Acquired Neurological Disorders

Graduate students collaborating with client to develop a home exercise program.

In the Acquired Neurological Disorders (AND) track, our graduate student clinicians work 1:1 to provide services to individuals with communication impairments, cognitive-communication, or swallowing problems caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other forms of neurological conditions or trauma.

Guided from behind the scenes by our licensed and experienced supervisors, our students provide comprehensive assessments, and implement personalized treatment plans that focus on improving the cognitive, communicative or swallowing skills that have diminished.

We work with patients with diagnoses including:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Deficits
  • Dysphagia (swallowing)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Sliding scales fees are available to assist all individuals in obtaining our services.

Michael J. Bamdad

Professor Bamdad is the Clinic Director, Chair of Graduate Admissions, and a supervisor in the Acquired Neurological Disorders (AND) clinical track.


Professor Clare is a clinical supervisor for both the Acquired Neurological Disorders (AND) and Fluency Disorders clinical tracks.

Melanie-Joy H Dorn

Professor Dorn is a clinical supervisor in the Acquired Neurological Disorders (AND) Track and an academic instructor.