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The Bilingual Clinician and ASHA’s Division 14: Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically-Diverse (CLD) Populations

Nancy Lewis, M.S. CCC-SLP. Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, Denver, CO

Nancy Lewis, M.S. CCC-SLP has been a pediatric speech-language pathologist for 30 years. Currently, she leads a Bilingual Consultation Team for a large school district in the metro-Denver area, providing bilingual assessments (English-Spanish) and consultation to schools regarding English language learners. Her areas of expertise have included child phonology and the provision of services to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She is the co-author of the Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis-Second Edition. Nancy is the Coordinator of the ASHA Special Interest Division 14: Communication Development and Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations. It is February 2010. Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow. And we all know what that means. ….six more weeks of winter! I am writing this from Boulder, Colorado, where this forecast is quite believable. Currently, I have the good fortune of being the Coordinator of the ASHA Special Interest Division 14: Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations (hereinafter referred to as Division 14). As you may know, there are 16 Special Interest Divisions that operate within ASHA. The idea of offering ASHA members a manner in which to become affiliated with a smaller group of professionals that allows members to identify with their distinct clinical interests has been wildly popular. So popular, in fact, other professional associations have replicated ASHA’s model. Read More »