Leah Fabiano-Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor


  • SLHS 435/535 Bilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Nonmainstream Dialects
  • SLHS 473 Communication Disorders II


Leah Fabiano-Smith earned her PhD in Communication Sciences from Temple University in 2006, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical phonology at the Center for Research in Language at UCSD/SDSU in 2008. Her research focuses on phonological acquisition and disorders in bilingual Spanish-English speaking children and clinical issues related to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Dr. Fabiano-Smith is the Director of the UA Bilingual Certificate Program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

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