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Dorothy Leone, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, '04

Dorothy LeoneCSD Graduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University
MS, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS, Iona College

Office: 18 President Street Room 203
Phone: (914) 633-2127
Email: dleone@iona.edu

Office Hours: Thursdays, noon - 3 p.m.

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 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
  • 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Recipient
  • 2015 Iona College Junior Faculty Award

Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Levy, E. S., Leone, D., Gemma Moya-Gale, Sih-Chiao Hsu, Wenli Chen, and Lorraine O. Ramig. (2016). Vowel intelligibility and perception in children with dysarthria due to cerebral palsy. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 37, 171-179. 
  • Henderson, T. & Leone, D. (2016). Considering dialectal differences while assessing children’s language. New York Speech, Language, and Hearing Association’s Annual Conference. April 8-9, 2016. Saratoga, NY.
  • Leone, D., Feiss, A., Kouretsos, B., Urso, K., & Walsh, M.  (2015). Adults’ identification and rating of facial expressions and emoticons. American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Conference. November 12-14, 2015. Denver, CO.
  • Shurman, J. & Leone, D. (2015).  Standardized vs. naturalized: An evaluation of child morphological and syntactic assessments. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works, 7 (6).
  • Leone, D. & Levy, E. S. (2015). Children's perception of conversational and clear American-English vowels in noise. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 213-226.
  • Leone, D.  (2015). Supporting students with ASD in the college classroom.  The Teaching Professor Annual Conference. May 29-31. Atlanta, GA.
  • Henderson, T., Alvarez, S., Vasquez, S., Tavernas, R., & Leone, D. (2015). Analyzing the Westby Playscale for cultural humility. National Council on Undergraduate Research.  April 16-18. Cheney, WA.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.