Doctor of Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center (2012)
Master of Arts, St. John's University (2001)
Bachelor of Science, Long Island University (CW Post Campus) (1998)
Autism Spectrum Disorders For Speech Language Pathologists
Introduction To Speech Science
Speech And Hearing Science
Child Language Acquisition
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Semantic and Phonological development in typical and atypical populations
Semantic priming and lexical organization in individuals with autism
Vocabulary development and associative language in individuals with autism
Language processing in individuals with autism
Adelphi University. Faculty Development Grant. A $1,500, one-year grant to support research on Word Association of Time-Altered Auditory and Visual Stimuli in Autism (with Robert Goldfarb).
Organization of Autism Research. The $2,000, one-year grant supported doctoral research in the area of word association in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
City University of New York, Graduate Center. The $18,000 grant supported doctoral research in the area of semantic priming and verbal fluency in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Battaglia, D. (2012). The Martial Arts of Communication. In R. Goldfarb (Eds.). Translational Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (pp. 149-154). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Battaglia, D., & McDonald, M.E. (2015, Winter), Effects of the picture exchange communication system (PECS) on maladaptive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD): A Review of the literature. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.
Battaglia, D., Domingo, R.A., & Moravcik, G.M. (2013, Fall), Autism Related Curriculum in New York State Graduate Speech Language Pathology Programs. Excelsior. Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 8, 53-64.
Battaglia, D., & Bainor, M. (2011, October). Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS): A Review of Treatment Efficacy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hofstra University.
Battaglia, D (2011, March). Communication Strategies for Speech Pathologists and Teachers. St. John's University.
Battaglia, D., & Schwartz, Richard G. (2012). Word Association in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Annual Conference of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Atlanta, GA.
Battaglia, D., Goldfarb, R., & Finik, M. (2012). Time-Altered Word Association in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Annual Conference of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Atlanta, GA.
Battaglia, Moravcik, & Domingo (2011). Autism Related Content in New York State Graduate Speech Pathology Programs. In Annual Conference of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. San Diego, California.
Battaglia, D., McDonald, M.E. & Bainor, M (2011). Impact of use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) on Functional Communication for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Literature Review. In Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, Colorado.
Honors and Accomplishments
Academic Keys, Who's Who in Curriculum & Education, (2013, February)
Long Island Business News, 40 Under 40 Award (2013, January)
Long Island Speech Language Hearing Association, Immediate Past President Award (2011, October)
Board of Regional Association of Presidents Student Scholarship (2011, May)
Martin Gitterman Excellence in Teaching Award, CUNY Graduate Center, (2010, May)
Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Johnís University (2009, May)
Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (2009, 2008, 2007, 2005)
Community and Corporate Leadership
Shannon's Fight Inc., Co-Founder and President
Licenses & Certifications
New York State Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, k-12
New York State Certified Speech-Language Pathologist