I graduated from CSUN with my M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences in 1993. I worked as a full-time speech-language pathologist until 2012 when I started teaching at CSUN full-time. My clinical experience includes adult acquired language, motor speech, cognitive, voice (including alaryngeal voice management), and swallowing impairments.
My focus these days is on neurogenic communication disorders. I helped to develop, and was the lead therapist (2008-2010), for the only intensive residential aphasia treatment program in the VA. Based on my work with individuals with aphasia I was the first recipient of the Association of VA Speech-Language Pathologist Rick R. Bollinger Clinician of the Year Award. I am board certified in neurologic communication disorders from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders (ANCDS).
In addition to teaching at CSUN, I have a pro bono private practice specializing in providing therapy to young adults who have aphasia. I also co-facilitate (with my wife - an LA City librarian) the Aphasia Book Club of Los Angeles. Our club meets weekly and we read and discuss popular and classic works of fiction and non-fiction. For more information see https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/aphasia-book-club-echo-park.
My scholarly/research interests focus on how to promote motivation during rehabilitation. I am also interested in the use of AI during clinical practice.
- BC-ANCDS 2013, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
- CScD 2010, University of Pittsburgh
- M.S. 1993, California State University, Northridge
- B.A. 1990, San Francisco State University
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