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, Hearing & Speech Sciences

  • Serve as the Director of the Language-Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP)
  • Developed and coordinate the Bilingual Certificate Program in Speech-Language Pathology
  • 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

2013 – 2017
Master Clinician (Faculty) – New York University, Communicative Sciences & Disorders   

  • 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 Linguistics (Spring 2018)
  • 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)

 

Professional Service

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences – University of Maryland, College Park

  • Faculty Advisor, Cultural Leadership Initiative Student Organization (Spring 2018 – Present)
  • Faculty Advisor, National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Fall 2017 – Present)
  • Member, Diversity committee (Fall 2017 – Present)
  • Member, Teaching committee (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)
  • Member, Search Committee in Hearing & Speech Sciences (Spring 2018)

 Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders – New York University

  • 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)

 

Professional Memberships

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA Special Interest Group 11: Administration & Supervision

ASHA Special Interest Group 14: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Maryland Speech-Language Pathology Multicultural Affairs Committee

 

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. (2018). 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., (2018). Speech & language assessment for bilingual Kids: Raising the bar. Oral session presented at the Maryland English Language Learners Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) Conference.

Ortiz, J., (2016). Talleres y Terápia – Community-based clinical education for bilingual Spanish-English student clinicians. Oral session 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)

 

Community Service

Summer 2018
Hyattsville Reading Program

  • Supervised graduate student clinicians to develop parent/caregiver workshops to Spanish-speaking families
  • Provided support for literacy skill development for elementary school aged children

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