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Lehman College

Faculty Diana Almodovar, Ph.D.

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Phone Number: 718-960-6772
Office: Speech Building, Room 215A

Rank: Assistant Professor
Degrees: M.A., Queens College, Ph.D. Graduate Center ,CUNY

Undergraduate and Graduate Education

  • Lehman College, CUNY, B.A. in Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Queens College, CUNY, M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Graduate Center, CUNY, Ph.D. in Speech & Hearing Sciences

Professional/Clinical Certificates and Population(s)

  • NYS license in Speech Pathology
  • Teacher of Speech & Hearing Handicapped
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, ASHA

Work predominantly with children with language delays/impairment and children with autism.

Grants/ Honors/ Fellowships Received

  • 2011- Excellence in Teaching Award- Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Summer 2008- Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Program (AGEP) Summer Research Award- $5, 000 (funded by NSF)

Research Interests

  • Phonological processing in children with Specific Language Impairment
  • Word finding deficits in children with Specific Language Impairment
  • Vocabulary development and lexical deficits in Spanish-English bilingual children
  • Phonological processing in children with Specific Language Impairment


  • Almodovar-Salinas, D., Seiger-Gardner, L., & Bernstein, D. (2011).  Assessment of Preschool Language Disorders. In Guide to Diagnostic Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech/Language Pathology. Editors: Stein, C. & Fabus, R. Delmar Publishing.

  • Seiger, L. & Almodovar, D. (2009). Preschool Language Impairment: Characteristics, Assessment, and Intervention. In Language and Communication: Disorders in Children (6th Edition). Editors: Bernstein, D. K., & Tiegerman- Farber, E. Allyn & Bacon.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses

  • Language Acquisition
  • Speech Pathology I: Functional Disorders

Graduate Courses

  • Professional Affairs and Clinical and Classroom Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Early Childhood Language Disorders
  • Phonological & Articulation Disorders
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Clinical Practicum