Portrait Photograph of Kimberly Caul

Kimberly Caul

Speech Language Pathologist/Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hometown: Jefferson, WI

Kim practiced as a Speech Therapist for 14 years, and this included medical settings with individuals with brain injuries, strokes, dementia and other illnesses as well as school settings where she worked with children ages 4-21 with a variety of disabilities. Kim has worked as a clinical professor instructing and training graduate students in speech pathology since 2017. She teaches students how to treat patients and clients through the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, as well as through Gigi’s Playhouse Madison Down Syndrome Achievement Center and a Pro Bono Interdisciplinary Clinic on campus, designed for adults with neurological-related injuries. Kim also teaches the medical speech pathology course and places students in their medical internships. She serves as the student organization advisor and on many committees for the department, including the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.


Children and Adults with Communication Disorders
This talk is designed to educate on the nature of communication disorders that occur in children and adults, as well as offer strategies and approaches to facilitate effective and positive interactions. Individuals with communication disorders can include people who have had a stroke, have dementia, autism, Down Syndrome or other disabilities.
Supporting Communication with Stroke Survivors
This talk is designed to educate on communication impairments that result from stroke, as well as provide strategies and approaches to facilitate effective and positive interactions with stroke survivors.
Scary? NOT Scary! Supporting Children and Adults who use Communication Devices to Speak

Some adults and children with disabilities communicate through the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) or other ways of communicating, such as devices, pictures and sign. In addition to the challenges of these individuals in learning how to use these systems, they rely on their communication partners to support them in using their “voice”! This session provides basic information on communication devices and systems that people with adults and children with disabilities may use. Simple and effective strategies for communication partners will be shared.

This topic applies to children with developmental disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This also applies to adults with acquired injuries, such as stroke, brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases.