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Reem Khamis-Dakwar
Lab Director

Reem Khamis-Dakwar is the director of the Neurophysiology in speech language pathology  Lab, and is an Assistant Professor for the communication sciences and disorders program in Adelphi University. She holds a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her research is concerned with the neural correlates of linguistic processing and representation in specific sociolinguistic situations , such in Arabic diglossia , and understanding the neural basis or correlates of functional changes related to behavioral SLP  treatment  and new learning . She teaches graduate level courses in Neuroscience and communication Disorders at Adelphi.


Joseph Hoffman

Joseph Hoffman is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Adelphi University leading to his doctorate in Communication Disorders.  He is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist in NY currently working with a varied population including school-age children as well as adolescents and adults.  Joseph has taught inservices and is an Adjunct Professor for Adelphi University.  He is interested in neurophysiological investigations of language processing.  His research is concerned with semantic processing in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Email:

Melody Koelbl-Zambriski

Melody is a speech-language pathologist  interested in examining the effectiveness of shared book reading as an intervention strategy using neurophysiological measures.  She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Adelphi University.  Melody earrned her bachelor of science degree at SUNY Geneseo and her Masters of arts degree at Long Island University-CW Post campus.  Melody has been working in the field since 1997 and have experience with a diverse range of disorders and with a varying populations.