About Dr. Shute

Ph.D. Gonzaga University, School of Professional Studies
M.A. Washington State University, Speech and Hearing Science
B.A. Washington State University, Speech and Hearing Science
Diploma, Therapeutic Connections School of Massage, Therapeutic/Medical Massage
Certificate, Cornell, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Internships and Clinicals
St. Lukes Medical Center
Gig Harbor School District
Spokane Public Schools
Therapeutic Connections School of Massage
Professional Experience
Brain Injury, Voice Pathology, General Practice, Therapeutic/Medical Massage, Intraoral Massage, Head-Neck-Swallowing Rehabilitation, Editor, Education, Broadcasting, Theater, Medical Device Development, FDA Compliance, Research, Home Health, Hospitals, Artificial Larynx Repair, University Instruction
Particular Professional Interests
Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Therapeutic & Wellness Massage, Cognitive-Communicative Rehabilitation After Stroke and Head Injury, Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion/Exercise Induced Dysfunction; Artificial Larynx Devices, Energy Work.
Speech-Language Pathologist since 1986
Credentials, Associations, and Listings
American Speech and Hearing Association, Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)
American Massage Therapy Association
Washington State License, Department of Health, Massage Practitioner and Intraoral Massage Endorsement
Washington State License, Department of Health, Speech-Language Pathologist
ASHA Special Interest Group In Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech-Language Disorders
ASHA Special Interest Group In Swallowing Disorders
Washington Speech and Hearing Association
Certificated Program, Cornell, Plant Based Nutrition
National Board Certified Teacher, Exceptional Needs Specialist (NBPTS/ECYA-ENS)
Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
Stuttering Foundation of America, Fluency Specialist Listing
International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) Certified Alaryngeal Speech Instructor
International Association of Reiki Professionals
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
Certification in Servox Digital/Inton Artificial Larynx Repair
Publications and Lectures
Various scientific, professional, and history related journal/periodical articles, and one book.
Various lectures in the areas of head injury, alaryngeal speech, covert stuttering, disease/communication disorders, laryngectomy rehabilitation, spasmodic dysphonia, human rights.
Volunteer Experience
International Association of Laryngectomees, Spokane Convention Planning Committee
Service-Rehabilitation Committee, American Cancer Society
Private Practice Committee, Washington Speech and Hearing Association
Developed Equipment
FDA Approved (510k) Tracheostoma Filtering Devices, Showering/Shampoo Protector for Trachostomy and Laryngectomy Patients, Tracheostoma Whistle, Pneumatic Artificial Larynx, Battery Conditioning Device, Voice Amplification Devices
Extra Curricular and Interests
Advocacy of Human Rights, Animal Care, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Farming/Gardening, Northwest History, Performing Arts, Herbal Soap Formulation/Manufacturing, Writing
Married to Michelle Shute, MS, CCC-SLP and they have one son.

Franklin Oral History Format

Greetings Franklin Friends,
Oral Histories are a way to capture the events and culture of an organization. They are important because they teach future generations about how things were in the past. History Book.jpg
Without them, history from the personal human standpoint is lost. With them, feelings, perceptions, attitudes, events and subjectivity live on. We feel that’s important.
We are collecting Oral Histories from people who attended the Franklin School or those people who were associated with the school in some way. Perhaps you were a parent, a volunteer, neighbor, custodian, teacher, or a gardener. If you’ve got stories and memories, we’d like to hear them. The following is a easy format that can be used to facilitate and semi-standardize your Oral History. Use all of it or parts as a jumping board for ideas. If writing or typing are not your style, consider an audio or video recording.
Question Format
1) Your Name,Current Address, Email Address, and Telephone Number
2) Your Old Address if possible
3) What years did you attend Franklin?
4) What are one or two of your memories about Franklin School?
5) What was it like in First grade, Sixth grade?
6) What did children at Franklin do for entertainment? Games, popular
7) What could you buy for $1.00 when you were 10 or 12 years old?
8) What was your happiest time at Franklin? Saddest?
9) Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
10) How has the world changed since you attended Franklin?
11) What have you done and what are you doing now?
12) Do you have any pictures of yourself or schoolmates that you’d like to share?
13) If you could impart one piece of wisdom to youngsters today, what would it be?
Physical letters or materials may be sent to the address below, or you may email from the Contact button on this site. Thanks!
Attn: Brian Shute
Franklin School Historical Society
Box 30621
Spokane, WA 99223
Telephone: (509) 354-2656