June Levitt, Ph.D., LTD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

June Levitt, Ph.D., LTD, CCC-SLP

Contact

jlevitt@twu.edu
940-898-2033
MCL 822

Biography

Dr. Levitt is an Associate Professor of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Woman's University. She received an M.S. degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her primary research interests reside in the areas of voice/speech production, motor speech disorders, and neurogenic communication disorders. Her current study is focused on voice remediation and voice-related quality of life for the individuals with Parkinson's disease. She maintains affiliations with Sophia University and Musashino University in Japan, as a global mentor and a visiting lecturer, respectively. She collaborates in her research and publications with clinicians and scientists locally and internationally. In addition to the research effort, Dr. Levitt maintains keen interests in higher education teaching, as evidenced by the recent certification as a Higher Education Academy Fellow from the Advanced HE in England.

Education

Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas System: Dallas, 2009
Graduate Certificate, Learning Therapy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, 2007
M.S., Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, University of Texas System, Richardson, Texas, 2003
B.A., English and American Literature, Musashino Woman's University, Tokyo, 1979

Research Interests

Motor Speech Disorders; Voice Disorders; Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Cognitive Assessment

Latest Articles

The Effects of the "Speak with Intent" Instruction for Individuals With Parkinson's Disease.
Journal of Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology (2018)
June Levitt, Delaina Walker-Batson

Case Report: The Potential Effects of the "SPEAK OUT!®" Voice Program for Parkinson's disease on Swallowing Behaviors
British Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (2018)
June Levitt, Ronda Polansky, Pam Ragland

Voice and speech treatment of Parkinson's disease: Treatment approach toward generalization.
Journal of Allied Health Sciences (2017)
Y. Tanaka, T. Tsuboi, June Levitt, M. Tanaka, N. Tanaka

The effects of the "SPEAK OUT!®" and "LOUD Crowd®" Voice Programs for Parkinson Disease.
International Journal of Health Sciences (2015)
June Levitt, Shilpa Chitnis, Delaina Walker-Batson

Role of phonology in reading: A Stroop effect case report with Japanese scripts.
Studies in Literature and Language (2015)
June S Levitt, Michiko Nakakita, William F Katz

A Case Study: The Effects of the "SPEAK OUT! ®" Voice Program for Parkinson's Disease.
International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (2014)
June Levitt

Chapters

36. Approaches for Phonation
in Rehabilitation Guide for Swallowing and Voice/Speech Disorders with Parkinson Disease | Kyodo Isho Shuppan-sha (2019)
June Levitt

35. Approaches for Breathing Management
in Rehabilitation Guide for Swallowing and Voice/Speech Disorders with Parkinson Disease | Kyodo Isho Shuppan-sha (2019)
June Levitt

Externally Funded Projects

Musashino University Research Grant
Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan | $1,200.00 | 2017
Role: Principal Investigator

Gift for PD Research
Private Gift | $500.00 | 2017
Role: Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

TWU Chancellor's Research Fellows FY 2016
$5,000.00 | 2015
Research Grant

TWU Research & Sponsored Program: Small Grant
$750.00 | 2015
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Acoustical Society of Japan
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Speech-language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • International Phonetics Association
  • International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
  • Japan Overseas Interpreters Network (JOIN)
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society: Texas Woman's University Chapter
  • Texas Speech-language Hearing Association (TSHA)
  • Textbook & Academic Authors Association
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • The Movement Disorder Society
  • The Voice Foundation
  • Woodcock Affiliate Faculty