I graduated from CSUN with my M.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences in 1993. I worked as a full-time speech-language pathologist for the Veterans Administration and UCLA Medical Center 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 currently chair of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences Certification Board.

In addition to teaching at CSUN, I work part-time at UCLA Medical Center as a senior speech-language pathologist. 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 members who have difficulty reading, we provide audio books and other supports. For more information see https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/aphasia-book-club-echo-park

  • 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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MH 301


MailDrop: 91330-8401


michael.biel@csun.edu

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