Patti Solomon-Rice

Assistant Professor
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Patti Solomon-Rice is an Assistant Professor and Clinic Director in the Communicative Disorders Program at San Francisco State University. She teaches coursework in augmentative and alternative communication, advanced clinical methods, language disorders and language development, as well as supervises the Early Intervention Clinic. Her research interests are in the area of augmentative and alternative communication, specifically addressing effective language intervention practices with early language learners who benefit from augmentative and alternative means of communication. In addition, Dr. Solomon-Rice is active in state and national professional organizations. She is the Vice-Chair and member of the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board from 2012-2015 and is a member of the Board of Ethics of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association from 2013-2016.


Educational Background

  • University of California at Berkeley/San Francisco State University, 2010, Ph.D. Special Education
  • University of Montana 1980 M.C.S.D. Speech-Language Pathology
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison 1977 B.S. Speech-Language Pathology


Certification, Licenses and Credentials

  • Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1980–present
  • State of California License to Practice Speech-Language Pathology, 1980 - present
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential to Provide Speech, Language, and Hearing Services in Schools, Lifetime Credential, 1980 - present


Recent Publications

  • Solomon-Rice, P.L. & Soto, G. (in press). Facilitating vocabulary in toddlers using AAC: A preliminary study comparing focused stimulation and augmented input. Communication Disorders Quarterly.
  • Solomon-Rice, P. L. & Robinson, N. R. (in press). Clinical supervision and the use of a three-tiered hierarchical approach to evaluate student clinician performance. Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, ASHA Special Interest Group 11.
  • Solomon-Rice, P. & Del Mugnaio, A. (2013). Successfully navigating the speech-language pathology and audiology and hearing aid dispensers board licensure application process. CSHA Magazine, 42 (3) 6-7.
  • Solomon-Rice, P.L. & Yu, B. (2012). ASHA certified speech-language pathologists pursuing related doctoral degrees: An untapped doctoral shortage resource? Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, ASHA Special Interest Group 10, 15, 53-58.
  • Soto, G. & Solomon-Rice, P. (2012). Relación entre experiencia, rehabilitacion y desarrollo del lenguaje. In E. Soro-Camats, C.Basil & C. Rosell (eds). Pluridiscapacidad y contextos de intervención (pp. 99-116). Barcelona, Spain: Universitat de Barcelona (Insitut de Ciéncies de l’Educació). Edición digital.
  • Solomon-Rice, P.L. & Soto, G. (2011). Co-construction as a facilitative factor in supporting the personal narratives of children who use AAC. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 32 (2), 70-82.
  • Solomon-Rice, P. (2011). Best practices for facilitating language development in young children with complex communication needs. CSHA Magazine, 40 (3), 8-9, 16.
  • Robinson, N.R. & Solomon-Rice, P.L. (2009). Supporting collaborative teams and families in AAC. In G. Soto and C. Zangari (Eds.) Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students with AAC Needs, (pp.289-312). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Solomon-Rice, P.L. & Soto, G. (2009). Language modeling as an efficacious early language intervention approach with young children demonstrating complex communication needs. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, ASHA Special Interest Group 12, 21-27.
  • Soto, G., Solomon-Rice, P.L., & Caputo, M. (2009). Enhancing the personal narrative skills for elementary school-aged students who use AAC: The effectiveness of personal narrative intervention. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 43-57.



  • 2013 Fellows of the Association, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2010 SFSU Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education Distinguished Doctoral Student