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Sarah Diehl

PhD Candidate

Neurogenic Communication Disorders Lab, Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael de Riesthal


  • BS in Health Sciences, 2015, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • MS in Speech-Language Pathology, 2016, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hobbies and interests:

Hiking, running, traveling

Research description: 

Sarah Diehl is interested in the interaction between speech, language, and cognitive deficits associated with traumatic brain injury, Huntington’s disease, and other progressive neurological conditions. She also has interests augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with complex communication needs.


  • Wallace, S.E., Donoso Brown, E.V., Schreiber, J.B., Diehl, S.K., Kinney, J., & Zangara, L. (2019). Touchscreen tablet-based cognitive assessment versus paper-based assessments for traumatic brain injury. Neurorehabilitation, (Preprint), 1-12.
  • Diehl, S.K.,& de Riesthal, M. (2019). Augmentative and alternative communication use by individuals with Huntington’s disease: Benefits and challenges of implementation. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 4, 456-463.
  • Diehl, S.K., & Wallace, S.E. (2018) A Modified multimodal communication treatment for individuals with traumatic brain injury. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 34(4), 323-334.
  • de Riesthal, M. & Diehl, S.K.(2017). Conceptual, methodological, and clinical considerations for a core outcome set for discourse. Aphasiology, 32, 469-471.
  • Wallace, S.E., & Diehl, S.K. (2017). Multimodal Communication Program for Adults: Cognitive Considerations. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(12), 4-12.