Michael Cannizzaro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Graduate Advisor (On-Campus Program), Associate Professor of
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 401 Pomeroy
Phone: (802) 656-9725
Fax: (802) 656-2528
Dr. Michael Cannizzaro conducts research investigating the interrelationships between language structure and cognitive abilities (e.g., executive functions) in typical and brain-injured adults. His current research incorporates the study of discourse processing using behavioral, linguistic and fMRI methodologies. This research is conducted in collaboration with UVM's Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit.
Dr. Cannizzaro completed a post-doctoral training utilizing acoustic, linguistic and neuropsychological measures to study speech, language and cognitive function in persons with neurodegenerative and affective/psychiatric disorders. This collaborative research, with neuropsychologists from the University of Quebec at Montreal and Pfizer Global Research and Development, was part of an ongoing effort to explore markers of disease progression and pharmacological intervention in persons with central nervous system disorders.
Working clinically as a speech-language pathologist, he has experience in assessment and providing therapy to adults with acquired speech, language and cognitive deficits resulting from stroke, brain-injury, progressive neurodegenerative disorders, and psychiatric illness. This rehabilitation work has been performed in a number of settings including long-term care facilities, outpatient rehabilitation hospitals and in-home services provided through the Visiting Nurse Association.
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.S., University of New Hampshire, Communication Disorders
B.S., Nazareth College of Rochester, Speech Pathology
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Adult Neuropathology (Motor Speech Disorders and Acquired Brain Injury)
Cannizzaro, M.S., & Coelho, C.A., (Forthcoming). Analysis of Narrative Discourse Structure and Executive Functions in Adults. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Hutchins, T. L., & Cannizzaro, M.S. (in press). Review of the Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts - Bilingual Spanish-English version (SALT-SE). In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NE: The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
Cannizzaro M.S., Dumas J., Prelock P.P., & Newhouse, P. (2012). Organizational structure reduces processing load in the prefrontal cortex during discourse processing of written language: Implications for high - level readiing issues after TBI. Perspectives on Neurophisiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. 22(2): 67-78
Cannizzaro, M.S., Allen, E.A., & Prelock, P.P. (2011). Perceptions of communicative competence after traumatic brain injury: Implications for ecologically driven intervention targets. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 13(6): 549-559 (doi:10.3109/17549507.2011.596571) (Abstract)
Myotte, T., Hutchins, T.L., Cannizzaro, M.S., & Belin, G. (2010). Understanding why SLPs rarely pursue the Ph.D. in communication sciences. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 31(2): 67 - 127.
Johnson, D. & Cannizzaro, M.S. (2009). Sentence comprehension in agrammatic aphasia: History and variability to clinical implications. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(1), 15-37. (Abstract)
Goberman, A.M., Johnson, S., Cannizzaro, M.S., & Robb, M.P. (2008). The effect of positioning on infant cries: Implications for sudden infant death syndrome. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 72(2), 153-165. (Abstract)
Mundt, J. M., Snyder, P.J., Cannizzaro, M. S., Chappie, K., & Geralts, D. S. (2007). Voice acoustic measures of depression severity and treatment response collected via interactive voice response (IVR) technology. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 20, 50-64. (Abstract)
Cannizzaro, M.S., Reilly, N. & Snyder, P.J. (2005). The negative symptom complex in schizophrenia is marked by both paucity of thought and motor slowing: A quantitative speech acoustic study. Brain and Cognition, Conference Proceedings from XV TENNET; 57(3), 276-289.
Cannizzaro, M.S., Cohen, H., Reppard, F. & Snyder, P.J. (2005). Bradyphrenia and bradykinesia both contribute to altered speech in persons with schizophrenia: A quantitative speech acoustic study. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 18, 206-210. (Abstract)
Cannizzaro, M.S., Reilly, N. & Snyder, P.J. (2005). Remote capture of human voice data by telephone: A methods study. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. 19, 649-658. (Abstract)
Harel, B.T., Cannizzaro, M.S., Cohen, H., Reilly, N. & Snyder, P.J. (2004). Acoustic characteristics of Parkinsonian speech: A potential biomarker of early disease progression and treatment. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 17, 439-453.
Cannizzaro, M.S., Reilly, N. & Snyder, P.J. (2004). Speech content analysis in feigned depression. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 33, 289-301. (Abstract)
Cannizzaro, M.S., Harel, B. T., Reilly, N., Chappell, P., & Snyder, P.J. (2004). Voice acoustical measurement of the severity of major depression. Brain and Cognition, 56, 30-35. (Abstract)
Harel, B.T., Cannizzaro, M.S., & Snyder, P.J. (2004). Variability in fundamental frequency during speech in prodromal and incipient Parkinson's disease: A longitudinal case study. Brain and Cognition, 56, 24-29. (Abstract)
Reilly, N., Cannizzaro, M.S., Harel, B. T., & Snyder, P.J. (2004). Feigned depression and feigned sleepiness: A voice acoustical analysis. Brain and Cognition, 55, 383-386. (Abstract)
Cannizzaro, M.S. & Coelho, C.A. (2002). Treatment of story grammar following traumatic brain injury: A pilot study. Brain Injury, 16, 1065-1073. (Abstract)
Cannizzaro, M.S., & Coelho, C.A. (2011). Language and communication following executive dysfunction. In: Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders: An Information Processing Approach. R. Peach & L. Shapiro, Eds
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