Amee Shah, Ph.D., CCC-SLP || General Information

AMEE SHAH, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing
Director, Research Laboratory in Speech Acoustics & Perception
Cleveland State University
2300 Chester Avenue, CB 113
Cleveland, OH 44115
Tel: 216-687-6988   Fax: 216-687-6993
Email: a.shah101@csuohio.edu
Websites: http://academic.csuohio.edu/shah_a/index.htm
http://academic.csuohio.edu/shah_a/rlsap/

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
  1. Ohio State Speech-Language Pathology License
  2. New York State Speech-Language Pathology License
  3. American Speech, Language, & Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA CCC-SLP)
  4. Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Certification
  5. Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH) through New York Board of Education
EDUCATION
2002-2004   
Post-doctoral Fellow
McGill University
1999-2002
Ph. D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences
Graduate Center,
City University of New York (CUNY)
1997-1999
M.Phil. in Speech and Hearing Sciences
Graduate Center,
City University of New York
1995-1997 

 M.A. in Speech Pathology
Queens College,
City University of New York

1994-1995

M.A. in Linguistics (graduated with merit distinction)
Bombay University

1991-1994
B.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Rehabilitation (graduated among the top three in the university) Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped, Bombay University
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS 

External Grants/Awards:

  • “2007 Lessons for Success Research Conference: Developing the Emerging Scientist”: Sponsored to attend through the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and the American Speech, Language, Hearing Foundation . One of 25 selected emerging scientists in the field to receive training in research activities.
  • Travel Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), June 2004
  • Dissertation Enhancement grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), 2000-2001 (ranked among top five)
Internal Grants/Awards:
  • “Analysis of Evidence-based Accent-modification: Integration of Classroom, Clinic and Computer Technology”, Faculty Research Development Grant, Cleveland State University, 2006-2008
  • “StARS: Student Academic & Research Support Program Initiative”, Engaged Learning Grant, College of Science, Cleveland State University, 2005-2007
  • Cleveland State University, Graduate Dean's Supplementary Seed Funds, 2005-2006
  • Cleveland State University, College of Science Seed Funds, 2004-2006
  • Cleveland State University, Graduate College Seed Funds, 2004-2006
  • Cleveland State University, College of Science Travel Award, Summer 2005
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), McGill University, 2002-2004
  • University Fellowship, Graduate Center, CUNY, 1996-2001
  • PSC-CUNY Tuition Award, Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Merit Scholarship, M.A. Linguistics, Bombay University
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Research
 
Aug. 2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing, Cleveland State University
2002-2004
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Research in Language, Mind and Brain SCSD, McGill University. Supervisor: Dr. Shari Baum.
1995-1997   

Research Assistant, Neurolinguistics Laboratory, Graduate Center, CUNY. Supervisor: Dr. Loraine Obler.

•  Research Assistant, Hearing Science Laboratory, Graduate Center, CUNY. Supervisor: Drs. Harry Levitt & Arlene Neuman.

Teaching
 
Cleveland State University
SPH 533: Neurogenic Communication Disorders
SPH 594: Seminars in Speech and Language Pathology (upcoming)
SPH 229: Speech and Language Development
SPH 485: Speech and Hearing Science
SPH 596: Directed Study
SPH 599: Graduate Thesis
Clinical Speech-language Pathologist (All positions were in New York City )
2002 
Helen Keller Institute for the Visually Impaired (Pediatric population)
2000-2002 
Hebert G. Birch Early Childhood Development Center (Bilingual preschool population)
1999-2000
Public School PS 46 (Preschool and School-age population)
1997-2000
Concord Nursing Home (Adult Long-term Rehabilitation)
1999
Eleanor James Preschool Inc. (Preschool population)
1999
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (Adult Neuro-Rehabilitation population)
1998
Gesher Yehuda School (Yeshiva; School-age population)
1997-1998
Good Samaritan Day Care and Early Intervention Center (0-3 years old)
1996 
Goldwater Memorial Hospital (Adult Acute Care and Neurorehabilitation population)
1996
Francis of Paola Preschool (Preschool population)
Clinical Audiologist
1997
Audiologist, Private Practice of Dr. George Braun, ENT specialist, New York
1994-1995
Chief Audiologist & Pediatric Rehabilitation Coordinator, The Education, Audiology and Research (E.A.R.) Center, Bombay, India
REVIEWS
Invited Reviewer: Papers for Publication in Journals
  • Journal of Acoustical Society of America (JASA), February 2005, April 2005, May 2005, September 2005, November 2005
  • Southwest Journal of Linguistics

Invited Reviewer: Papers for Presentation at Conferences

  • Multicultural & Diversity Issues Topic Committee for ASHA 2004
  • Judging Student posters at the Acoustical Society of America meetings (Vancouver 2005, Hawaii 2006)
PUBLICATIONS
Peer-Reviewed Articles

Shah, A. (2007). Cultural Issues in Clinical Context with Asian Indian Patients. In Uzzell, B.,Ponton, M et al. (Eds), “International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Clinical Neuropsychology” (IHCCN) 303-317, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 

Shah, A. Baum, S; & Dwivedi, V. (2006). Neural substrates of linguistic prosody: Evidence from syntactic disambiguation in the productions of brain-damaged patients. Brain and Language, 96 (1), 78-89.

Shah, A. & Baum, S. (2006). Perception of Lexical Stress by Brain-damaged Individuals: Effects on Lexical-Semantic Activation. Applied Psycholinguistics, 27, 143-156.

Shah, A. P., Schmidt. B. T., Goral, M., & Obler, L. K. (2005). Age Effects in Processing Bilinguals' Accented Speech. In ISB4: Proceeding of the 4 th International Symposium on Bilingualism (Cohen, J., McAlister, K., Rolstad, K., & MacSwan, J., Editors), pp. 2115-2121. Somerville, MA : Cascadilla Press.

Conference Abstracts and Proceedings

Shah, A. P. & McLennan, C. T. (2007). The role of foreign-accentedness in lexical processing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Shah, A. P. (2007). Accuracy and response times in identifying foreign accents: Are Listeners “all over the map”? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Shah, A. P. (2006). Basic processes underlying speaking and singing: Preliminary acoustic and aerodynamic comparisons. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120, 3376.

Shah, A. P. & Vavva, Z. (2005). Perceptual and production variables in explicating Interlanguage Speech Intelligibility Benefit. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117, 4, 2428.

Shah, A. P. (2004). What makes non-native speakers sound foreign-accented? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116, 2602.

Baum, S., Dwivedi, V., and Shah, A. P. (2004). Prosodic Production and Domain Sensitivity in Brain-Damaged Patients. Brain and Language, 91 (1), 56-57.

Shah, A. P. (2004). Production and Perceptual Correlates of Spanish-Accented English. Proceedings of the MIT Conference: From Sound to Sense: 50+ Years of Discoveries in Speech Communication, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA .

Shah, A. P. (2003). Acoustic Indicators of Spanish-accented English. Canadian Acoustics, 31, 3, 42-43.

Shah, A. & Strange, W. (2002). Temporal Features of Spanish-Accented English . Journal of the acoustical Society of America, 111 (5), 2366.

Doctoral Dissertation

Shah, A. (2002). Temporal Characteristics of Spanish-Accented English: Acoustic Measures and Their Correlation with Accentedness Ratings.   Doctoral Dissertation, Ph.D. Program in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Graduate Center, City University of New York (Advisors: Winifred Strange and Lawrence Raphael)

Invited Press Release

Shah, A. P. (2004). Why do nonnative speakers have a foreign accent? A three-dimensional perspective. Invited “Lay paper” for Press release on Webpage of Acoustical Society of America.  

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Peer Reviewed)

  Seminars and Lectures

Shah, A. P. &McLennan, C. T. (2007). The role of foreign accentedness in lexical processing. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans .

Shah, A. P. (2007). Accuracy and response times in identifying foreign accents: Are listeners “all over the map”? Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans

Shah, A. P. (2007). A Data-driven Approach to Comprehensive Assessment of Foreign-accented Speech. Annual conference of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (AHSA) meeting, Boston, MA ..

Shah, A. P. (2007). Accounting for the Cultural- and Linguistic- Diversity under the NCLB Act. Annual conference of the Ohio State Speech and Language Association (OSHLA), Columbus, OH .

Shah, A. P. (2006). “Different or Disordered? Educational Dicisions about the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Invited to lecture, and serve as discussion leader at The Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England .

Shah, A. P., Sumpter, T., & Panik, G. (2006). To Say or To Sing: Clinical Impact of Production and Perceptual Differences. Annual conference of the Ohio Speech and Language Association (OSHLA), Columbus, OH.

Shah, A. P. (2006). How do they do it? Accent Modification in Practice. Annual conference of the Ohio Speech and Language Association (OSHLA), Columbus, OH . Shah, A. P. (2006). Basic processes underlying speaching and singing: Preliminary acoustic and aerodynamic comparisons. 4 th joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Hawai'i

Shah, A. P. (2006). ELLs and NSLB: Changing Bleak Reality to Optimistic Outcomes. Annual conference of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) meeting, Miami, FL

Shah, A. P. (2006), No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Helpful or Harmful to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) subgroups? College of Science Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Shah. A. P., Panik, G., & Stumter, T. (2005). Is speaking really different from singing? Dispelling the myths. College of Science Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Shah, A. P., & Franch, M., (2005). A model for developing norms to assess multicultural clients. College of Science Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Vavva, Z., & Shah, A. P . (2005). The importance of speakers' and listeners' language backgrounds in understanding foreign-accented speech. College of Science Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Shah, A. P. & Vavva, A. (2005). Perceptual and production variables in explicating Interlanguage Speech Intelligibility Benefit, Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) & the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA), Vancouver, Canada

Shah, A. (2005). Accent Modification: Is it Efficacy-based? Results from a Nationwide Survey. Annual conference of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), San Diego, CA .

Shah, A. (2004). Foreign-accented English: Production, perception and applications. Organized, chaired, and presented in this special session at the meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, CA .

Baum, S. R., Dwivedi, V. & Shah, A. P. (2004). Prosodic Production and Domain Sensitivity in Brain-Damaged Patients. October meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Chicago, IL

Shah, A. (2003). Acoustic Indicators of Spanish-accented English. Acoustics Week in Canada ” conference of the Canadian Acoustical Society, Edmonton, Canada .

Shah, A. (2002). The Cultural A to Z of Treating South Asian Clients. Annual conference of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Atlanta, GA.

Shah, A., Neuman, Y., Datta, H., & Obler, L. (2001). “Doctoral Studies: Is it for you?” Session chair and presenter in seminar at the annual conference of New York State Speech, Language and Hearing Association (NYSSHLA), Rye, NY .

Shah, A., Eng, N., Meth, M., & Griffiths, S. (2000).“Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Case Presentations in Geriatric Speech-Language Pathology/ Audiology”. Session chair and presenter in seminar at the annual conference of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), Washington D.C.

Shah, A. (1999).  “Creating Norms where there are none: A case of Bilingual Hindi-English adolescents”. Meeting of the Association of Bilingual Clinicians (ABC) at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY .

Raphael, L. & Shah, A. (1999). “A source of natural, conversational speech for acoustic analysis”. International conference on “Language and Communication: Breakdown and Theory”, Hebrew University, Givat Ram Campus,  Jerusalem, Israel .

Shah, A., Obler, L, & De Santi, S.(1997).“ Processing accented English in patients with Alzheimer's dementia: A diagnostic indicator? ”. Paper presented as part of a seminar at the annual conference of the American Speech-Language and Hearing ssociation (ASHA), Boston, MA .

Shah, A. & Obler, L.(1998). “ Processing accented English: Alzheimer's disease versus normal elderly ”. Annual conference of the New York State Speech, Hearing, and Language Association (NYSSHLA), New York, NY.

 Shah, A. (1997).“Processing accented English in patients with Alzheimer's dementia: A diagnostic indicator?”. Brown Bag Seminar in the Ph. D. Program of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY .

 Poster Presentations

Shah, A. P. (2006). Basic processes underlying speaking and singing: Preliminary acoustic and aerodynamic comparisons. 4 th Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Hawaii .

Shah, A. P. (2006). ELLs and NCLB: Changing Bleak Reality to Optimistic Outcomes. Annual conference of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) meeting, Miami, FL.

Shah, A. P. (2006). No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Helpful or Harmful to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) subgroups? College of Science Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH .

Shah, A. P ., Panik, G., & Sumpter, T. (2005). Is speaking really different from singing? Dispelling the myths. College of Science Research Day, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH .

Shah, A. P. & Vavva, Z. (2005). Perceptual and production variables in explicating Interlanguage Speech Intelligility Benefit. Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) & the Canadian Acosutical Association (CAA)

Baum, S. R., Dwivedi, V., & Shah, A. P. (2004). Prosodic Production and Domain Sensitivity in Brain-Damaged Patients. October meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Chicago.

Shah, A. (2004). Production and perceptual correlates of Spanish-accented English. MIT Conference: From Sound to Sense 50+ Years of Discoveries in Speech Communication, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Shah, A. (2003). What makes you sound Spanish? Acoustic Measures and Accent Ratings.  Poster-Session hosted by Center for Research on Language, Mind and Brain (CRLMB), McGill University

Shah, A. & Strange, W. (2002). Temporal Features of Spanish-Accented English. Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Pittsburgh, PA

Shah, A. (2000). “Temporal Features of Spanish-Accented English”. The Science Day Celebration Event at The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York

Shah, A. (2000). “Creating Norms Where There Are None”. 40 th Convention of The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Saratoga Springs, NY

Shah, A. & Xidias, E (2000). “A critical look at the EOWPVT-R and the ROWPVT”. 40 th Convention of The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Saratoga Springs, NY

Invited Talks & Colloquia (on my ongoing research on foreign-accentedness)

Keynote Speaker, The Biomedical and Health Institute (BAHI) Roundtable Luncheon, Cleveland State University, Scheduled for January 2007: “Factors Affecting Perception of Foreign-accented Speech”.

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2006: “A 3-D Investigation of Foreign-Accentedness”.

Cleveland State University, Department of Health Science, Ohio, April 2006: “Foreign-accented Speech: A Window into Basic Communication & Cognition Processes”.

University of Montreal, Laboratory of Neuropsychology of Music & Auditory Cognition (LNMCA), directed by Dr. Isabelle Peretz, Montreal, Canada, January 2004: “Investigation the Role of Musical Abilities in the Perception of Foreign-accented Speech”.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association (OSLHA)
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