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Stephanie Karidas

  • Assistant Professor
    Speech & Language Pathology
  • Clinical Coordinator
    Speech & Language Pathology

Stephanie Karidas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Program at Gannon University, Ruskin, Fl. She is also the Clinical Coordinator for the Program. Dr. Karidas earned her B.S. and M.S. in Phonetics in Germany at the University in Trier. She then enrolled in a dual program at the University of South Florida (USF) where she completed her second Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has sinced worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist at her own private practice and has taught as an Adjunct Instructor for USF in Sarasota and St. Petersburg. Dr. Karidas also serves as a volunteer at Voices of Hope for Aphasia (VOHA) in St. Petersburg.

Her research investigates treatments in individuals with aphasia and life-participation approaches in young individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Dr. Karidas founded B.I.G.@Gannon, a TBI support group for individuals between 18 and 38 years old. This group aims to re-socialize individuals and introduces them into vocational rehabilitation. 

Courses Taught

Dr. Karidas teaches all Clinical Methods courses and supervises all Clinics offered at Gannon University. She also teaches Neuroscience for Speech-Language Pathology and Adult Cognitive Communicative Disorders and lab. 

Educational History

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2013 (USF, Tampa)
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, 2011 (USF, Tampa)
M.A. in Phonetics, with minors in Psychology and Education, 2007 (University of Trier, Germany)
 

Professional Societies

• American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Groups: 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders
• National Aphasia Association
• Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences (Student Fellowship Committee member)
• Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association
• Aphasia Access
• Cognitive Neuroscience Society
 

Publications

• Frisch, S. A. & Karidas, S. (2009, April). Edgetrak analysis of speech error data: Comparison to manual measures. Spring meeting of the Florida Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. University of South Florida.
• Karidas, S., Douglas, N.F., Goff, R.A., & Hinckley, J. (2010). Effects on Age & Aphasia on Catalog Ordering Performance in Single/ Concurrent Task Conditions. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. New Orleans, LA.
• Karidas, S., Goff, R., Hinckley, J., & Wiggins, K. (2012). Systematic Review of the Complexity Effect in Semantic Category Training. Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Atlanta, GA.
• O’Brien, J. L., Edwards, J. D., Maxfield, N. D. M., Karidas, S., Williams, V., & Lister, J. J. (2011). Effects of cognitive training on attention allocation and speed of processing in older adults: An ERP study. The Tenth Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, Florida.
• Karidas, S. (2014). Does the Use of Personally Relevant Stimuli in Semantic Complexity Training Facilitate Improved Functional Communication Performance Compared to Non-Personally Relevant Stimulus Items among Adults with Chronic Aphasia? International Neuropsychological Society. Seattle, Washington.
• Karidas, S. (2014). Does the Use of Personally Relevant Stimuli in Semantic Complexity Training Facilitate Improved Functional Communication Performance Compared to Non-Personally Relevant Stimulus Items among Adults with Chronic Aphasia? International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference. The Hague, The Netherlands.
• Karidas, S., Hinckley, J., Blackwell, E., Comps, J., Gershgorin, S., & Herkalo, J. (2019). Replication in Evidence-Based Aphasia Treatment.  Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Orlando, Fl.
• Karidas, S. (in progress). The influence of semantic complexity training and personal relevance on discourse performance in adults with fluent aphasia.
• Karidas, S. (in preparation). TBI in young individuals – Effects on socialization and vocational opportunities
 

Service

Voices of Hope for Aphasia (VOHA), St. Petersburg http://www.vohaphasia.org/ 

B.I.G.@Gannon - A brain injury support group for young individuals between 18 and 38 years of age.

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