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Margaret T Kamowski-Shakibai

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Presenting with MMC CSD graduate '14, J. Ancelle at the ASHA Convention 2013
    Presenting with MMC CSD graduate '14, J. Ancelle at the ASHA Convention 2013
  • Presenting with MMC CSD students at the ASHA Convention 2013. (from L to R: L. Sevilla, S. Kienemund, O.Centeno)
    Presenting with MMC CSD students at the ASHA Convention 2013. (from L to R: L. Sevilla, S. Kienemund, O.Centeno)
  • CSD students presenting at Honors Day 2015
    CSD students presenting at Honors Day 2015
  • NSSLHA fundraising event: Walk 4 Hearing
    NSSLHA fundraising event: Walk 4 Hearing
  • CSD Students at the Pace University Undergraduate Research Conference 2013
    CSD Students at the Pace University Undergraduate Research Conference 2013

Margaret Kamowski-Shakibai earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Marymount Manhattan College in 2001. She earned a Master’s of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and a Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences from William Paterson University.  She is certified through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the states of New Jersey and New York as a speech language pathologist.  She holds NJ certification as a speech language specialist and a TSSLD initial certificate. She has worked with children and young adults with a range of communication disorders, including those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, and cerebral palsy, and she currently works with preschool-aged children. Before joining the faculty at Marymount Manhattan, she taught courses at Brooklyn College and William Paterson University. She also served as a research associate and later as a post doctoral fellow at the Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying maturation of language processing abilities from infancy through adulthood.

 

Title/Position

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Email

mshakibai@mmm.edu

Phone

212-774-4881

Degree(s)

B.A., Marymount Manhattan College

M.Phil., City University of New York, Graduate Center

Ph.D., City University of New York, Graduate Center

M.S. William Paterson University

Recent Work

Kollia, B., Kamowski-Shakibai, M.T, Basch, C., Clark, A. (2017) Sources and content of popular online videos about autism spectrum disorders Health Promotion Perspectives 7(4), 238-244. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2017.41

Kamowski-Shakibai, M.T., Kollia, B., Magaldi, N.M. (2017) Autism spectrum disorders and communication disorders: Influences of advanced parental age and use of assisted reproductive technology. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1(1), 21-30. doi 10.1007/s41252-017-0006-8

Kamowski-Shakibai, M.T. & Cairns, H.S. (2016) Kindergarteners can be taught to detect lexical ambiguities. Journal of Child Language, 43(2), 442-456. doi:10.1017/S030500091500015X

Kamowski-Shakibai, M.T., Magaldi, N.M., Kollia, B. (2015) Parent-reported use of assisted reproductive technology, infertility, and incidence of autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 9, 77-95. doi 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.10.009

Magaldi, N., Kamowski-Shakibai, M.T, Kollia, B. (2014) A preliminary report on assisted reproductive technology and the rise in autism spectrum disorders. Autism Spectrum Quarterly. Winter, 44-45, 48.

Research

Research Interests:

  • Speech segmentation and processing abilities of typically- and atypically-developing infants
  • Language acquisition and processing abilities of typically- and atypically-developing infants and children
  • Early identification and intervention of children at-risk for language disorders, reading difficulty, and autism spectrum disorders
  • Etiology of autism spectrum disorders

Teaching

Teaching Interests:

  • Speech, language, and communication development and disorders
  • Literacy development and disorders
  • Research design and methodologies

Location

Carson Hall 706