Ramesh Kaipa, PhD

Department Head
Associate Professor
Director, Motor Speech Lab

Oklahoma State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
042 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078




PhD, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
MS, University of Mangalore, India
BS, University of Bangalore, India


Cleft Palate
Motor Speech Disorders
Speech Science
Neural Bases of Speech and Language
Communication Disorders in Adults


  • Kaipa, R., Howard, B., Kaipa, R. M., Turcat, E., & Prema, L. (2020). Role of massed versus distributed practice in learning novel foreign language utterances. Motor Control, 24(1)17-38. https://doi.org/10.1123/mc.2018-0007. 
  • Kaipa, R. (2018). Limb motor learning in individuals with Parkinson’s disease as a function of practice – A follow-up pilot experiment to a speech motor learning study. Clinical Kinesiology, 72(1), 1-6.
  • Kaipa, R., & Kaipa, R. M. (2018). Role of constant, random and blocked practice in an electromyography-based oral motor learning task. Journal of Motor Behavior, 50(6), 599-613. doi:10.1080/00222895.2017.1383226
  • Kaipa, R., & Tether, H. (2017). Speech and Language Development in Twins with Alport Syndrome: A Seven-year Retrospective Case Report. Journal of Otology, 12(2), 86-96. doi: 10.1016/j/joto.2017.03.001
  • Kaipa, R., Robb, M., & Jones, R. (2017). The effectiveness of constant, variable, random, and blocked practice in speech-motor learning. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. 5(1), 103-125. doi: 10.1123/jmld.2015-0044
  • Kaipa, R., & Kumar A. U. (2017). Functioning of medial olivocochlear bundle in right and left-handed individuals. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 22(4), 445-454. doi:10.1080/1357650X.2016.1217229.
  • Kaipa, R. (2016). Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Under the Lens of Empirical Evidence. The Hearing Journal, 69(10), 8-9. doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.000503458.90223.
    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.
  • Kaipa, R. (2016). Is there an interaction between task complexity and practice variability in speech-motor learning?. Annals of Neuroscience, 23(3), 134-138. doi: 10.1159/000449178
  • Kaipa, R., & Danser, M. (2016). Efficacy of Auditory-Verbal Therapy in Children with Hearing Impairment: A Systematic Review from 1993-2015. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 86(7), 124-134. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.04.33.
  • Kaipa, R., Jones, R., & Robb, M. (2016). Are individuals with Parkinson's disease capable of speech motor learning? - A preliminary evaluation. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 28, 141-145. doi: 10.1016/parkreldis.3016.05.001.
  • Kaipa, R., & Peterson, A. (2016). A systematic review of treatment intensity in speech disorders. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18(6), 507-520. doi: 10.3109/17549507.1126640
  • Priyadarshi, B., Kaipa, R., & Chengappa, S. (2016). Grammatical Profile of Hindi-speaking children: H-LARSP. In M. J. Ball, D. Crystal & P. Fletcher (eds.), Profiling Grammar: More Languages of LARSP (pp. 99-117). Clevdon: Multilingual Matters. http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781783094868
  • Uthappa, V. A. G., Chengappa, S., & Kaipa, R. (2016). K-LARSP: A grammatical profile of Kannada speaking children. In M. J. Ball, D. Crystal & P. Fletcher (eds.), Profiling Grammar: More Languages of LARSP (pp. 118-134). Clevdon: Multilingual Matters. http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781783094868
  • Kaipa, R., & Thomas, R. (2015). Is there optimal behavioral treatment intensity for dysphagia? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Otolaryngology, 1(2), 10-18. http://scidoc.org/articlepdfs/IJCEO/IJCEO-01-201.pdf
  • Thomas, R., Kaipa, R., & Ganesh, A. C. (2015). Auditory interference control in children with learning disability: An exploratory study. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79(12), 2079-2085. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.09.017
  • 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. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=56276&osCsid=d6ac9accf428e090851d95f620e23e31
  • Thomas, R. M., & Kaipa, R. (2015). The use of non- speech oral-motor exercises among Indian speech- language pathologists to treat speech disorders: An online survey. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 62(1), Art. #82, 12 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajcd.v62i1.82
  • Kaipa, R. (2014). A guide to using modern classroom response systems in higher education. International HETL Review, Volume 4, Article VIII, URL: https://www.hetl.org/technology-review-articles/a-guide-to-using-modern-classroom-response-systems-in-higher-education
  • Meera, S. S., Kaipa, R., Thomas, J., & Shivshankar, N. (2013). An unusual manifestation of diagnostic overshadowing of pervasive developmental disorder- not otherwise specified: A five year longitudinal case study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(6), 1491-1494. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1691-9
  • Kaipa, R., Robb. M. P., Beirne, G. A. O., & Allison, R. (2012). Recovery of speech following total glossectomy: An acoustic and perceptual appraisal. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(1), 24-34. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2011.623326
  • Robb, M. P., Simson, H. J., & Kaipa, R. (2011). Acoustic Estimates of Respiration in the Pain Cries of Newborns. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75,1265-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.07.00
  • Thomas, R. M., Dhongal, D., Kaipa, R., & Sharma, V. (2010). Speech manifestation in an acquired palatal fistula: A Case Report. Journal of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, 3(2),23-28.
  • Kaipa, R., John, J., Sudarshan, A., Jacob, J., & Shivshankar, N. Communication impairment in separation anxiety disorder (SAD) - A case report. (2007). Journal of Indian Speech & Hearing Association, 21, 59-64.