Student working with a young patient at the Speech, Language, and Hearing Center at Pace University.

Adult Communication Disorders Lab

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.

Contact Us

For information on study participation or any questions related to the lab, please email Dr. Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP.

Dr. Carozza is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pace University, the past Founding Director of the MS program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and 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.

Current Projects

"Communicative stress due to the coronavirus pandemic in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders: A pilot investigation"

  • Phase I complete and in review for publication
  • Phase II in development for Academic Year 2021-2022

"A guide to global language assessment: A lifespan approach"; Dementia: worldwide perspective (working title), Mellissa Bortz, PhD, Editor

  • Publication in Progress

Select Recent Publications

Additional Publications

  • 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.

Grant Support

  • Pace University awarded $2,500 for scholarly research for COVID-19 project 2021
  • Pace University awarded $1,500 for scholarly research for COVID-19 project 2020
  • Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program awarded $750 for Temporal Structure in the Speech of Individuals with Dementia project June 2017