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Faculty Diana Almodovar, Ph.D.

Photo of Diana Almodovar, Assistant Professor in Department of Speech Language Hearing SciencesE-mail Address: diana.almodovar@lehman.cuny.edu
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

Publications

  • Almodovar,  D., Seiger-Gardner, L., & Shualy, N. (2018).  Assessment of Preschool Language Disorders. In Guide to Diagnostic Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech/Language Pathology. Editors: Stein, C. & Fabus, R.
  • Almodòvar, D. & Levey, S.K. (2017) Preschool Language Development in S.K. Levey, ed., Introduction to Language Development, 2nd Ed. (pp.119-147). New York: Plural Publishing.
  • Livanis A., Almodovar D., Skolnik E. (2017) Autism Spectrum and Social Pragmatic       Language Disorders. In: Goldstein S., DeVries M. (eds) Handbook of DSM-5 Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Springer, Cham.
  • Seiger- Gardner, L. & Almodovar, D. (2017) Language Production Approaches to Childhood Language Disorders. In Schwartz, R.  Handbook of Child Language Disorders, 2nd Ed. New York: Psychology Press.
  • Schwartz, R. G., Hestvik, A., Seiger-Gardner, L., & Almodovar, D. (2016). Processing Binding Relations in Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(6), 1384-  1394.
  • 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

  • SPE 701: Professional Affairs and Clinical and Classroom Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
  • SPE 703: Theory and Application of Bilingualism to Speech Language Pathology
  • SPE 721: Early Childhood Language and Communication Disorders
  • SPE 718: Phonological & Articulation Disorders
  • SPE 725: Diagnostic Techniques
  • SPE 729: Clinical Practicum
  • SPE 730: Externship
  • Professional Affairs and Clinical and Classroom Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Early Childhood Language Disorders
  • Phonological & Articulation Disorders
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Clinical Practicum