Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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

Schoenbrodt, L. Kumin, L., Vulpis, N. & Nichols, M. (2018). Effectiveness of online parent training for narrative language in children with Down syndrome, Journal of Speech Pathology and Therapy, 3, 131-138. Peer-reviewed

Kumin, L. (2018). Developing speech while maintaining language and communication. Down Syndrome News, 41, 1, 4-7. Invited; Peer-reviewed.

Kumin, L. (2018). Speech, language, and communication after the first word. Down Syndrome News, 41, 2, 3-5. Invited; Peer-reviewed.

Kumin, L. (2017). Beginning the journey to speech, language, and communication. Down Syndrome News, 40, 2, pp. 1 and 20-22. Print and online; English and Spanish; Invited; Peer-reviewed

Schoenbrodt, L. & Kumin, L. (2016). Training parents to enhance narrative language skills in their children with intellectual disability. Revista Medica Internacional de Sindrome de Down (published simultaneously in English and Spanish).20,  31-38.

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..

Selected Convention Papers

Kumin, L.  (2019) Employment of Adults with Down Syndrome: Research and Planning. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, March 2019.

Kumin, L. (2019)  Maximizing Communication Skills: Birth to First Grade. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress., March 2019.

Kumin, L. (2018). The Goal is Understandable Speech: How Do We Get There?. National Down Syndrome Congress, (4 hour presentation)  July 2018.

Kumin, L. (2018). Maximizing Communication Skills: Birth to Kindergarten. National Down Syndrome Congress, July 2018.

Kumin, L. (2018). Maximizing Language Skills During the School Years : First Grade to Middle School.  National Down Syndrome Congress, July 2018.

Kumin, L. (2018). Maximizing Language Skills in Children with Down Syndrome from Preschool to Elementary School. Techniques for Success Conference, October 2018.

Kumin, L. Planning for Adult Speech and Language Needs During the School Years. Techniques for Success Conference, October 2018.

Kumin, L.. (2017). The World of Down Syndrome. Keynote Address. Down Syndromne Advocacy Foundation, November 2017.

Kumin, L. (2017). Adult Communication Skills for School and Employment. Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation, November 2017.

Kumin, L. (2017) Speech, Language and Communication in School-Aged Children with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation, November 2017.

Kumin, L. (2017). Maximizing Speech and Language Skills in People with Down Syndrome: School-Age to Adulthood. The 21 Club Utica, NY, October 2017.

Kumin, L. (2016). Helping Improve Speech Intelligibility Difficulties in School Age Children and Adults with Down Syndrome. National Down Syndrome Congress,

July 2016.

Kumin, L. (2016). Let’s Get Started Helping Your Child Develop Speech and Language: From Sounds to Words to Conversation. National Down Syndrome Congress,

July 2016.

Kumin, L. (2016). Speech and Language: Birth to the First Ten Words. National Down Syndrome Congress, July 2016.

Kumin, L.. (2016).Maximizing Communication Skills in Adults with Down Syndrome, Global Down Syndrome Educational Symposium, May 2016.

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,

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

Who's Who of American Women, 1987-present

Who's Who in Medicine and Health Sciences, 1995-present

Who's Who in the East, 1985-1986, 1987-present

Who's Who in America, 1987-present

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.

Brianne Roos
Faculty

Brianne Roos, M.S., CCC-SLP

A Loyola graduate, Brianne Roos believes Loyola’s core values help her students build relationships with future patients

Speech-Language Pathology