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Amy Lebowitz-Cooper, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Amy Lebowitz, MS, CCC-SLPAmy Lebowitz-Cooper, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the Director of Speech Pathology/Voice and Swallowing at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Amy most recently served as the Associate Director of the Schein Voice Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Amy received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.S. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds a certificate in musical theatre from Northwestern University. She is an accomplished singer and maintains a part-time performing career. Her clinical interests lie in the areas of voice disorders, and Amy has a special interest in voice disorders in singers. She also is interested in the rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients, and swallowing disorders. Certifications include Compton Accent Reduction Program and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. Amy is active in the New York Singing Teachers Association. She can be reached at 646-438-7805 or at alebowitz@nyee.edu.

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Curriculum Vitae

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Speech Pathology
380 Second Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10010
Telephone: 646-438-7805
Fax: 646-438-7809/7860
e-mail: alebowitz@nyee.edu

EDUCATION

September 1995 - June 1999 -- B.S. Theatre
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
School of Speech/Communication

September 1996 - June 1999 -- Certificate of Music Theatre
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
School of Speech/Communication and School of Music

September 2000 - August 2002 --  M.S.
Columbia University, New York, New York
Teachers College

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

 

APPOINTMENTS (Current)

Director, Speech Pathology/Voice and Swallowing
Chief Speech Language Pathologist, Communicative Sciences

LICENSURE

May 2003 New York
April 2003 American Speech Language Hearing Association

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

American Speech Language Hearing Association
The Voice Foundation
The New York Singing Teachers Association
The Striking Viking Story Pirates- Performing Member
Actor’s Equity Candidacy Program
Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance
The Dessoff Choirs

 

CERTIFICATIONS

NYS Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment®
FEESST/FEES Certification by Jonathan Aviv, M.D., and Thomas Murry, Ph.D.
New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Provider
Compton P-ESL Program
Lessac-Madsen Based Resonant Voice Therapy
Post-Laryngectomy Rehabilitation/TEP maintenance
BLS Certified

 

HONORS

1995-1999 Northwestern University Dean’s List
1995 Golden Key National Honor Society (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL)
2003 National Association of Teachers of Singing First Place Award, Music Theatre Division
2004 North Shore-LIJ Health System Leadership Retreat Soloist

 

PUBLICATIONS

Lebowitz, A, Baken, RJ. Correlates of the Belt Voice: A Broader Examination. Journal of Voice, 2011; 25:159-165.

Rubin A, Lebowitz A, Sataloff R: Visualization of the Hyoid Bone with Laryngeal Endoscopy. ENT Journal 2005 Jan (12).

 

RESEARCH

2006 Lebowitz A, Baken RJ. Physiological Characteristics of the "Belt" Voice.

2006 Pitman M, Hu K, Lebowitz A, Weissbrod P. Sensory deficits as noted upon FEESST in chemo/radiation patients for treatment of head and neck cancer.

PRESENTATIONS

2011 Belter SOS! (Workshop). 40th Annual Voice Symposium: The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

2010 The Show Must Go On: Rehabilitation of the Injured Belter (Workshop). Choice for Voice 2010: The British Voice Association, London, UK.

2007 Hands-on FEESST demonstration (Workshop). New Technology in Laryngology: The Spectrum of Office-Based Procedures, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY.

2007 Scientific Paper: Physiological Characteristics of the Belt Voice: A Broader Examination. 36th Annual Voice Symposium: The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

2007 Rehabilitation of the Injured Singer (Workshop). 36th Annual Voice Symposium: The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

2007 The Role of Speech Therapy and Singing Techniques in the Remediation of Parkinson’s Disease. Unitat de Parkinson: Fundacion de Neurocirugia Functional, Barcelona, Spain.

2006 Rehabilitation of the Injured Belt Voice (Workshop). 35th Annual Voice Symposium: The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 Evaluation and Treatment of Singers (Seminar). New York State Speech, Language, and Hearing Association.

2004 Fractured Cricoid Cartilage in a Rock Singer: A Case Study. (Poster Presentation). ASHA Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2001 Proper Implementation of the Picture Exchange Communication System. (Poster Presentation). ASHA Conference, New Orleans, LA.

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