Faculty: Cheryl Smith Gabig
Undergraduate and graduate education:
B.S. Miami University, Ohio
M.S. Speech Pathology, Emerson College
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
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.
1st Award for Continuing Education (ACE)/American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- 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.
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. (PDF)
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. (PDF)
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. (PDF)
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. (PDF)
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.
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.
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. (
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
- 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
- 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
Last modified: Sep 11, 2012