Deirdre McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Speech language pathologist and research associate
  • Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, School of Medicine


Deirdre McLaughlin is a speech language pathologist and a research associate at the REKNEW lab and has research interests in designing augmentative and alternative communication supports especially in the area of brain computer interface. She also works at a clinician at the child development and rehabilitation center at OHSU and serves on the Go Baby Go Oregon committee with the goal of integrating early AAC supports with early mobility aids. In her spare time, you can find her with her lab mix trail running through forest park, hiking in the gorge, or dreaming up her next AAC project with like minded AAC AT enthusiasts!


  • B.S., 2015, Boston University
  • M.S., 2017, Boston University
  • Fellowship:

    • Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology, LEND program, Oregon Health & Science University and Shriner's Hospital for Children (Portland)
  • Certifications:

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
    • Oregon State Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology

Memberships and associations

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Go Baby Go Oregon (planning committee)
  • ASHA SIG 12 Special Interest Group in AAC
  • Oregon Speech and Hearing Association (OSHA)
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine - pediatric stroke task force

Areas of interest

  • Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cortical Visual Impairment
  • ALS
  • Brain Computer Interface


Selected publications

  • McLaughlin, D.E., Dougherty, S.C., Lember, R.A., & Perrachione, T.K. (2015). “Episodic memory for words enhances the language familiarity effect in talker identification.” 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Glasgow, August 2015).
  • McLaughlin, D.E., Carter, Y.D., Cheng, C.C. & Perrachione T.K. (2019). Hierarchical contributions of linguistic knowledge to talker identification: Atten Percept Psychophys (2019).


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