Katya Hill Affiliate Faculty


Katya Hill, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an internationally recognized speaker in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), assistive technology and evidence-based practice. Her career reflects her mission of improving the quality of life for individuals who rely on AAC by advocating for the most effective communication possible. Dr. Hill has over thirty years of clinical, teaching and research experience. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology where she teaches classes in AAC and conducts research on AAC performance measurement and Language Activity Monitoring (LAM) methods and tools. Dr. Hill has funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to develop, test and trial brain computer interface (BCI) technology as an access method to AAC devices. Dr. Hill provides in person and tele-AAC clinical AAC and AT services at the UPMC ALS Clinic and AAC Institute Clinic in Pittsburgh.