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CredentialsPhD – Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences – University of Arizona – 2006MS – Speech-Language Pathology – University of Arizona – 2000BSc – Psychology – University of Alberta – 1998
Research Affiliate - Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute
Alberta Cognitive Neuroscience
Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Academy of Neurologic Communication Sciences and Disorders (ANCDS)
Academy of Aphasia
Background InformationAfter receiving her BSc (Psychology) from the University of Alberta, Dr. Kim completed graduate and post-graduate training at the University of Arizona. She has worked in several settings with adult neurogenic clients, including skilled nursing facilities, home health and the Aphasia Research Project at the University of Arizona. She joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in December 2009.
Professional InterestsDr. Kim's research focuses on investigating cognitive factors contributing to language processing (particularly written language processing) and treatments to remediate acquired language disorders. She also investigates treatment-induced neuroplasticity in adults with acquired neurological communication disorders. She is a Research Affiliate of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, and a member of the Centre for Neuroscience and Alberta Cognitive Neuroscience.Dr. Kim is also actively involved in aphasia awareness and advocacy in the community. She is co-founder of the Alberta Aphasia Camp, in partnership with March of Dimes Canada.
The ultimate goal of our research lab is to develop evidence- and model-based treatments to remediate acquired language disorders. To do this, we have two related lines of inquiry:
- Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Reading in Aphasia
- Enhancing neural plasticity in aphasia: Constraint induced language therapy in conjunction with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
- Written Language Processing in Aphasia and Primary Progressive Aphasia
- Alberta Aphasia Camp: Examining Engagement & Social Participation Outcomes
Dr. Kim is currently recruiting individuals with aphasia as well as healthy controls (age 40+) for these research studies. Please contact her via telephone (780-248-1542) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Participate in Research!
We are currently recruiting participants with aphasia (usually as a result of left hemisphere stroke) experiencing language problems for studies.
We are also currently recruiting control participants (patients without aphasia). If you are at least 40 years old and otherwise healthy with no history of neurologic/language problems and speak English as your first language, you may be eligible to participate in our research studies.
Contact Dr. Kim for more details.