Jennifer Kleinow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor, Chair and Graduate Director of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
St. Benilde Tower 2201
Dr. Jennifer Kleinow’s research interests focus on various topics in speech motor control (how the brain coordinates and executes the movements required for fluent speech) in both typical and disordered speakers. Her current laboratory projects include measuring the effects of speech therapy devices on speech production, examining new techniques for the measurement and recording of human speech, and documenting the relationship between cognitive linguistic processing and speech motor control. She welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in these projects. She is a clinical supervisor for graduate students in both pediatric and adult settings and has developed an interest in service-learning models of clinical education.
Areas of Expertise
Speech motor control
Fluency and fluency disorders
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S., Purdue University
B.A., University of Michigan
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology (Pennsylvania)
COSD 100 Introduction to Language and Communication
COSD 211 Acoustic Bases of Speech and Hearing
COSD 306 Neurological Bases of Communication and Behavior
COSD 503 Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children
COSD 506 Neurological Bases of Communication and Behavior: Graduate
COSD 512 Language Disorders in Young Children
COSD 516 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
COSD 616 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
COSD 635 Integrative Capstone in Communication Disorders
Arnstein, D. Lakey, B., Compton, R. J.& Kleinow, J. (2011). Preverbal Error-Monitoring in Stutterers and Fluent Speakers. Brain and Language, 116, 105-115.
Anthony, S., Kleinow, J., & Bobiak, J. (2009). Narrative Ability Under Noisy Conditions in Children With Low-Normal Auditory Processing Skills, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorder, 36, 5-13.
Kleinow, J., & Smith, A. (2006). Potential interactions among linguistic, autonomic, and motor factors in speech. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 275-287.
Kleinow, J., Smith, A., & Ramig, L. O. (2001). Speech stability in IPD: Effects and rate and loudness manipulations. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 1041-1051.
Kleinow, J., & Smith, A. (2000). Influence of length and syntactic complexity on the speech motor stability of the fluent speech of adults who stutter. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 548-559.
Smith, A., & Kleinow, J. (2000). Kinematic correlates of speaking rate changes in stuttering and normally fluent adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 43, 521-536.
Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. (Illustrated 7th ed.). (2012). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Consultant for speech-language-pathology.
Steinmeyer, N. & Kleinow, J. (2012, November). Imitation therapy in young children with autism. Poster presented at the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Solomon, M., DelMastro, O., Kleinow, J., Korytkowska, M. (2012, November). Speech patterns after video models. Poster presented at the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Newcomb, R., Pace, E., Heenan, M., & Kleinow, J. (2011, November). Interactions between error-monitoring & speech motor control in AWS. Poster presented at the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
Kleinow, J. (2011, July). Minding your Ps and Qs: Error-monitoring and speech motor control. Paper presented at the National Stuttering Association Applied Research Symposium: Mapping a Plan for the Future. Ft. Worth, TX.
Dormer, P., Valerio, A., Lyall, J., & Kleinow, J. (2010, November). Error-monitoring and speech motor control. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), Philadelphia, PA.
Maas, E., Smith, A., Hancock, A. & Kleinow, J. (2010, November). Error-monitoring and speech motor control. Short course presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), Philadelphia, PA.
International Lasallian University Leadership Program, Rome, Italy
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
Purdue University Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching