Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Libby KuminProfessor
lkumin@loyola.edu

Areas of Specialization

Working with families; individuals with Down syndrome infancy to adulthood; language disorders in infants, toddlers, and children; speech and language development; articulation and phonology; speech intelligibility; childhood apraxia of speech

Achievements (past 5 years)

Refereed Journals, Proceedings, Books

Kumin, L. & Schoenbrodt, L. (in press) Employment in Adults with Down Syndrome in the United States: Results from a National Survey. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

Kumin, L. (2015). A Reexamination of the Receptive-Expressive language gap in individuals with Down syndrome. SD:International Medical Review in Down Syndrome, 19 (2).

Kumin, L. (2015). Intellectual disability. In Kerins, M. Child and Adolescent Communication Disorders: Organic and Neurogenic Bases. San Diego:CA (pp. 99-151).

Kumin, L. (Spring, 2014). Factors affecting Understandable speech Part 1. Down Syndrome News, 37, 6-9.

Kumin, L. (Summer, 2014). Speech Intelligibility: Helping Children and Adults Develop and Maintain Understandable Speech Part 2. Down Syndrome News, 37, 1, 20-23.

Kumin, L. (Winter, 2014). Speech Intelligibility: Helping Children and Adults Develop and Maintain Understandable Speech Part 2. Down Syndrome News, 49-55.

Ma, Y., Feng, J., Kumin, L., and Lazar, J. (2013). Investigating User Behavior for Authentication Methods: A Comparison between Individuals with Down Syndrome and Neurotypical Users. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 4(4). 1-27..

Ma, Y., Feng, J., Kumin, L., Lazar, J. and Sreeramareddy, L. (2012). Investigating Authentication Methods Used by Individuals with Down Syndrome. Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Assistive Technology (ASSETS), 241-242.

Hu, R., Feng, J., Lazar, J., and Kumin, L. (2013). Investigating Input Technologies for Children and Young Adults with Down Syndrome. Universal Access in the Information Society, 12 (1), 89-104.

Kumin, L. (2012). Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome (third edition). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Kumin, L., Lazar, J., Feng, J., Wentz, B., and Ekedebe, N. (2012). Usability Evaluation of Workplace-Related Tasks on a Multi-Touch Tablet Computer by Adults with Down Syndrome. Journal of Usability Studies, 7 4), 118-142.

Kumin, L., Lazar, J., Feng, J. (2012). Expanding Job Options: Potential Computer-Related Employment for Adults with Down Syndrome. SIGACCESS Newsletter 103, 14-23.

Kumin, L. (2012). School-based language skills. Down Syndrome News, 35.

Lazar, J., Kumin, L., and Feng, J. (2011). Understanding the computer skills of adult expert users with Down syndrome: An exploratory study. Proceedings of the ACM 2011 Conference on Assistive Technology (ASSETS), 51-58..

Kumin, L. & Mason, G. (2011). Collaborative planning to teach strategies for the language of testing. Perspectives in School-Based Issues, 12, 139-152.

Kumin, L. (2010). Social Communication Skills (2010). Down Syndrome News, 33, 86-89.

Feng, J., Lazar, J., Kumin, L., and Ozok, A. (2010). Computer Usage by Children with Down Syndrome: Challenges and Solutions. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 2(3), 1-4

Selected Convention Papers

Kumin, L. (2015). Preparation for Adult Life: Elementary School, Middle School, and Beyond. National Down Syndrome Congress, June 2015.

Kumin, L. (2014). Language and Communication Skills in Adults with Down Syndrome. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL, November, 2014.

Kumin, L. (2014). Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment of Speech Intelligibility Difficulties in Individuals with Down Syndrome. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL, November, 2014.

Kumin, L. (2014). Results of the Survey of Adult Employment, Technology, and Communication Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group. Indianapolis, IN, July 2014.

Kumin, L. (2014) Early Speech and Language Skills: Birth to Short Sentences National Down Syndrome Congress 2014 convention, July 2014,

Kumin, L. (2014). Adult Employment: Where are we now? How can we move forward? National Down Syndrome Congress 2014 convention, July 2014,

Kumin, L. (2013). Communication Skills in Young Children with Down Syndrome: First Words to First Grade. Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, September,  2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Language Skills During the Elementary School Years. Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, September, 2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Language Skills: Middle School and Beyond. Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, September,  2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Developing a Good Foundation for Speech and Language Skills: Birth to First Grade. (4 hour continuing education preconference presentation). National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Improving Speech Intelligibility in Children and Adults with Down Syndrome. National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Classroom Language Skills for Elementary and Middle School. National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Communication Skills in the 21st Century: Speech, Language and Technology. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2013.

Kumin, L. (2013). Developing Communication and Language Skills (preschool to elementary school), Massachusettes Down Syndrome Congress, March 2013.

Kumin, L. (2012). Maximizing Speech and Language Skills in Children and Adults with Down Syndrome. Served as Scholar in Residence: Global Down Syndrome Foundation, May, 2012.

Kumin, L. (2012). Speech, Language and Communication Skills: Preparing for Adult Life. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2012.

Kumin, L. (2012). Comprehensive Speech-Language Pathology Services for Children with Down Syndrome and their Families: K-12 (This was a continuing education workshop for SLPs). Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2012.

Kumin, L. (2012). Helping Children with Down Syndrome Develop Effective Communication: Birth to Five. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2012.

Kumin, L. (2012). Developmental Expectations in Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome. American Academy of Pediatrics, October, 2012.

Kumin, L. (2012). Speech Intelligibility: How can we help children with Down syndrome learn to speak understandably.  (6 hour preconference presention). National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2012.

Kumin, L. (2012). Starting Out with Language & Speech: Birth to Preschool. National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2012.

Kumin, L. & Gallop, R. (2012) Stuttering: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, What We Need to Know. National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2012.

Kumin, L.& Lazar, J. Employment and Information Technology Skills- A Panel of Adults with Down Syndrome. National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2012.

Kumin, L., Lazar, J. & Feng, J. (2012) Research & Applications: Employment of Adults with Down Syndrome Using Information Technology Skills. National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2012.

Kumin, L. (May, 2012) Maximizing Speech and Language Skills in Children and Adults with Down Syndrome. Served as Scholar in Residence: Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

Kumin, L. Speech, Language and Communication Skills: Preparing for Adult Life. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2012.

Kumin, L. Comprehensive Speech-Language Pathology Services for Children with Down Syndrome and their Families: K-12 (This was a continuing education workshop for SLPs). Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2012.

Kumin, L. Helping Children with Down Syndrome Develop Effective Communication: Birth to Five. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2012.

Kumin, L. (2011). Helping Children with Down Syndrome Develop and Maintain Understandable Speech: Birth to Adulthood. (6 hour preconference presentation). National Down Syndrome Congress, August, 2011.

Kumin, L. (2011). Early Speech and Language Skills: Birth to Preschool. National Down Syndrome Congress, August, 2011.

Kumin, L., Lazar, J. & Feng, J. (2011). Potential Use of Computer Skills for Employment of Adults with Down Syndrome, National Down Syndrome Congress, August 2011.

Kumin, L. & Mason, G.  (2011).Collaborative Planning to Teach Strategies for the Language of Testing. ASHA Schools 11 Conference, July 2011.

Kumin, L., Goodman, M. & Councill, C. (2010). Addressing Social Skills in Adolescents/Young Adults with Down Syndrome. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 2010.

Kumin, L., Lazar, J. & Feng, J. (2010). Expanding Career Options for Young Adults with Down Syndrome: Computer Skills for Employment. Celebrating Workforce Partnerships: Maryland Rehabilitation Association/ Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services, November, 2010.

Kumin, L. (2010) Facilitating Communication Skills in Young Children with Down Syndrome. New York State Early Intervention Conference, October, 2010.

Kumin, L. Comprehensive Speech and Language Assessment and Treatment, National Down Syndrome Congress 6 hour preconference presentation, July, 2010. (CEUs awarded)

Kumin, L. (2010).Speech Intelligibility: Working Towards Understandable Speech, National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2010.

Kumin, L. (2010) . Early Speech and Language Skills: Birth to Preschool. , National Down Syndrome Congress, July, 2010.

Kumin. L. (2010). Speech and Language Skills in Children with Down Syndrome from Preschool through Elementary School. Montgomery County Public Schools (ASHA CEUs awarded), September 2010

Kumin, L. (2010). SLPs Addressing Speech and Language Skills in Children with Down Syndrome in Middle School and High School. Montgomery County Public Schools (ASHA CEUs awarded), April 2010

Grants

National Science Foundation EAGER: Computer Interface Issues for Young Adults with Down Syndrome to Transition to the Workplace   
Awarded September, 2009 through 9-2011
PI: Libby Kumin
Co-Investigators: Jonathan Lazar, Heidi Feng  Towson University 

AccessComputing (Participant, Practitioner or Professional Development) Minigrant for  “Increasing Awareness of Job Opportunities in Information Technology for Adults with Down Syndrome.” This minigrant is awarded as part of the Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing), funded by the National Science Foundation as part of the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program of the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) (grant #CNS-0540615, CNS-0837508 and CNS-10422
June 2012-January 2013

Dissemination Grant from the Columbia Foundation

Development Grant from the Bradley Foundation, Information development and dissemination on speech and language skills in individuals with Down syndrome.

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Education Award from the Linda Crinic Institute and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. (May 2012)

Dean’s Symposium Research Award Loyola College in Maryland

Bene Merenti Award from Loyola College in Maryland.