Yu-kyong Choe

Yu-kyong Choe
Associate Professor
Communication Disorders Building, Room #201C


B.A., Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), 1991; M.A., Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), 1993; M.S., Arizona State University, 2003; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008; CCC-SLP.

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Interdisciplinary Stroke Rehabilitation, Computerized Aphasia Treatment, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Research Description: 

My research focuses on utilizing current technology to provide intensive rehabilitation services to stroke survivors. I examine computerized treatment programs that aim to mitigate the effect of stroke-induced aphasia (i.e., a disorder in understanding and formulating language) and hemiparesis (i.e., weakness on one side of the body). In collaboration with computer scientists and physical therapists, I test the feasibility of utilizing a humanoid robot in clinical and residential settings. Furthermore, I investigate the interaction between speech therapy and physical therapy with the purpose of maximizing the outcome of interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation.

Key Publications: 

Choe, Y., Jung, H., Baird, J., & Grupen, R.A. (Accepted). Multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation delivered by a humanoid robot: Interaction between speech and physical therapies. Aphasiology.

Choe, Y., & Stanton, K. (2011). The effect of visual cues provided by computerized aphasia treatment. Aphasiology, 25 (9), 983-997.

Jung, H., Baird, J., Choe, Y., & Grupen, R. A. (2011). Upper-limb exercises for stroke patients through the direct engagement of an embodied agent. Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 157-158. Acceptance rate: 22%.

Choe, Y., Azuma, T., & Mathy, P. (2010). The use of computers and augmentative and alternative communication devices in independent naming practice: Three single-case studies. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18 (2), 12-26.

Choe, Y., Azuma, T., Mathy, P., Liss, J.M., & Edgar, J. (2007). The effect of home computer practice on naming in individuals with non-fluent aphasia and verbal apraxia. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15 (4), 407-421.