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ROBERT M GOLDFARB

PROFESSOR

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

HY WEINBERG CENTER
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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph. D., City University of New York (1978)
M. S., Brooklyn College of CUNY (1972)
B. A., Brooklyn College of CUNY (1968)

Recent Courses

Acquired Language Disorders
Fluency Disorders
Survey Of Acquired Neurogenic Speech Disorders

Personal Statement

I have certain expectations of graduate students;
1. You should treat each therapy session as a mini-experiment, with your client involved in a single-subject study. Therapy should be based on a clinical hypothesis, not a lesson plan.
2. You should become an independent consumer of research.
3. Your term papers should represent an original synthesis of a variety of findings and opinions on the topic you are studying.
Recognizing that students have different learning styles, I'd like you to explore different ways of learning (and teaching), including videotapes of human dissections and unusual neurogenic communication disorders, computerized self-instruction of anatomy and physiology, and seminar explorations of such topics as, "Is aphasia language without thought or thought without language?"

Research Interests

Language and motor speech disorders of adults
Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic abilities of adults with aphasia, dementia, and schizophrenia
Ethical implications for research in stuttering
Professional writing in speech-language pathology and audiology
Translation of laboratory discoveries to improved standards of care

Grants/Sponsored Research

Fulbright Senior Specialist grant in Applied Linguistics/TEFL at the National Pedagogical University, Colombia, $9,075, 2013.
Word Association of Time-Altered Auditory and Visual Stimuli in Autism (with Prof. D. Battaglia). Faculty Development Award, Adelphi University, $1,500, 1/1/12-12/31/12.
Effect of alternative-augmentative communication by caregivers in aphasia (with Prof. C. Arroyo). Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University,$3,500, 1/1/08-8/30/09.
Time-altered word association tests: computerized version. President's Faculty Development Award, Adelphi University, $4,500, 1/1/04-12/31/04.
Symposium on ethics and the Tudor study: implications for research in stuttering. Malcolm Fraser Foundation, $2,500, December 13, 2002.
Smith G., PI (Goldfarb, R., Co-PI). Bridges-to-the-Doctorate. National Institutes of Health, $635,496, 10/1/02-9/30/05.
Doctoral fellowships in stuttering research. Malcolm Fraser Foundation, $25,000, 1/1/02-12/31/04.
Communicative responsibility and semantic task in the languageof dementia. PSC-CUNY Research Foundation award, 1997-98; George N. Shuster Foundation Award, 1998-99.
Higher education opportunity program. New York City Board of Education and New York State Education Department, $12,000, 1998-99.
Teacher of the speech and hearing handicapped, bilingual extension. New York State Education Department, $10,316, 1996-97.
Lehman College, CUNY-University of Puerto Rico copperative M.A. program in speech-language pathology. TheraCare, $20,000, 7-95-8/96.
M.A. program for bilingual professional education in speech-language pathology and audiology. New York State Incentive Grant, $39,000, 7/94 (funds frozen 1/95).
Lehman College Speech and Hearing Center. Chase Manhattan Neighborhood Grant, $3,000, 1989-91.
Lehman College Speech and Hearing Center. Human Resources Administration, Community Development Agency, NYC, $200,000,1989-1998.
The Pollyanna hypothesis in adult aphasia. George N. Shuster Foundation Award, 1985-86.
Word association of time-altered stimuli in psychosis. PSC-CUNY Research Foundation Award, $8,813, 1982-83.

Books

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Goldfarb, R., & Serpanos, Y. (2014). Professional Writing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Halpern, H. & Goldfarb, R. (2013). Language and Motor Speech Disorders in Adults, 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Goldfarb, R. (Ed.) (2012). Translational Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R., & Serpanos, Y. (2011). Professional Writing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Workbook. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R., & Serpanos, Y. (2009). Professional Writing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R. (2006). Ethics: A Case Study From Fluency. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc..

Stocker, B., & Goldfarb, R. (1995). The Stocker Probe for Fluency and Language, 3rd ed. Vero Beach, FL: The Speech Bin.

Santo Pietro, M.J., & Goldfarb, R. (1995). Techniques for Aphasia Rehabilitation Generating Effective Treatment (TARGET). Vero Beach, FL: The Speech Bin.


Book Chapters

Goldfarb, R., & Santo Pietro, M.J. (2012). The Use of Sets in SLP Diagnosis and Treatment. In R. Goldfarb (Eds.). Translational Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R., & Raphael, L. J. (2012). An Acoustic Analysis of a Case of Amusia. In R. Goldfarb (Eds.). Translational Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R. (2006). An Atheoretical Discipline. In R. Goldfarb (Eds.). Ethics: A Case Study From Fluency. (pp. 129-142). Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R. (2006). Diagnosis. In R. Goldfarb, (Eds.). Ethics: A Case Study From Fluency. (pp. 12-29). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc..

Goldfarb, R. (2006). Differential Diagnosis of Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders. In E.M. Walsh (Eds.). Topics in Alzheimer's Disease Research. (pp. 89-109). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Refereed Articles

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Baylow, H., Goldfarb, R., & Steinberg, R (2014), Swallowing effect and suspected neuromuscular fatigue in adults with acute stroke: A videofluorographic analysis. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 333-342.

Arroyo, C., Goldfarb, R., & Sands, E. (2011), Caregiver training in an AAC intervention for severe aphasia. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 59-64.

Goldfarb, R. & Davis, R. (2010), Oceans of the Brain. Journal of Experimental Stroke and Translational Medicine, 3, 22-26.

Arroyo, C.G., Goldfarb, R., Cahill, D., & Schoepflin, J. (2010), AAC Interventions: Case study of In-utero Stroke. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 32-47.

Baylow, H., Goldfarb, R., Taveira, C., & Steinberg, R. (2009), Accuracy of clinical judgment of the chin-down posture for dysphagia during the clinical/ bedside assessment as corroborated by videofluoroscopy in adults with acute stroke. Dysphagia, 24, 423-433.

Goldfarb, R., & Bekker, N. (2009), Noun-Verb Ambiguity in Chronic Undifferentiated Schizophrenia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 74-88.

Goldfarb, R. (2006), Operant Conditioning and Programmed Instruction in Aphasia Rehabilitation. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 56-65.

Goldberg, E., & Goldfarb, R. (2005), Grammatical Category Ambiguity in Aphasia. Brain and Language, 95, 293-303.

Goldfarb, R., & Santo Pietro, M. J. (2004), Support Systems: Older Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 27, 356-365.

Goldfarb, R., & Goldberg, E. (2004), Communicative Responsibility and Semantic Task in the Language of Dementia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 1177-1186.

Levey, S., & Goldfarb, R. (2003), Comprehension of Indirect Requests by Persons with Fluent Aphasia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, 245-256.

Jones, J., Obler, L.K., Gitterman, M., & Goldfarb, R. (2002), The Interface of Phonogy and Morphology in Agrammatism: Negation in African American Vernacular English. Brain and Language, 83, 164-166.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Robert Goldfarb (2013, April). Keynote Address: "Time-Altered Word Association Tests: A Free Website". Foro Fulbright, Bogota, Colombia.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Battaglia, D., & Goldfarb, R. (2014). Word Association of Multimodal Stimuli in Individuals With ASD. In ASHA. Orlando, FL.

Crowley, C., & Goldfarb, R. (2014). Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Communication. In ASHA. Orlando, FL.

Goldfarb, R., DeMetropolis, S., & Friedman, D. (2013). Preference of orthographic vs. semantic distinctions in aphasia. In ASHA. Chicagho, IL.

Goldfarb, R. (2013). Keynote Address: Time-Altered Word Association Tests: A free Website. In Foro Fulbright Colombia. Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia.

Riquelme, L., Salgado, M., Lazarus, C., Goldfarb, R., Zonenshayn, M., & West, J.F. (2013). Effects of deep brain stimulation on swallow physiology in patients with Parkinson disease. In Dysphagia Research Society,. Seattle, WA.

Battaglia, D., Golfarb, R., & Finik, M. (2012). Word association of time-altered auditory and visual stimuli in autism. In ASHA. Atlanta, GA.

Baylow, H., Goldfarb, R., & Steinberg, R (2012). Swallowing and neuromuscular fatigue in adults with acute stroke: A videofluorographic analysis. In Dysphagia Research Society,. Toronto, Canada.

Goldfarb, R. (2011). Oceans of the brain. In ASHA. San Diego, CA.

Goldfarb, R., & Raphael, L. (2010). An acoustic analysis of amusia. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Arroyo, C., Goldfarb, R., & Sands, E. (2010). Caregiver AAC training in aphasia: A case study. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Goldfarb, R. (2010). Time-Altered Word Association Tests (TAWAT): A Free Website. In NYSSHLA. Saratoga Springs, NY.

Goldfarb, R. (2009). What do nouns and verbs tell us about typical and disordered adult brains? In ASHA. New Orleans, LA.

Baylow, H. E., Goldfarb, R., Taveira, C., & Steinberg, R. (2009). Accuracy of clinical judgment of the chin-down posture for dysphagia during the clinical/ bedside assessment as corroborated by videofluoroscopy in adults with acute stroke. In Dysphagia Research Society. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Perkins CJ, Korgaonkar MS, Fiore SM, Squires N, Goldfarb R, McCloskey KM, & Wagshul, ME (2007). Functional evaluation of aphasia recovery in stroke patients using fMRI and ERP. In American Academy of Neurology. Boston, MA.

Goldfarb, R., & Bekker, N (2006). Noun-verb ambiguity in chronic undifferentiated schizophrenia. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Miami, FL.

Goldfarb, R. (2005). Grammatical category ambiguity in normal aging. In American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. San Diego, CA.


Dissertation Chaired

Hope E. Baylow (2008). Accuracy of clinical judgment of the chin-down posture for dysphagia during the clinical/ bedside assessment as corroborated by videofluoroscopy in adults with acute stroke. Adelphi University.

Elmera Goldberg (2003). Grammatical Category Ambiguity in Aphasia. City University of New York.


Honors and Accomplishments

November 1998 – Esprit Award for Clinical Excellence. Visiting Nurse Service of New York—Home Care.
April 2000 – Distinguished Achievement Award. New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association.
October 2003 – Professional Achievement Award. New York City Speech, Hearing, and Language Association.
November 2005 - AAC Institute Award for "PECS to AAC: Case Study of Possible In-Utero CVA," presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, with D. Lavi and C. Arroyo.
November 2006 - Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
June 2009 - Elected Fellow, ASHA
November 2009 - ACE, ASHA
October 2010-September 2015: Fulbright Senior Specialist Award
January 2011 - Full Member, Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences
April-May 2013 Fulbright Senior Specialist in Linguistics, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia
June 2013 Professor Recognition Award, Adelphi University
April 2014 Honors of the Association (highest award). New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Professional Activities

Site Visitor (2009-2013), Council on Academic Accreditation, reporting to the United States Secretary of Education
March 2012: Site visit to Loma Linda University, San Berbardino, CA (Council on Academic Accreditation)
October 2011: Site visit to Loyola University, Baltimore, MD (Council on Academic Accreditation)
October 2010: Site visit to Howard University, Washington, DC (Council on Academic Accreditation)

Peer Reviewer for Refereed Journals (last 5 years)
Journal of Communication Disorders
Journal of Fluency Disorders
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Open Applied Linguistics Journal (also Editor for the journal)
Psychiatry Research

Executive Boards

Aphasia Study Group of New York (Head, Steering Committee, 1979-80)
New York Neuropsychology Group (Board of Directors, 1980-82)
New York City Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Vice President, 1996-98)

Community and Corporate Leadership

Frost House Condominium (Vice President, 1988-2000)
Frost Owners’ Corporation (Vice President, 1988-2000)
Service on many committees of ASHA and NYSSLHA