Topic: Elizabeth Pena

New Assessment Could Reduce Learning Disorder Misdiagnoses Among Bilingual Children

Jan. 29, 2014

As a San Francisco-based speech-language consultant in the mid-1980s, Elizabeth Peña noticed a discouraging trend. At one elementary school, speech-language pathologists had diagnosed every English-Spanish bilingual kindergartner with a language learning disability.

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Researchers Get $2.3 Million Grant to Help Bilingual First Graders Overcome Language Impairments

Oct. 20, 2010

Speech-language researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help Central Texas first graders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds overcome language impairments.

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Meeting Workforce Demands

Sept. 27, 2010

Researchers Get $3.3 Million Grant to Investigate Language Outcomes of Bilingual Children

May 19, 2010

University of Texas at Austin researchers have received a $3.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to conduct a five-year study of speech and language development in bilingual children who speak English and Spanish, comparing those whose language skills are delayed with those who have no delays.

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Grants Totaling $1.6 Million Support Students in Treating Speech-Language Impairment among Bilingual Children

Feb. 4, 2010

Two professors in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin have received grants totaling $1.6 million to improve treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children with communication disorders,

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