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Lewon, Jen Walentas Clinical Asst Professor

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Research

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  • Jen Walentas Lewon's clinical and research interests include voice and speech disorders, voice and gender expression, instrumental/acoustic measurements of voice and speech, LSVT, and clinical queries that advance evidence-based practice.

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  • Voice and Voice Disorders

Teaching

courses taught

  • SLHS 3006 - Phonetics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
    Focuses on production of speech sounds, transcribing speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet, analyzing the acoustic properties of speech sounds, understanding how speech sounds vary depending on the context. Provides a foundation for understanding normal and atypical speech development, atypical speech problems and patterns, regional and foreign accents, and speech recognition by computers.
  • SLHS 3106 - Hearing Science
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Focuses on the three main aspects of the hearing process: sounds in the environment (physical acoustics), sounds encoded within the auditory system (physiological acoustics) and perception of sound (psychological acoustics).
  • SLHS 3116 - Speech Science
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
    Provides a basic understanding of the structural organization (anatomy), function (physiology), and neural controls of the structures used to produce speech, swallowing, respiration, and related behaviors in humans. Recommended prerequisite: SLHS 3106.
  • SLHS 4100 - Special Topics in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Studies selected topics in speech, language, hearing sciences, communication disorders, and other professional issues.
  • SLHS 4502 - Language Disorders: Child and Adult
    Secondary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2020
    Provides students with an introductory understanding of the causes, characteristics, assessment and treatment of developmental and acquired language disorders in children and adults. Examines a variety of disorders including specific language impairment, learning disabilities, and language and cognitive disorders due to brain damage. Considers the challenge of identifying language disorders in children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • SLHS 4512 - Speech Disorders: Voice, Cleft Palate, Motor Disorders, Stuttering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides students with an introductory understanding of the causes, characteristics, assessment and treatment of speech disorders including those involving articulation, voice, resonance, and fluency. Examines a variety of disorders including stuttering, speech sound disorders, cleft lip and palate, vocal pathology, as well as dysarthria and apraxia due to stroke, trauma, and progressive neurological diseases.
  • SLHS 4560 - Language Development
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Covers the development of language in childhood and into adult life, emphasizing the role of environmentand biological endowment in learning to communicate with words, sentences, and narratives. Same as LING 4560 and PSYC 4560.
  • SLHS 4576 - Communication Neuroscience
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides an introduction to neuroscience with an emphasis on the systems that support human communication including speech perception and production, language, memory and cognition. Topic areas will include auditory processing, language, memory and motor systems. Development of brain systems and structures will be explored, as well as neurologically based disorders. Neuroscientific methods surveyed will include MRI, fMRI, EEG, MEG, NIRS, lesion studies and electrophysiology.
  • SLHS 4704 - Audiological Evaluation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Studies basic principles and techniques of hearing evaluation, including pure-tone, speech, immittance, and advanced audiometry; hearing conservation in hospital, school, and industrial settings; and identification and evaluation of auditory pathologies. Required projects in screening and pure-tone audiometry.
  • SLHS 4714 - Audiological Rehabilitation
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
    Covers basic principles and techniques related to the habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing: amplification, speech, language, auditory, speech reading, and educational issues.
  • SLHS 5112 - Clinical Practice I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
    Provides entering graduate students a framework for beginning their clinical education and building the relationship of theory and research to current clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Key topics for exploration include contemporary professional issues, licensure, professionalism, ethics and ethical conduct, scope of practice, competency development, teaming and collaboration, accountability and multicultural issues. Formerly SLHS 5110.
  • SLHS 5332 - Voice Disorders
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Examines the anatomical and physiological bases for normal and disordered laryngeal function. Explores structural, neuropathologic, functional/behavior and idiopathic voice disorders. Emphasis on assessment and treatment of individuals with voice disorders, including special populations.

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