Jonathan L. Preston

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders


Research Interests

Causes of and treatments for speech sound disorders, with a focus on persisting articulation errors and childhood apraxia of speech. Visual feedback treatments for speech, including ultrasound imaging of the tongue. Speech sound errors, phonological processing, neurolinguistic basis of speech, language, and literacy difficulties. For a complete listing of Dr. Preston's research go to his Laboratory Website .  Dr. Preston is a faculty member of the SU Neuroscience program.




Courses

  • CSD 638 Clinical Phonology
  • CSD 427/627 Speech and Language Disorders in Children




Education

Syracuse University, PhD, Speech-Language Pathology, 2008
Syracuse University, M.S., Speech Language Pathology, 2002
Elmira College, B.S., Speech Hearing, 2000




Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, 2010-2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT 2008-2010
  • Adjunct Instructor & Clinical Supervisor, Syracuse University 2005-2008
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Rochester Hearing & Speech Center 2004
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Rochester City School District, 2002-2004




Selected Publications

Preston, J.L., Leece, M.C., & Maas, E. (in press).  Motor-based treatment with and without ultrasound feedback for residual speech sound errors. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.  NIHMSID 771284

Collisson, B. A., Graham, S. A., Preston, J. L., Rose, M. S., McDonald, S., & Tough, S. (2016). Risk and protective factors for late talking: An epidemiologic investigation. The Journal of Pediatrics, 172, 168-174.e161.doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.02.020

Heng*, Q., McCabe, P., Clarke, J., & Preston, J. L. (2016). Using ultrasound visual feedback to remediate velar fronting in preschool children: A pilot study. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 30(3-5), 382-397. doi:10.3109/02699206.2015.1120345.  (PMC4826297)

Preston, J. L., Maas, E., Whittle, J., Leece, M. C., & McCabe, P. (2016). Limited acquisition and generalisation of rhotics with ultrasound visual feedback in childhood apraxia. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 30(3-5), 363-381. doi:10.3109/02699206.2015.1052563 (PMC4740254)

Preston, J.L., Molfese, P.J., Frost, S.J., Mencl, W.E., Fulbright, R.K., Hoeft, F., Landi, N., Shankweiler, D., & Pugh, K.R. (2016).  Print-speech convergence predicts future reading outcomes in early readers.  Psychological Science, 27(1), 75-84. doi: 10.1177/0956797615611921 (PMC4713346)

Overby, M. S., Masterson, J. J., & Preston, J. L. (2015). Preliteracy speech sound production skill and linguistic characteristics of grade 3 spellings: A study using the Templin archive. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58(6), 1654-1669. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-S-14-0276  

Preston, J.L., Irwin, J.R. & Turcios*, J. (2015) Perception of speech sounds in school-age children with speech sound disorders. Seminars in Speech and Language, 36 (4), 224-233. doi 10.1055/s-0035-1562906  (PMC4665633)

Irwin, J., Preston, J., Brancazio, L., D’Angelo, M., & Turcios*, J. (2015). Development of an audiovisual speech perception app for children with autism spectrum disorders. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 29(1), 76-83. doi:10.3109/02699206.2014.966395 (PMC4386063)

Preston, J.L., McCabe, P., Rivera-Campos, A., Whittle, J.L., Landry, E. & Maas, E. (2014). Ultrasound visual feedback treatment and practice variability for residual speech sound errors. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. (NIHMS615715) doi: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-S-14-0031


Diehl, J.J., Frost, S.J., Sherman, G. Mencl, W.E., Kurian, A., Molfese, P. Landi, N., Preston, J.,L., Soldan, A., Fulbright, R.K., Rueckl, J., Seidenberg, M.S. & Pugh, K. R. (in press). Neural correlates of a language and non-language visuospatial processing in adolescents with reading disability. Neuroimage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.029


Preston, J.L., Molfese, P., Gumkowski, N., Sorcinelli, A., Harwood, V., Irwin, J. & Landi, N. (2014). Neurophysiology of speech differences in childhood apraxia of speech. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39(5), 385-403. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2014.939181 (PMC4130155)


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.


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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2013.11.001 (PMC3926206)


Preston, J. L., & Leaman, M. (2014). Ultrasound visual feedback for acquired apraxia of speech: A case report. Aphasiology, 28(3), 278-295. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2013.852901


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. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/12-0038)


Preston, J.L., Hull, M., & Edwards, M.L. (2013). Preschool speech error patterns predict articulation and phonological awareness outcomes in children with histories of speech sound disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(2), 173-184. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/12-0022) (PMC3586759)


Pugh, K. R., Landi, N., Preston, J. L., Mencl, W. E., Austin, A. C., Sibley, D., Fulbright, R.K., Seidenberg, M. S., Grigorenko, E. & Constable, R. T. (2013). The relationship between phonological and auditory processing and brain organization in beginning readers. Brain and Language, 125(2), 173-183. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2012.04.004 (PMC3417084)


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. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/11-0056) (PMC3427927)


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. doi: 73-85. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2011/10-0057) (PMC3431209)


Preston, J.L. & Koenig, L. (2011). Phonetic variability in residual speech sound disorders: Exploration of subtypes. Topics in Language Disorders, 31 (2), 168-184. (PMC3476944)


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. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2010/10-0030) (PMC3003752)


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. doi: 10.1093/brain/awq163 (PMC3139938)


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, 53, 44-60. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2009/09-0021) (PMC2845283)


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. doi:10.1080/02699200802680833


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. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2007/032)


Doctoral Dissertation:


Preston, J. L. (2008). Phonological processing and speech production in preschoolers with speech sound disorders. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. * *Awarded Syracuse University College of Arts & Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Prize




Current Grant-Funded Research

  • Principle Investigator, Ultrasound biofeedback for therapy-resistant speech sound disorders in children R03DC012152-02
  • Co-Investigator, Improving clinical speech remediation with ultrasound technology R01DC013668-01 (D. Whalen, PI)
  • Co-Investigator, The Nature of the Speech Code and Reading 5P01HD001994 (J. Reuckl, PI)




Affiliations

Haskins Laboratories (www.haskins.yale.edu)




Research Spotlight

Our research involves assessing a variety of aspects of speech sound production.   Most of the research addresses speech sound misarticulations in children with speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech.