Michael J. Bamdad

Michael Bamdad headshot
Title:
Clinic Director, Chair of Admissions for SPHR
Office:
Room 205
Address:
Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-7357
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Michael J. Bamdad. M.A., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with TBI patients and their families for over 20 years.  He has been published and speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of executive functioning deficits and pragmatic disorders post TBI.  He spent many years working as a civilian researcher for the United States Army, based out of the Neuroscience Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., where he advanced to the position of Assistant Director of the outpatient head injury clinic.  He was involved in establishing the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, which has a mission to serve active duty military and veterans with traumatic brain injuries.  He then moved into academia full time, and is currently working in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science at The George Washington University.  He teaches applied neurology at the graduate level and works as the department’s Clinic Director.  

Current Research

Cognitive-Linguistic Diagnostic Battery for Rancho VI - VIII Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. 

Listening comprehension abilities following moderate to severe head injuries: A longitudinal study.

The relationship between pragmatics and executive functioning following TBI.

Grants

Cognitive-linguistic treatment focusing on executive disorders through telemedicine. This grant would directly include students, so we are interested in finding graduate clinicians in our program that would like to become involved in providing and evaluating treatment sessions to TBI patients enrolled in our program.

Education

M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., May, 1991

B.S., Speech, Language and Hearing Science, minor: Psychology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York, Cum Laude, May, 1989

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Friedman, I., Hancock, A.B., Bamdad, M.J. & Schulz, G. (2010). Using motor learning to treat speech: The modified motor learning guided approach. Medical Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18 (1).

Bamdad, M., Ryan, L., Warden, D. (2003) Functional assessment of executive abilities following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, vol. 17. no. 12, 1011-1020

Braverman, S., Spector, J., Warden, D., Wilson, B., Ellis, T., Bamdad, M., Salazar, A. (1999) A Multidisciplinary TBI inpatient rehabilitation programme for active duty service members as part of a randomized clinical trial. Brain Injury, vol. 13, no. 6, 405-415

Non-Refereed Publications

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Professional Communication in Speech Language Pathology: How To Write, Talk and Act Like a Clinician, Burros, A.E., and Haynes, W.O., Plural Publishing Inc., Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Assessment of Aphasia. Spreen, O. and Risser, A.H., Oxford University Press, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Basic Medical Science for Speech and Language Therapy Students. Atkinson, M. and McHanwell, S., Whurr Publishers, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Aphasia and Language: Theory to Practice. Nadeau, S., Rothi, L. and Crosson, B., The Guilford Press Publishers, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Communication and Mental Illness: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. France, J. and Kramer, S., Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Endoscopic Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders. Langmore, S., Thieme Publishers, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com Bamdad, M.J., Review of Neuroscience: For the Study of Communicative Disorders, Second Edition.  Bhatnagar, S., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publishers, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Bamdad, M.J., Review of Computer Practice Module for the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology.  Payne, K. and Tishman, A., Singular Publishers, Doody Review Service, Available on-line at http://www.doody.com

Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings

* denotes student co-author

Bamdad, M.J., Brundage, S., *Goldberg, J., *Kotsoev, D., *Jones, K., “Snarky or Malarkey: Perception of Lying and Sarcasm in Neurotypical Adults” American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, Boston, MA., November, 2018.

*Ferguson, M., Bamdad, M.J., “Perception of Pragmatic Based Communication Differences Between Self-Identified Heterosexual and Homosexual Males” American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, Los Angeles, CA., November, 2017.

Bamdad, M.J., Brundage, S., *Mislock, Whitney., *Frenkel, Shelley., *Ziogas, E., *Corbett, E., *Goldenberg, R.,  “Assessing and Treating Deficits in Social Perception in TBI Survivors: A Single-Subject Design Study” American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, Philadelphia, PA., November, 2016.

*Prince, H.E., Pittmann, R., Bamdad, M.J., “Application and Evaluation of Evidence Based Practice in a University Clinic: How Treatment Approaches Evolve to Best Meet the Needs of Moving Medical Diagnoses in a Progressive Neurologic Disorder”, The Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 6th Annual Clinical Showcase, Baltimore, MD, November, 2016.

Bamdad, M.J., *Sender, J., *Mislock, Whitney., *Frenkel, Shelley.,  “Test Re-Test Comparisons & Treatment Approaches in Social Perception, Specifically Lying and Sarcasm Interpretation, Post TBI” American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, Denver, CO. November, 2015.

Bamdad, M.J., Woods, M., *Shepard, S., *Traub, C.,  “Assessment and Treatment of Deficits in Social Perception Following TBI: Lying and Sarcasm Interpretation” International Brain Injury Association World Congress poster session, San Francisco, CA. April, 2014.

Bamdad, M.J., *Woods, M., *Shepard, S., *Traub, C.,  “Assessment and Treatment of Deficits in Social Perception Following TBI: Lying and Sarcasm Interpretation” American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, Chicago, IL. November, 2013.

*O’Sullivan, H., Bamdad, M.J., “Effectiveness of The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT) in Identifying Deficits in Social Perception in TBI: A Case Study” American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, San Diego, CA. November, 2011.

Friedman,I., Hancock, A.H., Bamdad, M.J., Schulz, G. "Using Principles of Motor Learning to Treat Apraxia of Speech after Traumatic Brain Injury" International Brain Injury Association Conference, Washington, D.C., March 12, 2010.

Hancock, A.B. & Bamdad, M.J., Distractions: Help or Hinderance to Cognitive-Linguistic Performance After TBI? International Conference on Culture, Ethnicity, and TBI Rehabilitation, Washington, D.C., USA, 2009.

Hancock, A., Bamdad, M., “Cognitive Linguistic Performance in Distraction”, American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference poster session, Boston, Mass., November, 2007.


Invited Presentations

 

Bamdad, M.J., Navigating the Social Jungle: Managing Executive Functioning Deficits Post TBI, Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, February 2019.

Bamdad, M.J., Dysphagia Management, guest lecture SPHR Senior Seminar, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., January, 2019.

Bamdad, M.J., Managing Cognitive-Linguistic Issues Post TBI in the Medical Board Process, Office of Soldier’s Counsel, Region I, Arlington, VA, January, 2019.

Bamdad, M.J., Alzheimer’s and other Dementing Processes/Traumatic Brain Injury, guest lecture SPHR Senior Seminar, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., May, 2018.

Bamdad, M.J., Brundage, S., Clinical Writing 101, Clinical Writing Lecture Series, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., January, 2018; September, 2018. 

Bamdad, M., Vertecchio, H., Supervisor Workload: How to Determine Clinical Productivity Expectations, The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April, 2018.

Bamdad, M., Worthington, C., The Ins and Outs of Building Specialty Clinics, Clinic Director’s Symposium, The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April, 2018.

Bamdad, M.J., Diagnosing Executive Functioning Post TBI Via Tele-Rehab, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, May, 2017. 

Bamdad, M.J., Social Perception Abilities Post TBI, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, May, 2017. 

Bamdad, M.J., Pragmatics: Social Perception Abilities Post TBI, The 41st Annual Williamsburg Conference, Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2017.

Bamdad, M.J., The Pragmatics of Social Perception Abilities Post TBI, The 40th Annual Williamsburg Conference, Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2016.

Bamdad, M.J., Defining, Diagnosing and Managing Executive Functioning Disorders Post TBI, The 40th Annual Williamsburg Conference, Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2016

Bamdad, M., Simpson, J., Worthington, C., Problem Solving and Information Exchange: Clinic Directors 201, The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, April, 2016.

Bamdad, M.J., Alzheimer’s and other Dementing Processes, guest lecture SPHR Senior Seminar, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., February, 2016.

Mahshie, J., Brundage, S., Bamdad, M.J., Model Elements of a Clinical and Academic Program in Speech-Language Pathology, Ninth Asia Pacific Conference of Speech, Language and Hearing (APCSLH), Guangzhou, China, October, 2015.

Bamdad, M.J., Managing Executive Functioning Deficits Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, October, 2015. 

Mahshie, J., Brundage, S., Bamdad, M.J., Departmental Introduction and Collaboration Exploration, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, October, 2015.

Bamdad, M.J., Assessment and Treatment of Executive Disorders, Post TBI, SWS/Case Manager presentation at IONA Senior Services, Washington, D.C., May, 2015. 

Bamdad, M.J., Navigating the Social Jungle: Managing Executive Functioning Deficits Post TBI, Baltimore County Public School System Professional Development Training Day, Baltimore, Maryland, January 2015.

Bamdad, M.J., Assessment and Treatment of Executive Disorders, Post TBI, Conference on Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents, Brain Injury Services, Herndon, VA, October, 2014. 

Bamdad, M.J., Executive Functioning and Pragmatic Issues Post TBI: A Research Update, Army Audiology and Speech Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, June, 2014.

Bamdad, M.J., *Shepard, S., Strategies for Communicating with TBI Survivors, The 38th Annual Williamsburg Conference, Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2014.

Bamdad, M.J., Navigating the Social Jungle: Managing Executive Functioning Deficits Post TBI, all day pre-conference, The 38th Annual Williamsburg Conference, Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2014.

Bamdad, M.J., Assessment and Treatment of Executive Function Disorders, The 2013 Williamsburg Conference, Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Brain Injury: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2013.

Bamdad, M., DeRuiter, M. Clinical Swap Shop: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2010.

Professional Activities

  • GWU Speech, Language and Hearing Center Director
  • GW Dept. of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, chair Admissions Committee

Distinctions

Celebration of Excellence Faculty Teaching Award Finalist, The George Washington University, 2013.

Classes Taught

SPHR 6241: Applied Neuroanatomy

Clinics Supervised

Neurogenic Communication Disorders Clinic

Comprehensive evaluations and rehabilitation are provided for persons with a wide range of neurogenic speech and language disorders. Services are provided for:

  • Aphasia, apraxia of speech and dysarthria secondary to a variety of neuropathologies such as stroke/brain attack, trauma, and various neuromuscular disorders
  • Adults presenting with cognitive-linguistic disorders such as those related to right cerebral hemisphere damage or traumatic brain injury
  • Clinical dysphagia treatment
  • Weekly group treatment sessions are also available