Audrey L. Holland
Audrey L. Holland, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is a Regents’ Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona. Her areas of expertise include working with adults who have aphasia or other neurogenic communication disorders, aspects of aging, and counseling individuals with disabilities. She has served on various advisory councils of the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH), the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities, U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and was a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. She is a recipient of the Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She also received the Clinical Achievement Award from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and the Professional Achievement Award from the Council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is co-author with Ryan Nelson of the text Counseling in Communication Disorders: A Wellness Approach, published by Plural Publishing, currently in its third edition. Since retiring, she has tried to be her own role model for successful aging. She has undergone training as a life coach, first with Coach Training Alliance, and then as an online student of authentic happiness coaching, under the direction of Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman. She is an avid reader, music and theater buff, cook, and playmate for her grandchildren and her pets.