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 dementia, aphasia, and other neurogenic communication disorders are studied in the lab from empirical as well as descriptive research approaches. Along with the courses taught in the department, and 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, and multi-partner projects.

For information on study participation or any questions related to the lab, please email Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, FNAP or call at (212) 618-6032.

Dr. Carozza is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pace University, the past founding director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS program, 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

  • IRB# 2023-108 Caregiver Experience: A survey study on the caretakers of people with dementia
  • Communicative stress due to the coronavirus pandemic in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders: A pilot investigation Phase I
  • Ongoing collaboration – Haskins Laboratory 2019-present
  • FEES Workshop Coordinator, Pace University, CSD
  • Med SLP Workshop Coordinator, Pace University, CSD

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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