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  • Rae Sonnenmeier, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Institute on Disability. She also serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a licensed speech language pathologist in New Hampshire. Dr. Sonnenmeier received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Buffalo in the field of Speech Language Pathology with expertise in early childhood language disorders, neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, and augmentative communication. Since coming to UNH in 1996 Dr. Sonnenmeier has been actively engaged in the NH-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program in preparing the next generation of leaders who are skilled in interdisciplinary, family-centered practice for children and youth with disabilities and their families. She served as the LEND training director between 1999-2009 and continues to serve as a faculty mentor. She has served on numerous state-level committees dedicated to improving the system of care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including the NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2012 Dr. Sonnenmeier received the Recognition Award from the Early Education and Intervention Network of New Hampshire for outstanding leadership and professional performance on behalf of young children and families in New Hampshire.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2015 Transforming LEND leadership training curriculum through the maternal and child health leadership competencies.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:300-307. 2015
    2007 Presumed competence reflected in the educational programs of students with IDD before and after the Beyond Access professional development intervention.Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities.  32:248-262. 2007
    2006 Beyond communication access - Promoting learning of the general education curriculum by students with significant disabilitiesTopics in Language Disorders.  26:266-290. 2006
    2005 A case study of team supports for a student with autism's communication and engagement within the general education curriculum: Preliminary report of the beyond access modelAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  21:101-115. 2005
    1993 THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON FACILITATED COMMUNICATIONTechnology and Disability.  2:68-78. 1993
    1986 Intonation and pausing in deaf speech.Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica Folia Phoniatrica.  38:1-12. 1986
    "Nothing about us without us": Including people with disabilities as teaching partners in university coursesInternational Journal of Whole Schooling

    Book

    Year Title
    2010 The Beyond Access Model Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom 2010
    1994 Pragmatics from theory to practice 1994

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2008 Membership, Participation, and Learning in General Education Classrooms for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Who Use AAC 2008

    Teaching Activities

  • Augmentative & Alternative Cmn Taught course 2019
  • Diagnosis Spch/Lang Disorders Taught course 2019
  • Lang Disorders Birth to Five Taught course 2018
  • Lang Disorders Birth to Five Taught course 2018
  • Augmentative & Alternative Cmn Taught course 2018
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Taught course 2018
  • Lang Disorders Birth to Five Taught course 2017
  • Observation Skills in SLP Taught course 2017
  • Augmentative & Alternative Cmn Taught course 2017
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Language Acquisition Taught course 2016
  • Lang Disorders Birth to Five Taught course 2016
  • Observation Skills in SLP Taught course 2016
  • Augmentative & Alternative Cmn Taught course 2016
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Language Acquisition Taught course 2015
  • Artic&Phonological Dis inChild Taught course 2015
  • Augmentative & Alternative Cmn Taught course 2015
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Taught course 2015
  • Artic&Phonological Dis inChild Taught course 2014
  • Augmentative & Alternative Cmn Taught course 2014
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S.Ed. Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D. Communicative Disorders & Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Full Name

  • Rae Sonnenmeier
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    4 Library Way, Hewitt Hall 181

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824

    United States