Kimberly Ho, PhD CCC-SLP

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office: 505L Behrakis

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-8379

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Research Interests

Autism, AAC, ABA, Counseling


PhD, Speech Language Pathology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication, cognate in Family Systems Therapy – Purdue University
MS, Speech Language Pathology – Purdue University
BS, Psychology – Boston College


Dr. Ho is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She supervises graduate student clinicians in the assessment and intervention of children and adults with complex communication needs including autism. She is interested in promoting collaboration between professionals in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and speech-language pathology. Dr. Ho is pursuing her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Honors and Awards

Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2015, 2018, 2021

Outstanding Speech and Language Pathologist Award, Speech and Language Network, 2016

Purdue Research Fellowship, 2000

Selected Publications

Ho, K. M. (2020, November 19). How I Do It: Video Read-Alouds with Aided Language Input. Retrieved from

Ho, K. M. (2016, November 3). AAC and ASD: Beyond Scripting. Retrieved from

Ho, K. M., Weiss, S., Garrett, K., & Lloyd, L. (2005). The effect of remnant and pictographic communication books on the communicative interaction of individuals with global aphasia. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 21, 218-232.

Ho, K. M., & Keiley, M. K. (2003). Dealing with denial: a system’s approach for family professionals working with parents of individuals with multiple disabilities. The Family Journal, 11, 239-247.

Blischak, D. M., & Ho, K. M. (2000). School-based augmentative and alternative communication evaluation reports. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 27, 70-81.

Selected Public Service

Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Consultant at Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, Camp Jabberwocky

Member of Bilingual AAC Professional Learning Committee, Fall 2021 – Present

Member of AAC Topic Committee for ASHA Conference, Spring 2020

Member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association 2018, 2021 Committee to review Augmentative and Alternative Communication Proposals

Member of the Professional Development Committee for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, American Speech-Language and Hearing, 2014 – 2015

Courses Taught

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Counseling and Speech-Language Pathology