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Lewon, Jen Walentas Clinical Asst Professor


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research overview

  • 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.


  • Voice and Voice Disorders


courses taught

  • SLHS 3006 - Phonetics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    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
    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
    Secondary Instructor - Summer 2018
    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 4502 - Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
    Secondary Instructor - Summer 2018
    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 Across the Lifespan
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    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
    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 4704 - Audiological Evaluation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    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
    Secondary Instructor - Summer 2018
    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 5332 - Voice Disorders
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    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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