Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Sally Gallena, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor/Clinical SupervisorSally Gallena
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., Johnson, A. & Vossoughi, J. (2019). Short-term intensive therapy and outcomes for athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28, 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0223

Gallena, S., Stickels, B. & Stickels, E. (2017). Listeners’ perception of gender after raising vowel formant frequencies in a male speaker: Implications for oral resonance therapy. Journal of Voice, Advance online publication. 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., Nichols, C., Dorris, L. & Wathen, K. “The Benefits of Aphasia Chorus: An Intra-Professional Student-Driven Research Study.” Poster Session to be presented at: American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Orlando, FL. November 2019.

Pinto, J. & Gallena, S. “Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perceptions and Impressions of Student Clinicians’ Voices.”Poster Session presented at: American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention, Boston, MA. November 2018.

Pham, A., Gallena, S., Faroqui-Shaw, Y., Johnson, A. & Vossoughi, J., Solomon, N.P. “Does Resting Respiratory Resistance Differ between Teenage Girls With and Without Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder?” Voice Foundation conference paper presentation 47th Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2, 2018

Gallena, S. “How to Help Your Patient Who Can’t Breathe or Stop Coughing,” One hour seminar presented at: 47th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA, June 2018.

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.

Invited Presentations

Gallena, S. “An Overview of Vocal Cord Dysfunction for Pulmonologists”, Oral Presentation at Johns Hopkins Pulmonology Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 27, 2019.

Gallena, S. “Treating Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder and Chronic Cough in Children and Teens”, Oral Presentation at ASHA Health Care Connect Conference, Baltimore, MD, July 20, 2018.

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.

Alexander
Alumni

David Alexander

Speech pathologist shares work with the Cadet Corps program at the Maryland School for the Deaf

Speech-Language Pathology