Communication Sciences and Disorders
Faculty and Staff
Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Department Chair
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.
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-present: 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)
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.
Hewitt, L. (2000). Assessing communicative intents: A situated pragmatics approach. Seminars in Speech and Language, 21, 257-266.
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.
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 linguistics and phonetics (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.
Hewitt, L. (2002). Behaviorism and autism: Is everything we learned about language in graduate school wrong? Hearsay, 15:2, 18-22.
Hewitt, L., Hammer, C., Yont, K., and Tomblin, B. (2005). Language sampling for Kindergarten children with and without SLI: Mean Length of Utterance, IPSYN, and NDW. Journal of Communication Disorders, 38, 197-213.
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.
Hewitt, L., Socko, A., Miccio, A. (2005). Intervention to improve expressive grammar for adults with Down syndrome. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 26:3, 144-155.
Hewitt, L. (2005). Evaluating treatment efficacy for language facilitation in autism. ASHA Division 16 Perspectives, 6:3.
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.
Hewitt, L. (2008). Investigating novel interventions for ASD: On swimming with dolphins. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 16:2, 85-88.
Hewitt, L. (2010). Individual differences in intervention response in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. In A. Weiss (Ed.) Perspectives on Individual Differences Affecting Therapeutic Change in Communication Disorders (pp. 131-149). New York: Psychology Press/Taylor and Francis.
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.
Hewitt, L. (2011). Perspectives on support needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders: Transition to college. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 273-285.
Hewitt, L. (To appear). Social anxiety and pragmatics in autism spectrum disorders: Cognitive behavioral therapy and its relation to speech-language pathology. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, January 2014.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Banzina, E., Dilley, L., & Hewitt, L. The role of secondary-stressed and unstressed-unreduced syllables in word recognition: Acoustic and perceptual studies with Russian learners of English. Submitted to Language Learning, November 2013.
Banzina, E., Hewitt, L., and Dilley, L. Using synchronous speech to facilitate acquisition of English rhythm. Under revision.
Santhanam, S.P. & Hewitt, L. Evidence basis for language assessment of individuals on the autism spectrum: A critical review.
Philip, B. & Hewitt, L. Communicative breakdowns in the conversational discourse of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
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.
Current: Chair, Dissertation committee, Siva priya Santhanam, Parent-child Interaction in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Selected recent professional service activities
2013-2014: Member, Autism Topic Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting for 2014.
2012-2014: Site visitor, Council on Academic Accreditation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
2012-2013: Review panelist, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel Program (CFDA #84.325D).
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.
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.
2008-2009 Topic Coordinator for Autism, Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 2009.
2007-2010 Associate Editor, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools.
2008 Reviewer, Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development. American Speech Language Hearing Foundation.
2008-2011 Coordinator, Division I Steering Committee (Language Learning and Education Special Interest Division), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
2006-2007 Member, Scope of Practice Review Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
2006-2007 Member, Language in School Age Children Review Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, 2007.
Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Ohio Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.
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