Joseph Donaher, PhD, CCC-SLP

Joseph Donaher, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an academic and research program coordinator with the Center for Childhood Communication and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Board Certification

    Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
    Certificate of Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders (BRS-FD)

    Undergraduate Degree

    BA in Journalism - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    MA in Speech-Language Pathology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Academic and Research Program Coordinator

    Speech-Language Pathologist

    Adjunct, Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Donaher, J.G., Richels, C. (Dec, 2012). Traits of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in school-age children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders; 37(4):242-52


    Donaher, J.G., Deery, C., Vogel, S. (May, 2011). The Preschool Stuttering Screen for Health Care Professionals. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders; 21: 59-62


    Donaher, J.G., Healey, E.C., & Zobell, A. (November, 2009). The Effects of ADHD Medication Changes on a Child Who Stutters. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. 19: 95-98

    Posters and Presentations


    Donaher, J. G. (September, 2011). Accounting for the impact of co-existing ADHD on children who stutter. (Keynote Address). 9th Oxford Dysfluency Conference. St. Catherine’s College. Oxford, UK.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2013-present, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders (Editor)
    2010-present, Scientific Review Committee. The Center for Childhood Communication (Chair)
    2010-2012, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders (Associate Editor)

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in professional organizations

    2012-present, International Fluency Association, Research and Publications Committee (Chair)
    2012-present, ASHA, Special Interest Group 4 (Coordinating Committee)
    2005-2008, ASHA, Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders