Roha Kaipa, Ph.D.

Roha KaipaAssistant Professor

Contact Information

Oklahoma State Universit
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
017 Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078


Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, (2018)
M.S., Oklahoma State University, (2015)
M.S., University of Mangalore, India (2012)
B.S., University of Bangalore, India (2010)

Courses Taught

Introduction to Communication Disorders
Communication Disorders in Children
Cleft Palate

Research interests

I am interested in the effects of multilingual language learning, language processing and language production, speech and language skills in typical and disordered populations (separation anxiety disorder, learning disability), and also application of principles of motor learning in typical populations and individuals with neuro-motor disorders.

Language Learning Lab


Kaipa, R., Howard, B., Kaipa, R. M., Turcat, E., & Prema, L. Role of massed versus distributed practice in learning novel foreign language utterances. (accepted). Motor Control.

Kaipa, R., & Kaipa, R. M. (2017). Role of constant, random and blocked practice in an electromyography-based oral motor learning task. Journal of Motor Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00222895.2017.1383226

Thomas, R. M.* & Kaipa, R. (2016). Speech and language deficits in separation anxiety disorder. Advances in Pediatric Research, 3(7), 1-3. doi: 10.12715/apr.2016.3.7.

Thomas, R. M.*, Kaipa, R., & Ganesh, A. C. (2015). Auditory Stroop effect in children with Learning Disability. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79(12), 2079-2085.

Kaipa, R., Thomas, R. M.*, & Harrison, J. R. (2015). Impact of Separation Anxiety Disorder on Children’s Communication Skills. In C. Rivera (ed.), Separation Anxiety: Risk Factors, Prevalence and Clinical Management. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Kaipa, R., & Thomas, R. M.* (2015). Is there optimal behavioral treatment intensity for dysphagia? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Otolaryngology, 01(2), 10-18.

Thomas, R. M.*, & Kaipa, R. (2015). Use of Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercises among Indian Speech-Language Pathologists: An online survey. South African Journal of Communication Disorders. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 62(1), Art. #82, 12 pages. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/sajcd.v62i1.82

Thomas, R.M.*, Hariharan, A., & Subba Rao, T. A. (2012). The effects of increasing and decreasing cue therapy on improving naming abilities in a Malayalam speaking person with aphasia. Languages in India, 12(4), 400-412.

Thomas, R. M.*, Dongol, D., Kaipa, R., & Sharma, V. (2010). Speech patterns in an acquired palatal fistula: A rare case report. Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial anomalies, 3(2), 23-28.