SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING SCIENCE

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING SCIENCE

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Joan A. Luckhurst, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Science

luckhurst@lasalle.edu

215.951.1609

St. Benilde Tower 2220

Web site: http://www.lasalle.edu/schools/snhs/content.php?section=fac_slh&name=luckhurst

Dr. Luckhurst is currently an Assistant Professor at La Salle. She has over 35 years’ experience as a speech-language pathologist, teacher, and clinical supervisor in various clinical and educational settings. She has worked as an SLP in public and private schools, and served as an expert consultant for the State of New York, Office of Disability Determination. She currently serves on the Higher Education Consortium of the Pennsylvania State Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Intervention. She also serves as the SLHS ASHA Continuing Education Program Coordinator. She has been an invited editorial reviewer for the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research and Scientific Journals International.

Areas of Expertise

Development of spoken language in children with hearing loss

Screening, assessment, and treatment of pediatric communication disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, language learning disabilities, and fluency disorders in young children

Provision of school-based and early intervention speech-language pathology services

Education

Ph.D.–Human Development/Instructional Leadership, Marywood University  
M.S.–Speech-Language Pathology, University of New York at Albany   
B.S.–Speech-Language Pathology, State University of New York at Geneseo

 

Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)/Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association       
Pennsylvania Professional License in Speech-Language Pathology      
New York Professional License in Speech-Language Pathology
Pennsylvania Private Academic Certification, Teacher of Speech and Language Impaired
New York Certification, Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped

 

Teaching

Graduate Courses Developed and Taught: 
SLH 502: Introduction to Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation
SLH 521: Student Teaching in Speech and Language Disabilities
SLH 617: Topics in Oral Deaf Theory and Application

Undergraduate Courses Developed and Taught:
SLH 102: Introduction to Communication Disorders – web-based course
SLH 203: Language Development – web-based course
SLH 314: Diagnostic Procedures in Speech Language Pathology
SLH 314: Diagnostic Procedures in Speech Language Pathology – web-based course

Research

Research interests include screening and assessment of preschool and school-aged children, development of spoken language and literacy in children with hearing loss, and speech-language pathology service provision in early intervention.

Her current research is focused on longitudinal study of spoken language and literacy outcomes in young children with hearing loss from preschool, transition to school-age, through elementary school. 

Publications

Luckhurst, J. A., Lauback, C. W., & Vanskiver, A. P. U. (In Press). Differences in spoken lexical skills: Preschool children with cochlear implants and children with typical             hearing. The Volta Review.

Luckhurst, J. (2008). Professional Preparedness for provision of auditory oral programs to children with hearing loss: Results of a survey. ASHA Division 7 Perspectives on Aural    Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, 14(2), 18 – 28.

Luckhurst, J. A., & Lauback C. W. (2006). Evidence-based practice in schools: Altering the environment. The School Psychologist, 60 (2), 66 – 69.

Lauback, C., & Luckhurst, J. (2005). Improving evidence-based practice through collaboration.    Volta Voices, 12(6), 11 – 12.

Presentations

Luckhurst, J., Lauback, C., & Sexton, J. (2013, April). Spoken Language/Literacy Outcomes: Children With and Without Hearing Loss. Poster session accepted for the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Lauback, C., Luckhurst, J., & Sexton, J. (2013, February). Lexical language: Preschool     children with cochlear implants vs. typical hearing. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, Washington.

Luckhurst, J. A. (2011, May). Developing listening and spoken language skills in children with hearing loss. Invited presentation at Burlington Special Services School District,             Westhampton, New Jersey.

Unterstein, A., Lauback, C., O’Connell, L., & Luckhurst, J. (2011, February). Examining the differences in expressive and receptive lexical language skills in preschool children with    cochlear implants and children with typical hearing. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Trainers of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Luckhurst, J. A., Mancinelli, J. M., Bellia, G., & Spezzano, S. (2010, November). Screening communication: Use of the Fluharty-2 with urban Headstart children. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing             Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Luckhurst, J. A., Sexton, J. S., & Duffield, J. (2010, November). Evidence on spoken language development in deaf/hard of hearing children at transition of school-age in the United States: A systematic review. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Sexton, J. & Luckhurst, J. (2009, February). Teacher – Therapist as Collaborators. Invited presentation at Syracuse University’s graduate students and faculty, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse, NY.

Luckhurst, J. (2008, October).  Language Sample Analysis.  Invited presentation at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Bryn Mawr, PA.    

Luckhurst, J. (2008, July). Teacher/Clinician as Researcher. Invited presentation at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Luckhurst, J. (2008, March). Assessment of Communication. Invited presentation at the Parents Mainstream Meeting, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Luckhurst, J. (2008, March). Normal Language Development. Invited presentation for staff of     Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Luckhurst, J. & Kleinow, J. (2007, February).  Development of Speech and Auditory Perception. Invited presentation for staff of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Bryn Mawr, PA.

Luckhurst, J. (2006, October).  Clinical Report Writing. Invited presentation for staff of Clarke    Schools for Hearing and Speech, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Lennon, S., Miller, J., Klein, E.R., & Luckhurst, J. (2006). The effects of grief on parents of hearing impaired children. Poster presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Miami, FL.

Luckhurst, J. (2006, June). SLP’s working with deaf children. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of     Hearing, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Honors, Awards

2011 – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education           (ACE)

2008 – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education           (ACE)

Other

2012 – President Elect Pennsylvania Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children.