Keck School Faculty

Yao Du

Yao Du

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Clinician Educator)
1537 Norfolk St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Listening to Stakeholders Involved in Speech-Language Therapy for Children With Communication Disorders: Content Analysis of Apple App Store Reviews JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2022 Jan 21; 5(1):e28661. . View in PubMed

Connected Play in Virtual Worlds: Communication and Control Mechanisms in Virtual Worlds for Children and Adolescents Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. 2021; 5(5):27. . View in PubMed

2021; 513-520. . View in PubMed

Becoming an Exceptional SLP Leader: 16 Speech-Language Pathologists Do Much More Than TalkWhen Minority Unites Together, We Become the Majority. In Aurora Corialis Publishing. 2021; 82-92. . View in PubMed

Bridging the Gap in Mobile Interaction Design for Children with Disabilities: Perspectives from a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 2020; 23-24:100152. . View in PubMed

“Try Your Best”: Parent Behaviors During Administration of an Online Language Assessment Tool for Bilingual Mandarin-English Children 2020; 409-420. . View in PubMed

Unpacking Meaningful Play in the Clinical Context: Mobile App Use between Children with Disabilities and Their Speech Language Pathologists 2019; 114-131. . View in PubMed

In-Home Speech and Language Screening for Young Children: A Proof-of-Concept Study Using Interactive Mobile Storytime AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2019; 2019:722-731. . View in PubMed

From Behavioral and Communication Intervention to Interaction Design: User Perspectives from Clinicians 2018; 198–202. . View in PubMed

Yao Du, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. She is a bilingual Mandarin-English speaking speech-language pathologist who has worked with pediatric and geriatric clients in schools, private practices, hospitals (inpatient and outpatient), skilled nursing facilities, and home health. She also provides consulting for digital health startup companies to develop digital diagnostic and assistive technology tools for children and adults with disability.

Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, Dr. Du's research seeks to bridge the gap between speech-language pathology and human-computer interaction through the design and evaluation of web, mobile, and voice technology for both children and adults with communication and cognitive disorders. She has presented and published in speech-language pathology, medical informatics, game design, and assistive technology conferences and journals.
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