Assessing English Language Learners' Language Skills

The 2012 Texas Organization for Multicultural Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TOMMAS) Conference, a biannual conference hosted by Our Lady of the Lake University, was designed to assist speech-language professionals in developing assessment skills for serving people whose primary language is not English.

Speaker for the 2012 conference was:

Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., CCC
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Aquiles Iglesias is and a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Temple University. His major area of research interest lies in cultural and linguistic diversity, with a concentration on language acquisition in bilingual children. Dr. Iglesias was the principal investigator of a six-year contract funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an assessment protocol for bilingual Spanish/English children. He was the CO-PI of two projects funded by NICHD to examine the relationship between oral language skills and literacy development in school-aged Latino children and Mexican children, and the PI of an NSF-AGEP grant to increase the representation of under-represented minorities in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.

The next conference will take place in 2014.

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