Adriana Peña-Brooks holds a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, Fresno. She also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the License in Speech-Language Pathology from the states of California and Arizona, in addition to the Clinical Rehabilitation Services Credential from the state of California.
She has previously worked as an instructor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Fresno, where she taught a variety of courses. Subsequently, she has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Elk Grove Unified School District in Elk Grove, California. In this clinical position, Mrs. Peña-Brooks has worked with children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
She has gained clinical expertise in assessing and treating a variety of communication disorders in children of varying ethnocultural backgrounds. She has assessed and treated hundreds of children with articulation and phonological disorders. Mrs. Peña-Brooks also has worked extensively with adults who had neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia. She has made various scholarly presentations at the local, state, and national levels.
Mrs. Peña-Brooks is co-author of Articulation and Phonological Disorders in Children: A Dual Level Text and Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Assessment and Treatment Resource Manual.
Mrs. Peña-Brooks is a bilingual/bicultural speech-language pathologist who speaks, reads, and writes fluently in Spanish.
Currently, Mrs. Peña-Brooks lives in Sahuarita, Arizona, raising her triplets and devoting her time to scholarly writing in speech-language pathology.