Debora A. Downey
Debora A. Downey, MA, CCC-SLP is doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Downey received her MA in Speech Pathology from University of Northern Colorado in 1986. She is the facilitator of the Augmentative/Alternative Communication Service at the Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She has worked with both pediatric and adult AAC users with a wide range of communication disabilities. Downey has extensive experience in teaching about augmentative/alternative communication to speech-language pathology trainees as well as individuals in related professions. She has been a frequent presenter on the topic of augmentative/alternative communication practice at national conferences and has published in a variety of academic journals.