University of Maryland, College Park

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Hearing and Speech Sciences

0123 Lefrak Hall, 7251 Preinkert Dr.

College Park, MD

301-405-4228 | jortiz5[at]umd[dot]edu

 

Education

Bilingual Extension Spanish, Bilingual Extension Institute, Columbia University Teacher’s College

2011 – New York, NY

M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2007 – Amherst, MA

B.A. Linguistics & Psychology, University of Connecticut

2004 – Storrs, CT

 

Credentials

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA–CCC)
  • State SLP licenses: NY, MD
  • New York Teacher of Students with Speech & Language Disabilities (TSSLD) with Bilingual Extension in Spanish (BE)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

 

Employment

2017 – Present

Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Maryland

  • Serve as the Director of the Language-Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP)
  • Supervise graduate students in speech-language pathology in on-campus practicum
  • Course instructor for multiple courses in department
  • Faculty advisor for students in the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Emphasis Program
  • Development of Bilingual Certification Program in Speech-Language Pathology

2013 – 2017

Master Clinician (Faculty) – New York University   

  • Developed a bilingual clinical education program for Master’s students
  • Served as a clinical supervisor in the speech, language and hearing disorders clinic
  • Course instructor for multiple courses in communicative disorders
  • Served as a member of several departmental and school-wide committees
  • Developed and implemented new clinical programs including community service initiatives
  • Collaborated on research with other department faculty

2012 – 2013

Clinical Educator (Adjunct) – Hunter College of the City University of New York                                   

  • Provided clinical supervision for graduate students in speech-language pathology
  • Worked closely with the International Aphasia Movement to provide group treatment services to individuals with aphasia
  • Coordinated and supervised monthly intensive aphasia treatment groups on the campus

 2012 – Present

Speech-Language Pathologist – The Guild for Exceptional Children Preschool

  • Provided speech and language treatment and evaluation services for bilingual Spanish-English preschool students
  • Coordinated Spanish-language educational programs on language development for caregivers
  • Provided feeding & swallowing evaluation and treatment services to preschool students
  • Provided services for students with augmentative communication (AAC) devices

2008 – 2012

Speech-Language Pathologist – Tender Touch Health Care                      

  • Provided speech, language, and swallowing services in multiple rehabilitation settings
  • Provided assessment and treatment for augmentative communication devices
  • Extensive assessment and treatment of dysphagia, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dysarthria, and other neurologically based communication disorders
  • Development of cognitive rehabilitation and counseling programs for patients and caregivers

2009 – 2012

Speech-Language Pathologist – Associates for Bilingual Child Development                 

  • Administered speech and language assessments to bilingual Spanish-English children as part of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team
  • Provided treatment for preschool and school-age clients in a clinic setting
  • Provided education and speech-language counseling services to caregivers

2009 – 2010

Speech-Language Pathologist – Hawthorne Country Day School: Manhattan Annex

  • Provided speech and language treatment and assessment services to school-age students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Extensive use of a wide variety of augmentative communication devices, including direct treatment, programming, classroom training and caregiver education
  • Frequent and in-depth caregiver counseling and education
  • Served as a supervisor to graduate students from NYU earning clinical practicum hours

2009 – Present

Owner – Fonética Software

  • Developed augmentative communication software
  • Created software for phonological analysis and phonetic transcription
  • Founded a technology company to produce software for language professionals
  • Provided education for institutions and caregivers on communication technology solutions

 

Teaching Experience

University of Maryland

  • Introduction to Hearing and Speech Sciences (Fall 2017)
  • Clinical Practice in Speech: Therapeutic Procedures (Spring 2017 to Present – Clinical Supervision)

New York University

  • Practicum II: Diagnostics (Fall 2013 to Summer 2015)
  • Practicum I: Pre-Clinic (Fall 2015 to Summer 2016)
  • Multicultural Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (Summer 2016 to Fall 2016)
  • Practicum III: Treatment (Fall 2013 to Fall 2017 – Clinical Supervision)

 

Community Service

Fall 2015 – Fall 2016

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

  • Organized an off-campus service initiative in an early childhood education program.
  • Provided parent/caregiver workshops to Spanish-speaking families
  • Supervised student clinicians, providing treatment and prevention services to preschool-age students

Fall 2013 – Fall 2016

PS 267 Manhattan

  • Participated in communication education services at the annual health fair
  • Supervised student clinicians, providing hearing screenings to students and parents

Summer 2015

Project Go

  • Organized off-campus service initiative in an educational summer camp
  • Supervised student clinicians, providing treatment services to school-age students

Fall 2014

Henry Street Settlement

  • Coordinated and implemented hearing and speech-language screenings for newly admitted preschool students
  • Supervised graduate student clinicians, who provided screening services to

Spring 2014

University Settlement – Children’s Corner

  • Organized off-campus service initiative in an early childhood education program in East New York, Brooklyn
  • Supervised student clinicians, providing treatment and prevention services to preschool-age students

 

Professional Service

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences

  • Member, Diversity committee (Fall 2017)

 Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

  • NSSHLA Faculty Advisor (Spring 2016 – Present)
  • Member, Clinic Committee (Fall 2013 – Present)
  • Member, Admissions Committee (Spring 2014)

Steinhardt School of Education Culture and Human Development

  • Member, Search Committees (Summer 2015, Summer 2016)

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Harel, D., Hitchcock,  E.R.,  Ortiz,  J.,  Szeredi,  D.,  &  McAllister  Byun,  T.  Finding the experts in the crowd:  Validity and reliability of crowdsourced measures of children’s gradient speech contrasts. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics.

 

Book Chapters

Ortiz, J. (in press). Language delay in a bilingual child. In Branski, R. and Molfenter, S. M. (Eds.), Speech-language pathology casebook. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

  

Conference Presentations

Ortiz, J., (2016). Talleres y Terápia – Community-Based Clinical Education for Bilingual Spanish-English Student Clinicians. Oral session to be presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Ortiz, J., Kadison, R. (2015). ¡Vamos a hablar! – A Clinical Education Program for Developing Professional Spanish Language Skills. Technical session presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association convention, Denver, CO.

McAllister Byun, T., Hitchcock, E. R., & Ortiz, J. (2014). Challenge-R: Computerized challenge point treatment for /r/ misarticulation. Research session presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association convention, Orlando, FL.

Roper, B., & Ortiz, J. (2012). Cortical Underconnectivity and Quasilinguistic Vocal Communication in Low-Functioning Autism: a hypothetical Model? Presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association convention

Roper, B., & Ortiz, J. (2011) Is There a Preference for Low-Level Linguistic Processing in Autism? Presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association convention

Zaretsky, E., Curro, K., & Ortiz, J. (2006). Reading Above Grade Level; Still a Phonological Dyslexic Presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association convention

 

Grants Awarded

2015 – Course Innovation Grant – Steinhardt School of Education Culture and Human Development, New York University ($9000)

 

Professional Memberships

American Speech-Language Hearing Association