Aimee R. Mooney, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
- SPHR 562 Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
- M.S., Miami University, Speech-Language Pathology
- B.S., Miami University, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
- Certificate: Geriatric Wellness Instructor
Professional Memberships include: American Speech and Hearing Association, Oregon Speech
Pathology Academy, OHSU Neurology Department: Team Parkinson’s Disease
Professional Background & Interests:
Aimee has practiced as a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist for over 20 years. She
has specialized in applying Communication and Cognitive Rehabilitation across multiple
settings from inpatient rehabilitation to day-treatment outpatient programs to home
health. Her expertise is in treating patients with Neurological illness/injury, including:
Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia
and Alzheimer’s disease.
Aimee has a strong clinical and organizational leadership background in transdiciplinary
rehabilitation services. She has held positions ranging from staff therapist to Clinical
Management of a multidisciplinary outpatient clinics. She has been involved in research
both as the Community Resource Advocate in the NIDRR sponsored Oregon Traumatic
Brain injury Model Systems Project as well as the Technical Expert member for the
Evidence Report on Rehabilitation of Person’s With Traumatic Brain Injury.
She is currently a member of OHSU REKNEW: Reclaiming Expressive Knowledge in
Elders with Communication Difficulties. REKNEW Projects are researching ways that
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can support adults with degenerative
neurological disease as they experience complex communication impairments. Aimee
participates in a variety of grant funded research projects at OHSU including a study of
the effectiveness of AAC for people with dementia and primary progressive aphasia, the
development of a brain computer interface to enable independent communication for
people with locked-in syndrome, and voice banking for patients with ALS.
Aimee is a natural and enthusiastic instructor. She speaks frequently around Portland and
the entire state of Oregon. Her teaching style is interactive and she is thrilled to always
learn from her audience as well. She is a member of TeamPD: a group of professionals
specializing in the team treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, who mission is to
train practitioners in rural areas of the state.
From treating patients to advocating for best practices for patients and their families,
Aimee has developed a life-long passion for helping adults to maximize recovery from
injury or adapt to disease & degenerative illness.