Seattle, Washington, United States
Michael Fraas earned his Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, USA in 2003. Dr. Fraas has 25 years of clinical and research experience in speech pathology and communication disorders. His research has focused on the areas of cognitive rehabilitation, concussion in sport, cognitive-motor interference following stroke, and narrative medicine based approaches for meeting the needs of adults with acquired brain injury. Dr. Fraas joined the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and the Brain Injury – Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) in 2006. He is actively involved in several projects on the Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force including, the evidence-based systematic reviews of treatments for traumatic brain injury and stroke (Cicerone et al., 2011; 2019; Golden et al., ongoing) and the Cognitive Rehabilitation Care Partner Toolkit Project (Yi et al., ongoing). Dr. Fraas serves as an author and faculty member of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual (CRM) and has presented CRM workshops nationally and internationally. He is currently serving his second term as Treasurer for the BI-ISIG during which time he has overseen the disbursement of funds to support quality programming such as the Ylvisaker and Chautauqua lectures, travel scholarships for early career members, and grant support for task force development. Dr. Fraas is a member of the Stroke – ISIG and serves on the Aphasia and Other Communication Disorders Task Force. He and colleagues have recently published a report on returning to work with aphasia in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Gilmore, Hinckley, & Fraas, 2022). Dr. Fraas is also a member of the Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group. He and colleagues have presented the Athlete Development Model for youth involved in sport at the ACRM annual conference (Massingale et al., 2019; Fraas et al., 2020).
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM