Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Sally Gallena, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor/ Clinical Supervisor
sgallena@loyola.edu

Education

B.S. Towson University; M.S. Loyola (College) University, MD; Ph.D. University of MD, College Park
Loyola – M.S. 1979 Speech-Language Pathology /Audiology

Areas of Specialization

Disorders of Voice (including Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion; Chronic Cough), Respiration, Resonance

Achievements (past 5 years)

Publications

Gallena, S., Stickels, B., & Stickels, E. (in press). Listeners’ Perception of Gender after Raising Vowel Formant Frequencies in a Male Speaker: Implications for Oral Resonance Therapy.  Journal of Voice, doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2017.06.023

Gallena, S., Solomon, N.P., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Tian, W. (2015). The effect of exercise on respiratory resistance in athletes with and without paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0110

Gallena, S., Solomon, N.P., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Tian, W. (2014). Test-retest reliability of respiratory resistance measured with the airflow perturbation device. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-S-13-0246

Johnson, A. T., Chapain, P., Slaughter, D., Gallena, S., & Vossoughi, J. (2013). Inspiratory and expiratory resistances during exercise. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 3(4). 1222-1232.

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J., Sarles, S. & Solomon, N. (2013) Validity of a new respiratory resistance measurement device to detect glottal area change. Journal of Voice, 27, 299-304.

Gallena, S. & Kerins, M. (2013). Nonspecific chronic cough and paradoxical vocal fold motion in pediatric patients. Seminars in Speech and Language, 34, 116-127.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Gallena, S., Johnson, A. & Vossoughi, J. Short-term intensive treatment for paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder: Respiratory resistance & dyspnea rating outcomes. Oral Session presented at: American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, November, 2016; Philadelphia, PA.

   

Gallena, S., Johnson, A. & Vossoughi, J. Short-term intensive treatment for paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder: Respiratory resistance & dyspnea rating outcomes. Paper presented at: Voice Foundation 45th Annual International Symposium, June 2016; Philadelphia, PA.

   

Stickels, B., Gallena, S., & Stickels, E. Listeners’ perception of gender after raising vowel formant frequencies in a male speaker. Poster session presented at: American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention; November, 2015; Denver, CO.

   

Figallo, B. & Gallena, S.  The effect of speech therapy on vowel formant frequencies

in transgender male-to-female speakers. Poster session presented at: American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention; November, 2015; Denver, CO.

Stickels, B., Gallena, S., Stickels, E. Listeners’ Perception of gender after raising vowel formant frequencies in a male speaker. Paper presented at: Voice Foundation 44th Annual Symposium; May 2015; Philadelphia, PA.

Gallena, S. & Kerins, M. Recognizing and treating low incidence laryngeal disorders in the schools. Poster session presented at, American Speech Language Hearing Association Schools Conference; July, 2014; Pittsburg, PA.

Gallena, S. & Kerins, M. Treating low incidence pediatric laryngeal disorders. Paper presented at: American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention; November, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Gallena, S. Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder: An update on diagnosis and treatment. Paper presented at: ASHA National Convention; November, 2012; Atlanta, GA.

Gallena, S., Logan, J., Tian, W. & Solomon, N. Objective and perceptual outcome measures of behavioral therapy for athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion. Paper presented at: 41st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice; June, 2012; Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Presentations

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Solomon, N. Current practices and new techniques in the assessment of paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. Paper presented at: Walter Reed Audiology and Speech Pathology Center 70th Anniversary Workshop; November, 2013; Bethesda, MD.

Gallena, S. Respiratory resistance and the effect of exercise in female teen athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. Paper presented to Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; March, 2012; Bethesda, MD.