Dr. Levey’s research efforts have centered on multilingualism and multiculturalism. She has edited four books and authored 20 book chapters, with a focus on bilingualism. Dr. Levey has received research grants for language studies in Kano, Nigeria and Bratislava, Slovakia. She was Conference Coordinator of the Seventeenth Stanford Child Language Research Forum in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University in 1985, where researchers from many countries were invited to present papers on multilingual children’s language development. In 2009, she expanded her research to include multicultural differences in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Following this work, Dr Levey and Dr Fligor (collaborators) were invited to be consultants to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and was inducted into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society in 2009. Dr. Levey is a member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) and was deputy chair (2013-2016) and chair (2016-2019) of the Multilingual and Multicultural Affairs Committee of the IALP. She was a member of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council at Lehman College. Dr. Levey was also a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Council for Clinical Specialty. She was appointed to the Issues in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2010. Dr. Levey was also  associate editor for the Special Issue of  Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica in 2019.

MEDIA APPEARANCES

There have been two invited appearances on the NBC Today Show. The first addressed loud listening

http://www.today.com/video/earbuds-pose-dangerous-risk-of hearing-loss-516284483807

and the second addressed the dangers associated with noisy children’s toys (http://www.today.com/video/could-noisy-toys-damage-your-childs-hearing-589336643678

In 2011, Dr. Levey was interviewed on the show “Inside Lehman XII” to describe Noise-induced Hearing Loss: and how to help prevent it. Available on YouTube via: http://www.youtube.com/user/insidelehman

BOOKS

 Levey, S. (2019). Introduction to language development (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

 Levey, S. (2014). Introduction to language development. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing

Levey, S. (2014). Introduction to language development workbook. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Levey, S., & Polirstok, S. (Eds.). (2011). Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

BOOK CHAPTERS

 Levey, S. (2019). An Introduction to Language Acquisition. In S. Levey, (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 1-28). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Levey, S. (2019).  An Introduction to Theories of Language Development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 33-42). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

 Cruz, D., & Levey, S. (2019). The Brain and Cognitive, Speech, and Language Development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 45-67). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Levey, S. (2019). Infant and Toddler Language Development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 69-111). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Almodovar, D., & Levey, S. (2019). Preschool Language Development.  In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 119-144). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Brea-Spahn, M. R., & Levey, S. (2019). Language Development in Middle and Late Childhood and Adolescence. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 149-175). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Fligor, B. J., & Levey, S. (2019).  Language Development and Hearing. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (2nd ed., pp. 227-273). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Cavallo, S. A., & Levey, S. (2014). Speech production. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (pp. 59-72). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

 Levey, S. (2014). An introduction to language acquisition. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (pp. 1-29). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Levey, S. (2014). An introduction to theories of language development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (pp. 31-58). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

 Levey, S., & Cavallo, S. A. (2014). The brain and speech and language development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (pp. 73-102). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

 Levey, S. (2014). Infant and toddler language development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (pp. 103-152). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Levey, S. (2014). Preschool aged children’s language development. In S. Levey (Ed.), Introduction to language development (pp. 153-210). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Levey, S. (2011). An introduction to language and learning. In S. Levey & S. Polirstok (Eds.), Language Development: understanding language diversity in the classroom (pp. 1-16). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Levey, S. (2011). Theories and explanations of language development. In S. Levey & S. Polirstok (Eds.), Language Development: understanding language diversity in the classroom (pp. 17-36). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Levey, S. (2011). Typical and atypical language development. In S. Levey & S. Polirstok (Eds.), Language Development: understanding language diversity in the classroom (pp. 37-58). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Levey, S. (2011). Language development from birth to age 3. In S. Levey & S. Polirstok (Eds.), Language Development: understanding language diversity in the classroom (pp. 115-138). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Levey, S., & West, J. F. (2011). The role of the brain in speech and language. In S. Levey & S. Polirstok (Eds.), Language Development: understanding language diversity in the classroom (pp. 101-114). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Bernstein, D. K., & Levey, S. (2009). Language development: A review. In D. K. Bernstein & E. Tiegerman-Farber (Eds.), Language and Communication Disorders in Children (6th ed., pp. 28-100). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Bernstein, D. K., & Levey, S. (2002). Language development: a review. In D. K. Bernstein & E. Tiegerman-Farber (Eds.), Language and Communication Disorders in Children (5th ed., pp. 27-94). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Agius, J., & Levey, S. (2019) Humor intervention approaches for children, adolescents, and adults, The Israeli Journal of Humor Research. 8-28.

Levey, S., &  Agius, J. (2019). Humor processing: the factors that play a role in understanding humor. Forum Lingwistyczne. In Press.

Agius, J., & Levey, S. (2019). Humour and autism spectrum disorders. Malta Journal of Health Sciences, 22-27.

Cheng, L. R. L., & Levey, S. (2019). Collaborative approaches to the support of people with disabilities: The underserved and unserved. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 62-70.

Niegia Garcia de Goulart, B.,  Levey, S., &  Soares Rech, R. (2018). The role of ethics and the integrity of research in the training of health professionals and the development of research with human beings.REVISTA CEFAC/Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences, and Education Journal, . 20(5), 561-564.

Niegia Garcia de Goulart, B., Levey, S., & Soares Rech, R. (2018). Sistema de Avalia Çao Gerenciamento de Artigos [Evaluation System Management of Papers}.Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 1-3.

Cheng, L. R. L., & Levey, S. (2016). People with Disabilities: The Underserved and Unserved. Medical Research Archives, 4(8), 1-15.

Rota-Donahue, C., & Levey, S. (2016). Noise-induced hearing loss in the campus. Hearing Journal, 69(6), 38-39.

 Fligor, B. J., Levey, S., & Levey, T. (2014). Cultural and demographic factors influencing noise exposure estimates from use of portable listening devices in an urban environment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research,58, 1-13.

 Levey, S, Fligor, B. J., Cutler, C., & Harushimana, I. (2013). Listening levels of portable music player users: music and cultural differences. Journal of Noise and Health, 15 (66), 8-12

 Levey, S., & Sola, J. (2013). Speech-language pathology students’ awareness of differences versus disorders. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 40, I8-14

 Levey, S., Cheng, L. R. L., & Langdon, H. W (2013). The relationship between ethical principles and clinical practice in working with CLD Populations. Speech and Hearing Review: A Bilingual Annual, 10-32 (Chinese) and 71-104 (English)

Levey, S., & Fligor, B. J. (2012, February 8). Listening levels of portable music devices (PLDs). International Sound and Vibration Digest (13)1, 10-11

 Levey, S, Fligor, B. J., Ginocchi, C., & Kagimbi, L. (2012). The effects of noise-induced hearing loss on children and young adults. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 39, 76-83

Levey, S., Langdon, H. W., & Rhein, D. (2012). Bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children’s sentence reading comprehension. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 19(2), 58-65

 Levey, S., Levey, T., & Fligor, B. J. (2011). Noise exposure estimates of urban MP3 player users. The Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 54, 263-277

Levey, S. (2008). Evidence-based analysis of formative assessment. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 11(1), 29-35

Levey, S. (2007). Vowel characteristics: The potential effect on assessment and treatment. Perspectives on Issues in Language Learning and Education, 14 (3), 25-27

Levey, S. (2006, June 19). Variables that affect bilingual Spanish/English and English-speaking children’s word recognition skills. SpeechPathology.com, Continuing Education (CEU) Course, 1-34

 Levey, S. (2005, October 17). The role of vowels in the discrimination abilities of bilingual adults and children. SpeechPathology.com, 1-12

Levey, S. (2005, January 1). Discrimination of English vowels by bilingual adults and children. SpeechPathology.com, 1-26

 Levey, S. (2004). Speech-language pathology students’ awareness of linguistic and cultural differences. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 7(2), 2-5

 Levey, S, & Cruz, D. (2004). The discrimination of English vowels by bilingual Spanish/English and monolingual English speakers. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 31, 162-172

Bernstein, D. K., Seidenberg, P. L., & Levey, S. (2004). The comprehension of expository text: a comparative study. The Journal of Educational Research, 14(1), 23-39

Levey, S. (2004). Discrimination and the production of English vowels by bilingual Spanish/English speakers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99, 445-462

Levey, S., & Cruz, D. (2003). The first words produced by bilingual Mandarin-Chinese/English speaking children. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 24(3), 129-136

Levey, S. (2003). A pilot study: The discrimination of English vowels by bilingual Spanish/English and monolingual listeners. Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology (TEJAS), 27, 9-14

Levey, S., & Goldfarb, R. (2003). Comprehension of indirect requests by persons with fluent aphasia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, 245-256

Levey, S., & Schwartz, R. G. (2002). Syllable omission by two-year-old children. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 23(4), 169-177

Levey, S. K. (1981). Group cognitive-pragmatic therapy for closed head injury patients. Journal of the Michigan Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 17(1), 19-26

Presentations

Cheng, L. R., & Levey, S. (2019). Collaborative projects: the importance of shared knowledge. Presented at the 31st Congress of the IALP in Taiwan.

Levey, S. (2019). The multilingual and multicultural affairs committee (MMAC) of the IALP. Presented at the 31st Congress of the IALP in Taiwan.

Levey, S. (2019). Universal design for learning (UDL):removing the barriers for diverse learners. Presented at the 31st Congress of the IALP in Taiwan.

Levey, S. & Cheng, L. R. (2018). Universal design for learning (UDL): removing the barriers for diverse learners. Paper presented at the 17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Conference. St Julians, Malta.

Cheng, L. R., Levey, S., & Chafcouloff, E. (2018). Global work: collaborative projects for the underserved and unserved. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Cheng, L. R. & Levey, S. (2017) Underserved and unserved populations: a collaborative approach. Paper presented at the at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Cheng, L. R., Levey, S., & T’sou, B. (2017). Underserved and unserved papulations: a collaborative model. Paper presented at the 5th International Composium on Communication Disorders in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations. Bremen, DE.

Levey, S. &  Cheng, L. R. (2016). What should SLPs advise parents of multilingual-speaking vhildren about language use at home? Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Heila Jordaan, H., & Levey, S. (2016, August 22). Under-identification of disorders of multilingual- and bilingual-speaking children. Paper presented at the 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Dublin, IE.

Levey, S. (2014, August 21). Evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches.  Paper presented at the SLT-Summer School- edition 2014, University of Malta, MT.

 Levey, S., & Fligor, B. J. (2013, May 8). Oh, Where Oh Where Have my Sensory Cells Gone;Where Oh where can they be? Paper presented at the Sigma xi Colloquium, Lehman College/CUNY

 Levey, S. (2013, August 25-29). The relationship between ethical principles and bilingualism. Paper presented at the Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Torino, IT.

Levey, S., & Cheng, L. (2013, November). Knowledge of the factors to avoid over-identified or under-identified bilingual children. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Levey, S., & Cheng, L. (2012, November). The relationship between ethical principles and bilingualism. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Levey, S., & Fligor, B. J. (2011, November). Factors influencing noise exposure estimates from portable music player use. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

Levey, S., & Fligor, B. J. (2011, May 11). Listening levels of portable music player users: music and ethnic group differences. Paper presented at the Sigma xi Colloquium, Lehman College/CUNY. Bronx, NY.

Levey, S., Langdon, H. W. & Rhein, D (2010, November). Factors associated with Hispanic ELL students’ success in reading comprehension. Paper presented at the at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Fligor, B. J., Levey, S., & Levey, T. (2009, November). Noise exposure estimates of urban MP3 player users. Seminar Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Levey, S., & Goldstein, R. J. (2008, November). Factors that influence bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children’s word reading & sentence reading comprehension. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Levey, S. (2007, November). Reports of best and least learned information in formative assessment. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

Levey, S. (2006, November). Knowledge of multilinguistic and multicultural differences. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Miami Beach, FL.

Levey, S., & Rodriguez, E. (2006, November). An examination of the variables that predict children’s word recognition. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Miami Beach, FL.

Levey, S. (2005, July). Reading and discrimination abilities of bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children. Paper presented at the Xth International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Berlin, DE.

Levey, S. (2005, May). Discrimination abilities of bilingual Spanish/English-speaking adults and children. Paper presented at the Acoustic Society of America Workshop on second Language Speech Learning, Vancouver, BC.

 Levey, S. (2004, March). The discrimination of English vowels by bilingual Spanish/English speakers. Paper presented at the at the Biology Seminar Series at Lehman College. Bronx, NY.

 Levey, S., Striplin, O., & Rodriguez, E. (2004, November). Reading and discrimination abilities of bilingual Spanish/English children. Paper presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Dapena, I. E., & Levey, S. (2004, November). Discrimination abilities of bilingual Spanish/English-speaking adults and children. Paper presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Dallas, TX.

Rodríguez, E., & Levey, S. (2004, November). Reading and discrimination abilities of bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children. Paper presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Dallas, TX.

Striplin, O., & Levey, S. (2004, November). Discrimination abilities of bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children. Paper presented at the Ronald E. McNair Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Levey, S. (2004, May). The discrimination and the production of English vowels by bilingual Spanish/English speakers. Paper presented at the 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York, NY.

Levey, S. (2002, June). Language intervention for language impaired children. Paper presented at the Association for Czech Speech and Language Pathologists, Bratislava, SK.

Levey, S. (2002, June). Developmental dyspraxia: diagnosis. Paper presented at the at the Clinic for Language and Learning-Disabled Children, Sanatorium Dialog, Bratislava, SK.

.Levey, S. (2002, June). Developmental dyspraxia: treatment strategies. Paper presented at the at the Clinic for Language and Learning-Disabled Children, Sanatorium Dialog, Bratislava, SK.

Levey, S. (2002, August). Discrimination of English vowels by monolingual English and bilingual Spanish/English speakers. Paper presented at the Bilingual Symposium, Puerto Vallarta, MX.

 Levey, S., & Raphael, L. G. (2002, June). Stress clash resolution. Paper presented at the 142nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pabon-Rodriguez, T., & Levey, S. (2002, March). Eye gaze in bilingual Hispanic speakers. Paper presented at the Ronald E. McNair National Research Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Rodriguez, Y., & Levey, S. (2002, March). Vowel perception of English vowels by Spanish bilingual-speaking children. Paper presented at the Ronald E. McNair National Research Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Brito, P., & Levey, S. (2001, October). The perception and the production of English words by Spanish-speaking bilingual children. Paper presented at the Ronald E. McNair International Research Conference, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR.

 Levey, S. (2001, November). Aphasic and non-aphasic participants’ responses for indirect requests. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Cruz, D., & Levey, S. K. (2001, March). First words produced by bilingual Mandarin Chinese/English-speaking children. Paper presented at the Ronald E. McNair National Research Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Cruz, D., & Levey, S. (2001, November). First words produced by bilingual Mandarin Chinese/English-speaking children. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Levey, S. K., Schwartz, R. G., & Raphael, L. G. (2000, November). Two-year-old’s discrimination and production of vowel contrasts. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Washington, DC

Schwartz, R. G., Gerenser, J., Davidson, C., Cartusciello, C. V., Petinou, K., Jarmulowicz, L. J., Lazowski, G., Erickson, F. N., & Levey, S. K. (1995, April). New directions in the perception and production of speech by normal and language impaired children. Presented at New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New York, NY.

Levey, S. K. (1993, November). Voice-input computer control by a dysarthric speaker. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Anaheim, CA

Matlock, M., & Levey, S. K. (1981, November). Cognitive therapy following anterior communicating artery aneurysm. Paper presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.