Amy S. Nordness, PhD, CCC-SLP
Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Amy S. Nordness, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Director of Clinical Services and the Associate Director of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Nordness previously served as the Director of MMI's Department of Speech-Language Pathology.
Dr. Amy Nordness earned a Bachelor of Science degree in speech-language pathology from Marquette University, a Master of Science in speech-language pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and a PhD in communication disorders at UNL. Her research and clinical interests involve motor speech disorders and augmentative and alternative communication across the lifespan. Specifically, she is interested in computer supported learning in childhood apraxia of speech, functional communication using augmentative and alternative communication devices in children and adults, and speech decline in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Nordness has published numerous papers, posters and journal articles and has provided presentations across the country and internationally.
- Nebraska state licensed speech-language pathologist
- Iowa state licensed speech-language pathologist
- PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 2011
- MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 2001
- BS, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1998
Research Interests and Projects
- Computer supported learning in childhood apraxia of speech
- Functional use of speech generating devices in the community
- Improved learning and use of speech generative devices
- Nebraska ALS Registry
- Beukelman, D. R., Nordness, A., & Funk, T. (2022). Dysarthria associated with traumatic brain injury. In K. Hux and C. Dinnes (Eds.), Assisting survivors of traumatic brain injury. The role of speech-language pathologists.(3rd Ed). Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc.
- Ball, L., Nordness, A., & Beukelman, D. R. (2020). Individuals with acquired physical conditions. In D. R. Beukelman, and J. C. Light (Eds.), Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, 5th Edition. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
- Nordness, A. & Beukelman, D. (2017). Supporting patient provider communication across medical settings. Topics in Language Disorders, 37(4), 334-347.
- Beukelman, D. & Nordness, A. (2017). Patient-provider communication for people with severe dysarthria: referral policies that lead to systems change. Seminars in Speech and Language, 38(3), 239-250.
- Fager, S. K., Hakel, M., Brady, S., Barlow, S. M., Nordness, A., Delgado, A., et al. (2016). Adult Neurogenic Communication and Swallowing Disorders. In D. X. Cifu (Ed.), Braddom’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. (5th Ed). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Inc.
- Beukelman, D. & Nordness, A. (2015). Patient Provider Communication in Rehabilitation Settings. In S. W. Blackstone, D. R. Beukelman, and K. M. Yorkston (Eds.), Patient-Provider Communication. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Inc.
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSLHA)
- United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USAAC)
- National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH)