Michelle L. Gutmann, PhD, CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Adult neurogenic & neurodegenerative disorders of communication
  • Medical speech-language pathology


Michelle Gutmann is a Clinical Professor who provides clinical education in adult neurogenic and neurodegenerative communication disorders for both in-house and off-campus clients. She came to Purdue in 2015, and teaches a variety of graduate courses including AAC, Counseling in Communication Disorders, and Motor Speech Disorders.

Throughout her career, Dr. Gutmann has worked primarily with adults, many of whom need AAC secondary to severe communication disorders. A primary area of research and clinical emphasis is the use of AAC by people with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). Dr. Gutmann has worked in outpatient rehabilitation settings, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. After completing her doctoral studies and prior to coming to Purdue, she served as the Speech-Language Pathologist for the ALS Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and taught the graduate AAC course to students in the speech-language pathology program there.

Dr. Gutmann holds the Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of a variety of AAC and assistive technology-related associations. 

Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • Gutmann, M.L. (Summer 2016), Use of Simulation with Standardized Patients (SPs) in AAC Pre-Service Training: Potentiating Practical Learning. Perspectives in AAC

  • Rousseau, B., Gutmann, M. L., Mau, I. T., Francis, D. O., Johnson, J. P., Novaleski, C. K., Vinson, K. N., & Garrett, C. G. (2015). Randomized controlled trial of supplemental augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) versus voice rest alone after phonomicrosurgery. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 152 (3), 494-500. DOI: 10.1177/0194599814566601.

  • Anderson, K., Boisvert, MK, Doneski-Nicol, J, Gutmann, ML, Hall, NC, Morelock, C, Steele, R. & Cohn, ER, (Fall, 2012), Tele-AAC Resolution. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 4:2, 79-82.

  • Gutmann, M.L. (2015). Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In Johnson, A.F., & Lof, G. (Eds.) National Speech-Language Pathology Examination Study Guide. TherapyEd: Illinois.

  • Gutmann, M.L., McBride, L., & Jacobson, B.H. (2015). Communication and Swallowing at the End-of-Life. In Johnson, A.F. & Jacobson, B.H. Medical speech-language pathology: A practitioner’s guide. 3rd ed. Thieme Medical Publishers: New York.
Clinical Professor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 2152
Phone: 765-494-3809

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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