Mr Peter J Watson

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Speech Language Hearing Sciences
115 Shevlin Hall

164 Pillsbury Dr SE

Educational Background & Specialties


  • speech motor control
  • neuronal activity in relation to speech
  • prosody and its control
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Consultant, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center: 1998
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing: 1996
  • Standards Committee, Speech-Language Pathology of the International Commission of Healthcare Professionals: 2000
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: 1985
  • Adjunct Clinical Staff in the Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation: 1998
  • Oberlin College Affiliate Scholar: 1998
  • Program Committee, 1999 American Speech Language and Hearing Convention, San Francisco, CA: 1999
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Voice Foundation: 2002
  • Vocalization and breathing during the second and third years of life: Watson, Peter, C. Boliek, T. Hixon, & W. Morgan, Journal of Voice, 11 373-390, 1997.
  • The use of breathing exercises in voice therapy. Watson, Peter, (accepted for publication in MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders), 2002.
  • Respiratory behavior during the learning of a novel aria by a highly trained classical singer: Watson, Peter, T. Hixon, Vocal Fold Physiology: Controlling Complexity and Chaos, 325-343, 1996.
  • Effects of abdominal trussing on breathing, vocalization, and speech in men with cervical spinal cord injury: Watson, Peter, T. Hixon, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 44 751-762, 2001.
  • The relation of lung volume initiation on speech: A perceptual study: Watson, Peter, C. Milstein, Journal of Voice, 2003.
  • The effect of lung volume initiation on acoustic features of speech: Watson, Peter, A. Cicca & G. Weismer, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2003.
  • Nominated for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2002