Dr. Alison Behrman, of Lehman’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious NIH grant!

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Dean Latimer is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Alison Behrman on her NIH grant of $300,000 to pursue her work related to Rhythmic Entrainment in Bilingual Speakers with Dysarthria.

Dr. Behrman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences here at Lehman College. Dr. Behrman’s research interests include motor speech disorders and non-native accents. Recently, Dr. Behrman has been awarded a highly competitive NIH grant to pursue her work related to Rhythmic Entrainment in Bilingual Speakers with Dysarthria. In her words, “This project will explore the effects of rhythm-based speech therapy for Spanish-accented speakers of English with ataxia. This unexplored area of study offers a unique opportunity to develop novel rehabilitation strategies for a large, underserved population.” The grant has been awarded for research from September 2017 until August of 2020. We so look forward to hearing about the results of this study!
For more information about the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, look here: http://www.lehman.edu/academics/health-human-services-nursing/speech-language-hearing-sciences/undergraduate-program.php

For information about the The Speech and Hearing Center at Lehman College, look here: http://www.lehman.edu/academics/health-human-services-nursing/speech-language-hearing-sciences/about-center.php

Check out these Public Health Minute segments, hosted by Dean Latimer, and featuring faculty from the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences:

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