Zara Waldman DeLuca

Visiting Assistant Professor, Interim Director of the Undergraduate Program AY 2017-2018

Zara Waldman DeLuca

Phone: 212-998-5232

Zara Waldman DeLuca, PhD, CCC-SLP completed her doctoral degree in speech-language-hearing sciences at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2015, where she studied sentence processing in children with cochlear implants. Dr. DeLuca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, MA, as well as a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. She has also earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a licensed Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) in the state of New York. Dr. DeLuca has devoted her clinical practice to working with children of all ages who have hearing loss, and is dedicated to building language through strong foundations in literacy and listening. Her research interests include real-time syntactic and semantic processing, and the effect of cognitive skills on language comprehension, especially in children with hearing loss, with the hopes of creating innovative and evidence-driven therapy to support language development.