Elizabeth E. Galletta, PhD
Elizabeth E. Galletta, PhD
Phone: 212 481-4439
Email: Elizabeth Galletta
Elizabeth E. Galletta, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Hunter College in the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Department. Dr. Galletta teaches courses in the areas of motor speech disorders, adult language disorders, and stuttering. Dr. Galletta has lectured nationally in the area of neurogenic communication disorders and has more than 20 years of clinical experience in adult neurogenics, specifically stroke rehabilitation, and stuttering. Her current research focuses on translational application of intervention approaches for the improvement of function in stroke survivors as well as utilization of technology for people with aphasia. She is also on the faculty of the Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate Center, the City University of New York.
Dr. Galletta worked first as an audiologist and then as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of work settings, including birth-to-three services, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. The majority of her clinical experiences have included hospital-based speech-language services in New York City. She did a Stroke Rehabilitation Research Fellowsip from 2009-2011 at the Kessler Foundation Research Center/New Jersey Medical School and now as a Visiting Scholar at the Kessler Foundation Research Center, she collaborates with leaders in the field of stroke rehabilitation. She has reviewed articles for for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Aphasiology and is a member of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) where she serves on the Conference Scholarships and Awards Committee.
Professional Interests: stroke rehabilitation; translational application of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques in conjunction with behavioral intervention post stroke, group therapy for stroke survivors, acquired neurogenic communication disorders, the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF)
Courses Taught: Motor Speech Disorders, Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Fluency Disorders
Galletta, E. & Barrett, A.M. (in press). Global aphasia. In the Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders, L. Gonzalez-Rothi and A. Raymer (Eds.).
MacRoy-Higgins, M. and Galletta, E.E. (2014). Principles of communication assessment. In R. Paul, Introduction to clinical methods in communication disorders (3rd ed. pp. 79-115). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks.
Galletta, E.E. and Schaffer, N. (2010). Aphasia and neurogenic disorders. In Stein and Fabus (Eds.) A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology. NY: Delmar- Cengage Learning.
Schmidt, B., Galletta, E., Obler, LK. (2006). Teaching research ethics in communication disorders programs. In R. Goldfarb (Ed.) Ethics a case study from fluency (pp. 63-82). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Goral, M., Obler, L.K., & Galletta, E. (2000). Factors underlying comprehension of accented English. In L.T. Connor and L.K. Obler (Eds.) Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition: Studies of Normal Language and Brain Damage (pp. 23-42). Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Barrett, A. M., Galletta, E. E., Zhang, J., Masmela, J. R., & Adler, U. S. (2014, June 2). Stroke survivors over-estimate their medication self-administration (MSA) ability, predicting memory loss. research-article. Brain Injury, Retrieved June 2, 2014, from http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/4HEbHnDMBycyfIZUhtGF/full
Galletta, E. E., & Barrett, A. M. (2014). Impairment and functional interventions for aphasia: Having it all. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, 2(2), 114–120. doi:10.1007/s40141-014-0050-5.
Galletta, E.E., Campanelli, L., Maul, K.K., & Barrett, A.M. (2014). Assessing neglect dyslexia with functional reading materials. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 21(1), 75-86.
Galletta, E.E., Pekrul, S., Lequerica, A.L., Eslinger, P., & Barrett, A.M. (2012). Visual distraction: An altered aiming spatial response in dementia. Dement Geriatr CognDisord Extra 2012; 2:229-237. (DOI: 10.1159/000338571)
Galletta, E.E., Rao, P.R., and Barrett, A.M. (2011) Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Potential progress for language improvement in aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 18(2), 87-91.
Galletta, E. (2006). Effect of context on recognition of accented speech with advancing age. Perspectives on Communication Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations,13 (2), 12-18.
Galletta, E.E., Vogel, A. & Baumann, S. (2014). Talking and tDCS treatment for stroke survivors with aphasia. Brain Stimulation 7(2), e6.