Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements
- Vice President of Bilinguistics
- Vice President of Public Relations for the ASHA Hispanic Caucus
- Had a pivotal role in building the websites and online communities
- Multiple published works
- Multiple ASHA online publications
- Multiple ASHA Leader publications
“Being singularly focused on serving diverse children well has made me a highly prolific writer.”
I am a bilingual speech pathologist and the Vice President of Bilinguistics in Austin, Texas. My career has focused on bridging the gap between proven research and applying these findings to the needs of the field. I have worked in Early-Childhood Intervention and currently serve bilingual children in the schools and clinic setting. My recent focus has been creating a certificate
process for educational professionals in Mexico to gain knowledge on speech pathology, while also conducting research on correctly identifying and evaluating special education populations.
I authored or co-authored 10 books on evaluating and providing services for diverse populations. I am a co-author on the Bilingual Articulation and Phonology Assessment (BAPA) which is the first bilingual standardized test for the iPad and the Test of Articulation and Phonology (iTap). I am a national and international presenter and my work has been captured in over 30 online
professional development courses offered at Bilinguistics.com. I interact with professionals through The Speech Therapy Blog, a blog I helped create with 10,000 subscribers.
I think that my life experiences prior to speech pathology has given me a very unique perspective. I was in the military, have lived abroad, studied languages, was in the University for over 10 years, ran a small business with my brother… What at one point seemed like very unconnected events, aligned to allow me to understand culture, language, poverty, research, publication, writing, business, and leadership. This translates into being hugely impactful and responsive to the needs of the speech pathology community.