Amy Neel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Associate Professor

(505) 277-4453
Speech and Hearing Sciences 1369
accented English, motor speech disorders, speech intelligibility
SHS Lab: 
Speech Acoustics and Intelligibility Laboratory

Curriculum vitae


Dr. Neel received a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science and Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 1998.  Prior to that, she spent ten years as a clinical speech-language pathologist after obtaining her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Her teaching interests include speech science, phonetics, and motor speech disorders. Her research focuses on speech intelligibility in normal speech, accented English, and in dysarthric speakers, including those with Parkinson disease and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

Recent/Selected Publications:

Hamooni, H., Abdullah M., and Neel, A. "Phoneme sequence recognition via DTW-based classification." Knowledge and Information Systems (2015): 1-23.

Neel, A.T., Boyd, E.C., Corral, M.E., & Sanchez, D.L. (Commentary authors) (2015). Randomized variable practice appears to be effective in the acquisition and generalization of speech sounds in childhood apraxia of speech. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, DOI: 10.1080/17489539.2015.1066561.

Neel, A.T., Palmer, P.M., Sprouls, G., & Morrison, L. (2015). Muscle weakness and speech in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 1-12.

Neel, A.T., & Palmer, P.M. (2012). Is tongue strength an important influence on rate of articulation in diadochokinetic and reading tasks? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 235-246.

Palmer, P., Neel, A., Sprouls, G., & Morrison, L. (2010). Swallow characteristics in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 1567-1578.