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Susan Longtin

  Assistant Professor
  Department: Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
  Location: 4400 Boylan Hall
  Phone: 718.951.5186
  Fax: 718.951.4167
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Susan Longtin is a faculty member of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences. Longtin is a licensed certified speech language pathologist with more than 40 years of experience in clinical and educational settings. She teaches courses in language development, language disorders in children and autism spectrum disorders. She developed, implemented and evaluated a communication enhancement program for parents of preschool children with autism. Her research interests include early communication development, autism spectrum disorders, parent education, and narrative medicine. She is Hanen certified to conduct parent education programs for children with language impairments including autism spectrum disorders.

Education:
Ph.D., Graduate School & University Center (CUNY) - 1984 (Speech Pathology and Audiology)

M.A., Hunter College (CUNY) - 1974 (Speech-Language Pathology)


Areas of Expertise:
Longtin's areas of expertise include language development, language disorders in children, parent education and autism spectrum disorders.


Books and Publications
"Interdisciplinary Support Services for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders." Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 27.3. In press. (Books and Publications: Forthcoming Publications) 2014

"Using the College Infrastructure to Support College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders." Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disabilities 27.1: 65-74. (Books and Publications: Forthcoming Publications) 2014

Longtin, S. and G.M. Principe. "The Relationship Between Poverty Level and Urban African American Parents' Awareness of Evidence-based Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Preliminary Data." Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Published online first, Feb. 12, in advance of print. DOI: 10.1177/1088357614522293. (Books and Publications: Forthcoming Publications) 2014

Review of Scholars with Autism Achieving Dreams, by L. Perner. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disabilities 27.1: 109-10. (Books and Publications: Book Review) 2014

"Assessment of Speech, Language, and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders." Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology. Eds. C. Rubin and R. Fabus. Delmar Cengage Learning. 209-53. (Books and Publications: Chapter) 2012

Longtin, S. and R. Fabus. "Pragmatic Aspects of Language Modification Program: Two Case Studies." Submitted to Journal of Communication Disorders. (Books and Publications: Forthcoming Publications) 2008

Longtin, S. and S. Gerber. "Contemporary Perspectives on Facilitating Language Acquisition for Children on the Autistic Spectrum: Engaging the Parent and the Child." Journal of Developmental Processes 3.1: 38-51. (Books and Publications: Peer Reviewed Article) 2008

"Language Disorders in Children." National Speech-Language Pathology Examination and Review Study Guide. International Educational Resources. In press. (Books and Publications: Forthcoming Publications) 2007

Longtin, S. and R. Fabus. "The Use of Videotaped Self-Monitoring to Facilitate Interactive Intervention in Speech-Language Therapy in Preschool Children with Autism." The Clinical Supervisor 27.1: 111-33. (Books and Publications: Forthcoming Publications) 2007

Awards, Honors and Fellowships
PSC-CUNY Traditional A Research Award, for "Telling Stories/Sharing Lives: A Thematic Content Analysis of the Autobiographies of Individuals With High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome." $3,499. (Grants and Fellowships) 2013

Office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services grant, for "Interdisciplinary Collaborative Support Services for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders at Brooklyn College." Susan Longtin and Ilene Tannenbaum. $18,968. (Grants and Fellowships) 2012

Continuing Education Award, American Speech Language Hearing Association. (Awards and Honors) 2008

CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program. (Grants and Fellowships) 2007

PSC-CUNY Research Award (PSCREG-38-270), for "Affective Attunement of Parents of Preschool Autistic Children." $2,010. (Grants and Fellowships) 2007

PSC-CUNY Research Award (PSCREG-37-242), for "Communication Enhancement Program for Families of Children with Autism." $3,990. (Grants and Fellowships) 2006

Brooklyn College Tow Faculty Travel Fellowship, for "Parent Facilitation of Social-Communication and Language in Children with Autism." (Grants and Fellowships) 2005

PSC-CUNY Research Award (PSCREG-36-196), for "The Discourse Modification Training Program for Parents of Children with Autism." $3,120. (Grants and Fellowships) 2005

PSC-CUNY Research Award (PSCREG-35-5235), for "The Discourse Modification Training Program. $3,915. (Grants and Fellowships) 2004

Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums
Longtin, S., L. Clarke and G.M. Principe. "Survey of Parents of Children With Autism in the East Flatbush, Canarsie, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, East New York, and Brownsville Sections of Brooklyn, New York." NYSSLHA Convention. Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Contributed Talk) 2011

"A Communication Enhancement Program for Parents of Autistic Preschool Children Short Course." Annual Convention of the New York State Speech Language Hearing Association, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April 12. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Contributed Talk) 2008

"A Parent Education Program for Preschool Children with Autism, Short Course." Annual Convention of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Chicago, Nov. 22. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Conference Presentation) 2008

"Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Update Part II--Intervention." Master Clinician Series. Brooklyn College, May 7. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Invited Talk) 2008

"Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Update." Master Clinician Series. Brooklyn College, Feb. 20. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Invited Talk) 2008

"Language, Literacy, and Peer Interaction in the Preschool Classroom" staff development workshop. TOTS Preschool. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Invited Talk) 2007

"Promoting Language, Literacy, and Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings" staff development workshop. SteppingStone Day School. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Invited Talk) 2007

"The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Fostering Clinician-Classroom Teacher Collaboration in Preschool Settings" staff development workshop. TOTS Preschool. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Invited Talk) 2007

Longtin, S. and L. Aboody. "The Communication Enhancement Education for Parents of Autisitic Preschool Children" poster. Annual Convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Conference Presentation) 2007

"Preparing School Personnel for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders." YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network Annual International Conference. New York. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Conference Presentation) 2006

Longtin, Susan and Olena Kopylenko-Korrol. "Social Communicative Interaction Changes in a Dyad of Preschool Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Intervention Study" poster. New York State Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Contributed Talk) 2006

"Involving Caregivers in Early Language Intervention" mini-seminar. New York State Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Albany, N.Y. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Contributed Talk) 2004

"New Frontiers in Pediatric Rehabilitation: Challenging Cases." SUNY Downstate Medical Center. (Conferences, Seminars and Symposiums: Invited Talk) 2002

Professional Leadership
Language Development and Language Disorders Committee, Annual Convention of the New York State Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April 10-12. (Professional Leadership: Committee Service) 2008

Member, Allied Health Services Committee of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corp. (Professional Leadership: Public Service) 2008

Program Committee chairwoman, Annual Convention of Language Acquisition, Development, and Disorders. (Professional Leadership: Committee Service) 2006

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention: Language in Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers. (Professional Leadership: Committee Service) 2005

Community Activities
Presenter and sponsor for Autism Awareness Educational Forum with My Time, Inc. Oct. 14. 2011

Parent workshops and children's intervention, Quality Services for the Autistic Community. 2006

Consultation regarding parent training, New York Families for Autistic Children. 2005

Interdisciplinary teaching session for residents in pediatric speech and language disorders, Downstate Medical Center. 2005

Speech-language supervision and mentoring of graduate students and intervention for autistic preschoolers, Hebrew Academy for Special Children. 2005