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Building the Brain for Reading & Writing: The Power of Speech-to-Print, Connectionist Model Structured Literacy Instruction

The Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day Continuing Education Workshop on Friday, April 27th entitled: "Building the Brain for Reading & Writing: The Power of Speech-to-Print, Connectionist Model Structured Literacy Instruction,” presented by Jan Wasowicz, Ph.D., SLP in the Lovinger Theater.

Get additional and registration information and find directions to our event.

Presented by Jan Wasowicz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
This course is offered for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00PM
Place: Lovinger Theatre
Friday, April 27, 2018 Lehman College | Speech & Theatre Building
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY 10468-1589

Recent Faculty Presentations

Assistant Professor Wendy Papir-Bernstein Adjunct Assistant Professor Wendy Papir-Bernstein has recently published a book The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology: The Art of School Based Practice.  

Dr. Mira Goral presented a Poster at the Academy of Aphasia International Meeting in Wales, UK, in October 2016, titled "Directionality of Language-­Mixing in Bilinguals with Non‐Fluent Aphasia."

Photo of American Speech-Language and Hearing AssociationDr. Alison Behrman was awarded a $50,000 grant from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for her study, "The Clear Speech Benefit in Spanish-Accented Speakers of American English."

The following faculty of the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Department of Lehman College will be presenting at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November of 2016:

  • Dr. Mira Goral presents a poster with members of her lab, Marta Korytkowska, Katherine Paulino, Kathy Velasco, Olga Iukalu, Carmen Mustelier, Amy Vogel Eyny,and Katy Borodkin, entitled "Assessing and Treating Acquired Alexia in a Bilingual: A Case Study."
  • Dr. Alison Behrman together with Dr. Amy Neel of the University of New Mexico, presents a two-hour oral session on Accent Management.
  • Dr. Peggy Conner presents a poster session on:  "A Case Study in Situation Variability of Neurogenic Stutter."
  • Professor Leslie Grubler presents a poster session on: "Promoting Active Learning Through BookStudies in the Introductory Classroom: Readying the Foundation for Mindful Service" and an oral presentation on "Optimizing the Optimizable: Contemplating Adequacy vs. Superstar Status in Interprofessional Speech-Language Intervention."
  • Dr. TalitaFortunato-Tavares presents a poster session on: " The Effects of Prosody on Sentence Comprehension in Children With Cochlear Implants."


Photo of Dr. Fortunato-TavaresWe are pleased to welcome Dr. Fortunato-Tavares to the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department this fall. Dr. Fortunato-Tavares received a B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from Universidade de Sao Paulo. Prior to joining the Faculty at Lehman College, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Universidade de Sao Paulo. Dr. Fortunato-Tavares has collaborated with researchers from South America, United States and Europe. Her research interests include language development and disorders in children with cochlear implants, specific language impairment, fluency disorders, autism, and Down syndrome. More specifically, Dr. Fortunato-Tavares’ research focuses on the interchange among linguistic, auditory, suprasegmental, and cognitive factors on sentence processing.

Photo of Dr. Sandra LeveyDr. Sandra Levey, member of the IALP and Chair of theMultilingual and Multicultural Affairs Committee (MMAC) has shared this CALL FOR PAPERS which reflects a composium organized by the Multilingual and Multicultural Affairs Committee (MMAC) of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) in Bremen Germany. This event addresses the growing number of immigrants and refugees across the globe and the problems faced by these people. Many consist of unaccompanied children left orphaned by warfare. The composium will consist of presentations on methods and approaches by practitioners for supporting immigrants and refugees across the globe.

Photo of Dr. Diana AlmodovarDr. Diana Almodovar was newly appointed Assistant Professor in January of 2016. Her area of research is lexical access in children with SLI.

Photo of Dr. Mira GoralDr. Mira Goral received a $1million dollar grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Annual Research and Scholarship Day

Roseanne Grateraux and Joanna Feliz, research assistants in Dr. Conner's laboratory, presented a poster on the Relationship Between Stuttering Severity Level and Listener Reactions to Stuttering at the Student Research Day on April 1, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center.  They are also representing our department at Lehman College’s 8th Annual Research and Scholarship Day on April 15th

Photo of Roseanne Grateraux and Joanna Feliz

About Our Students

Photo of Research Assistants Dominique Volney and Laima EfremenkovaGraduate students present their findings. Research assistants in Dr. Alison Behrman's laboratory, Dominique Volney and Laima Efremenkova, presented a poster at the ASHA Convention in Denver, Colorado in November of 2015.

Graduate Students in the M.S. Program in Speech-Language Pathology discuss their clinical education, the discipline of speech-language pathology, and their future professional plans...