College of Health Professions


Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Faculty and Staff

Judith Blackburn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Office:   Van Bokkelen, Room103A
Phone:   410-704-5375
Fax:   410-704-4131
E-mail:   jblackburn@towson.edu

Judith Blackburn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D.: Indiana University
  • M.A.: University of Maryland, College Park
  • A.M.: University of Chicago
  • B.A.: Connecticut College
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker

Courses Taught

  • School-Aged Child Language Disorders
  • Research Design in SPPA
  • Phonetics

Professional/ Research Interests

  • Child Language Disorders
  • Literacy and Reading Disorders
  • Impact of Family Violence on Reading and Language Development
  • Student attitudes toward African American English

Selected Publications

  • Blackburn, J.F. (in press). The effect of dialect instruction on student knowledge of and attitudes toward African American English. Communication Disorders Quarterly.

  • Blackburn, J. F. (2009). Factors related to reading performance in children exposed to domestic  violence. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 2, 253-270.

  •  Blackburn, J. F. (2008). Reading and phonological awareness skills in children exposed to domestic violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 17(4), 415-438.

 

Selected Presentations

  • Blackburn, J.F., (2011). Reading and language skills in children exposed to domestic violence. Poster presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.
  • Blackburn, J.F., (2010). African American English dialect: Knowledge of graduate and undergraduate students. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Blackburn, J. F., & Johnson, I. (2009). Changes in student attitudes toward African American English dialect. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Schools Conference, Kansas City, MO.

  •  Blackburn, J. F. (2008, November). Language strengths and weaknesses in children exposed to domestic violence. Poster presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

  •  Blackburn, J. F. (2008, October). The impact of family violence on reading and language skills in children. Invited presentation for the Association of Baltimore City Speech-Language Pathologists, Baltimore, MD.

  •  Davis, M. A., Emanuel, D. C., Blackburn, J.F., & Johnson, I. (2008). Word recognition scores of native-English listeners using English word lists recorded with native-English and native-Spanish speakers with varied dialect. Poster presented at the American Academy of Audiology Conference, Charlotte, NC.

  •  Blackburn, J. F. (2007). Phonological processing and reading development in children exposed to domestic violence. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

  • Blackburn, J.F. (2006). Factors related to reading performance in child witnesses of domestic violence. Paper presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portmouth, NH.

  • Blackburn, J.F. (2004). Language and reading skills in children exposed to domestic violence. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Schools Conference, Baltimore, MD.

  • Blackburn, J.F., & Connell, P. (2001). Analysis of the formation, storage and retrieval of orthographic representations in skilled readers who are poor spellers. Poster session presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

  • Blackburn, J.F., & Roth, F.P. (1999). Predicting reading disabilities in children through phonemic awareness and spelling. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Service Learning

  • Reading intervention program at the House of Ruth Domestic Violence Shelter

 



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