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Motor Speech and Voice Clinic


Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Program Director

Annette A, Neff, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor


This Clinic is designed for children and adults experiencing speech and voice production problems as a result of neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson 's disease, dysarthria, head trauma), phonotraumatic related behaviors (e.g., vocal misuse, laryngeal tension, reduced loudness) or structural pathologies of the vocal folds. Services include formal diagnostics and individualized treatment in a one-on-one setting. Services may also be provided through Telepractice.

Program Goals
• Provide comprehensive therapy for individuals with speech or voice disorders
• Provide treatment focusing on improved speech intelligibility and vocal clarity
• Provide client and caregiver training, education and support for generalization of therapy goals to social, academic and work settings

Treatment Approaches/Therapeutic Strategies
• Voice therapy
• LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy©)
• Speech therapy
• Videostroboscopic evaluations
• Perceptual & acoustic evaluations
• Aging voice evaluations
• Healthy voice evaluations

Treatment Tools
The Motor Speech & Voice Clinic uses a variety of specialized tools to provide state-of-the-art evaluations and treatment. These include:
• Digital Videostroboscopy
• Acoustic biofeedback
• Delayed auditory feedback


Faculty

Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the Program Director for the Motor Speech & Voice Clinic, the Department Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Kimelman earned his Bachelor's degree from the California State University - Hayward, his Master's degree from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His areas of interest are in neurologically based communication disorders and voice disorders.

Annette A. Neff, M.S., CCC-SLP is the Clinical Instructor for the Motor Speech & Voice Disorders Clinic in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master's degree from Penn State University. She is certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program (LSVT) for both face-to-face and telepractice services. Ms. Neff's interests are in neurologically based communication disorders and voice disorders.