Judy P. Walker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Walker is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the University of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine.   Dr. Walker has extensive clinical experience working in medical centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and long-term healthcare facilities.  Her academic and research interests include speech therapy telepractice, neurolinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Walker established the University of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice Program whose mission encompasses graduate student telepractice clinical training while providing speech therapy telepractice services to children and adults throughout Maine and at an international school in Fiji.  She provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the speech therapy telepractice practicum and teaches graduate courses in traumatic brain injury, aphasia, right hemisphere damage, and dementia. Her research focuses on improving the quality of life of people with aphasia and their caregivers through participation in synchronous telepractice groups.  She consults with numerous academic programs and agencies who are interested in starting a telepractice program.  Dr. Walker has also been invited to write book chapters and give presentations on topics related to the speech therapy telepractice service delivery model.