I am a speech-language pathologist with expertise in acquired disorders of communication and swallowing.
I completed my clinical fellowship at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, where I was afforded intensive training with rotations in stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury in the acute rehabilitation setting. In 2012 I transitioned to Kessler's outpatient division where, as a senior team member, I collaborated with physiatrists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists in the development of various education and training programs as well as treatment protocols utilized at the local and national levels. My experiences working with the interprofessional team at Kessler developed my guiding clinical principle of providing the best care to every patient in every encounter knowing that leading with empathy and following with expertise can have life changing results.
After serving as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall for many years, I was appointed as Director of Clinical Education. My work is focused on developing effective methods for clinical education in alignment with program curriculum while providing mentorship and coaching to students during their clinical training. I serve as instructor for topics pertaining to medically based practice including Dysphagia and Neuromotor Disorders of Communication. In addition to these courses, I also offer opportunities for students to engage in research within my own scholarly agenda. My research interests are broad but aligned with my role and expertise and include examining the relationship of cognitive impairment and dysphagia in various populations, patient adherence to clinical programming, practice patterns of SLP’s in rehabilitation, and clinical training and assessment.
As faculty and clinical director, my central aim is to inspire students to be exceptional clinicians who possess the knowledge, skill, and compassion to provide highest quality care to their patients.
- Master of Science- Speech-Language Pathology, Northeastern University. Boston, MA
- Bachelor of Science- Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- Grabowski, C., Ahn, J., Testa, A.J., Ackermann, S., Hernandez, E., Terlecky, A., Grunstein, M., Silverman, A., Scher, G., Craig-Lucien, D., Kelly, K., Cunningham, M., Patel, S. Individual differences in speech and language within 72 hours after a Concussion. Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA, Nov 29-Dec 3.
- Patel, S. , Hebert, K, Dayalu, V., Grabowski, C., Ahn, J. Early evidence of cognitive involvement during sensorimotor integration for speech. Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA, Nov 29-Dec 3
- Terlecky, A., Grabowski, C., Patel, S., Ahn, J., Romani, C. , Ackermann, S. (2021, November).Examining the Administration and Evaluation of Diadochokinesis by SLPs. Poster Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
- Grabowski, C., Gelmetti, L., Straus, R. (2021, November). An Evidence-Based Model of Clinical Training for Assessment of Aphasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
- Johnson, G., Grabowski, C., Patel, S., Hendricks, S., Bullard, B. (2021, November). Remote Cognitive Intervention in Parkinson's Disease: Adherence & Impact. Poster Presentation at the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
- Anglani, G., Clarke, H., Grabowski, C. (2021, April). SLP Telepractice During COVID-19: What’s Happening in Rehabilitation? Poster Presentation at the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Virtual.
- Grabowski, C., Johnson, G., Patel, S., (2020, November). Understanding Cognition and Swallowing in Parkinson’s Disease: What else can we learn? Proposal accepted for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA (convention cancelled).
- Grabowski, C., McCarthy, J., Salazar, R., (2020, November). Becoming the Patient: The Impact of Peer Role Playing in Graduate Clinical Education. Proposal accepted for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA (convention cancelled).
- Grabowski, C., McCarthy, J., Neubauer, N., & Capone Singleton, N.C., (2019, November). Principles, Methods, and Measures for Effective Design and Implementation of Innovative and Meaningful Clinical Simulation. Seminar presentation at the American Speech- Language- Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
- Grabowski, C., Fecskovics, F., Alzate, J., Rossetto, J., Gardner, M., Rinaudo, L., Testa, A.J., Patel, S. (2019, November). Effects of Concussion on Speech and Language Parameters. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
- Patel, S., Grabowski, C., Hunter, A., Chang, S., Boergers, R. (Role: Co-Investigator). Center for Disease Detection, Prevention, and Intervention (CDPI). November 2021. Funding Source: Seton Hall University Cross Disciplinary Academy Proposal. Award Requested: $ 22,500
- Snowdon, L., MacGregor, A., Grabowski, C. (Role: Co-Investigator). Political Skill Training to Promote Success in Interprofessional Healthcare Teams. November 2021. Funding Source: Seton Hall University Opportunity Meets Innovation Grant Program. Award Requested: $13,950
- Glicksman, F., Patel, S., & Grabowski, C. (Role: Co-Investigator). Speech as an Indicator of Concussion Severity and Recovery in Pediatrics. April 2021 Funding Source: Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine. Award: $20,000
- Grabowski, C (Role: Principal). Remote Cognitive Intervention in Parkinson's Disease: Impact & Adherence. Submission: March 2021. Funding Source: University Research Council, Seton Hall University. Award: $10,000
- Grabowski, C (Role: Principal) 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant. Submission: March 2021. Funding Source: Parkinson’s Voice Project Award. Program Training for 90+graduate students and faculty for curricular development and community outreach
- Johnson, G. (Role: Faculty Mentor). Remote Cognitive Processing Intervention in Parkinson's Disease: Feasibility and Impact on Swallow Function. Submission: June 2020. Funding Source: LSVT Global Student Small Grants. June 2020. Award Amount: $1500
- Patel, S., Grabowski, C., Boergers, R., & Testa, A. (Role: Co-Principal).Interdisciplinary Student Training in Concussion Rehabilitation. Funding Source: Seton Hall University Undergraduate Research Support. June 2020. Award Amount: $1000
- Neubauer, N. & Grabowski, C. (Role: Co-Principal). The Future of Innovation in Teaching and Learning through Computer-Based Instruction. Funding Source: Seton Hall University Teaching, Learning, & Technology Center Faculty Innovation Grants. Submission: June 2019. Award Amount: $2650
Honors and Awards
- 2021 ASHA ACE Awardee
- 2019 Health Sciences Educator of the Year, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University
- 2019 ASHA ACE Awardee