2017 Bilingual Therapies Symposium

The 2017 Bilingual Therapies Symposium will be held in Miami Beach, Florida, at the The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach July 20 - 23, 2017.


The theme of this year's symposium is advocacy in communication disorders. Our skilled presenters will share tools and discuss the role that SLPs and other service-providers can play in advocacy efforts.  Speakers include:

·         Betty Yu, PhD., CCC-SLP, San Francisco State University.

o   Keynote address: Beyond "Normal": Shifting our perspective on assessment;  Session: Assessment of social pragmatic language using conversation analysis

·         Leah Fabiano-Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP & Chelsea Privette, M. Ed, University of Arizona.

o   Preventing Misdiagnosis of Phonological Disorders in Bilingual Children: Evidence-Based Assessment Strategies.

·         Catherine Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP-F & Lorena Diaz, M.A., CCC-SLP, Teachers College, Columbia University

o   Integrating Dynamic Assessment into “Real World” Evaluations

·         Melissa White, M.A., CCC-SLP & Nate Cornish, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bilingual Therapies

o   Workshop:  Advocacy: Putting Evidence into Action


For more information please see http://www.bilingualtherapies.com/bilingual-symposium/



Nathan Cornish, M.S., CCC-SLP

Co-Director of Clinical Services

Bilingual Therapies

Local: (847) 745-0085





 ASHA’s Call for Volunteers

HC Members, please see ASHA’s Call for Volunteers.

  Please take a few minutes now, to think about whether you want to serve on one of ASHA’s Committees, Boards, or Councils (CBCs) next year, 2018.

  The ASHA Board of Directors has been working to increase the diversity of their appointments to CBCs, and as a result, they are actively seeking to include ASHA members from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, young or early career professionals, former participants in the MSLP (and ASHA Leadership Development Program – LDP), clinical service providers, school-based clinicians, researchers, etc. Does that sound like you?


Position Announcement:

Clinical Instructor I

The University of South Florida has one opening for Instructor, Level I, Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This position will provide clinical supervision to graduate student clinicians enrolled in the SLP practicum involving the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders; mentor Master’s students; and engage in service to the department, college, university, community and profession.


2016 Team update

Hello members of the Hispanic Caucus. Let me introduce myself and the new HC Board members. I am the new president of the Hispanic Caucus. The new HC board members were installed at the November 2015 ASHA HC meeting.

My name is Linda I. Rosa-Lugo and I am an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. I have been a member of HC for a long time and have served as VP for Professional Practice under Melissa Garcia, Past President. The new board and I have been busy behind the scenes discussing the mission and vision of the HC as well as new areas of interest and initiatives.

We are working on a new website and Facebook page that will allow greater interaction with our members and potential members. Please stay tuned as we keep you updated.


Here is our new board!  Click on Meet the Board and Committees for our contact information and to find out more about us.

President: Linda I. Rosa-Lugo

Immediate Past President:
Melissa Garcia

VP for Professional
Practices in SLP:
Silvia Martinez

VP for Professional
Practices in Audiology:
Rosa Abreu-Adriatico

VP for Public Relations: Scott Prath

Treasurer: Carrie Slaymaker

Secretary: Hannah J. Tahhan

Editor: Elizabeth Peña



Hispanic Caucus  on Facebook

Join us on the Hispanic Caucus Facebook page. We welcome you to make announcements, pose questions, share information, and network on the  Hispanic Caucus Online Forum.  All you need is a free, g-mail account to register and participate.  This feature is powered by Google and allows you to receive e-mails, or periodic e-mail digests, of activity on the forum.  (Not a regular g-mail user?  You can create an account and forward your g-mail messages to your regular account.  After you've registered, from the main page simply click: "settings > forwarding and POP/IMAP" and enter the address where you would like your messages forwarded.)

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