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Dr. Lesley Sylvan is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University. Dr. Sylvan is a certified speech-language pathologist with over 12 years of clinical experience working with school-aged children both in public school and private clinical settings. She completed a Master's degree in educational policy and management as well as a Doctorate degree in human development and education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Broadly, Dr. Sylvan's scholarly interests center on the intersection between the field of education and the field of speech-language pathology. She studies the challenges SLPs face in K-12 school settings as well as issues related to the instruction of aspiring SLPs in higher education settings. She has a strong interest in current practice patterns and personnel preparation needs in the field of speech-language pathology.
At Montclair State, she teaches courses focused on language acquisition in children and school-aged communication disorders.
Language disorders in school-aged children, special education policy in K-12 settings, roles of the school speech-language pathologist, scholarship of teaching and learning, current practice patterns and personnel preparation needs in the field of speech-language pathology