Sharon Antonucci, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor Clinical Scholar
Director, MossRehab Aphasia Center



Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

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Sharon Antonucci, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor Clinical Scholar
Director, MossRehab Aphasia Center

Research & Clinical Interests

Dr. Antonucci is a clinical researcher and speech-language pathologist whose work focuses on aphasia and aphasia rehabilitation.  Over the course of her career, she has pursued several lines of research. Her work, grounded in cognitive neuropsychology, investigates relationships between lexical retrieval and semantic processing, and the neuroanatomical substrates thereof, as well as lexical retrieval impairments in those with aphasia due to stroke and theoretically-motivated treatments thereof, particularly in the context of functional communication during connected speech. Her work has expanded to include animal-assisted treatment research founded within the perspective of the life participation approach to aphasia.


PhD, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 2005
MS, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, - 1999



  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Licensed speech-language pathologist: Pennsylvania
  • Certified Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialist, Association of Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialists


  • 2019 - Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2009 - ASHA Lessons for Success Conference Fellow
  • 2008 - Steinhardt Challenge Summer Grant Development Award
  • 2008 - Steinhardt Fellowship for Doctoral Students (awarded, declined by student)
  • 2007 - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Advancing Academic Research Careers Award (AARC)
  • 2004-2005 - State of Arizona Optical Sciences Imaging Fellowship
  • 2004 - University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant
  • 2003 - Student Fellow, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Conference Grant (Clinical Aphasiology Convention, May 2003)
  • 2002 - American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship
  • 1998-1999 - Speech-Language Pathology Traineeship (Competitive), Veterans Affairs Medical Center East Orange, NJ
  • 1997 - Rosemary Park Fellowship for Teaching
  • 1997 - Connecticut College Italian Department Prize