Gayle DeDe

Research Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Weiss Hall Room 116


Gayle DeDe, PhD, CCC-SLP is an associate professor (research track) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University's College of Public Health. She earned her MA and PhD from the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Boston University. She is currently co-director of the Speech, Language, and Brain Lab at Temple University. She is also the director of the Philadelphia Aphasia Community at Temple (PACT).

Dr. DeDe’s research area is language comprehension, as well as the relationship between language comprehension and general cognitive processes such as working memory. Current research is focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying real-time sentence comprehension including the types of conceptual and linguistic information that contribute to sentence processing, how and when those types of information are integrated, and how those processes are affected by aging and aphasia. Dr. DeDe is also interested in developing and testing treatment approaches for people with aphasia. Her research in this area has focused on group treatment approaches and the development of reading comprehension treatments.


  • PhD, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Boston University
  • MS, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Boston University
  • BA, Psychology, McGill University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




CSCD 3222

Introduction to Aphasia


CSCD 3287

Aphasia Field Project


CSCD 3503

Foundations in Human Neuroscience


CSCD 4222

Speech and Language Disorders: Adults


CSCD 4730

Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders


CSCD 5730

Topics in Speech, Language and Hearing


CSCD 9587

Advanced Practicum in Aphasia


Selected Publications

  • DeDe, G. & Kelleher, D. (2021). Effects of animacy and sentence type on silent reading comprehension in aphasia: An eye-tracking study. J Neurolinguistics, 57. England. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100950

  • Dede, G. & Hoover, E. (2021). Measuring Change at the Discourse-Level following Conversation Treatment: Examples from Mild and Severe Aphasia. Topics in Language Disorders, 41(1), pp. 5-26. doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000243

  • DeDe, G. & Salis, C. (2020). Temporal and Episodic Analyses of the Story of Cinderella in Latent Aphasia. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 29(1S), pp. 449-462. United States. doi: 10.1044/2019_AJSLP-CAC48-18-0210

  • DeDe, G. (2020). Perceptual span in individuals with aphasia. Aphasiology, 34(2), pp. 235-253. England. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1591612

  • Hoover, E., McFee, A., & DeDe, G. (2020). Efficacy of Group Conversation Intervention in Individuals with Severe Profiles of Aphasia. Semin Speech Lang, 41(1), pp. 71-82. United States. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3400991

  • Rofes, A., Aguiar, V.d.e., Jonkers, R., Oh, S.e.J., DeDe, G., & Sung, J.E. (2020). What Drives Task Performance During Animal Fluency in People With Alzheimer's Disease? Front Psychol, 11, p. 1485. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01485

  • DeDe, G., Hoover, E., & Maas, E. (2019). Two to Tango or the More the Merrier? A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Group Size in Aphasia Conversation Treatment on Standardized Tests. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 62(5), pp. 1437-1451. United States. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-L-18-0404