Dr. Martine Elie

Clinic Director at the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic

Martine Elie, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is the Clinic Director at the Howard University Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders with over 15 years’ experience in clinical service provision and academia. As a clinical service provider, Dr. Elie has had extensive experience in preventing, diagnosing and remediating a range of communication disorders. Dr. Elie has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences on topics including Interprofessional Education, The Influence of Haitian Creole on English, Assessment of Haitian creole speakers, The Cultural and Linguistic Variables of the Haitian Population, Mentoring, Code Switching, the relationship between Speech and Orthondic Disorders, Student Perspectives of an Interprofessional Education Study Abroad Experience, Pediatricians Awareness of the Speech Language Pathology and Incidence of Possible Cases at the Haiti State University Hospital,Performance of African American English and Haitian Creole Speakers on Tests of Language Ability, Demystifying Special Education, Disability Awareness, International Opportunities for Professionals in Speech Language Pathology, Creative Ways for Classroom Instruction,Warning Signs: How to identify and modify the classroom for students with suspected disabilities, Service Learning: How to plan and assess meaningful student experiences, andFostering Language and Literacy Amongst Teens and Their Children. In addition to her role as Clinical Director, Dr. Elie teaches classes on clinical service provision, as well as, research seminars for students enrolled in the Annenberg Honors program. Dr. Elie also serves as the faculty advisor and coordinator for Howard University Alternative Spring Break Haiti which is an annual service learning opportunity for students across campus under the office of the Howard University Chapel led by Dean Bernard Richardson. As part of her involvement with ASB Haiti Dr. Elie has traveled for the past five years with a delegation of 15-20 students to Haiti annually implementing interdisciplinary activities for the student participants while serving the Haitian community. Additionally, she has Co-Chaired and presented at the Annual Teacher Summer Training Institute (TSI) in Haiti since 2011 providing professional development training for approximately 200 teachers annually, thus impacting the thousands of students they serve. At the state level, Dr. Elie served as the District of Columbia Speech Hearing Association (DCSHA) Conference Co-Chair for the 2011 and 2012 Annual Conference, and is currently serving as the treasurer (2014-present). At the national level, she serves on the board of the National Black Association of Speech Language and Hearing.

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