Office: 78 Biomedical Education Building
Office Phone: 716.829.5529
Education / Training:
MA, Speech-Language Pathology, University at Buffalo
BS,Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Ithaca College
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
NY State Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
NY State Permanent Certificate for Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
Employment / Professional Experience:
University at Buffalo, Department of Communicative Disorders and
Sciences: Clinical Assistant Professor. Jan 2015-Present
Aspire of WNY, Center for Learning: Speech-Language Pathologist. June 2003-Jan 2015
University at Buffalo, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences: Clinical Externship Supervisor 2004-2013
University at Buffalo, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences: Adjunct Professor for CDS 670 Sept-Dec 2003
Binghamton City School District: Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. Sept 1998-July 2001.
CDS 670: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
CDS 595/596: Clinic Practicum
Guest Lecturer for CDS 522/482: Disorders and Diagnosis
Guest Lecturer for CDS 151: Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
Smith, L.,Vandegriff, C., Higginbotham, J., & Ballow, M. (August, 2016). Role Playing and AAC: A Therapeutic Approach to Improve Spontaneous Conversational Exchanges in Natural Contexts. [Poster Presentation]. ISAAC Convention, Toronto, Ontario.
Smith, L., Higginbotham, D., J, Lesher, G.,W., PhD, Moulton, B., & Mathy, P. , (2006). The Development of an Automated Method for Analyzing Communication Rate in Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Assistive Technology, Vol 18.1/spring. RESNA Press
August 2016: ISAAC Conference: Poster Session: Role Playing and AAC: A Therapeutic Approach to Improve Spontaneous Conversational Exchanges in Natural Contexts.
April 2016: ASHA CEU presentation: AAC Evaluation Through Implementation. Fredonia, NY, SUNY at Fredonia
November 2013: Parent Network of New York: Assistive Technology Conference-Buffalo, NY, Aspire of WNY
technology table demonstration and co-writer for presentation on Accessibility and Technology.
November 2012: Parent Network of New York: Assistive Technology Conference-Buffalo, NY, Aspire of WNY technology table demonstration.
September 2011: Staff Development workshop on Evaluation Tool for Assistive Technology
February 2009: Staff Development workshop on Multi-modal Communication Methods
June 2003: RESNA Conference-Atlanta, GA: Presented Poster Session on Master's Thesis: The Evaluation of
Automated Methods for Analyzing Communication Rate in AAC
Member of Graduate Admissions for The Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
Responsible to help edit the department Website
Clinical Adminstrative Duties as Needed
AAC consultant to the Greater Buffalo Community
AAC consultant for the ALS support group, Buffalo Chapter
Girl Scout Troop Leader 2009-2014