Ph.D. 2008 Syracuse University, in Speech-Language Pathology

Research interests: speech sound disorders in children, speech and language development, relationships between speech, language and literacy.


Preston, J.L., Molfese, P., Gumkowski, N., Sorcinelli, A., Harwood, V., Irwin, J.R., Landi, N. (2014) Neurophysiology of speech differences in childhood apraxia of speech. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39(5), 385-403

Pugh, K.R., Frost, S.J., Rothman, D.L., Hoeft, F., Del Tufo, S.N., Mason, G.F., Molfese, P.J., Mencl, W.E., Grigorenko, W.E., Landi, N., Preston, J.L., Jacobsen, L., Seidenberg, M., S., & Fulbright, R.K. (2014). Glutamate and choline levels discriminate typically from atypically developing beginning readers. Journal of Neuroscience 34(11), 4082-4089. (PMC not yet available)

Shadle, C. H., Koenig, L. L., & Preston, J. L. (2014). Acoustic characterization of /s/ spectra of adolescents: Moving beyond moments. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 12(1), 060006. (PMC not yet available)

Preston, J. L., Molfese, P. J., Mencl, W. E., Frost, S. J., Hoeft, F., Fulbright, R. K., . . . Pugh, K. R. (2014). Structural brain differences in school-age children with residual speech sound errors. Brain and Language, 128(1), 25-33. doi: (PMC not yet available)

Preston, J. L., & Leaman, M. (2014). Ultrasound visual feedback for acquired apraxia of speech: A case report. Aphasiology, 28(3), 278-295. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2013

Preston, J. L., Brick, N., & Landi, N. (2013). Ultrasound biofeedback treatment for persisting childhood apraxia of speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(4), 627-643. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2013/12-0139)


Koenig, L., Shadle, C., Preston, J.L., Mooshammer, T. (2013). Towards improved spectral measures of /s/: Results from adolescents. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56(4), 1175-1189.

Preston, J.L., Hull, M., Edwards, M.L., (2013). Preschool Speech Error Patterns Predict Articulation and Phonological Awaeness Outcomes in Children with Histories of Speech Sound Disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(2), 173-184.

Prieve, B.A., VanderWerff, K., Preston, J.L. & Georgantas, L. (2013). Identification of conductive hearing loss in young infants using tympanometry and wideband reflectance. Ear and Hearing, 34(2), 168-178.

Landi, N., Frost, S.J., Mencl, E., Preston, J.L., Jacobsen, L., Lee, M., Yrigollen, C., Pugh, K.R., & Grigorenko, E. (2013). The COMT Val/Met polymorphism is associated with reading related skills and consistent patterns of functional neural activation. Developmental Science, 16, 13-23

Pugh, K.R., Landi, N., Preston, J. L., Mencl, W. E., Austin, A., Sibley, D., Fulbright, R., Seidenburg, M. S., Grigorenko, E., Constable, R.T., Molfese, P., Frost, S. (2013). The relationship between phonological and sensorimotor processing skills and the neurocircuitry for reading in emergent readers. Brain and Language, 125(2), 173-183.

Preston, J. L., Felsenfeld, S., Frost, S. J., Mencl, W.E., Fulbright, R. K., Grigorenko, E .L., Landi, N, Seki, A., Pugh, K.R. (2012). Functional brain activation differences in school-age children with speech sound errors: Speech and print processing. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 55(4), 1068-1082.

Shadle, C., Koenig, L., & Preston, J. (2012, Oct). Sensitivity of acoustic parameters of /s/ in adolescents. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 132(3), 2091.

Preston, J .L. & Seki, A. (2011). Identifying residual speech sound disorders in bilingual children: A Japanese-English case study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20 (2), 73-85.

Preston, J. L. & Koenig, L. (2011). Phonetic variability in residual speech sound disorders: Exploration of subtypes. Topics in Language Disorders, 31 (2), 168-184.

Preston, J. L., Ramsdell, H. L., Oller, D. K., Edwards, M. L., & Tobin, S. J. (2011). Developing a weighted measure of speech sound accuracy. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 54, 1-18.

Preston, J. L., Frost, S. J., Mencl, W. E., Fulbright, R. K., Landi, N., Grigorenko, E., Jacobsen, L. & Pugh, K.R. (2010). Early and late talkers: school-age language, literacy and neurolinguistic differences. Brain, 133(8), 2185-2195.

Preston, J.L & Edwards, M.L (2010). Phonological awareness and types of sound errors in preschoolers with speech sound disorders. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 5, 44-60. PMCID: PMC174143

Preston, J.L. & Edwards, M.L. (2009). Speed and accuracy of rapid speech output by adolescents with residual speech sound errors including rhotics. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(4), 301-318.

Prieve, B., Hancur-Bucci, K. & Preston, J.L. (2009). Changes in transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions in the first month of life. Ear and Hearing 30 (3), 330-339.

Preston, J.L. & Edwards, M.L. (2007). Phonological processing skills of adolescents with residual speech sound errors. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 38, 297-308.

Preston, J. L. (2010). Speech and literacy: The connection and the relevance to clinical populations. In A. E. Harrison (Ed.), Speech Disorders: Causes, Treatments, and Social Effects (pp. 43-73): Nova Science Publishers, Inc.



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