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Communication Disorders and Sciences, PhD in Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Ste. 1018B Chicago, IL 60612

Orthopedic Ambulatory Building,
1611 W. Harrison St.
Ste. 530
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 942-3293
(312) 942-7211
PhD, Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University, 1983

MA, Speech-Language Pathology, Memphis State University, 1977

BA, Speech Pathology, University of Florida, 1974

Richard K. Peach, PhD is professor of communication disorders and sciences, neurological sciences and otolaryngology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Peach is board-certified in neurologic communication disorders in adults by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.

His research has focused on acoustic and psycholinguistic factors underlying language comprehension in acquired language disorders, electrophysiologic measures of auditory and lexical processing in elderly and aphasic listeners and on diagnostic and treatment procedures for acquired speech and language disorders in adults. He has published extensively in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and books and is co-editor and contributor to the text Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders (Elsevier).

Peach is the former editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. He has served as the associate editor for Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Dysphagia for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (1999-2001), as a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication Disorders (1995-2001), Clinical Aphasiology (1993-1995) and Clinics in Communication Disorders (1990-1994), as well as an editorial consultant for numerous journals.

Peach is a member of the advisory board of the National Aphasia Association. He is a previous member of the faculties of the University of Alabama, Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Georgia.
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