M. Adelaida Restrepo
Dr. M. Adelaida Restrepo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University. She is the director of the Bilingual Language and Literacy Laboratory at ASU; the main mission at the lab is to research best language assessment and intervention practices for bilingual children. She specializes in oral language and emergent literacy development and in prevention of academic difficulties in bilingual children. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who has had ongoing funding for at least 10 years in projects building oral language and literacy in preschool and kindergarten children who speak Spanish as their native language. Interventions include direct instruction and teacher professional development programs. She is also funded to develop a language screener for Spanish-speaking children. She is a former associate editor for Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools(2007-2009), and reviews and publishes in a variety of journals in English and Spanish. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.