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James M. Mancinelli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

James M. Mancinelli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders


James M. Mancinelli is the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. He is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Mr. Mancinelli is a teacher, administrator, 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, acquired language disorders, and the medical speech pathology elective. As an administrator, he is responsible for managing the clinical education program, developing relationships with external affiliates, establishing clinical contracts, and making clinical assignments for the three clinical practica in the graduate program.

Mr. Mancinelli has 32 years of clinical experience in medical speech-language pathology, and is still clinically active. He has worked in acute care, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, and long-term care, as well as out-patient therapy with adults with neurogenic communication and voice disorders. His research interests include acquired apraxia of speech, neurogenic communication disorders, speech-motor control in people who stutter, and clinical education.

Mr. Mancinelli has co-authored a textbook on acquired language disorders in adults, which is presently under contract for the second edition. He has published on the topic of ALS and has also presented at the ASHA Convention on various topics. He is also a published poet and considers it an honor to be able to work with the staff and faculty in the La Salle’s CSD department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurogenic communication disorders
  • Medical speech pathology
  • Acquired language disorders in adults
  • Clinical supervision
  • Fluency


Doctoral Candidate–Communication Sciences and Disorders; Temple University

M.S.–Speech and Hearing Science, Rutgers University

B.A.–French (major) and Russian (minor), Rutgers University; Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania


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 513:  Acquired Language Disorders in Adults

COSD 616:  Advanced Clinical Practicum

COSD 630: Medical Speech-Language Pathology


Mancinelli, J, & Klein, E.R. (Under contract for 2013). Acquired language disorders: A case-based approach (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Klein, E.R., & Mancinelli, J. M. (2010). A functional casebook in acquired language disorders. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Other Publications

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, James M. (1994).  Dysphagia and Dysarthria:  The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist.  In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis:  A Comprehensive Guide to Management. Mitsumoto, H., and Norris, Forbes H. (Eds.).  New York:  Demos

Literary Publications

Poetry Journals

Poems in Sea ChangeSchuylkill Valley Journal of the ArtsFox Chase ReviewPhiladelphia PoetsPoetry Ink

Poetry Chapbooks

Primer (self-published); In Deep (2004) published by Plan B Press.

Recent Presentations

Mancinelli, J.:  Insight, Reflection, and Competence:  A Workshop in Clinical Supervision and Clinical Education.  School District of Philadelphia, February 2012.

Klein, E. and Mancinelli, J.  The Target Model:  Supporting Patients with Acquired Language Disorders.  Poster presentation.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Philadelphia, November 2010.

Mancinelli, J. and Luckhurst, J.  Screening Communication: Use of the Fluharty-2 with Urban Headstart Children.  Poster presentation.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Philadelphia, November 2010.

Mancinelli, J. Using the Acquired Language Disorder Target Model for Treatment Planning in Aphasia.  TriCounty Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Clementon, NJ, April 2010.

Klein, E. and Mancinelli, J. “Probing Selected Solutions for Current Challenges in Clinical Placement”.  Poster presentation.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Miami, November 2006.