Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-SLP/A
Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, is a dually licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and audiologist. She recently retired after 40 years from her full professorship and her position as Director of the Speech and Hearing Center and the Long Island AuD Consortium program at St Johns University, which she founded. She has maintained a private practice in the areas of auditory processing disorders, language impairment, AD/HD and its related co-morbidities. Dr. Geffner was the initiator of the undergraduate and graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology at St. Johns University and held positions as Program Director of the Graduate Program and Department Chair at the university where she was awarded the Presidents Medal. She currently continues to teach as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University in the AuD program. She is the recipient of many local, state-wide and national honors and awards, including ASHAs Fellow and ASHA Honors. Providence College bestowed upon her an Honorary Doctorate in Education. She is a former Vice President of Academic Affairs for ASHA and President of ASHA, 1999. Dr. Geffner is the author of 3 books (Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management and Treatment, with Deb Swain, now in its third edition, Attention Deficit Disorders: What Professionals Need to know, and the Navigator with Dale Seiden, a visual picture mapping for children); two tests (Auditory Skills Assessment with the late Ron Goldman, the Listening Inventory with Deb Swain). She was a host of a national television program series, produced by NBC for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Instructional Programming. She continues to be a spokesperson and invited speaker both nationally at professional conferences, on television, national webinars, and at local and state conferences, parent and school groups. Dr. Geffner serves as a consultant to industry, schools and advocacy groups.