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Mrs. Staltari is the Director of Clinical Education and a Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 30 years, working with both pediatric and adult populations and has been with the university for over 20 years. Her areas of interest include communication disorders that result from neurological impairment in the adult population, as well as motor speech disorders and stuttering. At Duquesne she provides clinical instruction to students in the university clinic and oversees their clinical education across six semesters at the graduate level. Mrs. Staltari teaches pre-professional students clinical procedures and skills, that serve as a foundation for their clinical practicum experiences. At the graduate level courses include special topics in clinical practice as well as essential information regarding business practices when working with communication disorders in various service delivery settings.

Education

  • M.A. CCC-SLP, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 1985

Expertise

  • Clinical Instruction and Supervision
  • Stuttering Disorders for Children and Adults
  • Aphasia Following Neurological Damage

Honors/Awards

  • Rangos School of Health Sciences Deans Award for Excellence in Service to the Mission

About

Areas of Academic Specialty: Areas of interest include communication disorders that result from neurological impairment in the adult population, as well as pediatric fluency and phonology. 'Contextual Group Communication Therapy for Persons with Aphasia: A Scaffolded Discourse Approach, Garrett, Kathryn L., Staltari, Caterina F. and Moir, Laura J. in, Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders, The Expert Clinician's Approach, 2 nd Ed. Roberta J. Elman Professional Presentations: -Use of a Discourse Group Model for Adults Presenting with Mild Language Disorders,' Caterina F. Staltari, M.A., CCC-SLP. Paper presented at The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Washington D.C. November, 2000. 'An extension of Structured Language Approaches with Persons with Aphasia-, Kathryn L. Garrett, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Caterina F. Staltari, M.A., CCC-SLP. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, New Orleans, November 2001 -Outcomes of pediatric fluency treatment as perceived by parent and child-, Caterina F. Staltari, M.A., CCC-SLP, Felsenfeld, Susan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Reline, Ashley, B.S., McGuire, Kristen, B.S. Paper presented at the 2007 ASHA Schools Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2007 -Remediation of Residual Sound Errors in School Aged Children-, Caterina F. Staltari, M.A., CCC-SLP. Presented at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, August, 2009. 'Formative Assessment of Clinical Documentation-, Marra, L., Neff, A., Rentschler, G., and Staltari, C., Poster Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, New Orleans, November 2009. Measuring the Impact of Speech Sound Disorders Using Caregiver and Patient Report Questionnaires - Rusiewicz, Staltari, Wells, & Milloy. PSHA Convention, April, 2011, ASHA Convention, Nov. 2011 Measuring the Impact of Speech Sound Disorders Using Caregiver and Patient Report Questionnaires - Rusiewicz, Staltari, Wells, & Milloy., ASHA Convention, Nov. 2011 Generalization of Word Retrieval Following Semantic Feature Treatment - Wallace, Kimelman, Staltari, & Brumbaugh, ASHA Convention, Nov. 2011 Aphasia Workshop for Healthcare Students, Cunningham, Kantner, Davin, Accepted for presentation at PSHA Convention, March, 2012