Gail D. Chermak, Ph.D.
SHS 378: Speech and Hearing Sciences
SHS 477: Aural Rehabilitation
- Central auditory processing disorders
- International rehabilitation program development
Dr. Gail D. Chermak is an internationally recognized authority on central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). She has published extensively and lectured widely on differential diagnosis and treatment of CAPD. Her co-authored articles and letters to the editor on CAPD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were named by her peers as among the best in diagnostic audiology in 6 of the last 9 consecutive years. Her 2-volume Handbook of Central Auditory Processing Disorder, edited with Frank Musiek and published in 2007, is considered the definitive text on CAPD.
Chermak is professor of audiology and chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University. She held the Washington State University College of Liberal Arts Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professorship in 1999–2002, and she received the College's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2002. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is included in several major American and international biographical listings. In 2010, she received the AAA’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
Funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the World Institute on Disability, and the Fulbright American Republics Research Program, Chermak has traveled extensively, consulting with public and private agencies in the area of rehabilitation service delivery. She has chaired and served on a number of national professional committees and task forces, including the 2005 ASHA Work Group on Central Auditory Processing Disorder, which authored a technical report and position statement, and the 2010 AAA Task Force which authored clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children and adults with central auditory processing disorder. She is an assistant editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and she serves as editorial consultant for several other professional and scientific journals. She served as program chair for the first global conference on CAPD held in conjunction with the annual AAA convention in 2012.
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences
P.O. Box 1495
Washington State University
Spokane, WA 99210-1495