Celeste Roseberry McKibbin – University Professor, Speech Pathologist and Amazon Best-Selling Author

Today’s show is all about Getting Kids to Listen and Talk from a an expert who knows best – a speech pathologist by the name of Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University  and is now a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento.  Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin is also currently a part-time itinerant speech pathologist in the San Juan Unified School District where she provides direct services to students from preschool through high school.

Dr. Roseberry-McKibbin’s primary research interests are in the areas of assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse students with communication disorders as well as service delivery to students from low-income backgrounds.  She has over 70 publications, including 16 books, and has made over 370 presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels.  She is a Fellow of (American Speech and Hearing Association), and winner of their Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs. She received the national presidential Daily Point of Light Award for her volunteer work in building literacy skills of children in poverty.

Celeste is such a rich resource of information. In this interview, she mentions her 3 steps on getting young kids to listen, how she gets teenagers to listen, the importance of reading in speech and language development, where parents can get information about typical language development, why anger does not work and tips on how to develop young kid’s communication skills. At the very end of the show, she also talks briefly about her experience living in Manila,Philipines and leaves us with an inspiring personal story about her son and how they were able to work through his learning difficulties.

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