Adult Communication Disorders Laboratory
About the Lab:
Adult communication disorders such as aphasia, Parkinson’s disease and dementia are studied in the lab from empirical as well as descriptive research approaches. Along with the courses taught in the department, in addition to the onsite Speech and Hearing Center, the neurogenics lab offers students, clients and families many opportunities to consult with and learn about potential projects and latest research in the field of adult communication disorders. The lab has several cooperating sites and participates in onsite, off-site as well as multi-partner projects. For information on study, participation or any questions related to the lab, please contact Principal Investigator: Dr. Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP.
Linda Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Founding Director of the MS program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pace University in New York City, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center. She has authored several books, numerous articles and is a frequent invited speaker. Her research and practice is in adult neurogenic communication disorders.
Temporal Structures in the speech of individuals with dementia (IRB Project 16-147).
Project Bridge Aphasia Access – Quality of Life and Life Participation Research Groups
Carozza, L. & N. Shafi, (2018). Counseling in chronic aphasia: integrating theory with professional roles in clinical practice (update), Oncourse Learning
Carozza, L., Serrone, L. and Sugatan, L. (2017). Non-pharmacological approaches to dementia: An overview of foundations & considerations, Music and Medicine.
Carozza, L. (2015). Communication and aging: Creative approaches to improving quality of life. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing
Heffinger, M., Damico, G. and Carozza, L., Bell-Berti, F. & Krieger, P.C. (2014). Assessing the cognitive decline on the speech rate of demented and healthy elderly adults. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135:2293, (Poster), Conference proceedings abstract.
Carozza, L. (2013). Quality of life in aphasia community group members: A social model of clinical treatment. Acta Neuropsychologica, 11(1):1-7.
Carozza, L. (2012). Facilitated narratives in dementia: A conversational analysis approach. Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, x, 103-111.
Carozza, L. & Shafi, N. (2012). Patients with brain cancer-related aphasia: Language assessment, prognosis and recovery, ASHA Leader Online.
Carozza, L., Cantor, P., Rodriquez, S., Oliva, K., & Bell-Berti, F. (2012). Temporal structure in the speech
of persons with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Acoustical Society of America Lay Language Papers.
Available from http://www.acoustics.org/press/163rd/Carozza_2pSC19.html
Carozza, L., & Bell-Berti, F. (2011). Early speech changes: A window into dementia process. Acoustical
Society of America Lay Language Papers. Available from
Neumann, Y., Carozza, L., & Georgiou, A. (2010). Neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics: Contributions
to understanding healthy aging and dementia. In S. Behrens and J. Parker, (Eds.), Language in the Real World: An Introduction to Linguistics (pp.314-330), UK: Routledge Press.
Carozza, L. (1998). Speech and language therapy. In E. Trief (Ed.). Working with Visually Impaired
Students, (pp. 97-117), Springfield IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Pauker, L. and Olson, R. (ed). Speech issues in dementia, Interview with Linda Carozza,
Pace Marketing and Communications, University Relations, Spring 2019.
Carozza, L. (2017). First person on the Last Page, ASHA Leader, May 2017.
Carozza, L. (2008). Chronic aphasia. Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists, 18(46), 12-14.
Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program awarded $750 for Temporal Structure in the Speech of Individuals with Dementia project June 2017