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Jennifer Gerometta, MPhil, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor (Speech Communication Studies)

MPhil, Graduate Center, City University of New York
MS, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
BSW, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Iona College
Department of Speech-Communication Studies
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone (914) 633-2606
E-mail: jgerometta@iona.edu

Office Hours:
Mondays 3:30 pm - 4 pm
Tuesdays by appointment between 9 am - 1 pm
Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 4 pm

Research Interests: Infant speech perception, role of infant-directed speech in language development, role of executive function in language development

Professor Gerometta is an assistant professor in the Speech Communication Studies Department at Iona College. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is currently completing her PhD in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Professor Gerometta is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Association and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Classes Taught:
SCS 101, SCS 301, SCS 319, SCS 361, SCS 363, SCS 364, SCS 368, SCS 369

Research:
Her research focuses on the neurophysiological basis of speech perception, and the role of attention in speech perception and language development. Research interests also include the role of infant-directed speech in speech and language acquisition, and the role of phonotactic probabilities in language acquisition.

Specializations:

  • Neurophysiology of speech and language acquisition
  • Role of attention in speech perception and language acquisition
  • Link between speech perception and speech production during language acquisition

Licensure:
Speech Language Pathologist, New York and Connecticut

Presentations:

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, November 2012: Neural Indices of Phonetics in Bilingual Children
  • New York State Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, April, 2012: An Oral History of Language Bias and Cultural Identity: Transforming Attitudes toward the Navajo Language
  • International Association for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, CA, July 2011: Speech Development of Monolingual and Bilingual toddlers: Event-Related Potential Responses and Language measures
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, November 2009: Analysis of Phonotactic Probabilities in Infant Directed Speech
  • Acoustical Society of America Conference, Portland, May 2009: Neurodevelopmental Basis for Speech Discrimination
  • City University of New York Phonology Forum, Manhattan, January 2009: Exploring the Domain of "Foot" in Infant Directed Speech
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Conference, Chicago, November 2008: Frequent Word Analysis of Infant Directed Speech Across Communication Contexts