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To enhance readers’ understanding of how language development can impact classroom learning, examples of typical and atypical language development throughout the lifespan, case studies of students with language difficulties, and classroom strategies that teachers can implement are offered throughout the book. Professor Levey also co-authored a chapter entitled “Language development: A review,” with Deena K. Bernstein, in Bernstein and Tiegerman-Farber (Eds.) Language and Communication Disorders in Children, published by Allyn & Bacon in 2009.

Currently, she is working with Dr. Brian Fligor, Director of Diagnostic Audiology, Children's Hospital Boston and Instructor at Harvard Medical School and with Tania Levey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at York College of the CUNY, in researching the typical sound levels of portable music players used by individuals in the urban environment. Results of their study were presented in a seminar at the ASHA convention in 2009. In connection with this research, Professor Levey was interviewed on the BronxNet TV and Time Magazine.Com.

Professor Levey is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics and worked with the Linguistics Advisory Committee to revise and develop the Linguistic Program. She was inducted into the College's chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society in 2006 and was acknowledged as a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2004. Based on her research on bilingualism, she was appointed to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Committee of ASHA for the 2010 convention.

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