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Maria Grigos

Associate Professor; Department Chair

Communicative Sciences and Disorders


Maria Grigos is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. Dr. Grigos also directs the Motor Speech Lab at NYU. Her scholarly work combines the use of perceptual, acoustic and kinematic methods to pursue two lines of research. The first centers on the study of speech motor control and motor learning across the lifespan in both impaired and non-impaired speakers. The second focuses on translational research where she studies the efficacy of motor-based intervention in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Research in the Motor Speech Lab is funded by the NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Dr. Grigos holds clinical certification from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and is licensed in speech-language pathology in New York State.

Selected Publications

  • Case, J. & Grigos, M.I. (2020). A Framework of Motoric Complexity: An Investigation in Children with Typical and Impaired Speech Development. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 63(10), 3326-3348.
  • Levy-Lambert, D., Grigos, M.I., LeBlanc, E., Alfonso, A., Ramly, E., Kanter, R. & Rodirguez, E. (2020). Communication Efficiency in a Face Transplant Recipient: Determinants and Therapeutic Implications. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 31(6), 528-530.
  • Case, J. & Grigos, M.I. (2020). How the study of speech motor control informs intervention in CAS. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1-10.
  • Grigos, M. I., LeBlanc, É., Rifkin, W. J., Kantar, R. S., Greenfield, J., Diaz-Siso, J. R., & Rodriguez, E. D. (2020). Total Eyelid Transplantation in a Face Transplant: Analysis of Postoperative Periorbital Function. Journal of Surgical Research, 245, 420-425.
  • Kopera, H. & Grigos, M.I. (2019). Lexical stress in childhood apraxia of speech: Acoustic and kinematic findings. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 1-12.
  • Grigos, M.I., LeBlanc, E., Hagedorn, C., Diaz-Siso, J.R, Plante, N. & Rodriguez, E.D. (2019). Changes in articulatory control pre and post-facial transplant: A case report. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 62, 297-306.
  • Small, H. C., McAllister, T., & Grigos, M. I. (2018). Investigating the Use of a Nonspeech Task to Measure Tongue–Jaw Differentiation: Findings Across Typical Development. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(3), 1030-1038.
  • Grigos, M.I. & Case, J. (2017). Changes in movement transitions across a practice period in childhood apraxia of speech. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. DOI:10.1080/02699206.2017.1419378
  • Case, J. & Grigos, M.I. (2016). Articulatory control in childhood apraxia of speech in a novel word-learning task. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. 59, 1253–1268.
  • Grigos, M. I. (2016). Speech Sound Disorders: What's Motor Got To Do With It? Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1(1), 75-87.
  • Reuterskiöld, C. & Grigos, M.I. (2015). Non-word repetition and speech motor control in children. Special Issue on Phoniatrics, Biomed Research International. Volume 2015, Article ID 683279.
  • Grigos, M.I., Moss, A. & Lu, Y. (2015). Oral articulator movement in childhood apraxia of speech. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58, 1103-1118.


Communicative Sciences and Disorders

The Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program offers rigorous training for students seeking high-quality education in speech-language pathology.

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Neurogenic Speech Disorders in Children

Analysis of etiological conceptions of cerebral palsy and related linguistics, articulatory, and phonatory disorders. Clinical tests and procedures for general and specific therapy.
Course #
CSCD-GE 2023
Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Research Colloquium in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Students participate in discussion of research topics, AND engage in research out of class with a faculty member. During this time, students are also exposed to examples of scholarly research presented by guest speakers, who are eminent researchers on speech language pathology and related areas. This course is required for 3 semesters for doctoral students but may also be taken by master’s level students for a single semester. Doctoral students doing research with faculty will present results at the colloquium.
Course #
CSCD-GE 2420
Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Speech Sound Disorders in Children

Emphasis on research in phonological development and the application of theories of development to assessment and intervention procedures with the phonologically impaired. Phonological disorders are analyzed within the framework of a linguistic system, with reference to distinctive features, phonological rules, and simplification processes.
Course #
CSCD-GE 2108
Communicative Sciences and Disorders