Tower of Babel

Biography

Dr. Sandra Levey is Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College of the City University of New York.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language.  She is also a member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) (http://www.ialp.info/) and was appointed chair of the Multilingual and Multicultural Affairs Committee of the IALP (http://www.ialp.info/Multilingual_Affairs_Committee)

She is currently the guest reviewer for the Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica.

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

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

In 2011, Dr, Levey co-edited and authored chapters in the book Language Development: Understanding Language Diversity in the Classroom (SAGE Publications) http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book233799/toc

In 2014, she edited and authored chapters in the book Introduction to language development (Plural Publishing)

https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_itld.htm

and workbook Introduction to Language Development Workbook (Plural Publishing).http://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_itldwb.htm

She is currently editor, author, and co-author of several chapters in a second edition of the book Introduction to Language Development  (Plural Publishing)

https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication_ild2e.htm

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

Levey, S. & Cheng, L. R. (2018). Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Removing the Barriers for Diverse Learners. Presentation 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. Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Cheng, L. R. & Levey, S. (2017) Underserved and Unserved Populations: A Collaborative Approach (2017). Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Levey, S. &  Cheng, L. R. (2016). What Should SLPs Advise Parents of Multilingual-speaking Children about Language Use at Home? Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Levey, S. (2014). Evidence-based Assessment and Intervention approaches.  SLT-Summer School, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

Levey, S. (2013). Ethical principles and bilingualism. Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Torino, Italy.

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

Levey, S., & Cheng, L. (2013). Knowledge of the Factors to Avoid Over- identified or Under-identified of Bilingual Children. Presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL

Levey, S., & Cheng, L. R. (2012). The Relationship between ethical principles and bilingualism. Presented at the Meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Levey, S. (2005). Reading skills and the discrimination of English vowel contrasts by bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children: is there a correlation? Presented at the 149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Vancouver, BC

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

Levey, S. (2002). Language intervention for language impaired children. Presented at the Association for Czech Speech and Language Pathologists, Bratislava, Slovakia

Levey, S. (2002). Developmental dyspraxia: diagnosis. Presented at the Clinic for Language and Learning Disabled Children, Sanatorium Dialog, Bratislava, Slovakia

Levey, S. (2002). Developmental dyspraxia: treatment strategies. Presented at the Clinic for Language and Learning Disabled Children, Sanatorium Dialog, Bratislava, Slovakia

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

Levey, S. (2001, November). Aphasic and non-aphasic participants’ responses for indirect requests. 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-olds’ discrimination and production of vowel contrasts. Presented at the meeting of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, Washington, DC

 

Dr. Levey has been widely recognized for her extensive research and publications on the positive effects of multilingualism.  She has received research grants for language studies in Kano, Nigeria and Bratislava, Slovakia.  In 2009, she began research on the role of multicultural differences in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), educating portable music player users in safe listening.  In 2014, she was an invited consultant to  the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYCDOHMH) Noise Project.

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Full Professor

    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College of CUNY

  • 20142004

    Assistant Professor

    Lehman College of the City University of New York

  • 20021998

    Adjunct Professor

    Lehman College

Education

  • Ph.D. 1998

    Ph.D. in Speech Pathology

    The Graduate Center - The City University of New York

  • M.A. 1985

    Linguistics

    Stanford University

  • M.A. 1977

    M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

    Wayne State University

  • B.A. 1975

    B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

    Wayne State University