC-SLP

Editor in Chief of Speak Up

Deirdre Galvin-McLaughlin is a clinical instructor and speech-language pathologist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She has expertise in AAC with clinical interests in supporting people who experience motor or sensory access challenges to traditional forms of technology. She works clinically with children with developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative conditions and adults with developmental disabilities who have complex access challenges. She also works as a research associate in the REKNEW lab under the direction of Melanie Fried-Oken to develop a brain computer interface for AAC, serves on the Go Baby Go Oregon committee, and is a member of the board of directors for the Communication Matrix Foundation.

Jenny M. Burton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

jenny burton

Editorial Board Member

Dr. Burton is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Kentucky University. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati and has practiced as a clinical speech-language pathologist for more than fifteen years. Her research interests are related to characterizing social communication deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Before working in academia, she was a clinician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Louisville Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center in the Department of Pediatrics. She completed her clinical fellowship in speech-language pathology as a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Developmental Disabilities) trainee at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland working with children with complex communication needs.

Kathryn Helland, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kathryn Helland

Editorial Board Member

Kathryn Helland is a speech-language pathologist who works with people with complex communication needs across the lifespan. Kathryn attended Oberlin College and received her master’s from William Paterson University. She is a member of the TechOWL team at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University where she specializes in AAC. She is currently working on her doctorate.

Stephanie Crawford M.S., CCC-SLP

Editorial Board Member

Kristin Ellis 

Editorial Board Member


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