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Faculty Christine Rota-Donahue, Ph.D.

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Phone Number: 718-960-8017
Office: Speech Building, Room 229B

Rank: Assistant Professor
Degree: B.A., Paris VI, M.S., Hunter College, Ph.D., City Univ. of New York Grad. Center

Undergraduate and Graduate Education

  • B.A., Faculty of medicine Paris
  • M.S., Hunter College
  • Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Professional/clinical certificates and specialization

  • Dually certified in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, area of expertise: Auditory Processing Disorders


  • “Neurophysiological bases of frequency discrimination in children with APD or SLI”, American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Convention, Orlando, March 2014
  • “Swimming in the pool of sounds: frequency discrimination in children with APD”, Florida Speech Language Hearing Association (FLASHA) convention, May 2013
  • "Pediatric Auditory Processing Disorder: Processing of Small Frequency Changes", New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association (NJSLHA) convention, April 2012
  • Atypical Auditory Skills in School-Aged Children", Yeshiva Noam, March 2012
  • “Recognizing and Remediating Atypical Auditory Skills in Preschoolers”, OMNI Children Center, March 2011
  • “Neurophysiological and behavioral processing of small frequency changes in 8-11 year-old children” , Lehman College, May 5th, 2010
  • “Evaluation of Auditory Processing Disorder”, Ferkauf School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, January 2010
  • "The role of the SLP in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric auditory processing disorder", New York City Speech Hearing Language Association, Columbia University, January, 2010
  • “Typical and Atypical Auditory Skills Development” Infant and Toddler Interventionists , July 2007


  • Rota-Donahue, C. (Dec. 2013). Neurophysiological Bases of Frequency Discrimination in 10-12 year-old Children with Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment, doctoral dissertation.
  • Rota-Donahue, C. (November 2010). Clinical Use of Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials, Audiology Online.
  • Rota-Donahue, C. (July 2010). Neurophysiological and Behavioral Processing of Small Frequency Changes in 8 - 11 Year-Old Children, Audiology Online.
  • Publication in a French journal for Speech-Language Pathologists, GLOSSA, on my professional experience in Paris and in New York: Rota-Donahue, C. (1997). De Paris à New York: temoignage d'orthophoniste. GLOSSA (55), p.26-28

Grants / Honors/ Fellowships Received

  • Awarded grant by the American Hearing Research Foundation for the year 2015
  • Invited as visiting scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine – September 2014
  • Recipient of the Lehman College Model of Excellence - Award May 2014
  • Recipient of the Martin Gitterman Excellence in Teaching Award, May 2010
  • CUNY grant contract 4, year 2009-2010
  • Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association Doctoral Award, October 2009
  • Certificate of achievement - Hunter College, December 1992

Research interests

  • Event Related Potentials
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Frequency discrimination
  • Specific Language Impairment

Courses Taught

  • Hearing Science
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Audiology for SLP
  • Speech Science