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
Child Language Acquisition
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Semantic development in typical and atypical populations
Word Association and lexical organization in individuals with autism
Vocabulary development and associative language in individuals with autism
Language processing in individuals with autism
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Battaglia, D. (2018). Picture Exchange Communication System. In Braaten, E. (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483392271
Battaglia, D. (2017). Development of communication in children. In M. Allen (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483381411.n139
McDonald, M.E., & Battaglia, D. (2015). 21st Century Classroom Resources. In E. Blue & S. McPherson (Eds.). Student, Environment, Tasks, and Technology Tools (SETT) for the Digital Learner. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
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. & Becker, N. (2017). Transition into higher education: Case study of one student with autism spectrum disorder. Special Education, Research, Policy and Practice. 1 (1), 28-51.
Battaglia, D., & Battaglia, J. (2016), Faculty mentoring in communication sciences and disorders: Case study of a doctoral teaching practicum. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 20(3), 1-10.
Battaglia, D., & McDonald, M.E. (2016), Promoting conversation in students with autism spectrum disorders; Scripts and semantic mapping. Good Autism Practice, 40 (1), 40-47.
McDonald, M.E., Battaglia, D., & Keane, M. (2015), Using Fixed-Interval based prompting to increase a student’s initiation of the Picture Exchange Communication System. Behavioral Development Bulletin.
Battaglia, D., Curinga, M., Minicozzi, L., Vaughn-Shavuo, F., McCarthy, M.J., & Zarco, E.P. (2015, Spring), From Laptop to Tablet: Faculty Use of iPads for Instructions to Prepare Education Professionals. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 9(1), 21-33.
Lederer, S., & Battaglia, D (2015), Using Signs to Facilitate Vocabulary in Children with Language Delays. Infants and Young Children, 28 (1), 18-31.
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, 10, 8-20.
Battaglia, D. (2015), Functional communication training in children with autism spectrum disorder. Young Exceptional Children, 20 (1), 30-40.
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. (2016). Literacy and ASD: Current understanding and clinical implications. In Annual Conference of the New York State Speech Language Hearing Association. Saratoga Springs, NY.
Battaglia, D. & Goldfarb, R. (2014). Word Association of Multimodal Stimuli in Individuals with ASD. In Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Orlando, FL.
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.
Battaglia, D. (2018, April). Word association in individuals with ASD. (Keynote Speaker). Spring
Research Day, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Battaglia, D. & McDonald, M.E. (2015, October). Joint Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Challenge Early Intervention Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Battaglia, D. (2014, April). Autism Update: Classification and Treatment. NYSUT Professional Issues Forum on Healthcare, Troy, NY.
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.
Adelphi University, President’s Leadership Fellows Award. (2018, February)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award (RMPTA). Travel and training focused on professional development of early-career scientists in communication sciences and disorders (with Karla McGregor). November, 2017.
Adelphi University. Faculty Development Grant. A $3,500, one-year grant to support research on Neurophysiological Indices of Word Association in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (with Reem Khamis-Dakwar). February, 2016.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Pathways Program Grant. 3rd Annual mentorship program. Sponsored by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Travel and training fellowship for early clinician scientists, with a focus on developing grant writing skills. June, 2015.
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Moe and Hannah Bergman Scholarship for Conference Travel, $200 (2012, May)
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). February, 2012.
Organization of Autism Research. Graduate Research Grant. The $2,000, one-year grant supported doctoral research in the area of word association in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. September, 2010.
City University of New York (CUNY), Graduate Center. The $18,000 grant supported doctoral research in the area of semantic priming and verbal fluency in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. May, 2010.
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center,Doctoral Student Research Grant, $400 (2010, February).
Doctoral Scholarship Award, Long Island Speech Language Hearing Association (LISHA) $600 (2008, October).
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
Women of Distinction Award, Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, (2015, August)
Women of Distinction in Education Award, Town of Oyster Bay (2014, March)
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. John’s University (2009, May)
Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (2009, 2008, 2007, 2005)
Shannon's Fight Inc., Co-Founder and President
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