CEUs for SLPs

Catherine Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Catherine Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Catherine Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Professor of Practice in the program of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Teachers College Columbia University where she founded and directs the bilingual/multicultural program focus and the Bilingual Extension Institute. Dr. Crowley’s work focuses on enhancing the quality of services that children and students receive particularly those from minoritized groups including students from lower socio-economic status. She is an experienced attorney with significant experience in developing regulations and policies and regularly consults on assessment issues with federal, state, and local agencies. She has drafted regulations and provided guidance on appropriate disability evaluations for State Education Departments and State Departments of Health for early intervention, and for school districts and State education departments for preschool and school-age disability evaluations. Her website leadersproject.org provides evaluation resources and assessment materials and regularly receives over 15,000 visits a month from well over 100 countries worldwide.  An ASHA Fellow, Dr. Crowley is active at the national level and has won several national awards including ASHA’s awards for “Special contributions to multicultural affairs” and “Significant contributions to international issues”, and “Outstanding contributions to the schools.”

Since 2006 Dr. Crowley has led annual trips to Bolivia, Colombia, Ethiopia and Ghana. Her approach is to develop local capacity and to provide her SLP graduate students  opportunities to acquire high quality clinical skills as global citizens that will transfer to their work with diverse populations in the U.S. 


Financial— Dr. Crowley received a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference. Dr. Crowley is author of the School-age Language Assessment Measures (SLAM) materials 

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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