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Faculty Cheryl Smith Gabig, Ph.D.

E-mail Address: cheryl.gabig@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-8031
Office: Speech Building, Room 220

Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut

Undergraduate and graduate education

  • B.S. Miami University, Ohio
  • M.S. Speech Pathology, Emerson College
  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Professional/clinical certificates

  • CCC-SLP/American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Grants/ Honors/ Fellowships Received

  • Smith Gabig, C. (2010-2011). Mental State Words, Social Interaction, and Language Ability in School-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. PSC-CUNY Award # 63266-00 41, $2,300
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2009-2010). Establishment of a Language Analysis Research and Research Training Laboratory, Graduate Research Technology Initiative (GRTI), $28,475
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2008-2009). The Identification of Teacher Discourse and Outcome Performance Measures by Children with Autism in Inclusion Classrooms: An Evidenced-Based Study. PSC-CUNY Faculty Research Award, $5,610.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2008). Word recognition and phonological awareness in children with autism. George N. Shuster Award, Lehman College/ CUNY, $2,163.
  • Smith Gabig (2006). Phonological processing in children with autism. Faculty Development and George N. Shuster Award, Lehman College/ CUNY
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2004-2005) Pervasive developmental disorder-NOS: Language and communication profiles of children 5-8 years of age. PSC-CUNY Faculty Research Award, $6,120.

Awards

  • 1st Award for Continuing Education (ACE)/American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Research interests

  • Cognitive-linguistic processing in school-age children with high-functioning autism (HFA)
  • Word reading and comprehension in children with language-learning disability and high-functioning autism
  • Language development and disorders in infants, toddlers, preschoolers.

Publications

  • Smith Gabig, C. (In Press). Encyclopedia Entries: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS); Sequenced Inventory of Communicative Development (SISD); Mean Length of Utterance (MLU); Modeling; Protodeclarative; Proimperative; Role Release; Telegraphic Speech. In: F. R. Volkmar, Ed., Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Springer.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2011). Variability in language and reading in high-functioning autism. In M.R. Mohammadi (Ed.) A Comprehensive Book On Autism Spectrum Disorders, 63-84, ISBN: 978-953-307-494-8, InTech, http://www.intechopen.com.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2011). Language Development from Six through Adolescence. In S. Levey & S. Polirstok, (Eds.), Language Development and Differences in Children, San Diego: Sage Publishing, pp 161-184.
  • Smith Gabig, C., McNeil, M.E., & Thousand, J.S. (2010). Supporting High-Functioning Children with Autism in General Education Classrooms. In G.T. Papanikos & N. Pappas (Eds.), Horizons in Education: Proceedings from the 11th International Conference on Education, 269-280. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2010) Phonological awareness and word recognition during reading in children with autism. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 31(2), pp. 67-85.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2009). Understanding the Nature and Scope of Language Learning Disability: Characteristics, Frameworks, and Connections. In D.K. Bernstein & E. Tigerman-Farber (Eds.), Language and Communication Disorders in Children, 6th Edition, 207-245. Boston: Pearson.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2008 ). Verbal working memory and story retelling in school-age children with autism. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 39, 498-511.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2004) Phonological processing in children with autism: What do we know? The New Hampshire Journal of Education, Volume VII, 48-53.
  • Klein, E.R. & Smith, C (2003) Print-driven Language Disorders: A Compendium Manual prepared for presentation to the School District of Philadelphia, Speech-Hearing-Vision Programs. Philadelphia, PA: La Salle University.
  • Smith C. and Hill, J (1999) Language development and disorders of communication and oral- motor function. In Molnar, G. and Alexander, M. (Eds) Pediatric Rehabilitation, Third Edition; Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia., p 57-79.
  • Moats, L.C. and Smith, C. (1992). Derivational morphology: Why it should be included in language assessment and instruction. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools 23, 4, 312-319.
  • Smith, C. (1991). What’s in a word? On our acquisition of the term language learning disability. Teacher Education and Special Education, 14, 103-109.
  • Sachs, J.; Donnelly, J.; Smith, C.; and Dwyer, J. (1991). Preschool children’s conversational instructions: Behavior and meta-pragmatic knowledge. Discourse Processes, 14, 357- 372.
  • Smith, C. and Sachs, J. (1990). Cognition and the verb lexicon in early lexical development Applied Psycholinguistics, 11, 409-424.
  • Smith, C. and Sachs, J. (1988). Cognitive correlates to verbs in early stage I. Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Lund, Sweden.

Presentations/ Lectures

  • Smith Gabig, C & Gray, S. (2011). The Importance of Being Earnest About Morphological Awareness and Literacy. One-hour Seminar presented at the
    annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego.
  • Smith Gabig, G, & Foy, A. (2009). Mental state words during story -telling by high- functioning children with autism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans.
  • Smith Gabig, C., McNeil, M, & Thousand, J. (2009). Supporting high-functioning children with autism in general education classrooms. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Education, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2008) Phonological awareness and word recognition in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association, Boston.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2007). Phonological memory and language development: evidence from a subgroup of children with autism. Presented at the annual conference of the International Linguistic Association (ILA), New York.
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2006). Phonological memory and narrative recall in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association, Miami.
  • Smith, C. & Klein, E. (April, 2002). Falling through the cracks : Children with Print-Driven Language Disorders. Seminar presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Pittsburgh.
  • Klein, E., Levinson, M., & Smith, C. (2002). What parents need to know about their preschoolers’ development: A research study. Poster presentation, Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Pittsburgh.
  • Smith, C; Herschberger, M; and Chidekel, A. (1999) Dysphagia in infants who present with apparent life-threatening events (ALTE). Poster session, American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Francisco.
  • Gillis, K. & Smith, C. (1993). Event representations and verbs in productive syntactic frames. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.
  • Smith, C. (1991). Phonologic alterations in reading by able and less-able readers. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
  • Lipson, M. & Smith, C. (1990). Influences on oral reading fluency. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami.
  • Smith, C. (1990). Story recall and oral language in the two-year old. Paper presented at the Fifth Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Budapest.
  • Smith, C. (1988). What's in a word? On our acquisition of the term language learning disability. Paper presented at the First Vermont Symposium on Learning Disabilities, Rutland.
  • Smith, C. (1987). Language acquisition and literacy: evidence from two research methods. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Invited

  • Smith Gabig, C. (2008). Reading in children with pervasive developmental disorders. Presented to the Parents of A.N.G.E.L.S. (Bronx Chapter of the Autism Society of America).
  • Smith Gabig, C. (2004). Integrated Services in the Classroom. Two-day workshop developed and presented to New Jersey Public School Educators and Administrators, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
  • Smith Gabig, C.(2004). Expanding Support Options: Educating Children with Communication Disorders in the Classroom, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, July, 2004.
  • Smith Gabig, C . (2003). Integrated Speech-Language Services in the Classroom: Issues and Directions, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  • Smith, C. & Klein, E. (November, 2002). Assessment and Intervention of Children with Print-Driven Language Disorders. In-service presented to Philadelphia Public School Speech- Language Pathologists and Administrators.
  • Smith, C. (2001). Speech-to-Print: Language Training for Teachers. Summer Institute, Centreville School, Centreville, DE.
  • Smith, C. (2001). Reading & Literacy: Can't we do something before Reading Recovery? Plymouth State College Education Advisory Board, October, 1998
  • Smith, C. (1998). Language and Literacy: Current issues in education. Plymouth State College Lecture Series on Cultural Diversity, March, 1998.
  • Smith, C. (997)Understanding Central Auditory Processing in Preschool Children. In-service presented to the Essential Early Education (EEE) staff and administration, Burlington, Vt. 1997
  • Smith, C. (1995). Language and cognition: Implications for early childhood educators. Presented to the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Council (1995).
  • Smith, C. (1992). Language and reading: Implications for the hearing impaired. Colloquium, University of Connecticut.
  • Smith, C. (1990). Oral language and reading. All-day in-service presented to special and regular educators, Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union, VT.
  • Smith, C. (1990). Phonological processing and literacy in children. Special Education In-service, Chittenden East Supervisory Union, VT.
  • Smith, C. (1989). Developmental aspects of phonological awareness. Symposium, Burlington, Vt. (

Courses Taught

  • SPE 722: Language Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents
  • SPE 725: Diagnostic Techniques
  • SPE 729: Clinical Practicum
  • SPE 731: Diagnostic Practicum
  • SPV 201: Language Acquisition

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member: Special Interest Division 1: Language Learning and Education
  • New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • International Dyslexia Association, New York Chapter (IDA)
  • Autism Society of America (ASA)
  • International Reading Association (IRA)

Licenses and Certification

  • New York State License in Speech Pathology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Service to the Department

  • Chair: Department of Speech-Langue-Hearing Sciences Graduate Curriculum Committee.
  • Developed and implemented new required graduate course: SPE 722 Language Disorders in School Age Children and Adolescents.
  • Co-Advisor: Lehman College Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA) (2004-2009)

Service to the College

  • Member, George N. Shuster and Faculty Development Award Review Committee
  • Member, College Graduate Curriculum committee
  • Member, Area 1: Individuals and Society, Strategic Plan Distribution Workshop, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2004).
  • Department Representative: Lehman College Open House, 2005-2006.

Service to the Community

Reviewer

  • Proposals, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Area; Autism, 2010 Annual Convention.
  • The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavioral Analysis (www.slp-aba.com), ISSN: 1932-4731).
  • Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Member: New York State Regents English Language Arts/English as a Second Language (ELA/ESL) Standards Review Committee. January, 2008-2010