Liliana Diaz-Vazquez is a certified licensed bilingual speech language pathologist (SLP), currently practicing in Chicago, Illinois. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders (2012) and her master’s degree in speech language pathology at Saint Xavier University (2014). Diaz-Vazquez is a first-generation Mexican American Latina, a small business owner, a full-time school-based SLP, & a bilingual parent, who takes pride in her roots, culture, & heritage language. She loves being able to share her experience as a Latina SLP, and a bilingual mom, as well as her culture & heritage language with the educator, SLP, and parent community. Liliana Diaz-Vazquez has extensive experience working with the bilingual English and Spanish speaking population & multilingual population. She specializes in augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), bilingual language development and language delays/disorders in bilingual/multilingual children. She currently works full-time in the Chicago public school setting as a lead bilingual SLP where she consults and collaborates with SLPs on a daily basis to help them understand how to assess and treat students who come from bilingual and/or multilingual households. Diaz-Vazquez has also worked in the early intervention setting for several years where she gained vast experience working with interpreters and bilingual/multilingual families. Liliana Diaz-Vazquez is the owner of Bilingual Speechie LLC which is a small business dedicated to providing inclusive and engaging speech therapy resources and activities for bilingual children, parents, SLPs, and educators. Bilingual Speechie promotes bilingualism and multilingualism by dispelling common myths, providing education on bilingual language development, and promoting heritage language maintenance amongst bilingual families. You can learn more about Bilingual Speechie at their website, www.bilingualspeechie.com, or on their social media platforms under Bilingual Speechie’s.
Liliana Diaz-Vazquez is receiving compensation for this course. Liliana Diaz-Vazquez receives income from her resources & activities on bilingualspeechie.com.
Liliana Diaz-Vazquez has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Liliana Diaz-Vazquez presentation will include bilingual speech therapy materials and resources that she personally sells on her website.
This course is being sponsored by Having Our Say and SLP Toolkit.
|5 mins||Discuss the monolingual SLP role in intervention|
|10 mins||Quick overview of typical bilingual language development.|
|15 mins||Using evidence-based decisions to guide the language(s) used in intervention|
|10 mins||Discuss the 4 consideration points when writing appropriate intervention goals for bilingual clients|
|10 mins||Discuss resources and bilingual therapy materials that SLPs can access online to help them plan for intervention|