Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Presentation handout: Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Post-secondary Education

Educational Experience

1994:  Ph.D., Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo.  

1987: M.A., Communicative Disorders and Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo.

1980:  B.A., with distinction in all subjects, summa cum laude in linguistics and English, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.


Professional Experience

May 2017-Present: Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Member of the Graduate Faculty.

2009-current, Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bowling Green State University

July 2008-July 2009 Interim chair, Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

February 2008-April 2008 Visiting Erskine Fellow, Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Course taught at U. of Canterbury: Advanced Topics in Speech & Language Disorders: Autism.

May 2005-May 2017: Associate Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Member of the Graduate Faculty.

August 2004-August 2008: Graduate Coordinator, Department of Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Recent courses taught: Language Disorders in Children; Seminar in Autism; Language Science 1 & 2; Language Development; Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (Diagnostics)


Selected Publications

Hewitt, L., Duchan, J., & Segal, E.  (1993). Structure and function of verbal conflicts among adults with mental retardation.  Discourse Processes, 16, 525-543. http://doi/10.1080/01638539309544852

Hewitt, L., & Duchan, J.  (1995). Subjectivity in children’s fictional narrative.  Topics in Language Disorders, 15, 1-15. 

Hewitt, L.  (1998). The influence of question type on response adequacy in young adults with autism.  Journal of Communication Disorders, 31, 135-152 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9924(97)00086-5

Hewitt, L. (2000). Does it matter what your client thinks? The role of theory in intervention.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 31, 186-193 http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/0161-1461.3102.186

Hewitt, L. (2000). Assessing communicative intents: A situated pragmatics approach. Seminars in Speech and Language21, 257-266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2000-13199

Yont, K., Hewitt, L., & Miccio, A.  (2000). A coding system for detecting the source of conversational breakdowns in preschool children. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 9:4, 300-309 http://dx.doi/10.1044/1058-0360.0904.300

Yont, K.M., Miccio, A.W., & Hewitt, L.E. (2002). The nature of phonological breakdowns in children with SLI. In N. Hewlitt, L. Kelly, & F. Windsor (Eds.), Investigations in clinical phonetics and linguistics. (pp. 161-168). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Yont, K., Hewitt, L., and Miccio, A. (2002). “Huh?, What did you say?”: Understanding conversational breakdowns in children with specific language impairment, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 16, 265-285.http://dx.doi/10.1080/02699200210126523

Hewitt, L., Hammer, C., Yont, K., and Tomblin, B. (2005). Language sample analysis measures for children with SLI in Kindergarten.  Journal of Communication Disorders, 38, 197-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2004.10.002

Hewitt, L., Socko, A., Miccio, A. (2005). Intervention to improve expressive grammar for adults with Down syndrome. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 26:3, 144-155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/15257401050260030301

Ramachandra, V. A. and Hewitt, L.E. (2007). Language sampling in Kannada: Clinical challenges and potential.International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, 36:1, 15-32.

Brackenbury, T., Burroughs, E., & Hewitt, L. (2008). A qualitative examination of current guidelines for evidence-based practice in child language intervention.  Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 39:1, 78-88.http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/0161-1461(2008/008)

Ramachandra, V., Hewitt, L., & Brackenbury, B. (2011). The relationship between phonological working memory, phonological sensitivity, and incidental word learning.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (40:2), 93-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10936-010-9157-8

Lee, B., Chen, Y., & Hewitt, L. (2011). Age differences in constraints encountered by seniors in their use of computers and the internet. Computers in Human Behavior, 27(3), 1231-1237.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2011.01.003

Hewitt, L. (2011). Perspectives on support needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: Transition to college. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 273-285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TLD.0b013e318227fd19

Hewitt, L. (2014). Social anxiety and pragmatics in autism spectrum disorders: Cognitive behavioral therapy and its relation to speech-language pathology. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 21:1, 5-12.http://dx.doi.org/10.1044/lle21.1.5

Banzina, E., Hewitt, L., and Dilley, L.  (2014). Using synchronous speech to facilitate acquisition of English rhythm.EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 1:1, 69-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.1.9

Hewitt, L. (2015). Assessment considerations for college students with autism spectrum disorders. Topics in Language Disorders, 35:4, 313-328http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TLD.0000000000000073

Santhanam, S.P. & Hewitt, L. (2015). Evidence-based assessment and autism spectrum disorders: A scoping review.Evidence-based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 9:4, 140-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17489539.2016.1153814

Banzina, E., Dilley, L., & Hewitt, L.  (2016). The role of secondary-stressed and unstressed-unreduced syllables in word recognition: Acoustic and perceptual studies with Russian learners.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45:4, 813-831. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10936-015-9377-z


Manuscripts in Preparation

Philip, B. & Hewitt, L. Communicative breakdowns in the conversational discourse of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.


Recent Presentations, Invited

March 2017:  Narrative in Adolescents and Adults with ASD. Invited seminar as part of online conference, Autism in Adolescents and Adults, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

March 2016:  Video Modeling and Social Learning in ASD Short course, invited by the Ohio Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Annual Convention, Columbus, OH. OSHLA Short Course

March 2016: Video Modeling and Social Skills Training for Students with ASD in the Schools and Beyond. All-day workshop, California State University, Chico. Chico, CA.

January 2016:   Intervention for Language and Social Communication Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders.Workshop, invited by the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India.

November 2014: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the SLP. Seminar invited by the Language Disorders in School Age Children Topic Committee for presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

February 2014: How the SLP Can Support College Success for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Seminar presented to Ohio Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Annual Convention, Columbus, OH.

November 2013:  Contemporary Issues in Clinical Practice with ASD.   Workshop presented to the Northwest Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fall Meeting.

February 2012: Publishing intervention research: Tips for doctoral students. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Recent Presentations, Peer-Reviewed

April 2017: Hewitt, L. and Crais, E.  The Value of the Undergraduate Degree in CSD. Seminar presented at the Council of Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

April 2017: Crais, E., Hewitt, L., & Tellis, G. Enhancing PhD Preparation: Perceptions from 73 CSD PhD Program Coordinators.     Seminar presented at the Council of Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

November 2016: Crais, E.*, Bentler, R.*, Hewitt, L.*, Lister, J.*, Simpson, J., Gillam, R., Cone, B., Folsom, R., Williams, A.L., Tellis, G., Nelson, D., Nunez, L.  Enhancing PhD Preparation Through Shared Ideas Across CSD Programs. Seminar presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. *Presenters.

November 2016: Hewitt, L.*, Altman, H.*, and Kelliher, K. Video Modeling for Social Communication in Adults With ASD. Seminar presented at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. *Presenters.

November 2015: Chapman, K*., Hewitt, L.*, Koehnke, J., Simpson, J*., McNeil, M., Bentler, R., Cone, B., Crais, E., DiLollo, A. Folsom, R. Gillam, R., Honaker, J., Nunez, L., & Nittrouer, S. Best Practice Considerations for Undergraduate Education in CSD: Report From the Academic Affairs Board. Seminar presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. *Presenters.

November 2015: Ciolino, C., Richley, E., and Hewitt, L.  University Students' Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder.Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

November 2015: van Vickle, C. & Hewitt, L. Classroom Communication of Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

November 2014: Santhanam, S. P. and Hewitt, L.   A Comparison of Maternal Linguistic Responsiveness Directed to Verbal & Nonverbal Children With ASD. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

November 2014: Kelliher, K. & Hewitt, L. Home Use of Tablet Computes by Children With Autism. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

November 2014: Folkins, J., Hewitt, L., Brackenbury, T., & Goberman, A. The Promises & Challenges of Undergraduate Research in Communication Sciences & Disorders. . Seminar presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

June 2014: Child-Related Factors that Influence Responsiveness in Mothers of Preschool-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed-Methods Study. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

November 2013: Santhanam, S. P. and Hewitt, L.   Parent-Child Interactions & Children With Autism: A Novel Perspective. Seminar presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

November 2013: Santhanam, S. P. and Hewitt, L. Perspectives of Adults With ASD on Social Communication Intervention. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

March 2013: Finsel, T., Hewitt, L., & Ha, L. Monolingual and Bilingual Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

November 2012: Weiss, A., Hewitt, L., Rohland, P., & Murray, M. Supporting College Students With ASD: A Tale of Two Models. Seminar presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

November 2012: Rollins, P., McCabe, A., Hillier, A., Paul, R., Frazier-Norbury, C., Goldman, S., Losh, M., & Hewitt, L. Narratives in High-Functioning ASD: Significance & Best Practices. Seminar presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

November 2012: Santhanam, S. P., Shattuck, L., Witter, E. and Hewitt, L. Problem Behaviors in ASD: Comparing Parent & Professional Concerns. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

November 2012: Santhanam, S. P. and Hewitt, L. Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives on Social Communication Intervention in ASD. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

March 2012: Banzina, E., Dilley, L, & Hewitt, L. Does Secondary Stress Matter? A Study With Russian ESL Learners. TESOL Conference, Philadelphia, PA.


Research Interests

Autism; pragmatic language development and disorders; language sample analysis and language assessment; linguistic theory applied to language development and disorders; intervention for communicative impairments in autism.


Theses and dissertations directed

May 1999: Treiber, Donna. Increasing the use of comments by a child with an autistic spectrum disorder and hyperlexia: A case study. Doctoral dissertation, Penn State.

August 1999: Yont, Kristine. The source of conversational breakdowns in children with specific language impairment and children with typically developing language. Doctoral dissertation, Penn State.

August 2007: Vijaychandra Angalli Ramachandra. Dissertation title: Relation between phonological working memory, phonological sensitivity, and rate of vocabulary acquisition.

May 2008: Jeeva John. Master’s thesis title: Acoustic analysis of speech of persons with autistic spectrum disorders.

2009: Biji Philip. Dissertation title: Conversational repair ability of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

2010-2011 Ciera Hiipakka A Language Analysis of Parent-Child Storybook Reading with Typically Developing Preschoolers and Preschoolers with ASD.

August 2012: Chair, Dissertation committee, Elina Banzina. The Role of Secondary-stressed and Unstressed-unreduced Syllables in Speaker Intelligibility: An Acoustic and Perceptual Study with Russian Learners of English.

May 2014: Chair, Dissertation committee, Siva priya Santhanam, Parent-child Interaction in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Selected recent professional service activities

2017: Review panelist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 2017 Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Program (CFDA #84.325K).

2017: Review panelist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 2017 Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Program (CFDA #84.325D).

2016: Reviewer, New Investigators Research Competition, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Foundation.

2016: Reviewer, Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting Student Poster contest.

2015-2016: Member, Autism Topic Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting for 2016.

2015  Co-Editor, Special Issue, Topics in Language Disorders.

2015-2017  Chair and Member, Academic Affairs Board, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

2015: Review panelist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 2015 Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Program (CFDA #84.325D).

2014: Review panelist, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Phase I Grant Competition, U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), April 2014.

2014-2015: Member, Autism Topic Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting for 2015.

2013-2014: Member, Autism Topic Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting for 2014.

2013-2016: Guest Associate Editor, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools. 

2013: Review panelist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 2013 Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Program (CFDA #84.325D).

2012: Review panelist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 2012 Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Program (CFDA #84.325D).

2011-2012 Topic Chair for Language and Learning in School Age Children and Adolescents, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting for 2012. Largest topic committee for this meeting.

2012-2019: Site visitor, Council on Academic Accreditation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

2008-2011 Coordinator, Special Interest Group I Steering Committee, Language Learning and Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Elected position, head of group with over 4000 affiliates.


Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

Most Valuable Professor Student Athlete Award, 2013

Erskine Fellowship Awardee (2008), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.  

Phi Beta Kappa


Professional Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Ohio Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.


Affiliations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Special Interest Division 1: Language Learning and Education

Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Autism Society of America

International Association for the Study of Child Language