Nicole Murphy M.S., CCC-SLP: Biography/Education

Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology


Nikki Murphy received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and Master of Science Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno. A singer by training, Ms. Murphy has found her clinical passion in providing speech, language, feeding, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services to children with complex communication needs, especially those with Cerebral Palsy or other movement disorders. Beyond AAC, Ms. Murphy is deeply interested in early childhood mental health, especially developmental delays and disorders related to early experiences of trauma; she endeavors to incorporate mental health teaching and mindfulness techniques into her work training graduate clinicians and working with families. Ms. Murphy teaches an undergraduate Introduction to Communication Disorders course, and a graduate course in Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Professional Experience:

  • Acute care
  • Adult Home health
  • Early Intervention (0-3)
  • General Elementary School 
  • WCSD Assistive Technology Team

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