IONA

Dorothy Leone '04, PhD, CCC-SLP

CSD Graduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

PhD, Columbia University
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS, Iona College '04

Office: 18 President Street Room 203
Phone: (914) 633-2127
Email: dleone@iona.edu
Office Hours: Thursday: Noon - 2:00 pm; Friday: 11:00 am - Noon

Dr. Leone is an alumna of Iona College, having earned her degree in speech-language pathology and audiology. Dr. Leone returned to Iona College in the fall of 2010 as an assistant professor for the Speech Communication Studies department. She is a New York State and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist, with a clinical focus on supporting social differences for children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Leone has built this focus through her private practice, and through consultation for school-aged programs in New York City and Westchester County, as well as through her supervision of students at the Iona College Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic. Dr. Leone was a participant in the 2013 ASHA Leadership Development Program.

Research Interests

Dr. Leone’s research interests currently focus on children’s vowel perception of speech in noise, as well as children’s language development.

Specializations

  • Speech in noise
  • Social/pragmatic language disorders
  • Child language disorders

Licensures/Certifications

  • Speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) with New York State certification

Awards

  • 2011 Iona College Speech Service Award
  • 2012 CELTIC Excellence in Teaching Award (CETA)
  • 2012 G.A.E.L. award for “Advisor of the Year” (Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority)
  • 2014 Rising Stars - Westchester’s 40 under 40

Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Acoustical Society of America

Publications & Presentations

  • Levy, E. S., Seid, E., Chen, W., Leone, D., Moya-Gale, G., Hsu, S. C., & Ramig, L. (2014). Vowel intelligibility in children with dysarthria. Motor Speech Conference. Sarasota, FL.
  • Arzu, A., Greene, E., Henderson, T., Adinolfi, M., & Leone, D. (2014). Parent’s language related abilities and phonological awareness in children. New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association’s Annual Convention. April 24-26, 2014. Saratoga, NY.
  • Heesemann, K. L., Garcia, Y., Magalhaes, A., & Leone, D. (2014). Examination of the effects of a sibling relationship on language development. New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association’s Annual Convention. April 24-26, 2014. Saratoga, NY.
  • Arzu, A., Greene, E., Henderson, T., Adincolfi, M., & Leone, D. (2014). Parent’s Language Related Abilities and Phonological Awareness in Children. CSTEP Annual Convention. April 2014.
  • Shurman, J. & Leone, D. (2013). Standardized Versus Naturalized: An Evaluation of Child Morphological and Syntactic Assessments. American Speech Language Hearing Annual Convention. Chicago, IL.
  • Heesemann, K. L., Garcia, Y., Magalhaes, A., Marroquin, J., & Leone, D. (2013). Siblings’ impact on parent-child communication. New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association’s Annual Convention. Saratoga, NY.
  • Leone, D. (2013). Children’s perception of conversational and clear American-English vowels in noise. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest. 3551632. 
  • Flood, J. & Leone, D. (2013). Linking Principles of Psychology to Higher Education Pedagogy: Using Social Stories to Get Inside the Minds of Students. CIDER annual meeting: conference on higher education pedagogy. Blackstone, VA.
  • Leone, D., Hsu, S., Baigorri, M., Moya-Gale, G. & Levy, S. (2012). Children's perception of clear-speech vowels. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 12, 060003.
  • Baigorri, M., Leone, D., Hsu, S., Moya-Gale, G., & Levy, E. (2012). Early and late Spanish bilingual adults' perception of American English vowels. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.
  • Murphy, M. & Leone, D. (2012). The technological and social skills of school-aged children. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.
  • Zanfardino, L., O'Halloran, E., Monigan, C., Pettit, S., Richards, C., Shurman, J., & Leone, D. (2012). The use and subsequent efficacy of MLU in clinical choices. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.
  • O'Halloran, E., Lincoln, G., McCaul, C., Monigan, C., Murphy, M., Patel, S., Pettit, S., Richards, C., Shurman, J., Zanfardino, L, & Leone, D. (2012). Exploring the mean length of utterance measurement as part of language sample analysis. New York State Speech Language Hearing Annual Convention. Saratoga Spring, NY.
  • Goldberg, G., Leone, D., Klein, J., Flood, J., & Greatrex, C. (2012). Moving from "me and you" to "we": blurring the lines between professor and student to create a truly collaborative experience. CIDER annual meeting: conference on higher education pedagogy. Blackstone, VA.
  • Leone, D., Linden, B., Rubinstein, J., Steinhilber, R., Wangsness, C., Crowley, C. & , Baigorri, M. (2011). Sustainability in an International SLP Program: Maintaining Communication with Ghana. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.
  • Leone, D., Hsu, S., Baigorri, M., Moya-Gale, G., & Levy, E. (2011). Children's perception of clear-speech vowels. Acoustical Society of America Annual Convention. Seattle, WA.
  • Levy, E., Leone, D., Garcia, P., & Baigori, M. (2010). American English adults' and children's perception of Spanish-accented conversational and clear speech. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Levy, E. S., Garcia, P., Leone, D., & Lew, J. (2010). American English adults' perception of Spanish-accented conversational and clear speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 1906.