College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Mike McKaig

Email: mmckaig@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5404

Office: LIB 158

Box: 80

Degrees

  • PhD - Speech-Language Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • MS - Communication Disorders, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • MA - English, University of Oklahoma
  • BA - Spanish (magna cum laude), University of North Texas

General Information

Dr. Mike McKaig is Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Previously, he served for 20 years as Professor and Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. His research focuses on communication disorders in bilingual children and adults. Dr. McKaig is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with clinical experience in a variety of settings, including public schools, hospitals, home health, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and university clinics.

Awards

1996       Nominated, Teaching Excellence Award, Stephen F Austin State University
1998       Fellow, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
2001       Head Start Volunteer Award
2002       Award for Continuing Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2010       Nominated, UCO Neely Teaching Award

Courses

SLP 4003 Foundations of Speech-Language Pathology, SLP 4693 Voice Disorders, SLP 4724 Speech and Hearing Mechanism, SLP 4742 Cultural Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, SLP 5282 Motor Speech Disorders, SLP 5952 Evaluating Clinical Effectiveness

Publications

Memberships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA Special Interest Division 14: Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSHA)

Publications and Presentations

Hawkins, L.K. and McKaig, M. (2012, September) Informing Family and Caregivers about Communication Disorders and Dysphagia in Patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Annual Convention of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Regional), Wichita, Kansas.  Description: A presentation about counseling approaches used by the speech-language pathologist with family members of patients with this degenerative neurological disease.

McKaig, M. and Hawkins, L.K. (2012, September) Acquisition of Grammatical Morphemes in Normal and Language-Impaired Bilingual Children. Annual Convention of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Regional), Wichita, Kansas.  Description: A presentation of patterns of morpheme acquisition by bilingual children.

Hawkins, L.K. and McKaig, M. (2011, November) Implementing Goal Writing for Patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Oklahoma Research Day (State), Lawton, Oklahoma.  Description: A presentation of speech and language therapy goals for adults with this rare neurological disease.

McKaig, M. and Hawkins, L.K. (2011 November) Morphological Errors of Spanish-English Bilingual Children. Oklahoma Research Day (State). Lawton, Oklahoma. Description: Types of English and Spanish morphological errors produced by bilingual children with language disorders.

Hawkins, L.K. and McKaig, M. (2011, April) Implementing Goal Writing for Patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Annual Convention of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Regional), Osage Beach, Missouri. Description: A presentation of speech and language therapy goals for adults with this rare neurological disease.

McKaig, M. and Hawkins, L.K. (2011, April) Morphological Errors of Spanish-English Bilingual children. Annual Convention of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Regional), Osage Beach, Missouri. Description: Types of English and Spanish morphological errors produced by bilingual children with language disorders.

McKaig, M. and Hawkins, L.K. (2009, November) Weaver Syndrome. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (National), New Orleans, Louisiana.  Description: Speech and language characteristics associated with rare syndrome were presented.

Hawkins, L.K., McKaig, M., and Lauter, J. (2009, October) Changes in the Early and Middle Latency Stability of ABR Waveforms Pre- and Post-Speech Breathing Exercises. Annual Convention of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association (State), Tulsa, Oklahoma. Description: A description of the effects of speech breathing exercises on auditory brain stem responses.

Hawkins, L.K., Long, E., Schaefer, R., and McKaig, M. (2009 October) Spectral Moments of Cherokee Fricatives, Annual Convention of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association (State), Tulsa, Oklahoma. Description: An acoustic analysis of fricative consonants from Cherokee

McKaig, M. (2008, November) An Overgrowth Syndrome: Implications for Speech Therapy. Oklahoma Research Day (State), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Description: Speech therapy goals for children with Weaver Syndrome.

McKaig, M. (2008, October) Errors Analysis of Spontaneous Language Samples from Language-Impaired Bilingual Children. Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Regional), Edmond, Oklahoma.  Description: Bilingual children with language disorders produce language error types not typically produced by bilingual children who are developing normally.

McKaig, M. (2008, October) Measures of English and Spanish Utterance Length as Indicators of Language Impairment in Bilingual Children. Annual Convention of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Regional), Overland Park, Kansas.  Description: Bilingual children with language disorder produce shorter utterances in both languages than bilingual children who are developing normally.