Robert Owens

Professor

Degrees

Ph.D.Speech-Language PathologyOhio State University
B.A./ M.A.Education/ HistoryUniversity of Delaware

Professional Experience

  • 3 years as language trainer
  • 41 years teaching/supervising future speech-language pathologists

Teaching Interests

  • Language development and childhood language disorders

Research/Creative Works

Books and Intervention Materials

  • Owens, R. (In preparation). Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention, Seventh Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Owens, R. (2020). Language Development: An Introduction, Tenth edition. Boston: Pearson. Available in print and electronic versions.
  • Owens, R., & Farinella, K. (2019). Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective, Fifth edition. Boston: Pearson. Available in print and electronic versions.
  • Owens, R. (2018). Early Language Intervention for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Boston: Pearson Education.
  • Owens, R. (2018). 語言發展,簡介 (Language Development), Ninth edition. Taipei, Taiwan: Far Terng Culture Co.
  • Owens, R. (2016). Language Development: An Introduction, Ninth edition. Boston: Pearson. Available in print and electronic versions.

Professional Journals

  • Owens, R.E., & Pavelko, S.L. (In press). Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis Revised (SUGAR): Quantitative Values for Language Sample Analysis Measures in 7- to 11-year-old children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.
  • Pavelko, S.L., Price, L.R., & Owens, R.E. (In review). The Reliability of Shorter Language Samples: Have We Answered the Question We Asked? Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
  • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R.E. (2019). SUGAR (Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis Revised): Breaking Tradition. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 50, 452-456.
  • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R.E. (2019). Diagnostic Accuracy of the SUGAR Measures for Identifying Children with Language Impairment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 50, 211-223.
  • Owens, R.E., Pavelko, S.L., & Bambinelli, D. (2018). Moving Beyond MLU: Analyzing Language Samples to Identify Intervention Targets. Special Interest Group 1: Perspectives, 3(1), 5-22.
  • Pavelko, S.L., & Owens, R.E. (2017). Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis Revised (SUGAR): New Normative Values for Language Sample Analysis Measures. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 48, 197-215.
  • Owens, R.E., & Pavelko, S.L. (2017). Relationships Among Conversational Language Samples and Norm-Referenced Test Scores. Clinical Archives of Communication Disorders, 2, 1-8.
  • Pavelko, S.L., Owens, R.E., Ireland, M., & Hahs-Vaughn, D.L. (2016). Factors Predicting/Influencing Selection and Use of Norm Referenced Language Assessments by School Based SLPs. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 47, 246-258.

Professional Papers

  • New Horizons: Using SUGAR for Older School-Age Language Sample Analysis. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, 2018. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D.
  • Add a Little SUGAR to Your Language Sampling. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lancaster, April 2019
  • Counseling: A Vital Skill for SLPs. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lancaster, April 2019
  • Functional Language Intervention: Why and How. Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lancaster, April 2019
  • Functional Language Intervention Goes Well with a Spoonful of SUGAR. Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia, Richmond, March 2019. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D.
  • Boston Tea Parties Are Better with a Little SUGAR: Identifying Intervention Targets. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, 2018. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D.
  • SUGAR: Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Sampling. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, 2018. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D.
  • Functional Language Intervention Goes Well with a Spoonful of SUGAR. Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Dover, October 2018
  • SUGAR: The Sweet Taste of Language Sampling Made Practical. New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rochester, April 2018. Co-presented with Denise Bambinelli and Ann Nguyen.
  • Just a Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Sampling Go ‘Round. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, 2017. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D.
  • From Sampling to Intervention: A SUGARY Surprise. New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Saratoga, April 2017. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D., Denise Bambinelli, Heidi Pappert, Maggie Hadlock, Ashley Saunders, & Shelby Brand.
  • Our Diverse Stories: A Collaborate Approach to Teaching Counseling in Communication Sciences & Disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, 2016. Co-presented with Jack Pickering, Ph.D.
  • The New Normal: New Norms for Language Sample Analysis of Children, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, 2016. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D. and Valerie Johnson, Ph.D.
  • What to Do After MLU: From Samples to Intervention Goals, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, 2016. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D., Denise Bambinelli, and Ashley Saunders.
  • Language Sample Analysis: A SUGAR-y Treat. International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2016. Co-presented with Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services for All: Legal and Evidence-Based Approaches. New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Saratoga, April 2016. Co-presented with Catherine Crowley, Ph.D., Elizabeth Ijalba, Ph.D., Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Ph.D., and Akiko Fuse, Ph.D.
  • Our Diverse Stories: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Counseling. Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders 2016 annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, March, 2016. Co-presented with Jack Pickering, Ph.D.

Professional Workshop Presentations and Courses:

  • Adding the Taste of SUGAR to Functional Language Intervention. Lehman College, New York City, October 2019.
  • Language Sample Analysis and the Sweet taste of SUGAR. New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, August 2019.
  • Counseling for Communication Disorders. Stairways to Learning, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, March 2019.
  • SUGAR: The Sweet Taste of Language Sampling. Union County Speech and Hearing Association of NJ. New Providence, NJ, March 2018.
  • Adding a “Spoonful of SUGAR” to Language Assessment and Intervention. Stairways to Learning, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, October 2017.
  • Just a Spoonful of SUGAR: Language Sampling Made Easy. Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, April 2017.
  • What’s Functional Language Intervention and How Do I Do It? University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, September 2016.
  • Making Language Intervention Functional. Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY, April 2106. llyn & Bacon.