Melanie B. Fried-Oken Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Faculty profile
  • Professor, Neurology, Pediatrics, Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology (ENT)

Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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Expertise

  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Voice and Speech Disorders

Education

  • B.A., University of Rochester, Rochester New York 1976
  • M.A., Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois 1978
  • Ph.D., Boston University, Boston Massachusetts 1984

Biography

Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD, CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist and a leading international clinician and researcher in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) where she provides expertise about assistive technology for persons with acquired disabilities who cannot use speech or writing for expression. Dr. Fried-Oken leads a number of federal grants to research communication technology for persons with Locked-In Syndrome, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Alzheimer's disease, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. She is a partner in the NIDILRR funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC). She leads a translational research team in the development and research of brain-computer interfaces and other AAC technologies. Dr. Fried-Oken’s greatest passion is to identify challenges of people with complex communication needs that are not being met by current AAC practices, and to develop technologies or intervention strategies that help people participate to their greatest potential.

Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Make an Appointment

(503) 494-5947

Physician Referrals

503 494-8311

I see patients at

  • Augmentative Communication Portland Directions
  • Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing Portland Portland Portland Directions