Laida Restrepo

Coor 3392, Tempe Campus;
Health North 508, Phoenix Campus
Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Assistant Dean & Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Laida Restrepo is assistant dean of research success and professor of speech and hearing science in the College of Health Solutions. Her research is focused on developing assessments and interventions for bilingual children at risk of academic difficulties or with disabilities. She is a Fellow and Certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was a Fulbright Scholar in Israel. She obtained her PhD at he University of Arizona in 1995. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist.

Education

  • Ph.D. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona 1995
  • M.A. Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1986 
  • B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida-Gainesville 1983
  • AA and AS in Special Education, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL 1981

 

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Research Interests

Research in the Bilingual Language and Literacy Laboratory is concerned with the development of best practices in assessment and intervention of children who speak Spanish as their native language or who are bilingual. In the Lab, we work on the identification of children with language disorders who speak Spanish or who are bilingual. This research focuses on the use of language sampling, dynamic assessment, parent and teacher interviews, structured language tasks, and the characterization of specific language impairment in children. In addition, In addition, we are investigating different types of interventions to improve reading comprehension and oral language skills in at risk Latino children.

Research Group

LARRC

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Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=j0YRqtcAAAAJ

 

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 588Spanish Language Acquisition
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHS 494Special Topics
SHS 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 593Applied Project
SHS 597Bilingual SLP
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 588Spanish Language Acquisition
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 494Special Topics
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 593Applied Project
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 588Spanish Language Acquisition
APL 588Spanish Language Acquisition
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 593Applied Project
SHS 597Bilingual SLP
SHS 598Special Topics
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 588Spanish Language Acquisition
APL 588Spanish Language Acquisition
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
SHS 592Research
SHS 597Bilingual SLP
SHS 790Reading and Conference
SHS 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 105Intro Human Comm Disorders
SHS 492Honors Directed Study
SHS 493Honors Thesis
SHS 498Pro-Seminar
SHS 499Individualized Instruction
APL 588Spanish Language Acquisition
SHS 588Spanish Language Acquisition
SHS 592Research
SHS 599Thesis
SHS 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SHS 597Bilingual SLP

Presentations

Del Cid, D., Spencer, T. D., Petersen, D. B., Restrepo, M. A., & Thompson, M. S. (2017). Spanish and English

              curriculum improves the language skills of dual language learners. Poster presented at the annual

              Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis conference, Flagstaff, AZ.

Adams, A., Glenberg, A., & Restrepo, M. A. (2016). An Embodied Reading Intervention for Spanish

              Monolinguals. Paper presented at the ASUofA Cognitive Science Conclave, Tempe, AZ. 
Henderson, D. & Restrepo, M.A. (2016, November). Navajo Childrens Performance on the CELF  4 and PPVT 

              4 Presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Speech Language and Hearing

Association. Philadelphia.

Castilla-Earls, A., Perez-Leroux, A.T., Restrepo, M.A., Martinez-Nieto, L.( 2016, September). Vulnerability of Clitics and Articles in Spanish-English Bilinguals. Presented at VIIIth International Conference of Language Acquisition. Mallorca, Spain.

Thompson, M., Spencer, T., Petersen, D. & Restrepo, M.A. (2016, July). Interchangeability of the Narrative

              Language Measures for English- and Spanish-speaking Preschoolers: An Analysis with

              Methodological Recommendations. SSSR Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal.

Martinez-Nieto, L., Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S. LARRC Consortium. (2016, May). La estabilidad morfologica en ni�os bilingues. IX Congreso Internacional Cerebro y Mente. Guadalajara, Mexico.

Restrepo, M.A. (2016, February). Bilingual vs. English-only Intervention for Bilingual Preschool Children

 with and without Language Impairments. CREI conference, San Diego, CA.

Restrepo, M.A., Yeomans-Maldonado, G., Mesa, C., Catts. H., OConnell, A., & LARRC (2016, February).

              PreK Spanish Oral language Predictors of English Decoding Skills in First Grade. Poster presentation

              at the Pacific Coast Research Conference. Coronado Island, CA.

B�rcenas,T., Kapantzoglo. u, M., Fergadiotis, G., & Restrepo, M.A., (2015, November). Morphosyntax &

              Language Sample Elicitation Effects in Spanish-Speaking Children With & Without Language

              Impairment. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech  Language and

              Hearing Association. Denver, CO.

Spencer, T., Petersen, D.,  DuranL.,  Mendez, L., & Restrepo, M.A. (2015, November). Advances in

              Language Assessment & Intervention for Latino Preschoolers. Presentation at the Annual

              Convention of the American Speech  Language and Hearing Association. Denver, CO.

Riordan, M., Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S. & Smyk, E. (2015). Validation of the Spanish-English Language

              Proficiency Scale  Revised. Poster Presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Speech 

              Language and Hearing Association. Denver, CO.

Restrepo, M.ASimon-Cereijido, G., Gildersleeve-Neumann, C., & Fabiano-Smith, L. (2015, November).

              Intervention Research for Bilingual Children With Speech & Language Disorders. SID 14 Invited

              Presentation

Restrepo, M.A., Riordan, M., Castilla-Earls, A. (2015, August). Variability in Bilingual Development:

              Interactions between the Acquisition of English and the Maintenance of Spanish.

Restrepo, M.A. & Martinez, M.L. (2015, June). Differences between monolingual and bilingual children on

              the SSLIC measure. Presentation at the First Bilingual Specific Language Impairment Conference,

              Tours, France.

Language and Reading Research Consortium (2015, February).  Exploring the Impact  of Vamos a

              Aprender: Preliminary Results. Paper presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference,

              Coronado, CA

Adams, A., Barragan, B., Henderson, D., Restrepo, M.A., & Gray, S. (2014, November). L2 proficiency as a

 function of L1 in children with typical development and language impairment: A mathematical

model. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech- Language-Hearing Association Convention,  Orlando, FL.

Kapantzoglou, M., Restrepo, M. A., Gray, S., Thompson, M. S., & Gorin, J. (2014, November). How are

              Children Grouped in an Unclassified Sample Based on CELF-4 Spanish? A Latent Profile Analysis.

              Poster session at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

              Orlando, FL

Henderson, D. & Restrepo, M. A. (2014, November). Culture & Language Considerations Among Navajo

 Assessments & Interventions. Paper presented at the Annual American Speech-

              Language-Hearing Association Convention,  Orlando, FL.

Martinez-Nieto,L., Barragan,B. Restrepo,M.A. (2014, November). The diagnostic accuracy of CELF-4

              Spanish on children from low income & parental education. Poster presented at the Annual

              American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Orlando,Fl.

Adams, A., Restrepo, M.A., & Glenberg, A. (October, 2014). An embodied intervention enhances Spanish

              reading comprehension. Paper presented at the annual Experimental Psycholinguistics

              Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Castilla, A. Restrepo, M.A., Perez-Lerouz, A. T., Gray, S. & P. Holmes (2014, October). The Interactions

              between Bilingual Effects and Specific Language Impairments in Spanish-Speaking Children. Paper

              presented at the annual Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Martinez-Nieto,L., Restrepo,M.A, Gray,S. (October,2014) La influencia de la L2 en el mantenimiento del

              espa�ol: un an�lisis de gramaticalidad Presented at  Encuentro Diferencias Individuales en la

              Adquisici�n del Lenguaje (DIAL-2014). Mexico City, Mexico

Restrepo, M. A. (2014, October). Language Development and Disorders in Bilingual Children. Presentation

at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual convention. Clinical Practice

presentation.

Restrepo, M. A. & Language and Reading Research Consortium (2014, October). Diferencias Individuales

              en la Adquisici�n de ingl�s como Segundo idioma. Encuentro de diferencias individuales. Ciudad

              de M�xico, Universidad  Auton�ma de M�xico.

Adams, A., Restrepo, M.A., & Glenberg, A. (2014, July). The effectiveness of Moved by Reading for

              bilingual children. Paper presented at the annual Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading

              Conference, Santa Fe, NM.

Kapantzoglu, M. Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S., Thompson, M. & Gorin, J. (2014, June). Bilingual Children with

              Language Impairment. Are there only two Groups? Poster presentation at the Annual Symposium

              On Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Runnion, E., Ratiu, I., Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S., Gorin, J., Thompson, M. (2014, June). Comparing

              Measurement Structure of a Language Screener between Spanish-speaking children with and

              without language impairment.  Poster presentation at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child

              Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Castilla-Earls, A. , Restrepo, M. A., Perez-Leroux, A., Gray, S., (2014, June). Language Impairments vs.

Bilingual Effects in Spanish-Speaking  Children. Poster presentation  at the Annual Symposium on

Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Adams, A., Restrepo, M.A., & Glenberg (2013, November). : An English-Only & Bilingual Version of the

Moved by Reading Intervention in an ELL Population. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Chicago.

Barragan, B., Restrepo, M.A., Castilla, A., Oliveros, W. & Gray, S. (2013, November). Performance of Low-

Income Spanish-Speaking Children in English-Only Schools on the CELF-4 Spanish. Presentation at the American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Chicago.

Castilla, A., Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S. (2013, November). Language Impairments vs. Bilingual Effects in

Spanish-Speaking Children. Poster presentation at the American Speech Language and Hearing Annual Convention. Chicago.

Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S. and the LARRC Consortium (2013, July). Language Bases of Language

Comprehension in Preschool Bilinguals Learning to Read in English as a Second Language. Symposium Presentation at Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading annual conference. Hong Kong.

Restrepo, M. A., Smyk, E., Gray, S. (2013, July). English Language Learners Performance on Language

              Sample Measures Across Second Language Proficiency Levels. Symposium Presentation at Society

              for the Scientific Studies of Reading annual conference. Hong Kong.

Gray, S., Restrepo, M.A., OConnell, A., Pentimonti, J., & the LARRC Consortium (2013, November).

              Dimensionality of Language in Young Spanish-English Dual-Language Learners. Poster

              presentation at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI

Martinez Nieto, L., Jackson Maldonado, D., Maldonado, R., & Restrepo, M.A. (2013, June). Language Loss

              or Incomplete Acquisition? The Case of the Middle se in Bilingual Children. Poster presentation

              at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Kapantzoglou, M., Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S., Thompson, M., & Gorin, J. (2013, June). Latent Language

Ability   Groups in Bilingual Children. Poster presentation at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child              Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Runnion, E., Schlessinger, N. Restrepo, M.A., Gray, S., & Gorin, J. (2013, June). Measurement Structure of

              Linguistic and Processing Skills on a New Measure to Screen Spanish-speaking Students. Poster

              presentation at the Annual Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Barragan, B., Restrepo, M.A., Yel, N., Gray, S., Gorin, J. (2013, June). Spanish Sentence Repetition Task for

              Screening LI in Bilingual Spanish-English Speaking Children. Poster presentation at the Annual

              Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Honors/Awards

Fulbright Fellow 2017-2018

ASHA Fellow 2013

Honors Faculty

International Fellow - University of Georgia

Professional Associations

ASHA

ArSHA

Service

  • Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Consultant to the program (2009 - Present)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Consultant to the program (2009 - Present)
  • Adhoc committee on ASU relation with the Schools, member, (2007 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2004 - Present)
  • Universidad Nacional de Bogota, Departamento de Ciencias de la Comunicación, Consultant (2004 - Present)
  • Neurodevelopment Ph.D. program Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, Foreign Advisor and Adjunct Professor (2001 - Present)
  • Universidad Nacional de Bogota, Departamento de Ciencias de la Comunicación, Consultant (2004 - 2011)
  • P & B Committee, member (2008 - 2011)
  • Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Revista de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad, Editorial Board (2008 - 2010)
  • Revista de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Escuela de Medicina, Editorial Board (2008 - 2010)
  • School Psychology, Editorial Board (2007 - 2010)
  • School Psychology Quarterly, Editorial Board (2007 - 2010)
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Associate Editor (2006 - 2010)
  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition., reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2004 - 2010)
  • American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Clinical, Mentor in the Clinical Pracatice Research Insitute for faculty (2009 - 2010)
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Associate Editor (2006 - 2010)
  • ANEP - Spain, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Personnel, Policy and Budget Committee, member (2008 - 2010)
  • ASU Academic Senate, senator (2007 - 2010)
  • Early Childhood Services, Guest Editor (2009 - 2009)
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Associate Editor (2006 - 2009)
  • ASHA, Roundtable discussant for new faculty and doctoral students on setting up their own research (2009 - 2009)
  • Early Childhood Services, Guest Editor (2008 - 2009)
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Guest Associate Editor (2008 - 2008)
  • NIH, grant reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Public Relations Committee, Memmber (2004 - 2008)
  • NIH, HHS, and IES sponsors, Member on Round Table Language and Literacy Development in Young Language Minority Children: Research, Policy and Practice (2008 - 2008)
  • Child Trends, HHS, DOEOffice of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Office of the Assis, Member of Round Table on Developing the Next Wave of Quality Measures for Early Childhood and School-Age Programs (2008 - 2008)
  • Affirmative action, member (2004 - 2007)
  • American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Guest Associate Editor (2007 - 2007)
  • Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, Guest Asscociate Editor, and reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • ASHA Convention, Multicultural Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Journal of Child Language, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • ASHA Convention, Review for Multicultural Issues (2006 - 2006)
  • Multicultural Committee for ASHA Convention 2006, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Reviewer and Guest AE (2006 - 2006)
  • Topics in Language Disorders, reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • AA Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Self Study Commitee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Serach Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Self Study Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Publication Board for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Search Committee SLP, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Search Committee Southwest Borderlands, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Ad hoc reviewer and guest associate editor (2005 - 2005)
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Ad hoc reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • University Public School Initiative, Role (2005 - 2005)
  • ASHA Publications Board, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Education of Non English Speakers Task Force, Clarke County School System, Member (1999 - 2004)
  • Neuropsychology Program, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Research Consultant (1997 - 2004)
  • Curriculum Action Committee Clarke County Diversity Task Force, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Clarke County Diversity Task Force, Member (2002 - 2004)
  • Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Member (1995 - 2003)
  • Scholarship Committee, College of Education, Member (2001)
  • College of Education Faculty Senate, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • Multicultural Committee of the GSLHA, Member (2000)
  • Search Committee for the Director of the School of Professional Studies, College of education, Member (2000)
  • Triple E workshop, College of Education, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Speech-language pathology and audiology program specialization in oral and written language disorders for Universidad Católica de Manizales, Colombia, Program Reviewer (1999 - 2000)
  • Neurological Institute of Antioquia for a program of research on the prevalence, characteristics, assessment, and intervention of children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, Consultant (1997 - 1999)

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Gareth Morgan

Katya Smyk

Maria Kapantzoglou

Carol Mesa

Davis Henderson

Maria Lourdes Martinez Nieto

Beatriz de Diego

Work History

Assistant Dean for Research, College of Health Solutions. Arizona State University

          August 2018  Present  (tenured)

Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Arizona State University

          May 2014  Present  (tenured)

Associate Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Arizona State University

          July 2004  May 2014 (tenured)

Faculty in Ph.D. Program in Applied Linguistics, Arizona State University,

          July 2006  present

 Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia,

           June 2001 - May 2004 (tenured)

Adjunct Faculty Program, Faculty of Education, Neurodevelopment Doctoral Program, Universidad de

           Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia - August 2001 - 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia,

           November 1995 - April 2001