Professor, Purdue University
Dr. Lyle Lloyd is a speech pathologist and audiologist. His primary clinical research and teaching are in the areas of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with severe communication problems related to physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Lloyd has service, teaching, administrative, and research experience in public schools, state (MR/DD) facilities, universities, community clinics, and the federal government. Lloyd is a Fellow of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR). He has held numerous elected and appointed offices in several professional organizations including serving as CEC Division for Children with Communication Disorders President, founder and the first chair of the AAMR Communication Disorders Division, and 1978 ASHA Program Committee Chair. He was a founder of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), serving as the first Vice President for Publications and then as an Editor of the Journal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1986-93). He is the only person to receive the biennial ISAAC Presidents Award twice (1988 and 1998). He also received the ISAAC Distinguished Service Award (1994) making him the only person to receive both of ISAAC's highest awards for his research and professional leadership in AAC. Dr. Lloyd will be responsible for the design of products from the standpoint of non-visually impaired but nonetheless print-disabled users. He will lead Purdue's research in this area, and also serve as designer and coordinator of outcome assessments at ISB.