Beatriz de Diego Lazaro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Glendale, AZ

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About

Dr. de Diego is the director of the Child Language and Hearing Loss Lab (CLHL; childhearingloss.org) at Midwestern University. In the CLHL Lab, we study word learning and language development in children with hearing loss, from monolingual (English) and bilingual (English-Spanish) families. We conduct both experimental and clinically applied studies. Experimental studies aim to identify the cognitive and linguistic mechanisms that underlie word learning. Clinically applied studies test effective interventions for word learning. The overall goal of our research is to develop effective language interventions geared to reduce the language gap between children with hearing loss and their hearing peers.

Title
Assistant Professor

Campus
Glendale, AZ

College
College of Health Sciences - AZ

Department
Speech-Language Pathology

Program
Speech Language-Pathology

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623-572-6323

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bdedie@midwestern.edu

Education

Arizona State University | 0 | Ph.D.
Complutense Univeristy of Madrid | 0 | B.A.
Fontbonne University | 0 | M.S.Ed.

Courses Taught

SLP 624 Aural (Re)habilitation

SLP 520 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology

SLP 508 Culture and Communication

SLP 503 Evidence-Based Practice

Research

My research interest is twofold, first identifying the linguistic and cognitive factors that predict and facilitate word learning in children with hearing loss, particularly in those that come from bilingual families; and second, using this information to design and assess the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions.

Publications

Pittman, A. & de Diego-Lázaro, B. (in press). What can a child do with one normally-hearing ear? Auditory perception and learning in children with unilateral and bilateral hearing losses relative to peers with normal hearing. Ear and Hearing.

de Diego-Lázaro, B., Pittman, A., & Restrepo, M.A. (in press). Is oral bilingualism an advantage for word learning in children with hearing loss? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

de Diego-Lázaro, B., Winn, K., & Restrepo, M.A. (2020). Cultural competence and self-efficacy after study abroad experiences. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00101

de Diego-Lázaro, B. & Restrepo, M.A. (2020). Auditory intervention in late-identified children with hearing loss. Communications Disorders Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740120915427

de Diego-Lázaro, B. & Restrepo, M.A. (2020). Oral expressive outcomes in late-identified children with hearing loss. Communications Disorders Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740120915429

de Diego-Lázaro, B., Restrepo, M. A., Sedey, A., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2018). Predictors of vocabulary outcomes in Spanish-speaking children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. 1-13. https://doi.org/ 10.1044/2018_LSHSS-17-0148

de Diego-Lázaro, B. (2018). A study abroad to Nicaragua: Measuring cultural competence in speech and language pathology students. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 3(17), 38-48. https://doi.org/10.1044/persp3.SIG17.38

Organizations

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), member (2017-present)
American Speech and Language Association (ASHA), member (2016-present)
Spanish Association of Audiology (AEDA), (2017-2019)

Grants

Early Career Scholar Small Grant, Society for Research in Child Language Development

Reducing Health Care Disparities in Underserved Minorities, Midwestern University