Tag Archives: ASHA

Your Guide To San Juan Accommodations for the Bilingual Symposium

The Bilingual Symposium is less than 2 months away and it’s a great time to start booking your accommodations. San Juan offers a multitude of options so that you can find the perfect fit. Whether you prefer to enjoy the comforts of a hotel or explore the city from a local rental, there are a variety of options to book the perfect place for you. Read More »

Bilingualism in the last 30 years: Research & Applications in Working with ELL/LLD students

Dear Readers: I have decided that my November column will include the presentation that I will be making at ASHA in Boston with my mentor Dr. Paula Menyuk from Boston University and some of my colleagues who received their degrees about the same time as I did (about 30 years ago)! The title of our presentation is (R)Evolutions in Linkages between Research on language Development and Disabilities. Each presenter will focus on a specific area such as phonology, language-learning disabilities, fluency, autism, deafness, and sign language, and my charge is to present on issues related to bilingualism. Read More »

Multilingual and Multicultural Resources Readily Available Online

One of the things that I have been trying to avoid is to repeat anything I have said in previous columns that I have written in the last three years. By now, it means 28 columns!! In May 2005, I wrote a column titled, “How Could May Better Hearing and Speech Month’ Become a Year-Round Endeavor?” and, in May 2006, the column was titled “What Is So Special About Being an SLP? In Celebration of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.” Read More »

Ideas for Professional Growth

A Personal Note:

I received my doctoral degree in the field of psycholinguistics and special education including all requirements to be a certified Speech Language Pathologist almost 30 years ago (1977). If I had not “kept up” with the trends and waves of the profession, I could not have qualified to join the faculty of a training institution 8 years ago. Upon completing my doctoral degree, I moved to a different state and, regrettably, I was unable to find a teaching job in higher education. Even though it was discouraging at first, I decided to focus and develop my areas of interest (bilingualism and language learning disabilities) while trying to keep up with the evolution of profession. In those days, Continuation Education Certificates were available through ASHA but they were not mandatory to maintain certification or licensure. For 20 years prior to my academic appointment, I continued to learn and gain new knowledge in the field through multiple avenues that included attending conferences, reading journals and books, participating in research projects with other colleagues, writing, offering workshops in my area of expertise as well lecturing at local universities. Read More »

How Could ‘May Better Hearing and Speech Month’ Become a Year-Round Endeavor?

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) reports that 42 million Americans, or 15% of the total American population has some type of speech, voice or hearing impairment Approximately 28 million persons are reported to have a hearing impairment while 14 million have a speech or language impairment. These statistics are quite significant. If we had a room full of 100 persons, 15 of them would have a problem in the areas of hearing and/or speech-language!! ASHA reports that approximately 6 million of those 42 million individuals have diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds (Communication Facts Special Populations-Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations-2004 Edition) http://www.w3.org/members/research/reports/multicultural Read More »