Motor Speech Disorders Clinic


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

Cathy Brumbaugh, M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Assistant Professor


This Clinic is designed for adults experiencing speech production problems as a result of neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, head trauma, Parkinson 's disease). 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 adults with neurologic speech production disorders
  • Provide treatment focusing on improved speech intelligibility/clarity
  • Provide client and caregiver training, education and support for generalization of therapy goals to social, academic and work settings

Treatment Approaches/Therapeutic Strategies

  • Speech therapy
  • Perceptual & acoustic evaluations
  • Functional outcomes

Treatment Tools

The Motor Speech Disorders Clinic uses a variety of specialized tools to provide state-of-the-art evaluations and treatment. These include:

  • Visual Cues
  • Acoustic biofeedback
  • Prosodic patterning

Faculty

Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, F-ASHA is the Program Director for the Motor Speech Disorders 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.

Cathy Brumbaugh, M.A., CCC-SLP is the Clinical Instructor for the Motor Speech Disorders Clinic, the Externship Coordinator, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Ms. Brumbaugh received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Bowling Green State University.