Michelle Veyvoda, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

co-director, Interdisciplinary advanced certificate in working with young deaf/hh children and their families

Michelle Veyvoda
Office:
18 President Street, Room 104
Phone:
(914) 633-2177 (914) 633-2177
Email:

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • MS, Gallaudet University
  • BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Michelle Veyvoda teaches courses in speech and hearing science, aural rehabilitation, clinical management, and American Sign Language. She also teaches the Columba Cornerstone seminar for first-year students at Iona University. Dr. Veyvoda is the project co-director for the Interdisciplinary Advanced Certificate in Working with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and their Families (IACD), a selective certificate program for Master’s degree students in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Special Education. Dr. Veyvoda’s research focuses on clinical preparation of professionals working with deaf/hard of hearing children. She is the faculty moderator for the American Sign Language Club and has served as a member of the Iona University Council on the Arts, the Faculty Senate, and is a founding member of the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Community.

Dr. Veyvoda’s research focuses on methods of clinical preparation for speech pathologists working with deaf/hard of hearing children. She also conducts interdisciplinary research exploring ways in which arts programming can be made more accessible to deaf/hard of hearing children, especially those who use sign language and those with disabilities.

Howerton-Fox, A., Veyvoda, M., Park, H., and Silvestri, J. (2022, in press). Transforming ELA Instruction Through a Dance-Literacy Curriculum: A School-Research Collaboration. Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education 

Veyvoda, M. (2020). How and why we organized service-learning events during a pandemic. The ASHA Leader.

Veyvoda, M. & Van Cleave, T. (2020). Re-imagining community-engaged learning: Service-learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders courses during and after COVID-19. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

Veyvoda, M. & Falk, J. (2020).  Making arts education accessible for deaf children with multiple disabilities: A Partnership.  Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 21, 17-21. 

Veyvoda, M. & Higgins, M. (2020, July). Masks and social distance: Helping students with hearing loss. Teach Magazine, July/August Issue.  Retrievable from https://teachmag.com/archives/11471

Veyvoda, M., Van Cleave, T., and Olson, L. (2020). Service-learning and the ethics of campus-community partnerships: An Allied health perspective. P. Blessinger & E. Sengupta (Eds.) Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development.  Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing. 

Veyvoda, M. & Howerton-Fox, A. (2020). I don’t love language, I love children: Students’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs toward linguistics and their choice to major in speech-language pathology.  Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning12(2), 80-114.  

Genser, N., Stohr, J. & Veyvoda, M. (2020). Collaboration and cultural humility: A Campus partnership to develop knowledge of the Deaf community. The Communicator: Official Journal of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Veyvoda, M., Kretschmer, R. & Wang, Y. (2019).  Speech-language clinicians working with deaf children: A Qualitative study in context.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 24(3), 289-306. 

Veyvoda, Michelle (2017). Serving children with hearing loss: How to obtain an often-elusive skill set.  The Communicator: Official Journal of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 27(2), 8-10.  

Veyvoda, Michelle (2013). An investigation into the skill set of speech-language pathologists working with profoundly deaf students: A study in context. Ann Arbor: ProQuest LLC 

Veyvoda, M. (2005). The Perspectives of Culturally Deaf Parents on Communication Therapy Services for their Deaf Children. Thesis prepared for M.S. degree, Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. 
Advisor: Mary June Moseley 

Dr. Veyvoda is an associate professor and speech-language pathologist. A native of New Rochelle, Dr. Veyvoda spent her childhood cheering on the Iona Gaels. With certifications through ASHA and New York State, Dr. Veyvoda specializes in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She has worked at a school for the Deaf, in home-based early intervention, and in center-based programs, and conducts therapy using American Sign Language, spoken language, and alternative/augmentative communication. In 2021, Dr. Veyvoda was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant for $1.25 million in order to train graduate students to work with young deaf/hard of hearing children. She is the project co-director of the Interdisciplinary Advanced Certificate in Working with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and their Families (IACD) along with her colleague, Amanda Howerton-Fox, Ph.D. (Education). Dr. Veyvoda is the faculty moderator for the American Sign Language Club and serves on numerous committees on the Iona campus.

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association
  • New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • ASHA Special Interest Group on Voice and Voice Disorders
  • ASHA Special Interest Group on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood
  • U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education programs, 2021 ($1.25 million to support the training of graduate students to work with deaf/hard of hearing children)
  • Iona University Faculty Innovation Grant, 2016
  • New Rochelle Rotary Club Grant, 2016
  • Iona University Faculty Travel Grant, 2016
  • Dr. Shirley A. Sacks Scholarship, 2008 (Teachers College, Columbia University)
  • E.E. Farrell Scholarship, 2010 (Teachers College, Columbia University)
  • Teachers College General Scholarship (for Research Fellowship in the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities), 2011-2012
  • Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) with New York State Certification
  • Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

Veyvoda, M., Duret, S. & Creer, J. (October 8, 2021). Collaborative and accessible arts programming for deaf disabled students: Envisioning, creating and adapting for pre- and post-pandemic success. Kennedy Center VSA webinar (invited).

Veyvoda, M. & Howerton-Fox, A. (November 14, 2020). Lessons from a think tank: Achieving family-centered and unbiased service-delivery for children who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families. Presented at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Unconventional CEU Event (Virtual).  

Veyvoda, M. (2020). Selling sign language: A Social venture for students united by the Deaf community and ASL. Presented at United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Howerton-Fox, A., Veyvoda, M., & Park, H. (2020). Teaching literacy through dance: A School research partnership.  Presented at the Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Annual Conference, Atlanta Georgia. 

Veyvoda, M., Kretschmer, R. & Wang, Y. (2019). Merging Silos: Can Speech-Language Clinicians in Schools for the Deaf Inform Public School Practice? Presented at the American Education Research Association annual convention, Toronto, Canada.

Howerton-Fox, A., Veyvoda, M. & Montgomery, J. (2019.) Perspectives on Cued Speech: Where Student Perceptions Meet Researcher Bias. Presented at the American Education Research Association annual convention, Toronto, Canada.

Veyvoda, M. & Howerton, M. (November 2018.)  The Role an Interest in Linguistics Plays in the Career Choice of Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduates. Poster presentation delivered at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Boston, MA. 

Veyvoda, M., Gerometta, J., Van Cleave, T., & Viviano, S. (November 2018). Service-Learning Pedagogy: Revolutionizing Academic Instruction to Develop Socially-Aware & Civically-Engaged Future Professionals. Panel presentation delivered at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Boston, MA.

Duret, S., Clarke, F., & Veyvoda, M. (November 2018.) Join Us: Using Theater, Movement & Music as Tools to Engage Children with Autism. Presentation delivered to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, Boston, MA.

Veyvoda, M., Van Cleave, T., Cleghorn, S, Pullen, S., & Harding, G. (September 2017.) Practicing for Proficiency, or Proficiently Practicing: Service-learning in the Allied Health Professions. Panel presentation at the International Association of Research in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement annual conference, Galway, Ireland.

Veyvoda, M., Van Cleave, T., & Lehman, R. (November 2016). A Service-Based Approach to Audiology Instruction for Undergraduate Students.  Peer-reviewed poster presentation at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. 

Veyvoda, Michelle & Rufsvold, Ronda (April 2016). Changing Landscape for Children with Hearing Loss: Implications for Policy and Practice.  Presented at New York State Speech Language Hearing Association Peer-Reviewed Annual Convention, Saratoga, New York.

Veyvoda, Michelle (2008-2014).  Speech and language development of infants and toddlers.  Invited lecture at Bank Street College of Education Infancy Institute, New York, New York. 

Veyvoda, Michelle (May 2013).  An investigation into the skill set of speech-language pathologists working with profoundly deaf students: A study in context.  Poster presented at Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities: Bridges to Empowerment Annual Conference, New York, New York.

Veyvoda, Michelle (November 2012).  An investigation into the skill set of speech-language pathologists working with profoundly deaf students: A study in context.  Poster presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Early language development
  • Voice and voice disorders