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Janet E. Turner, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests: Language disorders in children with learning disabilities Impact of mild neuromotor deficits on childrens speech production ...read more

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Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-923-2650

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Background

Dr. Janet Turner is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Turner advocates for children with communication impairment and other special needs, offering direct clinical services to pediatric patients. As an active educator, she trains future speech-language pathologists and special educators in university and clinical settings and offers interdisciplinary staff training in medical settings. Recently, she consulted with the Social Security Administration regarding children’s eligibility for benefits and advocated for legislation to improve access to reimbursement for children’s health care services.

Her current research is related to language disorders in children diagnosed with learning disabilities or other subtle neurological problems. She is also interested in the impact of mild neuromotor deficits on children's speech production.

Dr. Turner received her bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her master's degree in speech pathology at Syracuse University. She received a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Turner completed her doctorate in speech communication at the Pennsylvania State University.

From 1985 to 1989, Dr. Turner was an assistant professor in communication disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She served as a postdoctoral fellow in neurology at Johns Hopkins University, before becoming the director of the Speech-Language and Assistive Technology Department at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Turner received the William Hardy Award from the Maryland Speech-Language and Hearing Association for contributions to her field and training in Maryland.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education

Additional Training

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, 1991, Neurology

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Turner’s research interests relate to language disorders in children diagnosed with learning disabilities or other subtle neurological problems. She is also interested in the impact of mild neuromotor deficits on children's speech production.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • William Hardy Award, Maryland Speech-Language and Hearing Association
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