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Faculty Christine Rota-Donahue, Ph.D.

E-mail Address: christine.rota-donahue@lehman.cuny.edu
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

Presentations

  • “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

Presentations at Scientific Conferences

  • ASHA Connect Convention. “The Processing of Frequency Differences in Children with APD or SLI” - Baltimore, MD – July 2018
  • Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) Convention. Paper presentation “ Hearing with your brain: Auditory Processing Disorder in children” – Orlando, FL - May 2016 (invited lecture based on research)
  • Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) Convention. Paper presentation “Frequency Discrimination in Children” – Fort  Lauderdale, FL - May 2015
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA) convention. Poster presentation on “Neurophysiological Bases of Frequency Discrimination in Children with APD or SLI” – Orlando, FL - March 2014
  • Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) Convention. Paper presentation on “Frequency discrimination in children with APD” – Marco Island, FL - May 2013
  • New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSLH) Convention. Paper presentation on “Pediatric Auditory Processing Disorder: the Processing of Small Frequency Changes” – Long Branch, NJ - April 2012

Invited Lectures

  • AudiologyOnline webinar (live on July 11, 2018): “Frequency Discrimination in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment” - July 2018
  • Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) Convention – “Hearing with your brain: Auditory Processing Disorder in Children” –  Orlando, FL – May 2016
  • CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. Invited by Richard Schwartz to present to a group of doctoral students on EEG recording using the NeuroScan system – March 2014 - Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bronx, NY. P50 Team meeting, presentation on the clinical aspects of Auditory Processing Disorder - March 2013
  • Yeshiva Noam, Paramus, NJ. Presented to a group of school teachers on the evaluation and treatment of pediatric Auditory Processing Disorder - January 2012
  • OMNI, Brooklyn, NY. School teachers’ conference, presented on listening skills in children - 2011
  • Ferkauf School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY. Invited by Professor Judith Silver to present on Evaluation of Auditory Processing Disorder to a group of doctoral students in psychology - January 2010
  • New York City Speech Hearing Language Association at Columbia University, New York, NY. Presented on "The role of the SLP in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric Auditory Processing Disorder" - January 2010
  • Infant and Toddler Interventionists, Rockville Centre, NY. Presented to Early Intervention providers on Auditory Skills in 0-3-year-old Children - July 2007
  • Lehman College, City University of New York. Presented to students and faculty on Auditory Processing Disorder - March and fall 2008
  • Queens College, City University of New York. Invited by Karen Ball, presented on neuroanatomy to a group of undergraduate students – fall 2008

Students' Presentations at Scientific Conferences or Students' Research Events

  • New York State Speech Language Hearing Association, 2018: “Frequency Discrimination in Children, the Influence of Language on Auditory Discrimination”, Isamar Martinez, Luke McDonald, Michelle Gonzalez, Christine Rota-Donahue, Rochester, NY
  • ASHA Connect 2016. Poster submitted “Frequency discrimination in children”, Kristen Spang, Grace Kim-Lambert, Isamar Martinez, Ana Nunez, Christine Rota-Donahue. Minneapolis, Minnesota – July 2016
  • Lehman College -Undergraduate Research Day. Poster presentation “Behavioral Frequency Discrimination in Children with APD”. Ana Nunez, Lehman College UG student, Christine Rota-Donahue, mentor. Bronx, NY – April 2016
  • CUNY Graduate Center. Poster presentation “Behavioral Frequency Discrimination in Children with APD”. Grace Kim-Lambert, Kristen Spang, Isamar Martinez, Ana Nunez, Christine Rota-Donahue. New York, NY – April 2016
  • Lehman College -Undergraduate Research Day: Oral presentation “Neurophysiological Bases of Frequency Processing”, Rebecca Tabar, Lehman College UG student, Christine Rota-Donahue, mentor. Bronx NY - May 2011
  • Lehman College -Undergraduate Research Day: Poster presentation “Electrophysiological recording of frequency changes”, Deepa Sardessai, Lehman College UG student, Christine Rota-Donahue, mentor. Bronx, NY - April 2010 

Ph.D. Thesis Title

Neurophysiological bases of frequency discrimination in children with Auditory Processing  Disorder or Specific Language Impairment.

Publications

  • Rota-Donahue, C. (2018). Frequency Discrimination in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment. AudiologyOnline. https://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/search/all/term:frequency%20discrimination/
  • Rota-Donahue, C., Schwartz, R.G., Shafer, V., & Sussman, E. (2016). Perception of Small Frequency Differences in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.
  • Rota-Donahue, C., & Levey, S. (2016). Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: A Pilot Study on a College Campus. The Hearing Journal.
  • Rota-Donahue, C. (2014). Neurophysiological Bases of Frequency Discrimination in Children with Auditory Processing Disorder or Specific Language Impairment. Ann Harbor, MI: ProQuest LLC. (Doctoral Dissertation).
  • 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