Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Chief of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Service at the VA in Northern California. Prior to that she held academic positions as faculty member, associate dean and department chair at California State University East Bay, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University. With co-editor, Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP, she published the text Aphasia Rehabilitation: Clinical Challenges (Jones & Bartlett Learning). She has authored research articles and presentations related to aphasia treatment and generalization. She is an ASHA Fellow.