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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

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


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

Courses Taught

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

Curriculum Vitae

Speech Development in Bilingual & Monolingual Children Research Lab 


Learn more about the Education Abroad for SLPs in Ecuador program she co-leads with SPHR's Director of Clinic Education Claudia Meyer.

Find out about the SPHR's Bilingual Concentration project at PSU.

Visit MultiCSD, a resource on multicultural topics for speech-language pathologists directed by Dr. Gildersleeve-Neumann


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.