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2022 Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention

Friday, November 18, 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders. Each year's symposium has a specific research theme. 

Find out more about the Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention and its associated travel award.


The 2022 Symposium will be part of the ASHA Convention. Any onsite Convention registrant may attend. No separate ticket or registration is required.

The 2022 Symposium will include a series of presentations focused on the assessment and diagnosis of speech and language disabilities of multilingual and BIPOC children. Assessment of phonology, language, and cognitive abilities in multilingual children will be linked to theories that explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability. The social justice impact of disability diagnosis in the preschool and elementary school years will be linked to research examining the school-to-prison pipeline and educational disparities among multilingual and BIPOC children as compared with their white peers. Assessment procedures designed to avoid pitfalls for misdiagnosis will be discussed.

Phonological Assessment through a Social Justice Lens
Speaker: Leah Fabiano-Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP (University of Pittsburgh)

Supporting Culturally Responsive Pediatric Assessments: Guidance from Methods Used in the Jamaican Context
Speaker: Karla Washington, PhD, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C) (University of Cincinnati)

Combining Languages in the Input to Bilingual Children With Developmental Language Disorder
Speaker: Margarita Kaushanskaya, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Bilingual Development in Context—Children’s First Language in Assessment and Beyond
Speaker: Giang Pham, PhD, CCC-SLP (San Diego State University)

Questioning Assumptions of the Bilingual Delay in Children with and without DLD
Speakers: Elizabeth Peña, PhD, CCC-SLP (University of California, Irvine) and Lisa Bedore, PhD, CCC-SLP (Temple University)

Spanish and English Language Development in Bilingual Children: Implications for Research and Practice
Speaker: Anny Castilla-Earls, PhD (This session will be available in the Virtual Library)

The Research Symposium at ASHA Convention is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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