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I have research and clinical service expertise in early development of language, speech, literacy and caregiver-child relationships in multilingual populations. My work includes the development or revision of over 20 college courses and professional workshops on diversity in human communication development and professional practice.
Proctor, A., Bunta, F. & Aghara, R.G. (2014) Stop VOT Productions by young Bilingual
Spanish-English Speakers and Their Monolingual Peers. In Yavaş, M. (Ed.) Unusual Productions in Phonology: Universals and language-specific considerations.
Anthony, J. L., Williams, J. M., Duran, L.K., Gillam, S., Liang, L., Aghara, R., Swank, P., Assel, M., & Landry, S. (2011) Spanish Phonological Awareness: Dimensionality and sequence of development during the preschool and kindergarten years. Journal of Educational Psychology,103, 857-876.
Anthony, J. L., Greenblatt Aghara, R., Dunkelberger, M. J., Anthony, T. I., Williams, J. M., & Zhang, Z., (2011). What factors place children with speech sound disorders at risk for reading problems? American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 20, 146-160.
Jackson-Maldonnado, D., Peña, E.D., & Aghara, R.G. (2011). Funciones de lenguaje y tipos de palabras en la interacción entre madres y sus hijos e hijas (Language functions and types of words in interactions between mothers and their sons and daughters.) In de León, L. & Rojas Nieto, C. (Eds). La adquisición de la lengua materna: Problemas y perspectivas. UNAM-CIESAS, México.
Anthony, J. L., Aghara, R.G., Solari, E. J., Dunkelberger, M. J., Williams, J. M., Liang, L. (2010). Quantifying phonological representation abilities in Spanish-speaking preschool children. Applied Psycholinguistics, 32, 19-49. doi: 10.1017/S0142716410000275.
|2018||ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).|
|2010||Faculty Development Initiative Program, University of Houston. $21,000, Co-PI Enhancing the ComD Core: Enriching the Core Courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders via Consolidated Resources and Learning Modules.|
|2009||Faculty Development Initiative Program, University of Houston. $4000 for development of Computerized Language Analysis Activities.|
|2005||President’s Research Award, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.|
|2004-2005||Lee and Joe Jamail Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Texas at Austin.|
My clinical responsibilities as a speech-language pathologist have included preschool teacher mentor program coordination, parent-child group coordination, SLP assistant and student supervision, and provision of pediatric multilingual assessments and interventions in hospital, preschool, center-based, client home, community and tele-practice settings.