2011 TC Research
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Catherine Crowley

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A. University of Rochester

M.A. Kean University

J.D. Rutgers Law School-Newark

Ph.D. Columbia University

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Crowley's work focuses on enhancing the quality of services that our children and adolescents receive particularly those bilingual and minority students and students from lower socio-economic status. First and foremost this requires that professionals who work with these students have the highest quality knowledge and skills. Quality professionals alone cannot make the needed changes. What is also needed is that the law and public policies must be in place so that quality professionals to do work that may be inconsistent with the current clinical practice. The nexus of special education, sociolinguistics, bilingualism and bidialectalism, is where Dr. Crowley's scholarly interest lies.

Since 2006 Dr. Crowley has led annual trips to Ghana and Bolivia whereby her TC SLP graduate students provide e free services to people with communication disorders. The international work is designed to provide opportunities for student to acquire high quality clinical skills and cultural competencies that will transfer to their work with diverse populations in the U.S., and developing a "world citizen" approach to SLP. This is the link to the TC SLP 2011Ghana trip blog.  http://blog.asha.org/2011/02/11/gone-to-ghana/

Selected Publications

Crowley, C., Baigorri, M., Ntim, C., Bukari, B., Oseibagyina, A., Kitcher, E., Paintsil, A., Ampomah, O. W., & Laing, A. (2013). Collaborations to address barriers for people with communication disabilities in Ghana: Considering the world report on disability. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1): 53–57.

Crowley, C., & Baigorri, M. (2012, October 30). International Service That Really Serves. The ASHA Leader. Retrieved from http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2012/121030/International-Service-That-Really-Serves/

Levy, E., & Crowley, C. (2012). Beliefs regarding the impact of accent within speech-language pathology practice areas. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34(1), 47-55. doi: 10.1177/1525740112446851.

 

Levy, E. S.&Crowley, C. J. (2012). Policies and practices regarding students with accents in speech-language pathology training programs. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34, 59-68. doi:10.1177/1525740111409567

Crowley, C., & Baigorri, M. (2011). Effective approaches to international work: Substance and sustainability for speech-language pathology student groups. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 1(1), 27-35. doi: 10.1044/gics1.1.27

Deal-Williams, V., Crowley, C. J., Levy, E. S., & Mahendara, N. (2011). The clinical education of students with accents [Professional Issues Statement]. Retrieved from http://www.asha.org/policy/PI2011-00324.htm

Crowley, C. and 2011 Ghana Team (2011, February 11). Gone to Ghana. Retrieved from http://blog.asha.org/2011/02/11/gone-to-ghana/   (2011, February 15).

Crowley, C. (2010, February). Incorporating AAC in the Community: Beyond "More Bubbles".                Augmentative Communication World Network (ACWN)Newsletter. Found at                                                  http://www.centralcoastchildrensfoundation.org/feb10.htm

Crowley, C. (2010).A critical analysis of the CELF-4: The responsible clinician's guide to the CELF-4.
(Doctoral dissertation). Available from Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3420871)

Crowley, C. (2010) "Bilingual Extension Institute" "Facebook.com" page  Developed to provide former students and  interested professionals with updates on current research and new developments for  SLPs and psychologists working with bilingual and multicultural populations.

Polovoy, C. & Crowley, C. (2009). "Aural rehabilitation telepractice: International project links NY   student clinicians, Bolivian children", The ASHA Leader June 16, 2009,14(8), 20-21.

Crowley, C. (2007, Oct. 16). "Gaining cultural competence: Student SLPs work and learn in Bolivia" The ASHA Leader.

"Deviations from the Norm", 2006 monthly column in The ADVANCE for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Co-authors were all TC SLP students.
  • Crowley, C. & Ouellette, P. (2006, Jan. 27). "Introducing ABEL:  Assessment Based in Evidence and Law".
  • Crowley, C. & Ouellette, P. (2006, Feb. 24). "Asking the Critical Questions: The Parent Interview".
  • Crowley, C. Bielefeld, A., & Ouellette, P. (2006, Mar. 27). Putting the tests to the test: Confidence intervals".
  • Crowley, C. Bielefeld, A., & Ouellette, P. (2006, April 24). "Putting the tests to the test II: Discriminant accuracy".
  • Crowley, C. & Ouellette, P. (2006, June 15). "What IDEA 2004 says about assessment".
  • Crowley, C. (2006, Oct. 23). "Columnists respond to readers' questions".
  • Crowley, C. (2006, Nov. 17). "The teacher interview: Questions you need to ask".
  • Crowley, C., Agosto, N., & Castle, G. (2006, Dec. 11). "Cultural and linguistic biases in assessment materials".

Crowley, C. J. (2004, March 16). "The Ethics of Assessment With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations". The ASHA Leader.  

Crowley, C. (2003) "Diagnosing communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse students". ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. Digest E650m EDO-EC-03-11.

Crowley, C. & Valenti, D. (2002). "Vocabulary development with culturally and linguistically diverse children and Adolescents".  Perspectives, ASHA Language and Learning SID, Nov. 2002.

In the news

TC Faculty, Administrators Receive Humanitarian Award for Work in Ghana" (March 7, 2012) http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?articleID=8421

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies. (2011, February 3). "Ghana's unit schools integrate learners with disabilities."  Found at http://www.ineesite.org/index.php/blog.

TV3 News Midday Live. (2011, January 14). Midday live [Television broadcast]. Accra, Ghana: TV3. Retrieved from
http://quicktime.tc.columbia.edu/users/TCNEWS/2010_2011/Ghana_interview01.mp4?KeepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=400&width=400

Dowskin, E., (2011).  "Words from Ghana."Inside TC, 16(3), 1. Found at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7827.

 Levine, J. (2009). "Hearing aids: TC team delivers speech and language therapy via the Internet to a school for the deaf in Bolivia." Inside TC, 14(3), pp. 10-11. Found at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6799.

Sapers, J. (2009). "Giving Voice to the World".TC Today, Spring/Summer 2009, 52-55. Found at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/bbs/speech-language/detail.asp?Id=In+the+Spotlight&Info=Giving+Voice+to+the+World&showSpotList=Yes

Polovoy, C. & Crowley, C. (2009). "Aural rehabilitation telepractice: International project links NY student clinicians, Bolivian children", The ASHA Leader June 16, 2009, 14(8), 20-21. Found at http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2009/090616/f090616b.htm

Levine, J. (2007, October). "Bolivia helping children to see and be heard: Visiting TC students navigate cultural differences to provide speech and language services."Inside TC. Found at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=6409

Levine, J. (2009, December).  "Saxman, Crowley Honored by Professional Association for Work in  Diversity". Inside TC, 15(1). Found at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=7284  

"TIEMPO". Channel 7, ABC network. Joe Torre program. Aired, March 16, 2010. 15 minute segment on the shortage of bilingual SLPs. Appeared with current and former TC SLP students.

Levine, J. (2008-09, Winter). "Blazing a (Speech)"Path" in Cambodia." Inside TC, 14(3). Winter 2008-2009, pp. 12.

Gottfred, K. (2008, August) "From the President: A broader vision of advocacy." ASHA Leader, August 2008.

Dicker, R. (2006, March 11). "Speaking in (2) tongues: Raising a bilingual kid takes a little diligence" by Ron Dicker. New York  Daily News. New York, NY. March 11, 2006.

Karlin, R. (2006, January 16). "Schools pressed on special education numbers: Children lacking disabilities are often placed in classes." Times Union, Albany, NY  January 16, 2006

Mosheim, J. (2005, June). "Speech and language testing: Good knowledge base required for complex process." ADVANCE, 15(26): 6-8 (June 2005) 

ASHA
Publications

ASHA (2011). "Clinical education of students with non-native accents and dialects". Rockville, MD: ASHA. (One of 4-person ad hoc group that drafted the document for ASHA).

ASHA (2010). "Roles and responsibilities of SLPs in Schools". Rockville, MD: ASHA. (One of six-person committee that drafted document for ASHA).

ASHA (2005). "Ethical issues and solutions: Working with ELL students". June 5, 2005. National-wide teleconference. Now part of ASHA's permanent professional development catalogue. 

ASHA (2004). "Knowledge and skills needed by speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services" Rockville, MD: ASHA. (Lead author and Chair of knowledge and skills document committee of ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board).

ASHA (2003)." American English Dialects" [Technical Report]. (Named co-author). Available from www.asha.org/policy.

ASHA's Multicultural Issues Board (2002). "Best practices approaches for working with culturally and linguistically diverse children" Guest editorial. ASHA Leader, 4/2/02.(Authored article for MIB).

 


additional titles

Distinguished Lecturer

Coordinator of the bilingual/bicultural program focus for the graduate program in speech-language pathology and the Bolivia and Ghana programs

Director of the Bilingual Extension Institute

honors and awards

ASHA Convention 2012. Meritorious Poster Submission 2012. "International Clinical Experiences for Master's Students: 5 Years in Ghana".

National Council of Ghanaian Associations. Humanitarian Award "for dedicated and devoted work for disabled children and institutions of higher education, 2012

ASHA Certificate for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement, 2011

ASHA Fellow, 2010

ASHA Diversity Champion, 2009

ASHA's Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions to Multicultural Affairs,
2007

ASHA's SID 1 Starfish award, 2007.

Board Recognized Child Language Specialist,
2005 to present.

The Outstanding Teacher Award from Dean of College based upon student evaluations, 2003-2004, Teachers College Columbia University.

Golden Apple, November 2003 from ASHA Leader based upon nominations from graduate students.

R. Van Hattum Award, from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association for outstanding service to children in the schools.

R. Van Hattum Award NYS Nominee to ASHA  from the New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association.                               

Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf of the Children and their Families, from United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Manhattan Children's Program.

Teaching commendation from Dean of the College based upon student evaluations 1999-2000, Teachers College Columbia University.

active professional organizations

ASHA International Issues Board. 2013-2016.

NYS Licensure Board for Speech Pathology and Audiology
2002-2012. Past chair and vice chair. 
 
American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), member.

ASHA SID 17 Global Issues in Communication Disorders, Founding steering committee member.

ASHA committee member, to revise the Roles and Responsibilities of the School-based SLP  
   
ASHA personnel shortage cadre expert for northeastern U.S.

ASHA Government Relations and Policy Planning Board,
2004-2006.

ASHA Multicultural Issues Board
, 2001-2003.
         Chair MIB committee to draft "Knowledge and skills needed by SLPs and Audiologists to 
           provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services" 2002-document publication in 2004.         

New York State Speech Language and Hearing Association,
 member.
 
NYS Education Department Task Force on Higher Ed Opportunities for  Speech Providers. 1995-2006.

professional presentations

BBSQ 4900: Rsch-Indp Stdy-Lng-Sp Path-Aud

BBSQ 5111: Assessment and evaluation

Permission required. Required of speech pathology majors. Prerequisites: An introductory course in speech-language pathology and a course in normal language development. Studies use of published tests, technology, and alternative and curriculum-based strategies in assessment. Focuses on impact of bilingualism and sociolinguistics on the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse clients across the lifespan, covering the full range of disabilities.

BBSQ 5115: Language disorders in children

Prerequisites: An introductory course in speech-language pathology and a course in normal language development. Language disorders in children, including native English speakers and children from culturally and linguistically diverse homes, covering the full range of disabilities. Course covers birth through late adolescence and includes impact of language disorders on language acquisition, literacy development, and uses of technology.

BBSQ 5120: Communication disorders in bilingual/bicultural children

Study of effect of bilingualism, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, psycho-linguistics and multicultural perspectives in education on the communication disordered child. Considers appropriate assessment and treatment to ensure optimal academic success for English Language Learners, bidialectal, and bicultural children with communication disorders, covering the full range of disabilities.

BBSQ 6111: Current issues and practices in speech-language pathology

Topics will vary with respect to current issues and practices in speech-language pathology.

BBSQ 6900: Rsch Indp Stdy-Lng-Sp Path-Aud

Rsch Indp Stdy-Lng-Sp Path-Aud

Centers and Projects

Bilingual Extension Institute
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/bbs/speech-language/index.asp?id=bilingual+extension+institute+info&info=overview+and+faculty

The Bilingual Extension Institute at Teachers College Columbia University provides clinicians with the knowledge and skills to make these differential diagnoses and provide appropriate services. The bilingual extension certificate requirement of the State Education Department recognizes the need for special training. Any clinician who works with bilingual children and adolescents (ages 3-21) for IEP based-services must obtain this add-on to their Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities certificate. The Bilingual Extension Institute at Teachers College Columbia University fulfills all requirements of the bilingual extension, except for the NYSED BEA, the language proficiency test.

Latina/o and Latin American Faculty Working Group
Website: http://www.tc.edu/latino-ed/