Faculty Profiles

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Robert M. Miller, Ph. D., CCC-SLP
Senior Lecturer

  • Adult speech-language disorders
Ph.D.  University of Washington  1976
M.A. University of Redlands 1969
B.A. University of Redlands 1968

Bob Miller joined the faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington as a senior lecturer in 2001. He spent the first thirty years of his career working in the Department of Veterans Affairs as a speech-language pathologist and Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Miller also has an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds board certification from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. He received the 1997 Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award from the Washington Speech and Hearing Association. He received the Distinguished Career Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Miller's clinical focus is in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders and most of his publications focus on dysphagia in adults. He has co-authored two books, Medical Speech Pathology with Michael Groher, and Management of Speech and Swallowing in Degenerative Diseases with Kathryn Yorkston and Edythe Strand. He consults in the Neuromuscular Clinic for Swallowing and Speech Disorders at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Bob teaches graduate courses in Neural Bases of Speech, Language and Hearing (SPHSC 501), Medical Speech Pathology (SPHSC 533), Dysphagia and Associated Disorders (SPHSC 534), and Professional Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology. He provides supervision for students participating in adult neuro practica.

Selected Publications

Miller RM; Chang MW: Advances in the management of dysphagia due to stroke. In Odderson and Halar (eds) PM&R Clinics of North America 10(4):925-941, November, 1999.
Langmore SE; Miller RM: Behavioral Treatment for Adults with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 75(10):1154-60, 1994.
Miller RM; Langmore SE: Treatment Efficacy for Adults with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 75(11):1256-62, 1994.
Strand EA; Miller RM; Yorkston KM; Hillel AD: Management of oral-pharyngeal dysphagia symptoms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dysphagia 11(2):129-139, 1996.
Miller RM: Clinical examination for dysphagia. In Groher, (ed.) Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management, 3rd Edition, Butterworths, Woburn, MA, 1997.
Hillel AD; Miller RM; Yorkston KM; McDonald E; Norris FH; Konikow N: The ALS severity scale: An ordinal staging system. Neuro Epidemiology 1989 8: 142-150. and In: Rose (ed.) ALS: Progress in Clinical Trials, v.1. NY: Demos Pub: 93-98.
Miller RM; Groher ME; Yorkston K; Rees TS; Palmer JB: Speech, Language, Swallowing and Auditory Rehabilitation. In DeLisa, et al. (eds.) Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice, 3rd edition, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Phil, 1998.