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Bilingual Language Acquisition Brains (BLAB) Lab

Co-Directors: Dr. Maria Resendiz and Dr. Maria Diana Gonzales

Austin Smiles El Salvador Trip

The BLAB Lab aims to make speech-language pathology services accessible by identifying and reducing barriers for those with limited access, locally and internationally. Community partners include Austin Smiles and Instituto Salvadoreno Rehabilitacion Intelgral (ISRI) [Salvadoran Integral Rehabilitation Institute]. Collaborators include faculty from the Ingram School of Engineering, Sociology, Biology, Modern Languages, and Counseling. Current research involves the development of a training program to train Salvadoran therapists to provide speech therapy to children post-cleft palate repair in their home country, development of an app for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intentional focused recruitment of high school Latinas in STEM, translation guidelines for speech-language pathologists, narrative development in bilingual preschoolers, effectiveness of storybook translations from English into Spanish.


Austin Smiles Gala

Dr. Resendiz and Quan Nguyen at the Austin Smiles 2021 Gala

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The Master of Science in Communication Disorders (MSCD) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Disorders education programs in speech-language pathology at Texas State University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700