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Elia Olivares, Ph.D., CCC-SLP received her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Master of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degree at Illinois State University. She has worked as a bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist in Illinois primarily serving culturally and linguistically diverse children in early childhood, urban and suburban school district, university settings, and private practice. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Program in Speech Language Pathology at the DePaul University Speech Language Pathology Program. She teaches Phonetics, Speech Sound Disorders, Language Disorders in Early Childhood, Language Disorders in School-Age Populations, and Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Speech and Language Development and Disorders.Her research interest areas include evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for culturally and linguistically diverse children; more specifically, childhood apraxia of speech assessment and intervention for bilingual (English/Spanish) children, language choice(s) among bilingual speakers, and social appropriateness and social effects of intervention as it pertains to bilingual children with CAS and their families.