Giulia M. L. Bencini, Ph.D.
Giulia Bencini is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department at Hunter College. Her research focuses on normal and impaired language across the lifespan. This research program is interdisciplinary and uses insights and methodologies from linguistics, psycholinguistics and neuropsychology to examine how language is learned, represented and processed in children and adults, and how it is impaired in persons with brain damage and cognitive decline. Models of normal language representation and processing are used to understand impaired language function. In turn, processing constraints and observed patterns of breakdown help select amongst competing theories of linguistic representation. Clinical rehabilitation protocols that support generalization across contexts are informed by acquisition and generalization in normal language.
Elizabeth E. Galletta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Elizabeth Galletta, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department at Hunter College, and is on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is engaged in research synergistic with her clinical observations of neurogenic populations. She earned her PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at the Kessler Foundation Research Center-New Jersey Medical School, where she is a Visiting Scientist in the Stroke Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She teaches courses in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and fluency disorders.