SallyAnn Giess, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

SallyAnn Giess

Dr. SallyAnn Giess is an assistant professor in the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at Touro College. Dr. Giess earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Doctoral degree in CSD from the University of Florida. She also holds her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton.  Dr. Giess’s clinical expertise is in the differential diagnosis of dyslexia and in identification and treatment of spoken and written language disorders in children and adolescents. She has experience in higher education teaching a variety of academic courses in CSD programs including school-age language disorders, counseling for speech-language pathologists, research and writing, and clinical procedures. She also acts as a clinical supervisor and has direct service delivery experience in schools.  Dr. Giess is an active member in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues. She is a frequent contributor to the ASHA Convention Program Committee for Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals and serves as a peer reviewer for major scholarly journals. She also writes and reviews questions for the SLP Praxis exam. Dr. Giess holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from ASHA and is licensed to practice as a speech-language pathologist in several states.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Master of Arts, CSD, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D, CSD, University of Florida
  • Juris Doctor, University of Dayton