Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., F-CCC-SLP

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Brian Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University. Dr. Goldstein is well published in the area of communication development and disorders in Latino children focusing on phonological development and disorders in monolingual Spanish and Spanish-English bilingual children. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. Goldstein will be giving two presentations at the Bilingual Symposium – the keynote address, “What I Do When I Know That I Don’t Know: Practice without Evidence”, and a workshop, Providing Phonological Intervention to Bilingual Children.

Cynthia Cress, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Dr. Cynthia Cress is an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in language, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and early intervention. She has worked with families and communities of learners with severe disabilities from a variety of languages and cultures, and has applied these insights from clinical and research activities to her classes on linguistic needs of bilingual and bicultural learners. She conducts research on patterns of communication, and assessment and intervention strategies for infants/toddlers with severe disabilities, and has provided clinical service for children and adults with severe disabilities for 20 years.

Dr. Cress will be presenting a session titled ” Providing Culturally-Responsive Services to Individuals with Severe Disabilities” at the Bilingual Symposium.

Catherine J. Crowley, F-CCC-SLP, JD, PhD,

Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY

Dr. Crowley, a distinguished Lecturer in SLP at Teachers College Columbia University, founded and coordinates the bilingual/bicultural program focus and directs the Bilingual Extension Institute. Every year Cate brings SLP graduate students to Bolivia and Ghana where they provide services and give workshops. As part of that work, she developed an aural habilitation tele-practice program which provides “real time” therapy from the TC on-campus clinic in New York to students in a school for the deaf in La Paz, Bolivia. Cate is an experienced attorney with significant experience in developing policy and guidelines, especially regarding appropriate assessment of bilingual and minority students. Cate is active at the state and national level including as Chair of the NYS Board for SLP and Audiology and is the recipient of a number of awards and honors.

Dr. Crowley will be presenting “Acquiring the Skills Needed to Distinguish Disability from Difference” at the Bilingual Symposium.

Luis F. Riquelme, M.S.,F-CCC-SLP,BRS-S

Asst. Professor, New York Medical College

Luis F. Riquelme is currently an Asst. Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and is owner and Director of Riquelme & Associates, PC, a small private practice that provides speech-language and dysphagia services to area nursing homes and acute care facilities. He is also Director of the Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Luis is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has also received the ASHA Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. He obtained his B.A. from LIU/Brooklyn and M.S. from Columbia University. He is presently a Ph.D. Candidate at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Luis will be presenting a session titled “Neural Plasticity & Bilingualism: Enough Evidence for Clinical Practice?” at the symposium this year.