James M. Mancinelli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. He is a certified speech-language pathologist with licenses in PA and NJ. Dr. Mancinelli is a teacher, clinician, and researcher. At La Salle he advises graduate students pursuing a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology and teaches undergraduate courses, the graduate level clinical practicum, fluency disorders, and the medical speech pathology elective. Dr. Mancinelli’s research interests include the sociological aspects of stuttering, clinical education, clinical supervision, and neurogenic topics.
Dr. Mancinelli has over 30 years clinical experience in medical speech-language pathology across health care settings. He has worked in acute care, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, and long-term care, as well as out-patient therapy with adults presenting with neurogenic communication, swallowing, and voice disorders. He is clinically active in the clinic at La Salle University supervising graduate students and treating people who stutter.
Dr. Mancinelli has co-authored a textbook on acquired language disorders in adults, which is presently under contract for the fourth edition. He has published in the areas of stuttering and clinical education and supervision and has also presented at the ASHA Convention on those topics. He is also a published poet. He considers it an honor to be able to work with the faculty, staff, and students, in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University.
Areas of Expertise
Neurogenic communication disorders
Medical speech pathology
Ph.D –Communication Sciences and Disorders; Temple University
M.S.–Speech and Hearing Science, Rutgers University
B.A.–French (major) and Russian (minor), Rutgers University
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
Pennsylvania State License
New Jersey State License
COSD 102: Introduction to Communication Disorders
COSD 308: Introduction to Clinical Procedures
COSD 308WB: Introduction to Clinical Procedures
COSD 413: Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
COSD 511: Fluency Disorders
COSD 616: Advanced Clinical Practicum
COSD 619: Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Klein, E.R., & Mancinelli, J. (2021). Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-based Approach, (3rd ed.). San
Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Mancinelli, J.M., & Klein, E. R. (2014). Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-based Approach, (2nd ed.).
San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Klein, E.R., & Mancinelli, J.M. (2010). Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-based Approach.
San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Mancinelli, J. M. (2018). A perspective on stuttering in the social context. In More than Fluency
(Amster, B. A., & Klein, E. R., Eds.), 45-67. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Mancinelli, J. M. (1994). Dysphagia and Dysarthria: The role of the speech-language pathologist. In
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Guide to the Management. Mitsumoto, H., and
Norris, Forbes H. (Eds.). New York: Demos
Mancinelli, J. M. (2021). A framework for a sociological description of the communicative interaction in
adults who stutter. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30, 1660-1672.
Mancinelli, J. M., & Kneavel, M. (2021). Speech-language pathology graduate student experiences of
incivility, bullying, and intimidation in the clinical practicum setting: An exploratory study.
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(6), 1566–1590.
Mancinelli, J. M. (2019). The effects of self-disclosure on the conversation interaction between a person
who stutters and a normally fluent speaker. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 59, March, 1-20.
Palovcak M., Mancinelli, J. M, Elman, LB, McCluskey, L. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the
management of dysphagia in the ALS population: issues in efficacy for the out-patient
setting. NeuroRehabilitation. 2007;22(6):417-23. Review.
Mancinelli, J. M. (2016). The effects of self-disclosure on the communicative interaction between a
person who stutters and a normally fluent speaker. Temple University. ProQuest Dissertations
Mancinelli, J. M. (2022). Suggestions for facilitating activities for children and teens who stutter. In C.
Ruiz, E. Klein, & L. Chesney, ECHO: A vocal language program for easing anxiety in conversation.
San Diego: Plural Publishing.
Mancinelli, J. M. (2017). Bullying and intimidation in clinical supervision. The ASHA Leader,
Mancinelli, J. M, & Amster, B. A. (2015). Re-thinking clinical education. ASHA Leader,
Invited Speaker in 2021 by Special Interest Group 11 (SIG 11; 1-hour talk): ASHA 2021 Convention (November 2021) Mancinelli, J. & Lee, Akilah Lee. Microaggression, Incivility, and Bullying in Clinical Education: Manifestations of the Power Differential
Mancinelli, J. M. (2020, November). Proposal Number: 11864. To Disclose or Not to Disclose: What is the Benefit for People Who Stutter? Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (peer-reviewed, reduced from oral presentation to poster). PRESENTING AUTHOR: James M. Mancinelli CONVENTION CANCELED due to pandemic;
Mancinelli, J.M., & Kneavel, M. (2020, November). Proposal Number 10895. Qualitative Analysis of Graduate Student Clinical Experiences: Findings of Incivility and Intimidation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (peer reviewed, Convention cancelled due to pandemic; accepted). PRESENTING AUTHOR: James M. Mancinelli
Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making in Clinical Practice, May 19, 2021, Presented to Tri-County Speech and Hearing Association of South Jersey.
Dillon, P., Mancinelli, J., & Montforto, K. (2021). My Life/My Story: An Interprofessional Experience. Presentation at the Thomas Jefferson University Interprofessional Education Conference, March 17, 2021.
Invited Presentation: SIG 11 Coordinating Committee (April 2022)
Invited to present to the Research Networking Group of SIG 11 (Clinical Education & Supervision) on Qualitative research design. Presented with Meredith Kneavel, Ph.D., Associate Dean, La Salle University SONHS and co-author.
Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations
Mancinelli, J. M. Stuttering and the Social Interaction. Part of a panel presentation on the cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of stuttering. Presented at: The American Speech -Language-Hearing Association national convention; November 15-17, 2018; Boston, MA. PRESENTING AUTHOR: James M. Mancinelli.
Klein, E. and Mancinelli, J.M. The Target Model: Supporting Patients with Acquired Language Disorders. Poster presented at: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention; November 2010; Philadelphia, PA.
Mancinelli, J.M., and Luckhurst, J. Screening Communication: Use of the Fluharty-2 with Urban Headstart Children. Poster presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention; November 2010; Philadelphia, PA.
Klein, E. and Mancinelli, J.M. Probing Selected Solutions for Current Challenges in Clinical Placement. Poster presented at: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention; November 2006; Miami, FLA.