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REEM KHAMIS-DAKWAR

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. Speech and Language Pathology, Teachers College, Columbia University. (2007)
M.S. Communication Disorders. Department of Communication Disorders, Tel-Aviv University (2000)
B.A. Communication Disorders. Department of Communication Disorders, Tel-Aviv University (1995)

Recent Courses

Development Of Speech And Language
Diagnostic Procedures In Speech/Language Pathology
Language Disorders In Children I
Research Methods In Communication Sciences And Disorders
Speech And Language Development

Personal Statement

I am a certified Speech-Language Pathologist in NY interested in neurophysiological investigations of language processing in specific sociolinguistic situations (such as the diglossic situations in Arabic and African American Vernacular English). I am also interested in language processing in specific communication disorders. I am currently investigating phonological representations in developmental dyspraxia using EEG, in collaboration with Dr. Karen Froud, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Other interests: AAC and Language Testing.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

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Research Interests

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Grants/Sponsored Research

2013 CASANA research projects

2011 ASHA’s Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities $10,000)

2008-2009 Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University.(1000$)

2006-2007 Spencer Research Training Grant (3000$)

2006-2007 Dean’s Faculty Diversity Research Award, Teachers College, Columbia University.(3000$)

2002-2005 Teachers College International Scholarship. (8000$)

2005-2006 Teachers College Minority Scholarship. (8000$)

2003-2004 Dean’s Fellowship Program for Teaching and Diversity, Teachers College,Columbia University. (7000$)

2002-2004 IASP award, United States Department of State. (60000$)

Books

Khamis-Dakwar,R., Al-Askary,H., Benmamoun,A., Ouali,H., Green,H., Leung,T., & Al-Asbahi,K. (2012). Cultural and linguistic guidelines for language evaluation of Arab-American children using the ClinicalEvaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-4).


Book Chapters

Froud, K. & Khamis-Dakwar, R. (0). Neural correlates of speech sound perception in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. In Bowen, C. (Eds.). Children’s Speech Sound Disorders. (pp. in press). Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley -Blackwell.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Makhoul, B. S (0). Arabic diglossia and its implications for language learning disability assessment. In Saeigh-Haddad, & Joshi, M. (Eds.), (Eds.). Arabic Literacy Handbook: Theoretical Insights and Practical Challenges. NY

Khamis-Dakwar,R. (2012). Translational display of neurophysiological investigations. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In Goldfarb,R. (Eds.). Translational SLP/A: Essays in honor of Dr. Sadanand Singh. (pp. 267-274). San Diego, CA: Plural.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Froud, K. (2012). Aphasia, language, and culture: Arabs in the U.S. In Gitterman, M., Goral, M.,& Obler,L. (Eds.). Multilingual aphasia book. (pp. 275-291). Bristol: Multilingual Matters..

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2011). Early acquisition of SVO and VSO order in Palestinian Arabic. In Broselow, E., & Ouali, H. (Eds.). Perspective on Arabic linguistics XXII-XXIII. Amsterdam: John Benjamins..


Refereed Articles

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Froud, K. & Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2012), MisMatch negativity responses in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21(4), 302-12.

Shafiro,V., Levy, E., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Kharkhurin, A. (2012), Perceptual confusions of American English vowels and consonants by native Arabic bilinguals. Language and Speech, 125 (4), 2762-2762.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., Froud, K., & Gordon, P. (2012), Acquiring diglossia: Mutual influences of formal and colloquial Arabic on children’s grammaticality judgments. Journal of Child Language,, 39, 1-29..

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Froud, K. (2007), Lexical processing in two language varieties: An event related brain potential study of Arabic native speakers. In: Mughazy,M. (Eds.). Perspectives on Arabic linguistics XX . Amsterdam: John Benjamin..

Patel, R., & Dakwar-Khamis, R. (2005), an AAC training program for special education teachers: A case study of Palestinian Arab teachers in Israel. Journal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication,, 21(3), 205-217..

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2005), Children’s attitudes towards the diglossia situation in Arabic and its impact on learning. Language, Communities, and Education, 1, 75-86.

Yaakobi, G. Hadie, A. Khamis-Dakwar,R. (2003), A preliminary study on the effect of phonological awareness on acquiring basic skills (reading and writing) in Arabic. Alrisala, 13, 1-17.

Khamis, R., Venkert- Olenik, D., & Gil, M. (1996), Bilingualism in aphasia: The effect of L2 treatment on language performance of L1. Journal of the Israeli Speech, Hearing & Language Association,, 19, 73-83.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2013, September). Language assessment of diglossic knowledge and awareness development: Breaking with tradition. Invited talk at the. New York University Research Colloquium., New York, NY.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2013, August). Language testing for Palestinian children, native speakers of Arabic: Psychometric, cultural-linguistic, theoretical and EBP guidelines.Invited talk at. the 1st Arabic Speech Pathologists Con, Nazareth.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2013, February). State of the art in CAS neuroimaging research. Invited paper for panel presentation to. 2013 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium, CASANA, Atlanta, GA.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2012, October). The study of language representation and development in Arabic diglossia: Promises, pitfalls, and new directions. . Essex University/Invited talk at the Essex Arabic Linguistics Research Group, Essex,London.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2012, April). Incorporating ERP investigations in Communication Sciences and Disorders : A clinical Perspectives. Hofstra University/invited talk at the Hofstra University Spring Research Seminar,, New York, NY.

Khamis-Dakwar,R. (2011, October). Neurocognitive investigations in communication sciences and disorders: Breaking with tradition. New York University/Invited talk at the New York University Research Colloquium.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2011, February). New directions in the study of language representation and development in Arabic diglossia. University of Qatar/Invited talk at the Challenges of Teaching Arabic in the 21st century conference,, Doha, Qatar.

Khamis-Dakwar,R. & Froud,K. (2009, November). Lexical Processing in Two Language Varieties: An Event-Related Brain Potential Study of Arabic Native Speakers. Stony Brook University, New York/Invited talk at the Stony Brook Linguistic Colloquium.

Khamis-Dakwar,R. (2009, April). Early Development of SVO and VSO word orders in Palestinian Arabic. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/. Invited talk at the 23rd Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics,.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2007, November). Neurophysiological Evidence for Codeswitching in Diglossia. City University of New York Graduate Center.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Froud, K. (2007, July). Diglossia through a Neuroscientific Lens: New Research Perspectives. Van Leer/ Invited talk at the Israeli Academy, Van Leer, Jerusalem..

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2007, July). Assessing Speech and Language Disorders in the classroom: Best Practices, and Introduction to Neuroscience and Language Development. Teachers College/Invited talks to the Jordanian Teachers Delegation, Teacher.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2004, November). Cultural and Linguistic Issues in Implementing Speech and Language Services for Arab Children in the United States. Teachers College/ Invited talk for the Bilingual Institute, Teachers College, Columbia Univ.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Garcia, F., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Froud, K. (2013). Neural correlates of African American English syntax: An ERP pilot study. Poster presented at the. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium.. San Francisco, CA.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Benmamoun, A. (2013). English word formation in Typically developing Arabic heritage speakers. In the Arabic Linguistics Symposium 2013.. Indiana University, Bloomington.

Lederer, S., & Khamis-Dakwar, R., Visser, L., & Hoffman, J. (2012). Yoga for ADHD: A behavioral & ERP feasibility case study. Poster presented at. In American Speech & Hearing Association/ ASHA Convention. Atlanta.

Scott, K., & Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2012). Phonological processing skills in children adopted internationally: A neurophysiological investigation. Poster presented at. In American Speech & Hearing Association/ ASHA Convention. Atlanta.

Hoffman, J., & Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2012). . Neurophysiological indices of semantic processing in children with IDDM. Poster presented at. In American Speech & Hearing Association/ ASHA Convention. Atlanta.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., Scott, K., & Froud, K. (2012). Integrating evidence-based practice in academic training of graduate students. An hour seminar. In American Speech & Hearing Association/ASHA convention. Atlanta.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., Alaskary,H., Benmamoun, A., Green, H., & Ouali, H (2012). Linguistic guidelines for language evaluation of Arab American children using CELF-4. A two hours seminar. In American Speech & Hearing Association ?ASHA Convention. Atlanta.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Froud, K. (2012). Neurophysiological investigations in communication sciences & disorders: An hour seminar. In American Speech & Hearing Association/ASHA Convention. Atlanta.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Froud, K. (2012). Longitudinal changes in MMN and N400 responses to Arabic linguistic features by heritage and non-heritage learners of Arabic. Poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium.

Hoffman, J., & Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2012). Neurophysiological indices of semantic processing in children with IDDM. Poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium.

Froud, K., Khamis-Dakwar, R., Randazzo, M., & Garcia, F. (2012). MMN responses in acquired apraxia of speech: Evidence for phonological involvement. Poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium. Chicago.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Froud, K. (2012). Neurocognitive modeling of the two language varieties in Arabic Diglossia. In Arabic Linguistics Symposium. New York, Ne.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. (2011). Metadiglossic knowledge development in mismatch situations: From Arabic to AAV. One hour seminar presentation at. In American Speech & Hearing Association Convention. San Diego.

Shafiro, V., Levy, E. S., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2011). Perception of American-English speech sounds by native Arabic bilinguals. Poster presented at The. In 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism. Oslo, Norway.

Froud, K., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Randazzo-Wagner, M. (2011). MMN responses in acquired and developmental apraxia of speech: Evidence for phonological involvement. Poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium. San Fransisco.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Scott, K. (2011). Neural correlates of language acquisition in internationally adopted children. Poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium. San Fransisco.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Makhoul, B. (2011). Diglossic metalinguistic awareness development in Palestinian Colloquial Arabic speaking children using ADAT (The Arabic Diglossic Awareness Test). In Arabic Linguistics Symposium. Tuscon.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Makhoul, B. (2010). Diglossic metalinguoistic awareness development in Palestinian Colloquial Arabic speaking children using ADAT. In Fourth International Arabic Linguistics Symposium. Alexandria, Egypt.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Scott, K. (2010). Neural correlates of language acquisition in internationally adopted children an hour seminar presented at. In American Speech & Hearing Association Convention. Philadelphia..

Khamis-Dakwar, R., Randazzo, M., & Froud, K. (2010). Phonological representation in childhood apraxia of speech (CAS): An ERP study. Poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium, Montreal..

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Froud,K. (2010). Neurocognitive investigations of codeswitching in Arabic Diglossia: Breaking with tradition. In Arabic Linguistics Symposium.

Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Froud, K. (2010). Neurocognitive investigations of codeswitching in Arabic Diglossia. In Georgetown University Round Table..

Khamis-Dakwar, R., Froud, K. & Boudelaa, S. (2009). Lexical processing in diglossic code switching between Modern Standard Arabic and Palestinian Colloquial Arabic: An event-related brain potential study of Arabic native speakers.poster presented at. In Cognitive Neuroscience Symposium. San Fransisco..

Khamis-Dakwar, R. Randazzo, M.,& Froud, K. (2008). Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Neurophysiological evidence for phonological involvement. In American Speech & Hearing Association Convention. Chicago..

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Froud, K. (organizers) (2008). Neurocognitive investigations of second language perception, representation, and processing. In Colloquium presentations The American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference. Washington DC.

Khamis-Dakwar,R. & Gordon,P. (2007). Syntactic and Morphological Development in an Arabic Diglossic Situation. In he American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference. Costa Mesa, California.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Froud, K (2006). Lexical Processing in Two Language Varieties: An Event Related Brain Potential study of Arabic Native speakers. In 20th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Western Michigan University.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Crowley, C. (2005). Language Testing for Arabic Speaking Individuals in Israel. In American Speech & Hearing Association Convention. San Diego.

Khamis- Dakwar, R. & Patel, R (2004). Cultural and Linguistic Issues in Implementing AAC for Palestinian Arab Children in Israel. In 1th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Natal, Brazil.

Khamis- Dakwar, R. & Gordon, P. (2004). Syntactic and Morphological Development in an Arabic Diglossic Situation. In International Conference on Arabic Language and Linguistics. Somerville College, Oxford University.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Patel, R. (2003). Cultural and Linguistic Issues in Implementing AAC Services for Arab Americans. In Conference on Cross-cultural Issues in Assessment and Intervention: Best Practices. Adelphi University.

Khamis-Dakwar, R. & Khoury, R. (2002). AAC Training for Arab Teachers in the Special Education. In The 38th Annual Conference of the Israeli Speech and Language Association. Israel.

Khamis-Dakwar , R.& Friedmann, N. (2001). The Acquisition of Subject-Verb Order in Palestinian- Arabic-speaking children. In 37th Annual Conference of the Israeli Speech and Language Association. Israel.

Khamis, R., Venkert- Olenik, D., & Gil, M. (1998). Is L2 Treatment Effective? In 34th Annual Conference of the Israeli Speech and Language Association. Israel.

Khamis, R., Venkert- Olenik, D., & Gil, M. (1995). The Effect of L2 Treatment on Language Performance of L1. In International Symposium on Communication Disorders in Bilingual Populations. Haifa, Israel..


Honors and Accomplishments

2013 Reviewer, Panel for Grant Program on Projects for Multicultural Activities

2012 Arabic Linguistic
Symposium 2012 co-host

2007-2008 Scientific advisor, reading and writing test development for Arabic-speaking first graders, National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education. Ministry of Education, Israel.

2007-2008 SGER exploratory research group on automatic processing of NLP codeswitching

2008 Consultant for development of Dar Al-Hekma Language Assessment (standardized assessment of language functioning in Arabic ), in collaboration with Teachers College, Columbia University and Dar Al-Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2007 Support and translation, Teachers College Jordanian Teachers Delegation.

Professional Activities

2008- Member, Multicultural Task Force, the National Aphasia Association

2011 Elected board of directors member, Arabic Linguistic Society (ALS)

2013 Coordinator, 6th International Arabic Linguistic Symposium, Ifrane, Morocco


2013 Editorial Board member, West Asian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology