Jason H. Davidow
Jason H. Davidow earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of California-Santa Barbara, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Georgia. At Hofstra Dr. Davidow teaches courses in anatomy and physiology of speech, fluency disorders, research design, and speech disorders. He is also director of the Hofstra in Australia program that runs during the January Session.
Dr. Davidow’s main research interests include stuttering treatment outcome and the measurement of speech production changes during fluency-inducing conditions (speaking styles that immediately eliminate, or substantially reduce, moments of stuttering; e.g., singing, speaking to the beat of a metronome) in persons who stutter. A major goal of Dr. Davidow’s research is to understand the cause of fluency during the production of several of the most powerful fluency-inducing conditions, and then use that information to improve stuttering treatments. A new area of inquiry is anticipation in stuttering; that is, Dr. Davidow and a colleague at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, are trying to map the neural correlates for the prediction of stuttering moments during speech production. He also collaborates with researchers at the University of Georgia, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Kentucky, and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Davidow has received grants to support his research from the National Institutes of Health, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Hofstra University.
Dr. Davidow is also active in the local community. He is co-director of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) Long Island-Teen Chapter, and organizer and member of the NSA Long Island-Adult Chapter. The NSA is a nonprofit organization that provides support to, and advocates for, persons who stutter. In addition, he is a member of a group on Long Island for speech-language pathology professionals who stutter. Dr. Davidow has stuttered since his preschool years and desires to help others overcome the behavioral, social, emotional, and cognitive challenges he faced when he was younger.
Dr. Davidow likes to play volleyball and soccer; work out; eat the meatloaf at The Cheesecake Factory (a must have!); hang out with friends; and watch movies, Seinfeld, and The Big Bang Theory.
Hofstra Horizons Articles
- Spring 2013: Working to Advance Stuttering Treatment