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Cathleen Givney, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Specialist Professor
  • Externship Coordinator
  • Coordinator for the Program for Research & Support for Rett Syndrome

Department: Speech-Language Pathology

Office: Graduate Center 178

Office Hours: By appointment only

Phone: 732-263-5452

Email: cgray@monmouth.edu


Cathleen Givney, M.S., CCC-SLP is a specialist professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology. Professor Givney obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, and her Master’s degree from NYU. During her time at NYU, she participated in a rigorous study abroad program in Lund, Sweden, receiving specialized training in dysphagia and motor speech disorders, while engaging in immersive education regarding international healthcare models and issues. Upon graduation, Professor Givney completed her clinical fellowship at an acute rehabilitation center, obtaining extensive experience in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. Since then, she has continued her clinical career in the medical speech-language pathology field, working in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and pediatric medical units. Currently Professor Givney maintains her clinical practice in the NICU at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and also provides outpatient assessment and treatment for children with feeding and swallowing disorders. Professor Givney is certified in VitalStim therapy, SOS Feeding therapy, and Prompt Level I Trained.  

At Monmouth University, Professor Givney teaches coursework in adult neurological disorders, swallowing disorders, and pediatric feeding & swallowing disorders. As externship coordinator, she works closely with students in the graduate program to pair them with exciting and engaging clinical externships in the community. She enjoys collaborating with students and supervisors to improve supervision techniques and clinical education across the curriculum. Additionally, Professor Givney serves as the Coordinator for the Program for Research and Support for Rett Syndrome, and is a member of the Higher Education Committee for the New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association. 

Outside of her role at Monmouth, Professor Givney is working towards completion of her doctoral degree in educational leadership in Monmouth University’s Ed.D. program. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and rescue dog at the Jersey shore. 

Scholarly Articles

Khan, B. L., MS, CCC-SLP & Givney, C. A., MS, CCC-SLP. (2021). Spotlight on Monmouth University’s Program for Research and Support for Rett Syndrome. NJSHA Voices, (Winter 2021), 8.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Panelist/Presenter:

November 2020 (Virtual) – Forum for Nurses in Advanced Practice, Annual Education Day, “How COVID Changed our Practice”

Presenter:

February 2020 – Montclair State University – “Update on Clinical Supervision/Preceptorship in Speech-Language Pathology”

Developer/Presenter:

June 2019 – Monmouth University – “Clinical Supervision Workshop: Strategies for Building Effective Working Relationships with Students”

Professional Associations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SIG 13 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, SIG 11 Administration and Supervision, SIG 10 Issues in Higher Education)

New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Member of the Higher Education Committee

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • External Clinical Practicum I – SLP 683
  • Neurological Language Disorders and Aphasia – SLP 610

2022 Summer E

  • Diagnostic Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 679

2022 Summer B

  • Assessment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 625

2022 Spring

  • Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia – SLP 614
  • Comprehensive Portfolio Examination – SLP CPE

2021 Fall

  • Neurological Language Disorders and Aphasia – SLP 610

2021 Summer C

  • Ind Study in Speech Language Pathology – SLP 699

2021 Summer B

  • Assessment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 625

2021 Spring

  • Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia – SLP 614
  • Comprehensive Portfolio Examination – SLP CPE

2020 Fall

  • Neurological Language Disorders and Aphasia – SLP 610

2020 Summer B

  • Assessment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 625

2020 Spring

  • External Clinical Practicum II – SLP 684
  • Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 600

2019 Spring

  • External Clinical Practicum II – SLP 684
  • Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology – SLP 600

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia (SLP 614)
  • Assessment Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP 625)
  • Comprehensive Portfolio Examination (SLP CPE)
  • Diagnostic Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP 679)
  • External Clinical Practicum I (SLP 683)
  • External Clinical Practicum II (SLP 684)
  • Neurological Language Disorders and Aphasia (SLP 610)
  • Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP 600)