Susan Howell Brubaker is assistant director of the Speech and Language Pathology Department at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. For more than thirty years, she has specialized in working with adults who have suffered communicative loss as a result of neurological dysfunction or brain injury. She holds a B.S. from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York; an M.S. from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York; and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.