Libby Kumin

Presentation topics: 

Morning Breakout Session: Maximizing Language Skills in Children with Down Syndrome from Preschool to Elementary School

Afternoon Breakout Session: Planning for Adult Speech and Language Needs during the School Years


Libby Kumin is a Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Loyola University Maryland. Since 1968, she has worked with families of children with communication disorders. She specializes in communication, speech, and language skills of infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults with Down syndrome. Her book, Early Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, and talks have helped families, speech-language pathologists, classroom teachers, and special educators. Her research has led to increased understanding and practical clinical techniques to address the complex communication strengths and challenges faced by people with Down syndrome. Dr. Kumin has received the President’s Award from the National Down Syndrome Society, the Christian Pueschel Memorial Research Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress, and the 2008 Best Paper Award for her work on computer usage in children with Down syndrome. Dr. Kumin is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century. She is an active clinician, teacher, researcher, and scholar whose heart shines through her work.