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Keigwin School of Nursing
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Jacksonville, FL 32211
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Practicum Site Coordinator
Areas of Specialization
Autism, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, pediatric language disorders, low incidence populations, and supervision.
- M.S., Speech Pathology, University of South Florida
- B.A., Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Florida
Dawn Lechwar is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders and has worked in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient facilities and recently the public schools. She has been a practicing clinician for over 15 years and has been the recipient of the Outstanding Speech Language Pathology award for Duval County Public Schools. Her passion has been to facilitate communication for nonverbal or minimally verbal students from preschool to post graduate with a focus on functional communication. She is also known to be an advocate for visual supports. Ms. Lechwar presented at Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologist (FLASHA) and Jacksonville Area Speech Pathology Association (JASPA) on topics of practical strategies for individual and group therapy for students on the Autism Spectrum. As a lead Speech Language Pathologist for Duval County Public Schools she specialized in mentoring fellow clinicians, clinical fellows, teachers, staff, and parents working with students with Autism as well as other low incidence populations.