Barbara Schmidt

  • What I am working on

    Since clinical practice demands a knowledge and sensitivity to a variety of individuals, I and currently investigating cultural competency in speech-language pathology graduate students.

  • Educational Philosophy

    A faculty member at Molloy College since 1988, Barbara T. Schmidt has done research in the areas of cognition and reading. Her research interests are in the neuropsychological and cognitive-linguistic mechanisms involved in oral and written communication and is particularly interested in the cognitive mechanisms that facilitate successful reading. She has taught a variety of courses. In addition to being Dean and a Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department, she is a practicing speech-language pathologist who is a member of the adjunct medical staff at Winthrop University Hospital. She has made international presentations on dysphagia, communication and aging, and on the linguistic factors influencing normal readers.

  • Educational Background

    Ph.D. Speech and Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

    M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Adelphi University

    B.A. Psychology, Adelphi University

  • Additional Information

    Examples of Courses Taught

    • Reading, Language and Psycholinguistic Models

    • Disorders of Communications

    • Cognition and Psycholinguistic Models

    Academy of Neurogenic Disorders

    American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

    International Dyslexia Association

    New York State Speech-Language and Hearing Assoc.

    Society for the Scientific Study of Reading

    Creativity segment one
    Professor Dr. Barbara Schmidt discusses creativity.

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  • Publications/Presentations

    Schmidt, B.T. (2010, November). Oral Reading and Working Memory Skill in Adults. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Philadelphia   PA.

    Schmidt, B.T., Galletta, E., Obler, L.K. (2005).  Teaching Research Ethics in Communication Disorders Programs. In Goldfarb, R. (ed.) Ethics a Case Study. Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA.

    Schmidt, B.T. & Obler, L.K. (2005).  Working Memory Compensates for poor oral reading in adults (Abstract). Proceedings Biannual Meeting International Neuropsychological Society, Dublin, Ireland

    Schmidt, B.T. and Obler, L.K. (2002, September). Working Memory Capacity: A Mechanism to Facilitate Reading Comprehension. Poster Presentation at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Tenerife, Spain.

    Schmidt, B.T., Obler L.K., Ehri, L. & Chodorow, M. (2001, November). Factors linked to a dissociation between oral reading dysfluency and skilled silent reading comprehension. Poster Presentation at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Literacy, Il Ciocco, Italy.

    Shah, A, Schmidt, B.T., Goral, M., & Obler, L.K. (August 2005). Age Effects in Processing Bilinguals' Accented Speech. In Cohen, J., McAlister, K., Rolstad, K., & MacSwan, J. (Eds.) (2005). ISB4: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.