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    Ruth B Grossman PhD, CCC-SLP

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    200 Trapelo Road
    Waltham MA 02452
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      DepartmentShriver Center


        Academic Background

        B.S., Communication Disorders, Boston University, 1992
        M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University School of Social Work, 1993
        Ph.D., The University Professors, Boston University, 2001

        Current Faculty Appointments

        • Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Emerson College
        • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Department, University of Massachusetts Medical School

        Research InterestsRuth Grossman

        Dr. Grossman's main research focus is the interaction of verbal and non-verbal communication in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is working on a program of studies looking at how individuals with ASD produce and process facial expressions and prosody (tone of voice) during verbal interactions. Dr. Grossman is using her clinical background in speech-language pathology to inform many of her research questions and has been publishing in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, and the Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Research. Her primary faculty appointment is atEmerson College in the Department of Communication Disorders.

        Ongoing Projects

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        1. Grossman RB, Edelson LR, Tager-Flusberg H. Emotional facial and vocal expressions during story retelling by children and adolescents with high-functioning autism. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013 Jun; 56(3):1035-44.
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        2. Grossman RB, Tager-Flusberg H. "Who Said That?" Matching of Low- and High-Intensity Emotional Prosody to Facial Expressions by Adolescents with ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Dec; 42(12):2546-57.
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        3. Grossman RB, Bemis RH, Plesa Skwerer D, Tager-Flusberg H. Lexical and affective prosody in children with high-functioning autism. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2010 Jun; 53(3):778-93.
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        4. Grossman RB, Schneps MH, Tager-Flusberg H. Slipped lips: onset asynchrony detection of auditory-visual language in autism. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2009 Apr; 50(4):491-7.
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