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Deirdre D. Michael, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Specialties and Services
Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Languages I Speak
My Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the highest quality care for individuals with any kind of voice disorder or functional airway disorder. I base this care on the special needs of each individual patient, making sure I understand their background and motivations. A hallmark of my care is to take time to listen to the patient, and also to provide thorough explanations of the nature of the problem, and every aspect of the care available and care provided. My experience as a singer and singing teacher, and as a runner, gives me insight to the special needs of the entire spectrum of vocal performers and athletes, from the most avocational to the most elite.

Other Education
B.A in Music Education, Hamline University in St. Paul
Ph.D. in Communication Disorders with specialization in Voice Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. - Speech-Language Pathology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
Skill Certification
Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, since 1992
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Co-Director, Lions Voice Clinic
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; member Special Interest Division 3 in Voice and Resonance Disorders
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, Director/Moderator of Vocapedia website; Chairman Voice Science Advisory Committee 2013-2017
  • Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association; founder of MNVoice (voice specialty listserve) 2001, moderator until 2014

Assistant Professor