Specialist Directory

Catherine J. Crowley, JD, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Teachers College, Columbia University


525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

Phone Number:


Email Address:


Catherine J. Crowley, JD, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Dr. Cate Crowley is Professor of Practice in Teachers College, Columbia University’s CSD program, where she is director of the bilingual/multicultural focus and Bilingual SLP Extension Institute. An ASHA Fellow and experienced attorney, her website, leadersproject.org, offers free resources to improve the quality of disability evaluations including online courses, test reviews, model evaluations, and evidenced-based language elicitation materials—the School-age Language Assessment Measures. These evaluation materials are available in many languages including Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, dialects of Arabic, Bengali, and others. The website regularly receives over 25,000 visits each month from over 110 countries. Dr. Crowley is the only SLP on the Smile Train Medical Advisory Board. She has developed assessment and treatment materials for children born with cleft palate that are used throughout the world. Here online courses are available in English, Spanish, and French. Dr. Crowley has received ASHA's Multicultural Award, Outstanding International Contributions Award, and the Van Hattum Award for outstanding contributions to the schools.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity/Bilingual Speakers/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Genetic Syndromes (Associated with Language Disorders)
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Speech Sound Disorders

Other Areas of Emphasis


Ages of Emphasis:

  • Birth to Three
  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)