Krista Davidson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor

Krista Davidson CV

Clinical focus
Krista’s primary area of specialization is augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for both pediatric and adult populations. Augmentative and alternative communication refers to the supplementation or replacement of oral speech using unaided and aided methods, such as gestures, communication books, and high-tech speech-generating devices. Her clinical team provides AAC diagnostic and treatment services across disorder areas.

School Licensure Liaison
Krista is the department’s school licensure liaison. The school liaison provides guidance and support to graduate students aiming to obtain licensure for school-based practice in Iowa and across the country. Krista meets with students individually to discuss their career goals and provides tailored advice on specific coursework, clinical experiences, and additional requirements necessary for licensure. Overall, her goal is to facilitate a smooth transition from academic coursework to professional practice in educational settings.

Courses taught

  • CSD: 5301 Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology
  • CSD: 5260 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • CSD: 4130 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CSD
  • CSD: 4186 Probs: Speech/Hearing Processes & Disorders

Selected publications / presentations

  • Contributor to the Growing AAC Professionals Series on the PrAACtical AAC website (
  • Davidson, K. R., (February, 2023). ALS Communication and Assistive Technology Learning Lab, Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Davidson, K. R. (July, 2023). Speech-Generating Devices and Apraxia: Navigating an Integrated Approach to Therapy, Apraxia Kids National Conference, Plano, Texas.
  • Hettenhausen, A., Davidson, K. R., & Lloyd, L. L. (2023). Technology Selection. In Fuller, D. R. & Lloyd, L. L. (Eds.), Principles and Practices in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, (Chapter 14). Slack Incorporated.
  • Davidson, K. R. & Schemmel, S. (November 2022). Essential AAC: Training Our First Responders, American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Hurtig, R. R., Alper, R. M., Bryant, K. N.T., Davidson, K. R., Bilskemper, C. (2019). Improving Patient Safety and Patient-Provider Communication. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4, 1017-1027.
Research areas
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Krista Davidson
Contact Information

120-E Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center (SHC)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States