Joe DiNapoli is an Associate Instructor in the Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders. His office is located
on the Cocoa regional campus. He holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College, a Master of
Science degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia University, and a
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, with specialization in
neurobehavioral communication disorders, from Boston
University. He has been a clinical, managerial and consulting
speech-language pathologist in medical and educational facilities
for more than thirty-five years, and is a former senior
speech-language pathologist for the Aphasia Unit of the Boston
Veterans Administration Medical Center / Harold Goodglass Aphasia
Research Center. Joe came to UCF in 2002 after several years
as a full-time Lecturer at the University of Maine. He currently
teaches a variety of courses in the undergraduate and graduate
programs on the Cocoa and Main campuses, as well as online.
SPA 6236 Motor Speech Disorders
SPA 6410 Aphasia and Related Disorders
SPA 6565 Feeding & Swallowing Disorders
SPA 6908 Independent Study
LIN 3713 Language Science
LIN 3716 Language Development
LIN 3716L Language Development Lab
SPA 3112 Basic Phonetics
SPA 3112L Basic Phonetics Lab
SPA 3412 Brain Stories: A Communication Disorders
SPA 3471 Communication Disorders Through Literature and
SPA 4400 Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
SPA 4476 Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan
SPA 4478 Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders &
SPA 4555 Counseling in Communication Disorders
SPA 4803 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and
SPA 4870C Capstone in Communication Sciences and
Language Acquisition, Language Disorders, Neurogenic Communication
Disorders, Speech Disorders, and Swallowing
SPA 6236: Motor Speech Disorders
SPA 6410 : Aphasia and Related Disorders
SPA 6565: Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
SPA 6908: Independent Study
LIN 3713: Language Science
LIN 3716: Language Development
LIN 3716L : Language Development Lab
SPA 3112: Basic Phonetics
SPA 3112L: Basic Phonetics Lab
SPA 3412: Brain Stories: A Communication Disorders Perspective
SPA 3471 : Communication Disorders Through Literatire and Media
SPA 4400: Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
SPA 4476: Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
SPA 4476: Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan
SPA 4478: Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders and Differences
SPA 4555: Counseling in Communication Disorders
SPA 4803: Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SPA 4870C: Capstone in Communication Sciences and Disorders
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