David R. Beukelman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication and communication disorders associated with physical and neurological conditions.
Dr. Beukelman is the Barkley Professor of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska– Lincoln. He is a senior researcher in The Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a partner in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center for Communication Enhancement that is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Dr. Beukelman is coauthor of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, Fourth Edition (with P. Mirenda; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2013); co-editor of Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults, Third Edition (with K.M. Yorkston, E.A. Strand, & M. Hakel; PRO-ED, 2010); and co-editor of Augmentative Communication Strategies for Adults with Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions (with K.L. Garrett & K.M. Yorkston; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007).
David is the coauthor of Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia.