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Faculty Stephen Cavallo

Photo of Stephen Cavallo, Associate Professor in Department of Speech Language Hearing Sciences E-mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8003
Office: Speech Building, Room 220

Rank: Associate Professor; Undergraduate Program Director/Assessment Coordinator
Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia Univ.

Professor Cavallo earned a Ph.D. in speech science from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Before joining the faculty at Lehman College in 2004, he held faculty appointments at the State University of New York at Geneseo; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; and Adelphi University. Dr. Cavallo provides classroom and clinical instruction in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and contributes to the Speech Science and Clinical Voice and Speech Analysis labs. He holds NYS licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) in Speech-Language Pathology.

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Voice Disorders
  • Speech Science
  • Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurology of Speech
  • Clinical Practicum and Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Clinical and Classroom Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Acoustic Phonetics
  • Articulatory Phonetics
  • Speech and Hearing Science

Academic and Clinical Interests

  • Acoustic Phonetics
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Voice Disorders
  • Foreign and Regional Accent Modification

Research Interests

Normal and Disordered Speech and Voice Production:

  • vocal tract aerodynamics and aerostatics
  • ventilatory behavior
  • acoustic correlates of voice

Selected Publications

  • The Brain and Speech and Language Development.  (2013). Invited Chapter (with S. Levey) in Introduction to Language Development (Levey, S, Ed), pp.73-102. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
  • Speech Production. (2013). Invited Chapter (with S. Levey) in Introduction to Language Development (Levey, S, Ed), pp. 59-72. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
  • The Production of Speech Sounds (2010). Invited chapter in Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom(Levey, S. and Polirstok, S., Eds.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Speech Breathing Behavior in Normal and Moderately-to-Severely Dysphonic Subjects During Connected Speech (2002). (with N. Schaeffer, M. Wall, and C. Diakow). Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology10:1.
  • Intervention Planning for Adults with Voice Disorders (1999). Invited chapter in Intervention Planning for Adults with Communication Problems (Klein, H. and Moses, N., Eds.), Boston: Allyn and Bacon. (PDF)
  • Chest Wall Preparation for Phonation in Congenitally Profoundly Hearing-Impaired Persons (1991). (with D.E. Metz, R.L. Whitehead and R.J. Baken). Volta Review93:7, 287 - 300.
  • A Response to Hixon: Letter to the Editor. (1988). (with R.J. Baken). Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 31, 726-729. (PDF)
  • Respiratory Function. (1988). Invited chapter in Decision-Making in Speech-Language Pathology (Yoder and Kent, Eds.). Toronto: B.C. Decker.
  • Prephonatory Laryngeal and Chest Wall Dynamics (1985). (with R.J. Baken).Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 28, 79 - 87. (PDF)
  • Frequency Perturbation Characteristics of Pulse Register Phonation (1984). (with R.J. Baken and S. Shaiman) Journal of Communication Disorders,17, 231-243.
  • Prephonatory Chest Wall Posturing in Stutterers (1983). (with R.J. Baken and D. McManus) Journal of Speech and Hearing Research26, 444-450. (PDF)
  • Prephonatory Chest Wall Posturing. (1981) (with R.J. Baken). Folia Phoniatrica33, 193-203.
  • Chest Wall Movements Prior to Phonation. (1979). (with R.J. Baken & K. Weissman). Journal of Speech and Hearing Research22, 862-892. (PDF)
  • News Interview: Secret Speech Aid (2004). ScienCentral News, November 2004.

Credentials, Presentations, and Professional Activities