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Donna Graville

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
A.A.S., Early Childhood Education, Clark College, 1983
B.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, 1985
M.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, 1989
Ph.D., Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon, 1997

Donna Graville’s work as associate professor and director of the Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University gives her excellent credentials for teaching two graduate courses—Voice Disorders and The Management of Feeding and Swallowing Disorders—in the CDS master’s program. She has taught at the University of Oregon since 1998, and also teaches at Portland State University. Graville's clinical interests include swallowing disorders and voice restoration. She has over 15 years experience with the diagnosis and the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. She developed the NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing at OHSU to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary patient care in voice and dysphagia. Graville has a long commitment to providing clinical teaching opportunities and community outreach to speech pathologists in all stages of their career development. Donna Graville’s research interests include studies into voice and swallowing outcomes following treatment for head and neck cancer. She is a frequently invited speaker and lecturer and has developed and hosted several conferences through Oregon Health Sciences University.


Graville, D.J., Cohen, J.I., Rau, M.T., (2004). Acoustic parameters that identify listeners’ perception of near-total laryngectomy voice. Journal of Medical Speech Pathology, 12, 107-116. Graville, D.J., Gross, N., Andersen, P., Everts, E., Cohen, J.I. (1999). The Long-term Indwelling Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis for Alaryngeal Voice Rehabilitation. Archives Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 125 288-292. Rau, M.T., Kongsbak, U., Gordon, M., & Graville, D.J. (1993). A comparison of the performance of right and left brain-damaged subjects on a test of reading comprehension ability: The Nelson Reading skills Test revisited. In M. Lemme (Ed.), Clinical Aphasiology, 21, 157-163. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. Graville, D.J., & Rau, M.T. (1991). Reading comprehension of directly stated and inferred information in paragraph-length material by normal and demented elderly subjects. In T. Prescott (Ed.), Clinical Aphasiology, 19, 77-86. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.