Sara E. N. Kangas, Ph.D.

Sara Kangas 

BIO:  Dr. Sara E. N. Kangas is Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Lehigh University.  Trained as an English language educator, she earned her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in applied linguistics.  Her scholarly work is dedicated to the school-age population of English learners (ELs) with disabilities.  Primarily conducting ethnographies, she investigates how beliefs, conditions, and policies in schools influence the learning opportunities of ELs with disabilities. 

Dr. Kangas will be presenting two sessions at the symposium this year:
  • Keynote address: Looking beyond the Pieces to See the Whole Child
  • Workshop: Bringing back the "I" in "IEP"

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Kangas receives financial compensation from Bilingual Therapies for her contributions in the form of an honorarium, hotel accommodations, and travel.
Non-Financial Disclosure:
Dr. Kangas has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Ellen Stubbe Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


EDP Kester
 

BIO: Dr. Kester is the founder and president of Bilinguistics, an Austin-based company that provides speech therapy, professional development, and speech therapy products to meet the needs of children from diverse backgrounds.  Dr. Kester has worked with her team at Bilinguistics to implement clinically-based research to broaden our understanding of bilingual speech and language development, and to develop research-based products that support speech-language pathologists in their work with students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  She is the author of the book Difference or Disorder?  Understanding Speech and Language Patterns in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, and she provides workshops nationally related to bilingual language development, assessment of bilingual students, and intervention for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Ellen Stubbe Kester will be presenting two sessions at the symposium this year:

  • Session: Referral to Diagnostic Decision: The Process for SLPs Working with Diverse Students
  • Session: Translating Assessment Results to Intervention Goals

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Stubbe Kester receives financial compensation from Bilingual Therapies for her contributions in the form of an honorarium, hotel accommodations, and travel.
Non-Financial Disclosure:
Dr. Stubbe Kester has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Raul F. Prezas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Raul Prezas

BIO: Raul Prezas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He has several years of clinical experience in the university, public school, and home health settings; particularly working with bilingual children and their families. Dr. Prezas has served as a bilingual speech-language evaluator in the school setting and has participated on early childhood assessment teams. In addition, he has worked closely with school districts to provide recommendations regarding best practices for bilingual assessment. He has taught courses in phonological development and disorders, including bilingual and multicultural assessment. In addition to publications in several journals, including the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Dr. Prezas has written book chapters and articles related to bilingual phonological acquisition, bilingual/multilingual assessment and treatment, phonological treatment models/outcomes, multicultural issues, and school-based issues. He has been invited to present on bilingual assessment at intervention and related areas at numerous workshops, webinars, and conventions throughout the United States including Puerto Rico, Canada, and South America. 

Dr. Raul F. Prezas will be presenting two sessions at the symposium this year:

  • Session: Case Studies in Speech Sound Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
  • Session: Case Studies in Speech Sound Intervention of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Prezas receives financial compensation from Bilingual Therapies for his contributions in the form of an honorarium, hotel accommodations, and travel.
Non-Financial Disclosure:
Dr. Prezas is presenting material based on data obtained from studies done in his work at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Pedro Olvera, Psy.D., L.E.P.

Polvera


BIO:
Dr. Olvera is an Associate Professor of the School Psychology program at Azusa Pacific University (APU). He is a published writer and he teaches coursework in the area of assessment of ELLs, cognitive assessment, and enhancing collaboration with Latino families. Before joining APU, he was a practicing bilingual school psychologist.  He is currently in private practice and is frequently called upon to offer his expertise in matters related to the assessment of ELLs.  Dr. Olvera is also Associate Editor for Contemporary School Psychology (CSP) journal and former President of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP).

Dr. Pedro Olvera will be presenting: Bilingual School Psychology: Assessment and Clinical Decision-Making

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Olvera receives financial compensation from Bilingual Therapies for his contributions in the form of an honorarium, hotel accommodations, and travel.
Non-Financial Disclosure:
Dr. Olvera has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

 

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