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Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor & Department Chair

Contact Information 

Speech & Hearing Sciences Department
PO Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Office Location:  Neuberger Hall 70
Phone: (503) 725-3230
Toll Free: 1 (800) 547-8887 x3230

Areas of Expertise

Assessment & Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders in Monolingual & Bilingual Children
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Cultural & Linguistic Diversity and Speech-Language Pathology
Typical Speech Development in Monolingual & Bilingual Children


    Ph.D., Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    B.A., German, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon


      SPHR 370 - Phonetics & Acoustics
      SPHR 464 - Speech Sound Disorders in Children
      SPHR 540 - Multicultural Topics in Communication Sciences & Disorders
      SPHR 541 - Bilingual Topics
      SPHR 554 - Advanced Speech Sound Disorders: Theories & Application


        Co-leads the Education Abroad for SLPs in Ecuador (with Clinic Director Claudia Meyer) 

        Co-coordinates the Bilingual Concentration (with Clinic Director Claudia Meyer and Dr. Maria Kapantzoglou)

        Oversees the website, a resource on multicultural topics for speech-language pathologists 

        Curriculum Vitae



        Dr. Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann's teaching and research interests include typical and atypical speech development in monolingual and bilingual children from birth to 6, assessment and intervention for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, childhood apraxia of speech, and speech-language pathology practices in different cultural settings. She worked as a bilingual SLP in the Texas public schools prior to becoming a professor.  Before becoming an SLP, she spent many years in international education, including 5 years studying, teaching, conducting research, and advising US and international students in Germany and Ecuador. She came to PSU in 2002.