People

Julie Case, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Julie Case is the director of the Case Speech Production Lab. Dr. Case is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department. Dr. Case holds a Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University. She also has an M.A. in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literature and Cultures from Central Connecticut State and a B.A. in Spanish with a concentration in Elementary Education from Villanova University. Dr. Case is an ASHA certified bilingual speech language pathologist with specialization in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

In her research program, Dr. Case studies speech motor development in children with CAS and other speech sound disorders. Her work has incorporated transcription, acoustic and kinematic analyses to examine changes in speech performance with intensive practice and the impact of stimulus complexity on speech production in children with typical and impaired speech development. Dr. Case is also interested in examining treatment efficacy for motor-based intervention in monolingual and bilingual children with CAS, in addition to systematically investigating language skills in children with CAS and other speech sound disorders.

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Gabriela Lovishuk

Gabriela Lovishuk is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Hofstra University.  She is majoring in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences with a minor in Cognitive Science.  Gabriela is a member of Hofstra’s chapter of NSSLHA.  Her area of interest is pediatric articulation and phonological disorders.

Lacie Berkowitz

Lacie Berkowitz is a second-year graduate student getting her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University. She got her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. Lacie has a life passion of working with children and helping to improve their lives so they can live the most fulfilling life possible. Her clinical interests include working with children who possess various articulation, motor, and speech sound disorders as well as working in Early Intervention.

Abigail Brown

Abigail Brown is a second-year graduate student at Hofstra University pursuing her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology. She has her B.A in Political Science and International Relations and a B.S. in Biology from Salisbury University. Abigail has a special interest in pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Lauren DiGregorio

Lauren is a second-year graduate student pursuing her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University. She has her B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from St. John’s University. Lauren has a passion for helping others and has a specific interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder. at

Sofia Gruppuso

Sofia Gruppuso is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University. She received her B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences with a double minor in Psychology and Disability Studies from Hofstra University in the Spring of 2022. Sofia is passionate about helping others and bettering the lives of her future clients/patients. She has a special interest in Early Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Down Syndrome. t

Preeti Singh

Preeti Singh is a graduate student pursuing her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University. She received her B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from Hofstra University in the Spring of 2022 with double minors in linguistics and disability studies. Preeti is passionate about improving the lives of others and seeing the positive impact she can have on her future patients. Her clinical interests include working with children with various articulation and speech sound disorders as well as working in Early Intervention.

Alumni

Kelly Sullivan

Kelly Sullivan is a second-year graduate student pursuing her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at Hofstra University. She has a B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from St. John’s University. Kelly has a special interest in speech sound disorders in children.

Estie Szczupakiewicz

Estie Szczupakiewicz received her Master of Arts from the Speech-Languge-hearing Science department at Hofstra University in 2021. Estie completed her Master’s thesis which focused on the relationship between speech rate and speech intelligibility in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Estie’s research interests include pediatric and adult motor speech disorders as well as the relationship between speech, language, and cognitive function in progressive and acquired neurological conditions in adults.