Meet the Authors

Sofia Carias, M.S., CCC-SLPSofia Carias, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a practicing bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. Sofia received her B.S. from New Mexico State University, and her M.S. from Arizona State University.Sofia has been with Bilingual Therapies, Inc. for four and a half years. She provided speech and language services to bilingual children in the Los Angeles, California Unified School District. Currently, Sofia works with children in the Kenosha Unified School District in the state of Wisconsin. Sofia’s experience also includes graduate and clinical fellow supervision and mentoring. Leah Fabiano, Ph.D., CCC-SLPLeah Fabiano, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research in Language at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Fabiano received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia. Dr. Fabiano received a Ph.D. in communication sciences from Temple University.Dr. Fabiano’s research interests include bilingual phonological representation, development, and disorders in Spanish-English speaking populations. Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., F-CCC-SLPBrian Goldstein, Ph.D., F-CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University. He received a B.A. in Linguistics from Brandeis University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from Temple University. Dr. Goldstein is well published in the area of communication development and disorders in Latino children focusing on phonological development and disorders in monolingual Spanish and Spanish-English bilingual children. His work appears in journals such as American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Communication Disorders Quarterly, and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. Dr. Goldstein is the author of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Resource Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists, the editor of Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers, and was the Editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools from 2004-2006. He has served on numerous state and national committees including the Multicultural Issues Board, the Publications Board, and the Council of Editors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and recipient of the Certificate for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. Read More »