Prior to coming to Samford, Carol Koch served as the Director of Hearing and Speech at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Prior to that appointment, she was an associate professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Rockhurst University for nine years. Her clinical, teaching, and research interests include: pediatric speech sound acquisition and speech sound disorders, assessment and intervention for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, family and sibling experiences with a child who has special needs, early intervention, trauma-informed care, and clinical education/supervision. She has been honored as an ASHA Fellow and is a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language. Dr. Koch is currently working on the 2nd edition of her textbook, Clinical Management of Speech Sound Disorders: A Case-Based Approach. She is also a co-author of the Contrast Cues for Speech and Literacy and the “Box of” set of cues for articulation therapy and the Box of /ɹ/ Inventory and Facilitating Contexts through Bjorem Speech Publications. Dr. Koch enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and scuba diving. She is also an active member of her faith community.
Degrees and Certifications
- EdD, Nova Southeastern University
- MA, communication sciences and disorders, Central Michigan University
- BS, communication sciences and disorders, Central Michigan University
- Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Board Certified Specialist in Child Language
- Pediatric communication and feeding disorders, especially in the areas of:
- Speech sound disorders
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Clinical Phonetics
- Professional Trends
- Capstone I
- Capstone II
Koch, C. (in process). Clinical Management of Speech Sound Disorders: Case-based Approach (2nd Ed.). Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.
Koch, C. (ongoing). Speech-Language Pathology Praxis Prep SmartBank. TrueLearn.
Koch, C. (2023). 20Q: Principles of motor learning and intervention for speech sound disorders. SpeechPathology.com.
Koch, C. (2019). Clinical Management of Speech Sound Disorders: Case-based Approach. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.
Hart, P., & Koch, C. (2018). Interprofessional Care of High-Risk Infants in C.R. Thompson (Ed.). Pediatric Therapy: An Interprofessional Framework for Practice. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.
Koch, C. (2023). Working on /ɹ/? Let’s build a bridge. A 1 ½ hour presentation for the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama Annual Conference. Invited presentation.
Crispell, S.K., Ogg, A., & Koch, C. (2023). Working on /ɹ/? The Pirate Camp experience. A student mentored poster presentation for the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama Annual Conference.
Koch, C. (2023). Early diagnosis of ASD: An overview. A Training Workshop on Comprehensive Childhood Disability Management at Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. Invited presentation.
Koch, C. (2023). Focus on communication with children who have ASD. A Training Workshop on Comprehensive Childhood Disability Management at Pushpagiri Medical College, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. Invited presentation.
Koch, C. (2022). The contrast approaches. A 2-hour guest lecture for the Speech Sound Disorders graduate course at Central Michigan University. Invited Presentation.
Koch, C. (2022). Remediating /ɹ/ Errors? Moving Beyond Traditional Approaches. A 2-hour virtual presentation for SpeechTherapyPD.com. Invited Presentation.
Koch, C. (2022). Speech Sound Disorders: Changing our Mindsets about Clinical Challenges. A 4-hour short course for the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention. Invited Presentation.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Student to Empowered Professional (STEP) Program Mentor
- Leadership Development Program: 2014
- Special Interest Group 10: Issues in Higher Education
- Coordinating Committee, 2017-2020; Coordinator 2022 - 2024
- Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, Treasurer: 2017-2025
- Council of Academic Accreditation for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Member
Awards and Honors
ASHA Fellowship of the Association, 2021
Board Certified Specialist in Child Language and Language Disorders, 2021
ASHA Innovator, 2023
Excellence in Student Mentoring Award, Samford University School of Health Professions, 2017-2018, 2021-2022
ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE)