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Mikyong Kim

Mikyong Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders. She earned her Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University and has several published articles and presentations to her credit.

In addition to teaching courses at URI, Dr. Kim is involved in a number of on-going research projects. She has been conducting individualized verb naming treatment studies and reading treatment studies with individuals with aphasia. She is also interested in the quality of life issues involving individuals with aphasia and their family members as well as conversational analyses of aphasia group therapy sessions. Dr. Kim has been running a weekly Aphasia Book Club with the help of graduate student clinicians as an outreach program since Spring of 2006. Please contact her ( if you are interested in being involved in her research or outreach activities.

Courses Taught:
  • CMD 160 Introduction to Communicative Disorders
  • CMD 377 Functional Neuroanatomy
  • CMD 460 Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders
  • CMD 492 Special Problems
  • CMD 504 Research Methods
  • CMD 582 Motor Speech Disorders
  • CMD 585 Language Disorders in Adults
  • CMD 598 Special Problems

Recent Publications:

Kim, M. (2011). Comprehension. In L. L. LaPointe (Ed.), Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders, 4th Edition. New York: Thieme.

Kim, M., & Russo, S. (2010). Multiple Oral Rereading (MOR) treatment: Who is it for? Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 37, 58-68.

Lee, S., Kim, H., Seo, S., & Kim, M. (2009). Patterns of word class production

between picture description and narrative tasks in aphasia. Korean Journal of Communication Disorders, 14, 470-483.

Kim. M., Adingono, M. F., & Revoir, J. S. (2007). Argument structure enhanced verb naming treatment: Two case studies. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 34, 24-36.

Kim, M., & Beaudoin-Parsons, D. (2007). Training phonological reading in deep alexia: does it improve reading words with low imageability? Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 21 (5), 321-351.




The Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Crais, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be our first guest speaker of the 2015-2016 academic year. The title of her talk is "Intervention for Children from Birth to Five with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please join us.
Her talk will take place on Monday, October 5th from 7-9 pm in CBLS 100.


Congratulations are in order to our graduates


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Orientation details for graduate students announced


New professor joins faculty in CMD


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