• Education:BS, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2005
    MA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2007
    PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013
  • Phone:617-358-0177

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

My primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of speech sound disorders and early literacy development of young children with communication disorders. I am also interested in designing flexible learning environments to support meaningful classroom participation for children with communication differences through the use of universal design for learning (UDL).

Courses Taught

Recent Presentations

  • Schlichtmann, G., Boucher, A., Adlof, S., Hogan, T. (2018). Universal Design for Learning: Leveraging Individual Differences in Children with Dyslexia to Improve Student Outcomes. Invited Short Course at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Daley, S. & Boucher, A.R. (2018), The digital advantage: making high-interest texts accessible for students with learning disabilities. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Tampa, FL.
  • Boucher, A.R. & Velleman, S.L. (2016). Out of the Lab, Into the Classroom: Inclusive Pre-Literacy Instruction for Preschoolers with Communication Disorders. Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.
  • Coyne, P. & Boucher, A.R. (2015). Universal Design for Learning, Comprehension and Online Dialogues: Engaging Struggling Middle School Students. Presented at the International Literacy Association, St. Louis, MO.
  • Bosch, C.A., & Boucher, A.R. (2014). Universal Design for Learning: Addressing Learning Variability in Blended Environments. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.
  • Boucher, A.R., & Karger, J. (2014). Combining Universal Design for Learning and Participatory Action Research: An Exploratory Case Study. Poster presented at U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs Project Director’s Meeting, Washington, DC.

Recent Publications

  • Rappolt-Schlichtmann, G., Boucher, A. R., & Evans, M. (2018). From deficit remediation to capacity building: Learning to enable rather than disable students with dyslexia. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools49(4), 864-874.
  • Boucher, A.R., Evans, M., Graham, S. (2016). Udio: Rich and authentic literacy experiences for struggling middle school readers. In Crossley, S.A. & McNamara, D.S. (Eds.) Handbook on Educational Technologies for Literacy. Routledge, London.
  • Evans, M., & Boucher, A. R. (2015). Optimizing the power of choice: Supporting student autonomy to foster motivation and engagement in learning. Mind, Brain, and Education, 9(2), 87-91.
  • Ralabate, K. R., Currie-Rubin, R., Boucher, A. R., & Bartecchi, J. (2014). Collaborative planning using universal design for learning. SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools (2018)
  • Reviewer, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2016)
  • Reviewer, The Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (2015)
  • Reviewer, Council for Exceptional Children Conference (2016-present)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech, Language, and Hearing
    Association (CCC-SLP)
  • Massachusetts State Licensure in Speech Language Pathology
  • State of Massachusetts, Educator’s License

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