Dr. Sheila Bernstein is an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology. She earned a B.A. from SUNY at Brockport, M.A. from the CW Post Center of Long Island University, and a Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Bernstein’s research interests and clinical expertise are in the area of pediatric language disorders, family-centered care in early intervention, multiculturalism, and animal–assisted therapy. Dr. Bernstein has presented several papers and short courses on these subjects at ASHA, NYSSLHA and NJSLHA. Her teaching responsibilities are in voice disorders, early intervention, bilingual (Spanish) language development and disorders, and cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. She also supervises the writing workshop in the Graduate Program. Dr. Bernstein has more than 20 years of experience providing diagnostic and therapeutic intervention services for children and adults exhibiting a variety of communicative disorders in hospitals, schools, and private practice. She is ASHA-certified and New York State licensed and possesses ASHA Specialty Board Recognition in Child Language. She also holds certification as a Teacher of Speech & Hearing Handicapped (TSSH). She is a member of ASHA and past president of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA).