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Yvonne Lynch - Assistant Professor in Speech & Language Pathology

Yvonne Lynch

Assistant Professor in Speech & Language Pathology

I am a Speech and Language Therapist with many years clinical and managerial experience, My research interests include clinical decision making, augmentative and alternative communication, service delivery and telehealth.

What I teach

I contribute across all 4 years of the undergraduate Clinical Speech & Language Studies programme which leads to a professional qualification in speech and language therapy. I teach:

  • Clinical Foundations
  • Assessment and intervention in developmental disorders of speech and language
  • Augmentative and alternative communication.

I also contribute to the taught masters programme in the department.

What I research

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): I explore the impact of using AAC on language learning and interventions to support children who use AAC.

Clinical decision making: I examine how decisions are made for children with multiple disabilities and how we can enhance decision making.

Recent Publications

  • Webb EJD, Lynch Y, Meads D, et al  Finding the best fit: examining the decision-making of augmentative and alternative communication professionals in the UK using a discrete choice experiment BMJ Open 2019;9:e030274. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030274
  • Janice Murray, Yvonne Lynch, Stuart Meredith, Liz Moulam, Juliet Goldbart, Martine Smith, Nicola Randall & Simon Judge (2019) Professionals’ decision-making in recommending communication aids in the UK: competing considerations, Augmentative and Alternative Communication,35:3,167-179, DOI: 10.1080/07434618.2019.1597384
  • Yvonne Lynch, Janice Murray, Liz Moulam, Stuart Meredith, Juliet Goldbart, Martine Smith, Beata Batorowicz, Nicola Randall, Simon Judge. (2019) Decision-making in communication aid recommendations in the UK: cultural and contextual influencersAugmentative and Alternative Communication 35:3, pages 180-192.