Academics

Michael Groher

Professor, Comm Disorders

Degrees: Ph.D. Speech Pathology, University of Washington, 1975; M.A. Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Redlands, 1968; B.A. Psychology, University of Redlands, 1967

Office: Comm Disorders , Truesdail Center #104

Office Hours: By e-mail appointment.

Phone: 909/748-8552 Campus Ext. 8552

E-mail: michael_groher@redlands.edu

Portrait

Research and Academic Interests

  • Experimental investigation of dysphagia and respiration in patients with congestive obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Main academic interest is the treatment of patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.
  • Current research efforts involve the use of multichannel recording of swallowing events (videofluorography, sEMG, respiration) in patients with mild, moderate and severe COPD.

Professional Background Highlights

  • Member in good standing in the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1974-Present
  • Full member in the Dysphagia Research Society, 1993-2006
  • Full member of Special Interest Division 13 (Dysphagia), American Speech, Language, Hearing Association, 1995-present
  • Elected Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1998
  • Elected honorary member of the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation, 2001
  • Dysphagia Research Society New Investigator Award, Co-author, poster entitled, “Pattern of Dysphagia Recovery following Thermal Burn Injury.” C. Dubose, M. Groher, G. Mann, D. Mozingo, 2003
  • Selected as Innovative Teacher of the Year, University of Redlands, May, 2006

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • CDIS 206 Functional anatomy/physiology
  • CDIS 310 Research literacy
  • CDIS 615 Neuropathologies of speech, language and cognition
  • CDIS 616 Neuropathologies of swallowing
  • CDIS 664 Medical aspects of speech pathology

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. Speech Pathology, University of Washington, 1975
  • M.A. Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Redlands, 1968
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Redlands, 1967

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Clinical Associate to the Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Communication Disorders, Hunter College, the City of New York, 1979-1990
  • Adjunct faculty member, C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York, 1979-1990
  • Adjunct faculty member, New York University, 1981-1984
  • Associate Adjunct faculty, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1983-1990
  • Courtesy Associate Professor, University of Southern Florida, Department of Communication Disorders, 1990-1996
  • Graduate Faculty, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, Rehabilitation Sciences Doctorate, 1999-2004
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Speech and Hearing Science, Council of Curtin University of Technology, Perth Australia, 1999-2001
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal Canada, 1997-2006.
  • Clinical Professor Department of Communication Disorders, School of Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1998-2004.
  • Associate Chair, Department of Communicative Disorders, School of Health Professions, University of Florida, 2001-2003

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, Health Sciences Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, July 1998-August 2004
  • Chief, Audiology/Speech Pathology, James A. Haley V.A. Hospital, Tampa Florida, 1990-1997
  • Assistant Chief, Audiology/Speech Pathology, The New York Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York, New York, 1978-1990
  • Professional Associate, Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York, 1985-1990
  • Chief, Audiology/Speech Pathology, American Lake V.A. Medical Center, 1974-1977

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Elected Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1998
  • Elected honorary member of the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation, 2001
  • Dysphagia Research Society New Investigator Award, Co-author, poster entitled, “Pattern of Dysphagia Recovery following Thermal Burn Injury.” C. Dubose, M. Groher, G. Mann, D. Mozingo, 2003
  • Selected as Innovative Teacher of the Year, University of Redlands, May, 2006

Publications, Presentations and Panels

Groher M, Groher T. When safe feeding is threatened: End-of-life options and decisions. Top Lang Disorders. 32: 149-167, 2012.

Takahashi N, Kikutani T, Tamura F, Groher M, Kuboki, T. Videoendoscopic assessment of swallowing function to predict the future incidence of pneumonia of the elderly. J Oral Rehabil 39: 429-437, 2012.

Yoshikawa M, Yoshida M, Tsuga K, Akagawa Y, Groher M. Comparison of three types of tongue pressure measurement devices. Dysphagia 26: 232-238, 2011

Groher ME, Crary MA. Clinical management of dysphagia in adults and children. Mosby- Elsevier, St. Louis, 2010.

O’Kane L, Groher ME. "Respiration and oropharyngeal dysphagia." In Furkim Ana Maria, Santini, Celia Salviano (eds). Disphagia Orofaringeas, Pro-Fono, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (accepted 2009).

Groher, ME, Crary, MA. "Clinical management of dysphagia in adults and children." Elsevier, St. Louis, 2009.

O’Kane L, Groher ME. "Normal swallowing force using surface electromyography." Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, submitted, 2009.

O’Kane L, Groher ME. "Oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with COPD: a systematic review." Revista Cefac, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2009 (in press).

Yoshida M, Groher ME, Crary MA, Mann GC, Yasumasa A. "Comparison of surface electromyographic (sEMG) activity of submental muscles between the head lift and tongue press exercises as a therapeutic exercise for pharyngeal dysphagia." Gerodontology 24: 111-116, 2007.

Crary, MA, Carnaby (Mann) GD, Groher, ME. "Identification of swallowing events from sEMG signals obtained from healthy adults." Dysphagia 22: 94-99, 2007.

Groher, ME, Crary, MA, Carnaby (Mann), G, Vickers, Z, Aguilar, C. "The impact of rheologically controlled materials on the identification of airway compromise on the clinical and videofluoroscopic swallowing examinations." Dysphagia 21: 218-225, 2007.

Crary, MA, Groher, ME. "Reinstituting oral feeding in tube-fed adult patients with dysphagia." Nutr Clin Pract 21: 576-586, 2006.

Lambert, HC, Gisel EG, Groher, ME, Abrahamowicz, M, Wood Dauphinee, S. "Psychometric testing of the McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment." Am J Occupational Ther 60: 409-419, 2006.

Crary, MA, Mann GDC, Groher, ME. "Biomechanical correlates of sEMG signals obtained during swallowing by healthy adults." JSLHR 49:186-193, 2006.

Crary, MA, Mann, GDC, Groher, ME. "Initial psychometric assessment of a functional oral intake scale for dysphagia in stroke patients." Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86: 1516-1520, 2005.

Lambert, HC, Abrahamowicz, M, Groher ME, Wood-Dauphinee, S, Gisel, EG. "The McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment predicts time to death in an elderly population with neurogenic dysphagia: preliminary evidence." Dysphagia 20:123-132, 2005.

DuBose, CM, Groher, ME, Mann, GB, Mozingo, DW. "Pattern of dysphagia recovery after thermal burn injury." J Burn Care Rehabil 26: 233-237, 2005.

Crary, M, Carnaby, G, Groher, ME, Helseth, E. Functional benefits of dysphagia therapy using adjunctive sEMG biofeedback. Dysphagia 19:155-159, 2004.

Lambert, HC, Gisel, EG, Groher, ME, Wood-Dauphinee, S: Ingestive Skills Assessment (MISA): Development and first field test of an evaluation of functional ingestive skills of elderly persons. Dysphagia 18:101-113, 2003.

Crary, MA, Groher, ME. "Introduction to Adult Swallowing Disorders." Butterworth-Heinemann, (Elsevier), 2003.

Lambert, HC, Gisel, EG, Abrahamowicz, M, Groher, M, Wood-Dauphinee-Wood, S. "Validation of the McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment." Paper. The Dysphagia Research Society, Miami, Florida, 2002.

Takahashi, K, Uyama, R, Hirano, K, Seki, T, Groher, ME. "Objective evaluation of swallow maneuver (Showa Swallow Maneuver) using CT images." Abstract. Dysphagia 18: 159, 2003.

Crary, M, Groher, ME. "Basic concepts of surface electromyographic biofeedback in the treatment of dysphagia." Am J. Speech-Language Pathology 9: 116-125, 2000.

Groher, ME, Picon-Nieto, L. "Communication and swallowing disorders in adults." In Rosenthal, M Griffith ER, Bond MR, Miller JD (eds), Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Traumatic Brain Injury, Philadelphia, F.A. Davis, 1999.

Professional Affiliations

 

Member: American Speech, Language, Hearing Association

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