Elizabeth Peña, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Her work focuses on differentiating language impairment from language difference in bilingual children. Her assessment work employs a variety of methods including standardized and dynamic assessment. She is interested in how children from diverse linguistic backgrounds learn new language skills and how they lexicalize their conceptual knowledge across two languages and has published extensively in these areas. She is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association.
Vera Gutiérrez-Clellen is professor emeritus in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University. Her research focused on the development of assessment measures for bilingual Spanish–English children and the evaluation of language intervention approaches for Latino children with language impairments.
Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., is Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Delaware. He was formerly a professor at Temple University and held various administrative positions. His major area of research is cultural and linguistic diversity, with a concentration on language acquisition in bilingual children. He developed the BESA (Bilingual English/Spanish Assessmentƞ and has numerous publications. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and received its highest award, Honors of the Association.
Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Provost & VP for Academic Affairs and Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. He received a masters and doctorate in speech-language pathology from Temple University and a bachelors in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from Brandeis University. He is well-published in the area of speech sound development and disorders in bilingual populations. His focus is on phonological development and disorders in monolingual Spanish-speaking and Spanish-English bilingual children. He is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and received ASHA's Certificate of Recognition for Special Contribution in Multicultural Affairs.
Lisa M. Bedore, Ph.D., Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Moody, College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, 2405A Whitis Avenue, A1100, Austin, Texas 78712
Dr. Bedore's research interests focus on assessment and intervention for Spanish- English bilingual children with language impairment. Some of her work focuses on the ways that children's language experience and language ability interact in determining their language outcomes.