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Barbara Amster, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BCS-FD, ASHA Fellow

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Dr. Amster is the Founding Director of the undergraduate, graduate, and PreSLP programs. She is an ASHA Fellow and a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. She served as the Pennsylvania Delegate to ASHA’s Speech Pathology Advisory Council and on the Nominating Committee for the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC).  She served as the Vice President for Professional Preparation and Continuing Education of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association from 2008-2013. She was a member of the Steering Committee of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in Fluency Disorders.  She has more than 35 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in many settings. Her research interests involve treatment of stuttering specifically the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and understanding the nature of stuttering.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Speech rate
Stuttering
Language and speech development of children in the child welfare system

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Science Temple University
M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Speech and Theatre, Brooklyn College

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders

TEACHING

COSD 511: Fluency and Stuttering

PUBLICATIONS

Mancinelli, J.M. & Amster, B.J. (January 2015). Rethinking ClinicalEducation. The ASHA Leader. Vol. 20, 6-7. doi:10.1044/leader.FMP.20012015.6

Gottwald, S.R., Amster, B.J., & LaSalle, L. (2010). A checklist for assessing graduate student/clinician competencies in the area of fluency. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. 20 6-9.

Klein, E.R. & Amster, B.J. (2010). Does a graduate class in Fluency Disorders make a difference? Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. 20 10-14.

Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2008). Perfectionism and stuttering: Is there a connection? Invited Paper, International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference. http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad11/papers/amster11.html

Amster, B.J. (2008). Problem-based learning in fluency and stuttering. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders.Vol. 18, No. 1, 43-47.

Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2008). Perfectionism in people who stutter: Preliminary findings using a modified cognitive-behavioral treatment approach. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 35-40.

Amster, B. J. & Klein, E.R.  (2007). The role of perfectionism in stuttering: A follow-up study. In J. Au-Yeung & M. M. Leahy (Eds.), Research, Treatment, and Self-Help.  In Fluency Disorders: New Horizons Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress On Fluency Disorder (pp. 361-367). Dublin, Ireland, The International Fluency Association.

Klein, E.R. and Amster, B.J. (2004). “The effects of cognitive behavioral therapy with people who stutter.” In A. Packmann, A. Meltzer, and H. Peters (Eds.) Theory, Research, and Fluency Disorders: Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Fluency Disorders(pp. 154-160). Nijmegen, Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press.

Amster, B. J. (2002) “Some thoughts on language over-stimulation and stuttering.” Perspectives in Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Vol 12, No. 1, 8-11.

Amster, B.J. and Starkweather, C.W. (2000) Comments on “Utterance Length, Syntactic Complexity and Childhood Stuttering” by Yaruss. JSHR, 43, 810-811.

BOOKS

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E. R. (Eds.). (2018). More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Silver, J., Amster, B. and Haecker, T. (Eds.) (1999). Young Children and Foster Care: A Guide for Professionals. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company.

CHAPTERS

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E.R. (2018). The Impact of Perfectionism on  Stuttering. In Amster, B. J., & Klein, E.R. (Eds.) More than Fluency: The  Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Dimensions of Stuttering. San Diego,CA: Plural Publishing.

Klein, E.R. & Amster, B. J., (2018). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for People Who Stutter. In Amster, B. J., & Klein, E.R. (Eds.) (2018). More than Fluency: The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Dimensions of Stuttering. Plural Publishing.

PRESENTATIONS

Peer Reviewed

Klein, E.R & Amster, B. J., (2013). Adapting a Modified CBT Program for Children Stutter, Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA), April, Harrisburg, PA.

Klein, E.R & Amster, B. J., (2012) Comparing and Contrasting Stuttering and Selective Mutism to Inform Practice. Paper presented at the 7th World Congress on FluencyDisorders July, Tours, France.

Klein, E.R., & Amster, B. J., (2010) Perfectionism in Selective Mutism. Research poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Amster, B. J., & Gottwald, S. R.  (2009, August). Problem-based learning in fluency and stuttering. Paper presented at the 6th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2006, July). The Role of Perfectionism in Stuttering a Follow-up Study. Paper presented at the 5th World Congress on Fluency Disorders July, Dublin, Ireland.

Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2006, April). A Preliminary Study of Perfectionism and Stuttering: Follow-up to Treatment. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, King of Prussia, PA.

Amster, B.J., & Klein, E.R. (2005, November). A Preliminary Study of Perfectionism and Stuttering: Follow-up to Treatment. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

Invited

Page, J., Amster, B., Gill, C., & Griffith, S. (2010, April). Plenary Issue – Distance Education Programs: Myth vs. Reality. Invited paper presented at The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders: The Great State of Technology: Closing the Distance, Austin, TX.

Amster, B.J., (2007, June). Problem-Based Learning in Fluency and Stuttering, Invited paper presented at the annual meeting of American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Special Interest Division 4, Minneapolis, MN.

Amster, B.J., (2007, March). Invited presentation to the Governor of Delaware Task Force on Solving Shortages of SLPs in DE, Starting a Master’s Program in Speech-Language Pathology: Lessons Learned, Newark, DE.

Amster, B.J., (2006, September). How La Salle University Meets the Critical National Shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists.  Invited presentation to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Office, Rockville, MD.

AWARDS AND SPECIALTY RECOGNITION

2015 Honors of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association

ACE Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36 month period. This award was received in 2013, 2012, 2011 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006 (two awards), 2003, 2002, and 2001.

2000-Present: Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders (BCS-FD)

2007 Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Brandi Pergament, MS, CCC-SLP

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As a graduate of La Salle University, I am delighted to be a part of the outstanding Communication Sciences and Disorders Department where I am currently the Director of the La Salle University Speech-Language-Hearing Community Clinic.

Areas of Expertise

Adult Neurogenic Disorders

Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology—American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Pennsylvania License to practice Speech-Language Pathology

Education

West Chester University 1998 BS Communication Disorders

La Salle University 20015 MS Speech-Language Pathology

Teaching

COSD 203

COSD 306

COSD 308

COSD 435

COSD 501

James M. Mancinelli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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James M. Mancinelli is the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. He is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Mr. Mancinelli is a teacher, administrator, clinician, and researcher. At La Salle he advises graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and teaches undergraduate courses, the graduate level clinical practicum, acquired language disorders, and the medical speech pathology elective. As an administrator, he is responsible for managing the clinical education program, developing relationships with external affiliates, establishing clinical contracts, and making clinical assignments for the three clinical practica in the graduate program.

Mr. Mancinelli has 32 years of clinical experience in medical speech-language pathology, and is still clinically active. He has worked in acute care, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, and long-term care, as well as out-patient therapy with adults with neurogenic communication and voice disorders. His research interests include acquired apraxia of speech, neurogenic communication disorders, speech-motor control in people who stutter, and clinical education.

Mr. Mancinelli has co-authored a textbook on acquired language disorders in adults, which is presently under contract for the second edition. He has published on the topic of ALS and has also presented at the ASHA Convention on various topics. He is also a published poet and considers it an honor to be able to work with the staff and faculty in the La Salle’s CSD department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurogenic communication disorders
  • Medical speech pathology
  • Acquired language disorders in adults
  • Clinical supervision
  • Fluency

Education

Doctoral Candidate–Communication Sciences and Disorders; Temple University

M.S.–Speech and Hearing Science, Rutgers University

B.A.–French (major) and Russian (minor), Rutgers University; Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Certifications

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

Pennsylvania State License

New Jersey State License

Teaching

COSD 102: Introduction to Communication Disorders

COSD 308:  Introduction to Clinical Procedures

COSD 308WB:  Introduction to Clinical Procedures

COSD 413:  Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

COSD 513:  Acquired Language Disorders in Adults

COSD 616:  Advanced Clinical Practicum

COSD 630: Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Books

Mancinelli, J, & Klein, E.R. (Under contract for 2013). Acquired language disorders: A case-based approach (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Klein, E.R., & Mancinelli, J. M. (2010). A functional casebook in acquired language disorders. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Other Publications

Palovcak M., Mancinelli, J. M, Elman, LB, McCluskey, L.  Diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the management of dysphagia in the ALS population: issues in efficacy for the out-patient setting. NeuroRehabilitation. 2007;22(6):417-23. Review.

Mancinelli, James M. (1994).  Dysphagia and Dysarthria:  The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist.  In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis:  A Comprehensive Guide to Management. Mitsumoto, H., and Norris, Forbes H. (Eds.).  New York:  Demos

Literary Publications

Poetry Journals

Poems in Sea ChangeSchuylkill Valley Journal of the ArtsFox Chase ReviewPhiladelphia PoetsPoetry Ink

Poetry Chapbooks

Primer (self-published); In Deep (2004) published by Plan B Press.

Recent Presentations

Mancinelli, J.:  Insight, Reflection, and Competence:  A Workshop in Clinical Supervision and Clinical Education.  School District of Philadelphia, February 2012.

Klein, E. and Mancinelli, J.  The Target Model:  Supporting Patients with Acquired Language Disorders.  Poster presentation.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Philadelphia, November 2010.

Mancinelli, J. and Luckhurst, J.  Screening Communication: Use of the Fluharty-2 with Urban Headstart Children.  Poster presentation.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Philadelphia, November 2010.

Mancinelli, J. Using the Acquired Language Disorder Target Model for Treatment Planning in Aphasia.  TriCounty Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Clementon, NJ, April 2010.

Klein, E. and Mancinelli, J. “Probing Selected Solutions for Current Challenges in Clinical Placement”.  Poster presentation.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Miami, November 2006.

Ryan Husak, Ph.D.

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Dr. Husak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University and a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. He has worked in a variety of medically based settings as a speech-language pathologist. His area of specialization includes assessment and management of aphasia and other related neurogenic communication disorders. His research interests include investigating joint decision-making communication in married in which one of the spouses has aphasia and the other spouse does not as well as evaluating assessment practices and treatment efficacy in aphasia rehabilitation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aphasia
  • Neurogenic Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Education

  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University

Certifications

  • Speech-Language Pathology License, Pennsylvania
  • Speech-Language Pathology License, Kentucky
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Registered MBSImP Clinician, Northern Speech Services
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) in the Protection of Human Research

Teaching

  • COSD 100: Introduction to Language and Communication
  • COSD 202: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • COSD 501: Introduction to Clinical Practicum

Publications

Husak, R. S., Wallace, S. E. & Marshall, R. C. (under revision). A systematic review of aphasia therapy in post-stroke acute and subacute phases of recovery.

Afshangian, F., Nami, M., Foroughi, A. A., Rahimi, A., Husak, R. S., Fabbro, F., Tomasino, B., Kremer, C. (2017).  Coprolalia in aphasic patients with stroke: A longitudinal observation from the BLAS2T database. Neurocase23(5-6), 249-262.

Husak, R. S. & Page, C. G. (2017).  The effectiveness of spaced retrieval on improving self-feeding and use of compensatory swallowing strategies in individuals with dementia residing in a long-term care facility. Evidence-Based Practice Briefs,12(2), 1-11.

Husak, R. S. Marshall, R. C., & Rowles, G. D. (2016). Understanding the experience of driving with a passenger with aphasia. Aphasiology, 30(10), 1134-1150.

Presentations

Husak, R. S., Wallace, S. E., & Marshall, R. C., (May, 2018). Aphasia Therapy in Acute and Subacute Stroke Recovery Phases: A Systematic Review. Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC), Austin, TX.

Page, C. G. & Husak, R. S. (February, 2018) Can spaced retrieval improve self-feeding and/or use of swallowing strategies in individuals with dementia. Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA) convention, Lexington, KY.

Husak, R. S., Wallace, S. E., Marshall, R. C., & Anderson, C. (November, 2017). The effectiveness of aphasia therapy in the acute and subacute phases of post-stroke recovery. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Husak, R. S. & Page, C. G. (November, 2017). Can spaced retrieval improve self-feeding and/or use of swallowing strategies in individuals with dementia. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Husak, R.S., Freed, D.B., & Marshall, R.C. (2016, November). Aphasia therapy: An overdue report card. Oral session (seminar). American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) national convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Husak, R.S., (2016, February). Applying principles of neuroplasticity to aphasia therapy. Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA). Lexington, KY.

Husak, R.S. Marshall, R.C., & Rowles, G.D. (2014, November). Understanding the experience of driving with a passenger with aphasia. Poster presentation, American Speech-Language Hearing Association national convention, Orlando, FL.

Campbell, S., Husak, R.S.Bellamy, J.N., & Marshall, R.C., (2014, March). Contemporary issues in aphasia rehabilitation. Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA) convention. Convington, KY.

Husak, R.S., Marshall, R.C., & Staebler A.J. (2013, May-June). Assessing responsiveness to RET by individuals with chronic nonfluent aphaisa: A clinical perspective. NIDCD Research Symposium Poster. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tuscan, AZ.

Husak, R.S & Marshall, R.C. (2012, November) Quantifying syntactic effects of Response Elaboration Training. Technical Research Paper-SLP, Intermediate Level, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national convention, Atlanta, GA

Husak, R.S. & Marshall, R.C. (2012, May). A new approach for quantifying the effects of Response Elaboration Training. NIDCD Research Symposium Poster, Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Awards

  • Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Conference Fellowship, 2017
  • ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE), February 2016
  • National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)-funded research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology (RSCA) Fellowship, 2013
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)-funded research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology (RSCA) Fellowship, 2012
  • University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Robinson Graduate Award for Research Creativity, 2012
  • University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Enhancement Scholarship, 2011
  • Simpson/Switzer Speech and Hearing Scholarship, 2011

Dana Bitetti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Dr. Bitetti’s research is focused on promoting positive academic outcomes for children with language disorders and children who are dual-language learners (DLLs).  Her research interests include investigating home and school factors that support children’s oral language and literacy and investigating the narrative development of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  Dr. Bitetti is a certified speech-language pathologist who has worked with preschool and school-age populations.  Her clinical specialties include assessment and intervention for children with language disorders using a variety of service delivery models.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University, 2016
  • M.A. in Speech-Language and Hearing Science, Temple University, 2005
  • B.A. in Linguistics, Bryn Mawr College, 2000

Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Teaching

  • COSD 100 Introduction to Language and Communication
  • COSD 203 Language Development
  • COSD 314 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
  • COSD 501 Introduction to Clinical Practicum
  • COSD 512 Language Disorders in Children
  • COSD 516 Clinical Practicum and Procedures
  • COSD 614 Clinical Diagnostics in Speech-Language Pathology

Publications

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (in press). English Narrative Macrostructure Development of Spanish-English Bilingual Children from Preschool to First Grade.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

López, L. M., Komaroff, E., Hammer, C.S., Rodriguez, B., Scarpino,S.,  Bitetti,  D., & Goldstein, B.  (2020).  Are we all speaking the same language? Exploring language interactions in the homes of young Latino DLLs living in the U.S.  Early Education and Development31(8), 1247-1263. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2020.1718473

Bitetti, D., Hammer, C., & López, L. (2020). The narrative macrostructure production of Spanish–English bilingual preschoolers: Within- and cross-language relations. Applied Psycholinguistics, 41(1), 79-106. doi:10.1017/S0142716419000419

Willard, J. A., Hammer, C. S., Bitetti, D., Cycyk, L. M., & Leyendecker, B. (2019). Mothers’ depressive symptoms and their children’s Turkish heritage language vocabulary development. International Journal of Bilingualism23(1), 71-86. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006917709095

Hammer, C. S., Morgan, P., Farkas, G., Hillemeier, M., Bitetti, D., & Maczuga, S. (2017). Late Talkers: A Population-Based Study of Risk Factors and School Readiness Consequences. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(3), 607-626. doi: 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L-15-0417.

Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5962923/

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2016). The home literacy environment and the English narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(5), 1159-1171. doi: 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L-15-0064.

Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5345558/

Cycyk, L. M., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C. S. (2015). Maternal depressive symptomatology, social support, and language development of bilingual preschoolers from low-income households. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24(3), 411-425. doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0038.

Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4657523/

Selected Presentations

Bitetti, D., Hokenson, J., Tucci, A., & Hammer, C.S. (2019, November). Changes in the Amount & Type of Code-Switching in the Narratives of Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Olivera, A., Gallagher, S., & Bitetti, D. (2019, November). Readability Levels of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Online Patient Education Materials in English & Spanish.  Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Méndez, L. & Bitetti, D. (2019, November). A Cross-cultural Perspective of Narrative Retells in Kindergarten Children. Technical clinical session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Bitetti, D., Colborn, L., & Carr-Lemke, T. (2019, May).  Promoting Interprofessional Collaboration through Service-Learning.  Lecture presented at La Salle University’s Summer Institute 2019.

Bitetti, D. (2018, November).  Utilizing In-Class Peer Reviews to Improve Undergraduate Students’ Clinical Writing.  Technical clinical session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Bitetti, D., Hokenson, J., Tucci, A., & Hammer, C.S. (2018, November).  Accounting for Language Mixing in the Narratives of Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers.  Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Peca, J., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C.S. (2018, November).  Language Exposure and Code Mixing Frequency of Spanish-English Dual Language Learners.  Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Scarpino, S. E., Méndez, L., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C. S. (2018, November). The Influence of Vocabulary on Phonological Awareness Skills in Spanish-English Speaking Kindergarten Children.  Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Bitetti D. (2018, August 6).  Strategies for Targeting Multiple Language Goals During Preschool Therapy Groups [Webinar]. In SLP Summit.

Hammer, C.S., Willard, J., & Bitetti, D. (2017, July).  Language and Literacy Trajectories of Spanish-English Bilingual Children Growing Up in the United States.  Poster session presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, France.

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2017, April). The School Readiness of Three Groups of Preschool-Age DLLs in English-Instruction Classrooms.  In M. C. Limlingan (chair), Contexts for Communication: Understanding Latino Preschool DLLs’ Language Skills, Home and Classroom Language Environment.  A paper symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2016, November). Language Dominance and the School Readiness of Spanish-English Dual-Language Learners.  Technical research session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2016, November). Within- and Across- Language Contributions to the Narrative Macrostructure of Spanish-English Bilingual Preschoolers.  Technical research session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Bitetti, D & Hammer, C. S., (2015, November). Language ability groups of DLL preschoolers and the differential impact on narrative performance. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Willard, J., A., Bitetti, D., Cycyk, L. M., Hammer, C. S., & Leyendecker, B. (2015, June). Mothers’ depressive symptoms and Turkish school-age immigrant children’s home language vocabulary. Poster presented at the 17th European Conference of Developmental Psychology 2015 in Braga, Portugal, 11-09-2015.

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2015, March). Narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children and the role of the home literacy environment.  Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Bitetti, D., Hammer, C. S., & López, L. M., (2015, March). Preschool oral language predictors of school-age reading comprehension for children who are learning Spanish and English.  Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Hammer, C. S., Morgan, P., Farkas, G., Maczuga, S., Hillemeier, M., & Bitetti, D. (2015, March). A population-based study of late talkers’ development during the preschool years.  Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Hammer, C. S., Blair, C., López, L. M., Cycyk, L., & Bitetti, D., (2014, November) Tools of the mind: Results of an efficacy study focused on dual language learners. Technical research session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Méndez, L., Scarpino, S. E., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C. S., (2014, November) The impact of vocabulary on phonological awareness across languages in kindergarten Latino children. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Scarpino, S. E., Méndez, L., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C. S., (2014, November) Preschool phonological awareness in Spanish-English dual language learners. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2013, November). The effect of the home literacy environment on the narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children.  Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Cycyk, L., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C. S. (2013, November). Maternal beliefs and school-aged children’s language outcomes in English and Spanish.  Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Bitetti, D., Sawyer, B., Hammer, C. S., Rodriguez, B., Goldstein, B., & López, L. M. (2013, May). Maternal concerns as critical information about bilingual preschool children’s speech and language development. Poster session presented at the Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Research Day, Philadelphia, PA.

Bitetti, D. & Hammer, C. S. (2012, November). The home literacy environment of bilingual children: A longitudinal study. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Bitetti, D., Sawyer, B., Hammer, C. S., Rodriguez, B., Goldstein, B., & López, L. M. (2012, November). Maternal concerns as critical information about bilingual preschool children’s speech and language development. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Cycyk, L., Bitetti, D., & Hammer, C. S. (2012, November). Maternal depression, social support, and language outcomes for bilingual children. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

López, L. M., Rodriguez, B., Scarpino, S., Hammer, C. S., Bitetti, D., Goldstein, B., & Komaroff, E. (2012, June). Exploring language interactions in the homes of young Latino dual language learners. In C. S. Hammer (chair), Critical examination of language exposure and use with Spanish-speaking DLL children. A paper symposium presented at the Head Start 11th National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Sawyer, B., Bitetti, D., Komaroff, E., Hammer, C. S., López, L. M., Rodriguez, B., & Scarpino, S. (2012, June). Relation between maternal concerns and speech and language abilities of young bilingual children. In C. S. Hammer (chair), Critical examination of language exposure and use with Spanish-speaking DLL children. A paper symposium presented at the Head Start 11th National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Honors and Awards

  • Pre-doctoral Summer Research Opportunity Grant, Summer Semester 2015, Graduate School, Temple University
  • University Fellowship, Spring Semester, 2015, Graduate School, Temple University
  • Meritorious Poster Presentation, American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, 2014
  • Meritorious Scientific Poster Presentation, Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Research Day, 2014
  • Adele Gerber Award, 2005, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University

Cesar Ruiz, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

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Cesar Ruiz, SLP.D., CCC/SLP., BRS-S is a board-recognized specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Dr. Ruiz joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle in 2002. His clinical appointments include the Philadelphia VA Hospital, the Ear Nose Throat Association of Chester County (ENTACC), and the University clinic. He has presented nationally and internationally.

Areas of Expertise

  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Head and neck cancer rehabilitation
  • Multiculturalism

Education

  • SLP.D.(Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology), Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • M.A. in Communication Disorders, Saint Louis University, 1988
  • B.S. in Speech Pathology, Saint Louis University, 1986

Certifications

  • Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, Dec. 2010
  • Certified in Conflict Mediation. La Salle University, Aug. 2007
  • Certified in McNeil Dysphagia Treatment. Ciao. Charlotte, NC, Jan. 2008
  • Certified in VitalStim Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Nov. 2003
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Rockville, MD, Nov. 1988
  • Missouri State Life Teaching Certificate. Springfield, MO, June 1987

Teaching

  • COSD 200:Phonetics
  • COSD 200WB: Phonetics
  • COSD 409: Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders
  • COSD 515:Voice Disorders
  • COSD 516: Clinical Practicum
  • COSD 520: Dysphagia
  • COSD 527: Motor Speech Disorders
  • COSD 537: Communication Disorders in the Geriatric Population
  • COSD 616: Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • COSD 622: Technological Issues in Speech-Language Pathology
  • SPN 171X: Spanish for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • COSD 635: Integrative Capstone in Communication Disorders

Publications

Ruiz, C., & Klein, E. (2014). Effects of anxiety on voice production: a retrospective case report of selective mutism. Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association Journal 19-26.

Ghosh, A., Guss, J., Ruiz, C. E., Quon, H, Weinstein, G. S., Mirza, N. (2011). Injection augmentation of arytenoids after partial laryngectomy: Case series. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 125, 65–69. DOI: 10.1017/S002221511000160X.

Mirza, N., Ruiz, C., & Kendall, K. (2010). Laryngeal Inflammation. In Kendall, K., & Leonard, R., (Eds), Laryngeal Evaluation: Indirect Laryngoscopy to High-Speed Digital Imaging (pp. 200-210). New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publisher.

Ruiz, C., & Klein, E. (Eds), (2009). Speech-Language-Hearing Science Clinical Practicum Manual. School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Speech-Language-Hearing Science Programs. La Salle University. Philadelphia, PA.

Malaisrie, N., Prendes, B., Ruiz, C., Campe, L., Webner, D., & Mirza, N. (2009). Sports related dyspnea in female athletes: Diagnosis and management. Triological Society Eastern Section Program. Boston, MA.

Presentations

Ruiz, C. & Klein, E. (2014).  Vocal Control in Selective Mutism: A Promising Treatment Approach. Poster Presentation. 2014 ASHA Convention. Orlando, Florida. November 20, 2014.

Ruiz, C. Beck, D., & Holmes, E. (2014).  Measuring jitter, shimmer, and fundamental frequency: Comparison of the Voice Test App with the Multidimensional Voice Program. Poster Presentation. American Speech-language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, Florida. November 20, 2014.

Griffin, S., Rodin, E., & Ruiz. C. (April, 2014). Comparing speech-language pathologist and special education teacher graduating students’ knowledge acquisition about Augmentative and Alternative communication devices. La Salle University Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA.

Beck, D., Holmes, E, & Ruiz, C. (2013).  Measuring jitter, shimmer, and fundamental frequency: Comparison of the Voice Test App with the Multidimensional Voice Program. La Salle University Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA.

Tedesco, C., Ognibene, A., Maida, M., & Ruiz, C., (2013).  Taste and Personality: Are They Related?. Poster Presentation. La Salle University. Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA. April 30, 2013.

Lipinski, P & Ruiz, C. (2013). Measuring Submental Muscles Strength During Swallowing After Using the Neck Slimmer™. Poster Presentation. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, PA. April 4, 2013.

Lipinski, P & Ruiz, C. (2012). The use of Neckline Slimmer™ to improve swallowing muscles. Poster Presentation. La Salle University. Student Research Program. Philadelphia, PA. May 1, 2012.

Ruiz, C. (2011). Could the Neckline Slimmer strengthen swallowing muscles? Poster. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. November 19, 2011.

Workshops and Seminars

Ruiz, C., (2014). Vocal Control in Selective Mutism. Oral Presentation. Voice, Swallowing, and Airway 10th Conference. Singer Island. Florida. July 225, 2014.

Ruiz, C., (February, 2014). Swallowing issues in geriatrics: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing and Health Sciences. La Salle University [Invited]

Ruiz, C., (February, 2014). Swallowing issues in geriatrics: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited]

Ruiz, C., (October, 2013). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Nutrition Program. La Salle University.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C.  (July, 2013). Pediatric Nasendoscopy for Voice & Swallowing Assessment. A Hands-on 4 hour Workshop. Children Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. [Invited]

Ruiz, C. (April, 2013).  Understanding Brain Plasticity in the Recovery of Swallowing. Presentation. Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. [Invited]

Ruiz, C, & Dubin, R. (January, 2013). Nasendoscopy for Voice & Swallowing Assessment. A Hands-on 2 day Workshop. Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. [Invited]
Ruiz, C., (February, 2013). Swallowing issues in geriatrics: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C. (2012). Voice Disorders in School Settings. School District of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA. September 5, 2012. [Invited]

Ruiz, C. (February, 2012). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C. (2012). Motor Speech Disorders in School Settings. Burlington County Special Services School District. Westampton, NJ. January 13, 2012. [Invited]

Coyle, J., Ruiz, C., Kizner, J., Alawami, N., & Scarborough, D. (2011). Delivering expert dysphagia care: Recent BRS-S clinicians tell all. 2 hour Seminar. American Speech-Language Hearing Association. San Diego, CA. November 18, 2011.

Ruiz, C. (March, 2011). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Seminar. School of Nursing. University of Pennsylvania.  [Invited speaker]

Ruiz, C. (2011). Voice Disorders in School Settings. Burlington County Special Services School District. Westampton, NJ. January 13, 2011. [Invited]

Ruiz, C. (October, 2010). Swallowing issues: evaluation and treatment. Nutrition Program. La Salle University.  [Invited speaker]

Bergin, C., Ruiz, C., Heese, J., Gould, R. & Arnold, R. (2010). Prime Time FEES: Building Success From Basics to Finesse. Panel Presentation. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA. November 19, 2010. [Invited]

Evelyn R. Klein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL ASHA FELLOW

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Evelyn R. Klein, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL is a full professor at La Salle University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she teaches, supervises, and advises students pursuing degrees in speech-language pathology. She holds professional licensures as a speech-language pathologist and psychologist. Bridging the two disciplines, her post-doctoral training is in clinical neuropsychology from Drexel University. Dr. Klein holds Supervisory Certification in Special Education from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Board-Certification as a Specialist in Child Language from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) where she became an ASHA Fellow in 2009. In 2012 she was awarded the state Clinical Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Klein is a recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award from La Salle University. At La Salle University, she has been instrumental in co-developing the CASTLE Center (Comprehensive Assessments with Speech Technology for Language Expansion) in connection with the speech-language community clinic.

As a practicing clinician, Dr. Klein continues to assess and treat children, teens, and adults in private practice. Her areas of specialization include selective mutism, autism spectrum disorders, language-learning disabilities, acquired language disorders, stuttering, and counseling for communication disorders. Active in research, Dr. Klein mentors undergraduate and graduate students, presenting at annual conventions, regionally and nationally. Dr. Klein is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored textbooks and treatment manuals including EXPRESS (Expanding Receptive and Expressive Skills through Stories): Language Formulation for Children with Selective Mutism and Other Communication Needs; More Than Fluency: The Social, Emotional, & Cognitive Dimensions of Stuttering; Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach (3rd edition); Hear It! Say It! Learn It!, and others. She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the national Selective Mutism Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Child language disorders
  • Anxiety and communicative disorders
  • Selective mutism
  • Stuttering
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Acquired language disorders
  • Counseling and communication disorders

Education

Doctor of Philosophy – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Educational Psychology

Master of Arts – The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Speech-Language Pathology

Bachelor of Science – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Speech Pathology and Audiology

Post-Doctoral Education

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Neuropsychology – Post-doctoral Fellowship
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
In affiliation with Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
(formerly with Jefferson University Hospital)

Supervisor of Special Education
Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA

Certifications

Board Certified Specialist – Child Language
American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology – Post-doctoral Fellowship
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA In affiliation with Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly with Jefferson University Hospital)

Pennsylvania Supervisory Certification in Special Education
Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA

Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech/Language Pathology
from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Pennsylvania Teacher Certification for Teacher of Speech-Language Impaired

Teaching

  • COSD 102: Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • COSD 512: Language Disorders in Young Children
  • COSD 513: Acquired Language Disorders
  • COSD 514: Language Learning Disabilities in School-Age Children and Adolescents
  • COSD 516: Clinical Practicum and Procedures
  • COSD 518: Research Theory and Design in Communication Disorders
  • COSD 528: Counseling in Communication Disorders
  • COSD 614: Clinical Diagnostics in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • COSD 616: Advanced Clinical Practicum and Case Study
  • COSD 618: Communication and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • COSD 635: Integrative Capstone in Communication Disorders
  • Advisor to approximately 25 undergraduate and graduate SLHS students each semester

Publications

Books

Klein, E. R., & Mancinelli, J.  M. (2021).  Acquired language disorders: A case-based approach (3rd ed.).  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1635500974

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E. R. (Eds.). (2018). More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive  dimensions of stuttering. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1597569958

Klein, E. R., Armstrong, S. L., Gordon, J., Kennedy, D. S., Satko, C. G., & Shipon-Blum, E. (2018). EXPRESS – Expanding receptive and expressive skills through stories: A story-based program for expanding language formulation in children with selective mutism and other communication needs. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1635500509 

Mancinelli, J, & Klein, E. R. (2014). Acquired language disorders: A case-based approach (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Klein, E.R., & Mancinelli, J. (2010). Acquired language disorders: A case-based approach. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Gerber, A., Klein, E.R., & Roberts, J. (2008). Hear it, Say it, Learn it. Greenville, SC: Super Duper Publications.

Klein, E., & Hahn, S. (2007). Focus on function II: Gaining essential communication skills (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: ProEd, Inc.

Klein, E., & Hahn, S. (1999). Focus on transition: Increasing independence. Austin, TX: ProEd, Inc.

Hahn, S., & Klein, E. (1989). Focus on function: Retraining for the communicatively impaired. Austin, TX: ProEd, Inc.

Chapters

Klein, E. R., & Amster, B. J. (2018). Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for people who stutter. In Barbara J. Amster and Evelyn R. Klein (Eds.). More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E. R. (2018) The impact of perfectionism on stuttering. In Barbara J. Amster and Evelyn R. Klein (Eds.). More than fluency: The social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of stuttering. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Roberts, J.A., Scott, K.A., & Klein, E.R. (2010). New directions in fostering early literacy development.  In Michael Shaughnessy (Ed.), Reading in 2010:  A comprehensive review of a changing field. (Chp. 3). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Klein, E. R., Ruiz, C. E., Morales, K., & Paige, S. (2019). Variations in parent and teacher ratings of internalizing, externalizing, adaptive skills, and behavioral symptoms in children with selective mutism. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 4070;

Special issue on mental health and emotional well-being. doi:10.3390/ijerph16214070 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6862511/pdf/ijerph-16-04070.pdf

Ruiz, C. E., & Klein, E. R. (2018, Dec.).  Surface Electromyography to Identify Laryngeal Tension in Selective Mutism: Could this be the Missing Link? Biomed J Sci & Tech Res 12(2)-2018. BJSTR. MS.ID.002222. DOI: 10.26717/ BJSTR.2018.12.002222. https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.002222.pdf

Klein, E. R., Littlefield, L. M., & Cross, N. (2018). Association memory test (2nd edition).  Online Psychology Laboratory. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
https://opl.apa.org/experiments/index.html?#/Experiments

Klein, E. R. (2017). Test review of Stuttering Severity Instrument. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NE:
Buros Center for Testing.

Klein, E. R., Armstrong, S. L., Skira, K., & Gordon, J. (2017). Social communication anxiety treatment (S-CAT) for children and families with selective mutism: A pilot study. Clinical
Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 22
(1), 90-108. Doi: 10.1177/1359104516633497 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26940121/

Klein, E. R. & Armstrong, S. L. (2016). Speech-language therapy and selective mutism. Selective Mutism Association. Retrieved from https://www.selectivemutism.org/online-library/speech-and-language-issues/

Klein, E. R. & Basketbill, I. L. (2015). Staying ahead of the Autism Spectrum Disorders game:  Communication transitions. Annual Foundations Behavioral Health. Philadelphia, PA: La Salle University Digital Commons. Retrieved from: https://digitalcommons.lasalle.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1040&context=asd

Klein, E. R., Littlefield, L. M., & Cross, N. (2014). Association memory test. Online Psychology Laboratory. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Retrieved from: http://opl.apa.org/Experiments/About/AboutAMT.aspx http://opl.apa.org/Students/ParticipateInClass.aspx?EID=32

Ruiz, C., & Klein, E. R. (2014). The effects of anxiety on voice production: A retrospective case report of selective mutism. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Journal, 4, 19-26. https://www.psha.org/about-psha/pdf/PSHAJournal-2013.pdf#page=19

Klein, E. R., Armstrong, S. L., & Shipon-Blum, E. (2013). Assessing spoken language competence in children with selective mutism: Using parents as test presenters.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34(3), 184-195. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1525740112455053

Klein, E. R. & Armstrong, S. L. (2012). Speech-language therapy and selective mutism. Selective Mutism Group ~ Childhood Anxiety Network. Retrieved from
http://www.selectivemutism.org/resources/library/index_html/speech-and-language-issues/

Littlefield, L. M., Klein, E. R., & Coates, S. (2012). An experimental evaluation of the effects of using training sentences to aide young children’s word recall. Effective Education, 4(1).
doi: 10.1080/194155322012.712840 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19415532.2012.712840. Quinn, R., Shipon-Blum, E., & Klein, E. R. (2012). Selective Mutism: SLPs help kids find their voice. Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, 22. 8-11.

Klein, E. R. Armstrong, S. L. (2012). Speech-language therapy and selective mutism. Selective Mutism Group~Childhood Anxiety Network. Retrieved from https://www.selectivemutism.org/online-library/speech-and-language-issues/

Klein, E. R. (2011). Thinking about expressive language in children with selective mutism. The SMG Communicator.

Klein, E. R., & Amster, B.J . (2010). Does a graduate course in fluency disorders make a difference? Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 20, 10-14.

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E. R.  (2008). Perfectionism in people who stutter: Preliminary findings using a modified cognitive-behavioral treatment approach. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 35-40.

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E. R.  (2007). The role of perfectionism in stuttering: A follow-up study.

In J. Au-Yeung & M. M. Leahy (Eds.), New Horizons Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Fluency Disorders. Research, treatment, and self-help In fluency disorders (pp. 361-367). Dublin, Ireland: The International Fluency Association.

Klein, E. R., Gerber, A., & Roberts, J. (2006). A speech-language approach to beginning reading. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 13(1), 25-29.

Klein, E. R. (2005). Effective communication with patients. The Pennsylvania Nurse, 60(4), 14-15.

Klein, E. R., & Kushner, R. (2005). The Laboratory for Student Success Five-Year Report on Project 1-B-4: The Early Childhood Inclusion Support Program.
Available from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory at Temple University, Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

Klein, E. R., Soule, K.V., & Wertz, J. A. (2005, February 14). Acquisition of logographics and the relationship to learning sounds of letters. SpeechPathology.com Retrieved February
10, 2008, from http://www.speechpathology.com/articles/pf_arc_disp.asp?id=73

Littlefield, L. M., & Klein, E. R. (2005). Examining visual-verbal associations in children with and without reading disorder. Reading Psychology, 26, 363-385.

Gerber, A., & Klein, E. R. (2004). A speech-language approach to early reading success. Teaching Exceptional Children, 36 (6), 8-14.

Klein, E. R., & Amster, B. J. (2004). The effects of cognitive behavioral therapy with people who stutter. In A. Packmann, A. Meltzer, & H. Peters (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Fluency Disorders. Theory, research, and fluency disorders (pp. 154-160). Nijmegen, Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press.

Klein, E. R. (2003). Learning Out of the Box: The Early Learning Program. [Videotape]. Philadelphia, PA:  B. Howard Mann Productions.

Klein, E. R., Geiss, D., & Kushner, R. (2003). The early childhood inclusion support program: Incorporating discrete skills into comprehensive units for learning. East Lansing, MI:
National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC No. ED477634)

Hammrich, P. L., & Klein, E. R. (2002). An interim evaluation report: Head start on science and communication. East Lansing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC No. ED464815)

Klein, E. R., & Bloom, S. F. (2002). School reform programs: Reforming educators’ willingness to use them [Monograph]. Laboratory for Student Success, Publication Series No. 1. Philadelphia, PA: Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Lab.

Klein, E. R., & Hammrich, P. L. (2000). Language development and science inquiry: The head start on science and communication program. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 2(2). Retrieved February 10, 2008 from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v2n2/klein.html

Klein, E., Hammrich, P., Bloom, S., & Ragins, A. (2000). Language development and science inquiry: A child-initiated and teacher-facilitated program [Monograph]. Laboratory for
Student Success Publication Series, No. 2.
Philadelphia, PA: Mid-Atlantic Educational Lab.

Klein, E., & Stull, J. (2000). Efficacy of the multidisciplinary evaluation for preschoolers with suspected developmental delays. East Lansing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC No. ED441035)

Media

Klein, E. R. (Host and Producer). (2017, March 31). Snapshots: Project: Transition Planning for Autism [Television broadcast]. Philadelphia, PA: La Salle Broadcasting.

Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologist (Producer). (2012, June 27). Selective mutism: Pennsylvania center supports emotional and speech needs of
children with SM.
Podcast retrieved from http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Multimedia/Videos/Selective-Mutism.aspx

Education News (Producer).(2009, June 15). An interview with Evelyn Klein and Jenny Roberts about the new Hear It, Say It, Learn It Program. (Interview transcript). Retrieved from EdNews: Commentaries and reports. Web site: http://ednews.org/articles/an-interview-with-evelyn-klein-and-jenny-roberts-about-the-new-hear-
it-say-it-learn-it-program-published-by-super-duper-inc.html

Klein, E. R., Roberts, J., & Gerber, A. (2009). Program helps students become aware of speech sounds: (Interview transcript). Retrieved from SpeechPathology.com. Web site:
http://www.speechpathology.com/interview/interview_detail.asp?interview_id=1150 

Other Scholarly Works and Publications

Klein, E. R. & Armstrong, S. L. (2016). Speech-language therapy and selective mutism. Selective Mutism Association. Retrieved from https://www.selectivemutism.org/online-library/speech-and-language-issues/

Klein, E. R. (2014, February). Connections between speech-language and selective mutism. SMG Connection Cultivation Email. Website: http://selectivemutism.org

Klein, E. R. (2012, Winter). Article review: Can adults who have recovered from selective mutism in childhood and adolescence tell us anything about the nature of the condition and/or recovery from it? Selective Mutism Group ~ Childhood Anxiety Network Newsletter.

Original article source:

Omdal, H. (2007). Can adults who have recovered from selective mutism in childhood and adolescence tell us anything about the nature of the condition and/or recovery from it?
European Journal of Special Needs Education, 22(3), 237-253.

Klein, E. R. (2011, Summer). Article review: Behavior observations for linking assessment to treatment for selective mutism. Selective Mutism Group ~ Childhood Anxiety Network
Newsletter.  
Original article source: Shriver, M. D., Segool, N., & Gortmaker, V. (2011). Behavior observations for linking assessment to treatment for selective mutism.
Education and Treatment of Children, 34(3), 389-411.

Amster, B. J., & Klein, E. R. (2008). Perfectionism and stuttering: Is there a connection? Invited Paper, International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference.
http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad11/papers/amster11.html

Scholarly Reviews

Editorial Reviewer

2020 – Present                   Reviewer for Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

2016 – Present                   Reviewer for Journal of Fluency Disorders

2015 – Present                  Reviewer for BUROS Mental Measurements Yearbook

2012 – Present                   Reviewer for Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CICSD)

2011 – Present                   Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP).

Book and Journal Reviewer

Shorer, M. & Apter, A.  (2020). The integrated behavioral treatment for children with selective mutism: Treatment efficacy and predictors of treatment outcomes. ISF Research Grant Review.

Papathanasious, I. (2013). Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Richard, G.L. (2011). The source for selective mutism. East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems, Inc.

Dissertation

Klein, E. (1991). An exploratory study of questioning ability in young children. (Doctoral dissertation, Temple University). Dissertation Abstracts International, (UMI No. 64793)

Presentations

Klein, E. R. & Ruiz, C. E. (2020, Jan.) Working with selective mutism: The speech-language pathologist’s role. Invited speakers at Xavier University. Chicago, IL.

Klein, E. R., & Ruiz, C. E. (2019). Working with Selective Mutism: The SLP’s Role [On Demand Webinar].   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. https://www.asha.org/eWeb/OLSDynamicPage.aspx?Webcode=olsdetails&title=Working+with+Selective+Mutism%3A+The+SLP%E2%80%99s+Role+(On+Demand+Webinar)

Ruiz, C. E. & Klein, E. R. (2019, Nov.) Using surface electromyography to assess vocal tension in children with selective mutism. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Crossley, E., Rafferty, M., Husak, R. Kleinow, J., Klein, E., & Hayes, K. (2019, Nov.) Could SLPs make a bigger impact in writing skills when working with people with aphasia? Poster presented at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Ruiz, C. E., & Klein, E. R. (2019, Oct.). Anxiety and voice: What professionals and parents of children with selective mutism need to know. Selective Mutism Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Klein, E. R., & Ruiz, C. E. (2019, Sept.). Working with selective mutism: The SLP’s role. Webinar 19114, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Ruiz, C. E., & Klein, E. R. (2019). Getting started in assessment and treatment planning for children with selective mutism. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Lancaster, PA.

Armstrong, S. L., Gordon, J., Kennedy, D. S., Klein, E. R., Satko, C. G. (2019). How can SLPs help enhance communication skills in selective mutism? Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Lancaster, PA.

Klein, E. R., Armstrong, S. L., Gordon, J., Kennedy, D. S., & Satko, C. G. (2018), Selective mutism: What can EXPRESS do for these kids? American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Amster, B. J., Klein, E. K., Kleinow, J., Boyle, M., Mancinelli, J., Beilby, J., . . . Coleman, C. (2018). Addressing social, emotional, & cognitive issues in people who stutter. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Brough, H., Grasmeder, J., & Klein, E. R. (2018). Factors influencing clinical self-efficacy in speech-language pathology graduate students. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Klein, E. R. (2018, May). Assessing communication skills: Speech and language. Presented at the Selective Mutism Training Institute. American University, Washington, DC

Klein, E. R. (2018, May). New Treatment for expanding receptive-expressive communication skills.  Presented at the Selective Mutism Training Institute. American University, Washington, DC

Klein, E. R. & Armstrong, S. L. (2018, February). Connections: Selective mutism, language ability, EXPRESS, and Social Communication Anxiety Treatment. Presentation at CommuniCamp. Elkins Park, PA.

Annunziato, A., Kitchell, M., & Klein, E. R. (2017, November). Graduate students’ perceptions of simulation-based learning in speech-language pathology. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Los Angeles, CA.

Hong, L., Feinberg, L., Furr, J., Tenenbaum, R., & Klein, E. (2017, October). Novel approaches to the assessment of children with selective mutism. Selective Mutism Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA.

Klein, E. R. (2017, August). Experiential Learning.  Workshop presented at the opening faculty development training conference. School of Nursing & Health Sciences at La Salle University. Philadelphia, PA.

Armstrong, S., L., Klein, E.R., Ruiz, C. E., & Spillman-Kennedy, D. (2017, April). Selective Mutism: Evidence-Based Interventions.  Paper presented at the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Long Branch, NJ.

Klein, E. R., Ruiz, C. E., & Armstrong, S. L. (2017, April).  Evaluating and treating children with selective mutism. Downingtown, PA.

Ruiz, C. E., & Klein, E. R. (2017, February). Verbal and vocal assessment of children with selective mutism and considerations for treatment. Distinguished Professors Lectureship at Child Mind Institute. New York, NY.

Klein, E. R., & Basketbill, I. (2016, December). Transition planning: Where do we go from here? La Salle Autism and Developmental Disabilities Education Resources Workshop. Philadelphia, PA.

Thommen, B., Dodds, R., & Klein, E. R. (2016, November). The influence of uptalk and vocal fry on perceptions of the speaker. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E. R. & Woolley, W. (2016, November). Self-initiated speech entrainment for fluency support in people who stutter. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Ruiz, C. E., & Klein, E. R. (2016, November). Selective mutism: Assessing vocalization and verbalization for treatment planning. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R. & Armstrong, S.L. (2016, October and December). Assessment Practices for Selective Mutism ‘In the School’ Conference. Selective Mutism Anxiety Research and Treatment Center. Philadelphia, PA and Newark, NJ.

Furr, J., Kotrba, A., Hess, E., Klein, E. & Shipon-Blum, E.  (2016, October). Bringing it all together: A panel discussion on four treatment perspectives for a child with selective mutism. Presentation at the Selective Mutism Association Annual Conference. Manhattan Beach, CA.

Klein, E.R. (2016, August). Working collaboratively: Advancing and promoting our disciplines. Presentation at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R., & Armstrong, S. L. (2016, April). Assessing speech and language in selective mutism. Presentation at SMart Center Selective Mutism ‘In the Schools’ Conference. Cherry Hill, NJ.

Klein, E.R., Ruiz, C.E., & Armstrong, S.L. (2016, April). New methods for assessing verbal abilities and laryngeal tension in children with selective mutism and treatment techniques for vocal control. Presentation at Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R. & Armstrong, S.L. (2016, March).  Assessing for speech-language weaknesses in children with selective mutism and innovative speech-language interventions. Selective mutism proficiency program: Expert training workshop presented at Florida International University. Miami, FL.

Klein, E.R., Ruiz, C.E., & Armstrong, S.L. (2016, January). Selective mutism assessment and therapeutic considerations in the schools. Presentation at Delaware County Intermediate Unit in connection with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Morton, PA.

Ruiz, C.E., & Klein, E.R. (2015, October). Vocal control in selective mutism: From vocalizations to verbalizations. Paper presented at the Selective Mutism Group – Childhood Anxiety Network. Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R. & Basketbill, I. (2015, May). Staying ahead of the ASD game: Communication transitions. Paper presented at the Autism Conference: Building Bridges through Self-Advocacy across the Lifespan. Philadelphia, PA.

Mancinelli, J.M., & Klein, E.R. (2014, November). Using the acquired language disorders target model for case study and treatment. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Armstrong, S.L., & Klein, E.R. (2014, November). Variations among children with selective mutism: Increasing awareness for treatment. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Randone, D., Holden, E., Klein, E.R., & Luckhurst, J. (2014, November). Parental decision-making for cochlear implantation. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual              Convention. Orlando, FL.

Ruiz, C., & Klein, E.R. (2014, November). Vocal control in selective mutism: A promising treatment approach. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Armstrong, S.L., & Klein, E.R. (2014, October). Why do we need to pay attention to speech and language abilities in young children with selective mutism? Paper presented at the Selective Mutism Group – Childhood Anxiety Network, Chicago, IL.

Klein, E.R. (2014, April).  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Law & Advocacy.  Presentation at the Annual Autism Conference: Building Bridges for Transitions and Risk Management. Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R. (2014, April). Communication Disorders in Autism. Presentation seminar for EDC233 course. La Salle University. Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R., & Armstrong, S.L. (2013, November).  Social communication anxiety treatment (S-CAT) for children with selective mutism: A research study. Poster presentation at the Selective Mutism Group ~Childhood Anxiety Network Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA.

Lyman, B., Armstrong, S.L., Williams, D., Klein, E.R., Brown, C., Branch, K., & Rouse, C. (2013). A study of stigma in mothers of children with an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Klein, E.R., Armstrong, S.L., Spillman-Kennedy, D., Kushner, R., Gordon, J., Gerber, C. (2013, April). Innovative methods for assessing and promoting social communication in children with selective mutism. Paper presentation at the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Long Branch, NJ.

Klein, E.R. & Amster, B.A. (2013, April). Adapting a modified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program  for children who stutter. Paper presentation at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, PA.

Klein, E.R. & Armstrong, S.L. (2012, November). How to assess speech-language in children with selective mutism. Paper presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Klein, E.R., Armstrong, S.L., Shipon-Blum, E., Gordon, J., Skira, K., & Lyman, B. (2012, October).  Cognitive, psychological, and linguistic features of children with selective mutism. Paper presentation at the Selective Mutism Group Childhood Anxiety Network Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Klein, E.R., & Amster, B.J. (2012, July). Comparing and contrasting stuttering and selective mutism to inform practice. Poster presented at the 7th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, Tours, France.

Klein, E.R., Armstrong, S.L., & Shipon-Blum, E. (2012, April). Investigating subtypes in selective mutism. Poster presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Convention, Arlington, VA.

Klein, E., Armstrong, S., Spillman-Kennedy, D., Kushner, R., Gordon, J., & Gerber, C. (2012, March). New methods to test and treat children with selective mutism. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lancaster, PA

Rose, J., Kasper, J., & Klein, E. (2012, March). Measuring pre-literacy skills in preschoolers with speech sound disorders. Poster presented at thePennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Lancaster, PA.

Klein, E.R. (2012, January). The stress response and counseling techniques to help reduce it. Symposium presented at La Salle University SONHS Faculty Development Day. La Salle University: Philadelphia, PA

Klein, E.R., Robertson, S. & Mount, M. (2011, November). Life skills of the well-rounded clinician: How to handle the stress response. Short course presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Klein, E.R., Armstrong, S.L., & Shipon-Blum, E. (2011, October). How to evaluate children’s speech and language when they don’t speak and application to treatment. Paper presented at the Child Mind Institute & Selective Mutism Group Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Klein, E.R., & Fischer, M. (2011, April). Parent and therapist: Treating a child with Asperger’s Syndrome. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Autism Conference at La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R., & Armstrong, S.L. (2011, March). New assessment techniques for language and communication skills in selective mutism. Paper presented at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Klein, E.R., & Amster, B.J. (2010, Nov.) Selective mutism: More than not talking. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Mancinelli, J.M., & Klein, E.R. (2010, Nov.) The target model: Supporting patients with acquired language disorders.  Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Kauffman, H., Hailperin, W., Molden, B., & Klein, E. (2010, Nov.). Yoga: An alternative method in stuttering treatment. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.R., & Gordon, J. (2010). Assessing communication in children with selective mutism: Past, present, and future. Paper presented at the Selective Mutism: Beyond the Basics    Conference, Trevose, PA.

Klein, E.R. (2010). Working with autism spectrum disorders. Seminar presented at La Salle University, Green Tree Autism Workshop, Philadelphia, PA.

Grants

Present – Principal Investigator
The Rotko Foundation Grant
Title: Speech-Language Skills in Children with Selective Mutism
This grant supports La Salle University students as they work to better understand selective mutism in children. Assessment practices and methods to further develop pragmatic language skills in children are underway along with dissemination of research.

2014-2018 – Co-Principal Investigator – The Andrew Kukas Training Grant
Established by the Andrew Kukas Foundation to provide training to professionals around the country who are interested in learning about diagnosis and treatment of selective mutism and social anxiety. The first conference was in March, 2016 at Florida International University and second conference was in May, 2018 at American University.

2009-2015 – Principal Investigator
Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI) Foundation Grant
Title: The Effects of Social Communication Anxiety Treatment (S-CAT) for Selective Mutism
Experimental study. Children 5 to 12 years diagnosed with selective mutism.
The primary objective was to determine if children with selective mutism receiving the S-CAT Program made significant progress in their social communication at school and in public settings. Outcomes show promise.

Spring 2009 La Salle University Office of Leaves and Grants
Title: Selective Mutism Study
As a result of this award, work on the speech-language assessment project for
children with selective mutism was instituted.

2000-2005 Principal Investigator
Federal Grant # ED-01-R-001 (U.S. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences in connection with the Mid-Atlantic Lab at Temple University
Title: Early Childhood Inclusion Support Program: Project 1-B-4

Summer 2003 La Salle University Office of Leaves and Grants
Title: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for People Who Stutter

1998  Co-Principal Investigator (PI: M. Wong)
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Educational Research and
Improvement in connection with the Mid-Atlantic Lab at Temple University
Title: America Reads Training Programs

1998 Co-Principal Investigator
Pennsylvania Department of Education & the Philadelphia Mayor’s
Commission on Literacy
Title: Family Literacy Development

1993-1997 Co-Principal Investigator (PI: J. Farber)
Federal Grant #84-201]. U.S. Dept. of Education Dropout
Prevention Grant for Language Development with School District of Philadelphia.
Title: Maximizing Academic Growth by Improving Communication (MAGIC)

Awards and Honors

2020 Board Certified Specialist in Child Language (BCS-CL) – Current
Awarded from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association following peer-reviewed completion of professional requirements for board certified specialist in child language.

2018 Faculty Distinguished Scholarship Award
La Salle University
This award is given to one professor annually, awarded by the Provost.

2016 LADDER (La Salle Autism and Developmental Disabilities Education and Resources)
Community Connections Service Award for dedication to special needs children and their families.

2012 Pennsylvania Clinical Achievement Award
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association award for outstanding
clinical service in the profession.

2011 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
La Salle University
This award is given to one professor annually, nominated by faculty and students.

2009 ASHA Fellow
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The Fellow Award is retained for life and is one of the highest honors of ASHA. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given after a peer-review process to a member who has shown outstanding contributions to the profession. http://www.asha.org/about/awards/alpha-fellow.htm

2009 Leaves & Grants Committee – Research Leave
Leave awarded for Spring 2009 semester to conduct research on communication and selective mutism in children.

2002 Diamond Award for Service to Community Families
Center for Research in Human Development and Education at
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Licensure

Current  Licensed Psychologist (Pennsylvania – PS007603L)

Current  Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist (Pennsylvania – SL000184L)

Professional Activities

2017-Present                      American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Content Consultant

2017-Present                      CASTLE Program – Co-founder of the Comprehensive Assessment with Speech Technology for Language Expansion Program at La Salle University

2016-Present                      Selective Mutism Association – Scientific Advisory Board Member

2012-Present                      American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Topic expert on selective mutism providing guidance & advocacy to ASHA

2011-2014                            National Selective Mutism Group – Childhood Anxiety Network (SMG-CAN) Board of Directors

2011-2014                            Selective Mutism Group ~ Childhood Anxiety Network Newsletter Editor

2011-Present                      Selective Mutism Group – Childhood Anxiety Network Pennsylvania State Coordinator

2002-Present                      Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program at La Salle University Advisory Board Member

2004-2005                            International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors

University Service

La Salle University Committee Memberships

Present                                    Academic Affairs Committee

Present                                    Task Force Member – Project Compass Initiative #720 – Post Tenure Course Release

2018-2020                            Tenure and Promotion Appeals Committee

2017-2018                            CORE Curriculum Committee for Undergraduate Education

2015-2018                            Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member and Child Rights Advocate

2012-2015                            Judicial Board Faculty Member

2009-2012                            Tenure and Promotion Committee – Voting Member

2011                                          Committee for Distinguished Faculty Award

2009                                          Ad Hoc Committee of the Academic and Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate: Third Year Review Policy

2008                                          Ad Hoc Committee – LADDER (La Salle Autism & Developmental Disabilities Education & Resources)

2006-2008                            Student Media Committee (formerly – Student Press Committee)

2005-2006                            Coordinator – Speech-Language-Hearing Science Student-Faculty Research
2005-2006                            Ad Hoc Committee on Intellectual Property

2005                                          Workshop coordinator for the nationally recognized PROMPT Institute at La Salle University (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) (Prompt Workshop – 8/1205-8/14/05)

2003-2005                            Student Affairs Committee – Special Task Force Committee for Self-Assessment of Career Services  and Special Task Force Committee
on Greek Expansion at La Salle University

2002-2004                            Admission Review Committee

2001-2004                            Chair – Search Committee for new faculty within the Speech-Language-Hearing Science Programs at La Salle University

School of Nursing and Health Sciences:

2009-2012                            School of Nursing & Health Sciences Academic Development Committee

2009-2012                            School of Nursing & Health Sciences – Ad-Hoc Committee for 3-Year Tenure Review

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders:

2013-2019                            Chair – Faculty Search Committee for Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department at La Salle University

2001-Present                      CSD Curriculum Committee

2001-Present                      CSD Admissions Committee

2001-Present                      Academic Advisor to undergraduate and graduate students in CSD

2010                                          Chair – Search Committee for Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Director

Student Dissertation Committees

Pantone, Maura (August, 2017). Selective mutism and professionals’ and parents’ perceptions of the childhood disorder. (Committee member). La Salle University.

Linda Kudla (May, 2017) – Predictors of Parent Implementation of Homework within a Treatment Program for Children with Selective Mutism. (Committee member). La Salle University.

Rouse, Christina (May, 2014). Examining the real-life problem-solving and decision-making abilities of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. (Committee member). La Salle University.

Lyman, Brittany (May, 2013). The experience of parental stigma in mothers of children with an autism spectrum disorder. (Committee member). La Salle University.

Hernandez, Phillip (April, 2008). School-based speech-language pathologists’ reflections on their diagnostic practices with Latino students. (Committee member). Arcadia University. [Previous master’s degree alum at La Salle University.]

Professional Associations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)
  • Selective Mutism Association (SMA)– Scientific Advisory Board
  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

 

Maureen Costello-Yacono, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Maureen Costello-Yacono joined La Salle’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2010 as the Clinic Director of the St. Francis Clinic for Adults and the St. Blase Clinic for Children. Currently, she is completing her doctoral work in the areas of aphasia and conversational discourse at Seton Hall University.

Education

Ph.D. in Health Sciences with Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology, Seton Hall University
M. S. in Speech-Language Pathology, La Salle University
B. S. in Health Sciences, Duquesne University

Certifications and Licenses

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology—American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Pennsylvania License to practice Speech-Language Pathology
New Jersey License to practice Speech-Language Pathology

Teaching

COSD 501: Introduction to Clinical Practicum
COSD 516: Clinical Practicum and Procedures
COSD 616: Advanced Clinical Practicum and Procedures
COSD 202: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
COSD 100: Introduction to Language and Communication
COSD 102 WB: Introduction to Communication Disorders
COSD 308 WB: Introduction to Clinical Procedures

Presentations

Copy and Recall Therapy for Phonological Dysgraphia. Poster Presentation at the Academy of Aphasia Meeting, October 2012, San Francisco, California.

Oral Reading and Writing in Conduction Aphasia. Poster Presentation at the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Conference, July 2012, Cork, Ireland.

Using a Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) Treatment to Improve Conversational Discourse and Working Memory in Fluent Aphasia: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, May 2012, Lake Tahoe, California.

Semantic Feature Analysis for Working Memory and Aphasic Conversation. Poster Presentation at the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 2011, San Diego, California.

Jennifer Kleinow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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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

Education

Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S., Purdue University
B.A., University of Michigan

Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology (Pennsylvania)

Teaching

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

Publications

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.

Books

Stedman’s medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing. (Illustrated 7th ed.). (2012). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Consultant for speech-language-pathology.

Recent Presentations

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.

Honors, Awards

June, 2012

International Lasallian University Leadership Program, Rome, Italy

June, 2009

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

April, 2000 

Purdue University Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching