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Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Laura Epstein Instructor Bio:
Laura Epstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor, Program Coordinator and School Internship Coordinator at San Francisco State University. Her research and clinical focus is on Spanish-bilingual language development/disorders and inclusion. She was California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention Program Co-Chair, 2014 & 2015, and Volunteer Committee Co-Chair in 2016. She was awarded the CSHA Diversity Award, 2011, and received the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship, 2010.

Laura Epstein's Continuing Education Courses

Foundations in Bilingual and Biliterate Learning and Development

Foundations in Bilingual and Biliterate Learning and Development

More than half of the world population is bilingual or multilingual. According to the U.S. Census (2010), approximately a quarter of the U.S. population over the age of five speaks a language other than English at home. Since 1980, the… Read Morearrow_right

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Assessment of Bilingual Children and English Language Learners

Assessment of Bilingual Children and English Language Learners

Children from minority-language backgrounds are disproportionately represented in Special Education and lack access to equitable services to support their needs. A significant contributor to the problem is that speech-language pathologists… Read Morearrow_right

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Bilingualism and Children with Communication Disabilities

Bilingualism and Children with Communication Disabilities

Can children with communication disabilities become bilingual? Will bilingualism exacerbate their difficulties or further delay their development? While there is ample data on the advantages of bilingualism for typically developing children,… Read Morearrow_right

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