M.N. (Giri) Hegde, PhD, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University-Fresno. He holds a master¿s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Mysore, India, a post master¿s diploma in Medical (Clinical) Psychology form Bangalore University, India, and a doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is a specialist in fluency disorders, language disorders, research methods, and treatment procedures in communicative disorders. Widely published, Dr. Hegde has received many prestigious honors.Hegde, M. N. is the author of 'Coursebook on Aphasia And Other Neurogenic Language Disorders ', published 2005 under ISBN 9781418037369 and ISBN 1418037362.