Gerry A. Stefanatos

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office
1701 N 13th St

Biography

Gerry A. Stefanatos, DPhil, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal and his doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Oxford in England. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, he taught at Trinity University and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He then moved to Philadelphia to become an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Director of Neuropsychological Services at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. In 1993, he accepted a position as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and began his own Center for Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology. He then went on to pursue a research career as director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and collaborated on functional neuroimaging studies with colleagues at the Center for Functional Neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University in 2007 and heads the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory. Dr. Stefanatos has received funding from the National Institute on Deafness and Communicative Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Albert Einstein Society.

Education

  • DPhil, University of Oxford
  • BA, McGill University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

CSCD 0841

The Attentive Mind

Undergraduate

CSCD 3234

Basic Hearing Science

Undergraduate

CSCD 3235

Human Neuroscience

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Wasserstein, J. & Stefanatos, G.A. (2016). Re-Examining ADHD as Corticostriatal Disorder: Implications for Understanding Common Comorbidities. ADHD Report The, 24(4), pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1521/adhd.2016.24.4.1

  • Stefanatos, G.A. & DeMarco, A.T. (2012). Central Auditory Processing Disorders. In Encyclopedia of Human Behavior: Second Edition (pp. 441-453). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00083-5

  • Stefanatos, G.A. & Baron, I.S. (2011). The ontogenesis of language impairment in autism: a neuropsychological perspective. Neuropsychol Rev, 21(3), pp. 252-270. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11065-011-9178-6

  • Stefanatos, G. (2011). Changing perspectives on Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Clin Neuropsychol, 25(6), pp. 963-988. England. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2011.614779

  • Wasserstein, J., Vadhan, N.P., Barboza, K., & Stefanatos, G.A. (2011). Outcomes in probable nonverbal learning disabled (nld) adults: A naturalistic study. In Adult Learning Disorders: Contemporary Issues (pp. 455-485). doi: 10.4324/9780203838037

  • Stefanatos, G.A. & Postman-Caucheteux, W.A. (2010). Genetics of Language. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (pp. 583-588). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-045396-5.00027-0

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (2009). Neuropathology of Autism. In The Autism Spectrum: Scientific Foundations and Treatment (pp. 83-111). doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511978616.005

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (2009). Developmental neuropsychology of Autism. In The Autism Spectrum: Scientific Foundations and Treatment (pp. 59-82). doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511978616.004

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (2008). Regression in autistic spectrum disorders. Neuropsychol Rev, 18(4), pp. 305-319. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11065-008-9073-y

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (2008). Speech perceived through a damaged temporal window: lessons from word deafness and aphasia. Semin Speech Lang, 29(3), pp. 239-252. United States. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1082887

  • Ross, J.L., Roeltgen, D.P., Stefanatos, G., Benecke, R., Zeger, M.P.D., Kushner, H., Ramos, P., Elder, F.F., & Zinn, A.R. (2008). Cognitive and motor development during childhood in boys with Klinefelter syndrome. Am J Med Genet A, 146A(6), pp. 708-719. United States. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32232

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Joe, W.Q., Aguirre, G.K., Detre, J.A., & Wetmore, G. (2008). Activation of human auditory cortex during speech perception: effects of monaural, binaural, and dichotic presentation. Neuropsychologia, 46(1), pp. 301-315. England. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.07.008

  • Zinn, A.R., Roeltgen, D., Stefanatos, G., Ramos, P., Elder, F.F., Kushner, H., Kowal, K., & Ross, J.L. (2007). A Turner syndrome neurocognitive phenotype maps to Xp22.3. Behav Brain Funct, 3, p. 24. England. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-3-24

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Braitman, L.E., & Madigan, S. (2007). Fine grain temporal analysis in aphasia: evidence from auditory gap detection. Neuropsychologia, 45(5), pp. 1127-1133. England. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.09.011

  • Swanson, J.M., Kinsbourne, M., Nigg, J., Lanphear, B., Stefanatos, G.A., Volkow, N., Taylor, E., Casey, B.J., Castellanos, F.X., & Wadhwa, P.D. (2007). Etiologic subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: brain imaging, molecular genetic and environmental factors and the dopamine hypothesis. Neuropsychol Rev, 17(1), pp. 39-59. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11065-007-9019-9

  • Stefanatos, G.A. & Baron, I.S. (2007). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a neuropsychological perspective towards DSM-V. Neuropsychol Rev, 17(1), pp. 5-38. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11065-007-9020-3

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Joe, W.Q., Aguirre, G.K., Detre, J.A., & Wetmore, G. (2006). Functional Imaging of asymmetries in speech processing: Effects of monaural, binaural and dichotic presentation. CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST, 20(2), pp. 205-206. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Gershkoff, A., Joe, W.Q., & Ieuji, Y. (2006). Electrophysiological effects of a neuropharmacologic treatment in aphasia. BRAIN and LANGUAGE, 99(1-2), pp. 138-139. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2006.06.078

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Gershkoff, A., & Madigan, S. (2005). Computer-mediated tools for the investigation and rehabilitation of auditory and phonological processing in aphasia. Aphasiology, 19(10-11), pp. 955-964. doi: 10.1080/02687030544000164

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (2005). Event related potentials: A methods handbook. JOURNAL of the INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 11(6), pp. 791-792. doi: 10.1017/S1355617705220908

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Gershkoff, A., & Madigan, S. (2005). On pure word deafness, temporal processing, and the left hemisphere. J Int Neuropsychol Soc, 11(4), pp. 456-470. England. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Ross, J.L., Stefanatos, G.A., Kushner, H., Bondy, C., Nelson, L., Zinn, A., & Roeltgen, D. (2004). The effect of genetic differences and ovarian failure: intact cognitive function in adult women with premature ovarian failure versus turner syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 89(4), pp. 1817-1822. United States. doi: 10.1210/jc.2003-031463

  • Ross, J.L., Roeltgen, D., Stefanatos, G.A., Feuillan, P., Kushner, H., Bondy, C., & Cutler, G.B. (2003). Androgen-responsive aspects of cognition in girls with Turner syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 88(1), pp. 292-296. United States. doi: 10.1210/jc.2002-021000

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Kinsbourne, M., & Wasserstein, J. (2002). Acquired epileptiform aphasia: a dimensional view of Landau-Kleffner syndrome and the relation to regressive autistic spectrum disorders. Child Neuropsychol, 8(3), pp. 195-228. England. doi: 10.1076/chin.8.3.195.13498

  • Ross, J.L., Stefanatos, G.A., Kushner, H., & Roeltgen, D. (2002). Androgen treatment improves working memory in adolescent girls with Turner syndrome: Do androgens make Turner girls smarter? NEUROLOGY, 58(7), pp. A243-A243. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Ross, J.L., Stefanatos, G.A., Kushner, H., Zinn, A., Bondy, C., & Roeltgen, D. (2002). Persistent cognitive deficits in adult women with Turner syndrome. Neurology, 58(2), pp. 218-225. United States. doi: 10.1212/wnl.58.2.218

  • Stefanatos, G.A. & Wasserstein, J. (2001). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder as a right hemisphere syndrome. Selective literature review and detailed neuropsychological case studies. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 931, pp. 172-195. United States. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Romans, S.M., Stefanatos, G., Roeltgen, D.P., Kushner, H., & Ross, J.L. (1998). Transition to young adulthood in Ullrich-Turner syndrome: neurodevelopmental changes. Am J Med Genet, 79(2), pp. 140-147. United States. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Buchholz, E.S., & Miller, N.F. (1998). Mental rotation: a task for the assessment of visuospatial skills of children. Percept Mot Skills, 86(2), pp. 527-536. United States. doi: 10.2466/pms.1998.86.2.527

  • (1998). Autism Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation: CAN Consensus Statement. CNS Spectrums, 3(3), pp. 40-49. doi: 10.1017/s109285290000568x

  • Horvath, K., Stefanatos, G., Sokolski, K.N., Wachtel, R., Nabors, L., & Tildon, J.T. (1998). Improved social and language skills after secretin administration in patients with autistic spectrum disorders. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys, 9(1), pp. 9-15. United States. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Dager, A.P., Kollros, P.R., Stefanatos, G.A., Flanders, A.E., & Rabinovich, H. (1997). Temporal lobe lactate elevation MRI spectroscopy in childhood idiopathic language deterioration. ANNALS of NEUROLOGY, 42(3), pp. P108-P108. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Foley, C., Grover, W., & Doherty, B. (1997). Steady-state auditory evoked responses to pulsed frequency modulations in children. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol, 104(1), pp. 31-42. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/s0168-5597(96)96042-6

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (1996). Autism and related conditions - Reply. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN ACADEMY of CHILD and ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 35(4), pp. 404-405. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199604000-00004

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (1996). Autism and related conditions - Reply. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN ACADEMY of CHILD and ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 35(4), pp. 402-403. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199604000-00002

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Grover, W., & Geller, E. (1995). Case study: corticosteroid treatment of language regression in pervasive developmental disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 34(8), pp. 1107-1111. United States. doi: 10.1097/00004583-199508000-00022

  • Ross, J.L., Stefanatos, G., Roeltgen, D., Kushner, H., & Cutler, G.B. (1995). Ullrich-Turner syndrome: neurodevelopmental changes from childhood through adolescence. Am J Med Genet, 58(1), pp. 74-82. United States. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.1320580115

  • STEFANATOS, G.A., KOLLROS, P.R., PARK, C.H., RABINOVICH, H., PHAM, C., & STRELETZ, L.J. (1995). IMPAIRED RECOGNITION OF FREQUENCY-MODULATION IN SOUND IS CORRELATED WITH TEMPORAL-LOBE HYPOPERFUSION IN ACQUIRED VERBAL AUDITORY AGNOSIA. PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 37(4), pp. A386-A386. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Stefanatos, G.A. & Musikoff, H. (1994). Specific neurocognitive deficits in Cornelia de Lange syndrome. J Dev Behav Pediatr, 15(1), pp. 39-43. United States. doi: 10.1097/00004703-199402000-00007

  • Stefanatos, G.A. (1993). Frequency modulation analysis in children with Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 682, pp. 412-414. United States. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1993.tb23009.x

  • STEFANATOS, G.A. & MUSICOFF, H. (1993). VISUOSPATIAL DISORDER IN DELANGE-SYNDROME. JOURNAL of CLINICAL and EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 15(1), pp. 81-81. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • STEFANATOS, G.A., GREEN, G.G., & RATCLIFF, G.G. (1991). FREQUENCY-MODULATION (FM) ANALYSIS IN CHILDREN WITH VERBAL AUDITORY AGNOSIA (VAA). JOURNAL of CLINICAL and EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 13(1), pp. 64-65. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • STEFANATOS, G.A. (1990). NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT IN CLINICAL CHILD-PSYCHOLOGY - HYND,GW. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY REVIEW, 10(5), pp. 606-607. doi: 10.1016/0272-7358(90)90100-O

  • Stefanatos, G.A., Green, G.G., & Ratcliff, G.G. (1989). Neurophysiological evidence of auditory channel anomalies in developmental dysphasia. Arch Neurol, 46(8), pp. 871-875. United States. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1989.00520440053021

  • STEFANATOS, G.A., REID, J.K., & ONTIVEROS, S.L. (1988). PATTERNS OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENT IN EMOTIONALLY-DISTURBED CHILDREN WITH PAROXYSMAL ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC ABNORMALITIES. JOURNAL of CLINICAL and EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 10(1), pp. 35-36. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Brouwers, P., Mononen, L.J., & Stefanatos, G.A. (1980). Visual-field differences in recognition of male and female faces. Percept Mot Skills, 51(2), pp. 627-633. United States. doi: 10.2466/pms.1980.51.2.627

  • GREEN, G., REES, A., & STEFANATOS, G.A. (1980). A METHOD FOR RECORDING EVOKED-RESPONSES TO FREQUENCY MODULATED SOUNDS IN MAN. JOURNAL of PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 307(OCT), pp. P10-P10. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Corballis, M.C., Nagourney, B.A., Shetzer, L.I., & Stefanatos, G. (1978). Mental rotation under head tilt: factors influencing the location of the subjective reference frame. Percept Psychophys, 24(3), pp. 263-273. United States. doi: 10.3758/bf03206098