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

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Amy L. Cooper, MS, CCC-SLPAmy L. Cooper, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the Director of Speech Pathology/Voice and Swallowing at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. 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 acooper@nyee.edu.

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Curriculum Vitae

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Voice and Swallowing Institute/Communicative Sciences
310 East 14th Street
New York, New York 10003
Telephone: 646-438-7883
Fax: 646-438-7809
e-mail: acooper@nyee.edu

EDUCATION

Sept 2000- Aug 2002 M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York

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

Sept 1996-June 1999, Certificate in Music Theatre
School of Speech and School of Music
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
New York, New York

 

APPOINTMENTS

Director, Speech Pathology/Voice and Swallowing
Assistant Director, Voice and Swallowing Institute
Singing Voice Specialist
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

LICENSURE

May 2003 New York
April 2003 American Speech Language Hearing Association

 

SOCIETY AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

American Speech Language Hearing Association
New York State Speech Language Hearing Association
The Voice Foundation
Actors Equity Candidacy Program
New York Singing Teachers Association
The Dessoff Choirs Soprano

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Lee Silverman Voice Training®
Compton P-ESL Program
Lessac-Madsen Based Resonant Voice Therapy
Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with and without Sensory Testing (FEES/FEESST), certified by Dr. Jonathan Aviv and Dr. Tom Murry
Management of Tracheoesophageal Speech
BLS for Healthcare Providers
Vanderbilt LVES Workshop
Kay Elemetrics Advanced Videostroboscopy Workshop

 

HONORS

2011 Service Award, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

2012, 2010, 2007 Award for Continued Education (ACE), American Speech-Language Hearing Association

2005-2007 Performing Member, Striking Viking Story Pirates
Non-Profit Children’s Theatre Company

2003 First Annual NATS-NYC Student Vocal Auditions, First Place
National Association of Teachers of Singing

1995-1999 Dean’s List
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1995 Golden Key National Honor Society
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

 

PUBLICATIONS

Pitman MJ, Lebowitz-Cooper A, Iacob C, Tan M. Effect of the 532nm pulsed KTP laser in the treatment of Reinke’s edema. Laryngoscope. 2012 Dec;122:2786-2792.

Lebowitz A, Baken RJ. Correlates of the belt voice: A broader examination. Journal of Voice. 2011;25:159-165.

Rubin AD, Lebowitz A, Sataloff, RT. Visualization of the hyoid bone with laryngeal endoscopy. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, January 2005;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

2013 Voice initiation and its measurement: The background for Vocal Attack Time. Pan European Voice Symposium. Prague, CZ.

2013 State of the Art in Voice Therapy: Onward to the Airway. Frontiers in Otolaryngology, New York Center for Head and Neck. New York, NY.

2012 Finding his voice: Vocal fold paralysis in a singer with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Fall Voice Conference. NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY.

2011 Rehabilitation of the Injured Broadway Singer- Belter SOS! 40th Annual Voice Symposium: The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

2010 The Show Must Go On: Rehabilitation for the Injured Belter. Choice for Voice: British Voice Association, London, England.

2009 Vocal Wellness Tips: An SLP’s perspective for singers. Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY.

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

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

2007 Rehabilitation of the Injured Singer. 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. 35th Annual Voice Symposium: The Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

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

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

2013 Temporalis Fascia Transplant for a Vocal Fold Scar and Sulcus. Pitman, MJ; Rubino SM; Cooper A. American Laryngologic Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

2004 Fractured Cricoid Cartilage in a Rock Singer: A Case Study. Lebowitz A; Rothman G. ASHA Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2001 Proper Implementation of the Picture Exchange Communication System. Lebowitz A; Gleiberman L. ASHA Conference, New Orleans, LA.

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