Department of Communicative Disorders

Fernwood Building, 3071 Kingstown Rd, Kingston, RI 02881


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Mikyong Kim

Mikyong Kim
  • Associate Professor
  • Office: Fernwood Building, Rm 204
  • Phone: 401.874.4728
  • Email:


Mikyong Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders. She earned her Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University and has several published articles and presentations to her credit.


Dr. Kim is involved in a number of on-going research projects. She has been conducting reading treatment studies with individuals with aphasia. She is also interested developing writing treatment approaches for individuals with aphasia as well as working with individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia and their family members to understand the best practice approaches in managing the changing symptoms of the disorder.

Dr. Kim has been running a weekly Aphasia Book Club with the help of graduate student clinicians as an outreach program since Spring of 2006. Please contact her ( if you are interested in being involved in her research or outreach activities.


  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, 2001
  • M.A., Speech & Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1996
  • M.A, English, Penn State University, 1991
  • B.A., English, Yonsei University, 1986


Kim, M.  (In press).  Comprehension.  In L. L. LaPointe & J. A. G. Stierwalt (Eds.), Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders, 5th Edition.  New York: Thieme.

Kim, M., & Russo, S.  (2010).  Multiple Oral Rereading (MOR) treatment: Who is it for?  Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 37, 58-68.

Lee, S., Kim, H., Seo, S., & Kim, M.  (2009).  Patterns of word class production between picture description and narrative tasks in aphasia.  Korean Journal of Communication Disorders, 14, 470-483.

Kim, M., & Beaudoin-Parsons, D.  (2007).  Training phonological reading in deep alexia: does it improve reading words with low imageability?  Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 21 (5), 321-351.

Kim. M., Adingono, M. F., & Revoir, J. S.  (2007).  Argument structure enhanced verb naming treatment: Two case studies.  Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 34, 24-36.

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