Salehomoum has been a licensed speech-language pathologist for more than 20 years. Her clinical experiences have included work with children with autism, reading delay, and deafness. She has taught at universities in California; her teaching practices promote active participation, critical thinking, and inclusion.
Salehomoum has just completed a doctoral program at the University of California, Berkeley; her dissertation work – an examination of a literacy intervention approach for deaf adolescent students – has potential for advancing our knowledge of evidence-based practice in this area. She is the recipient of a grant through the Disability Communications Fund, and is presenting her dissertation at national and international conferences.
ECT: What do you most look forward to teaching students?
MS: I am happy to get back to a full-time status, which means I can more easily connect with each student and communicate my intention/goal of being a supportive resource.
ECT: What was the last new thing you learned?
MS: I am currently designing an online audiology course. Both the online aspect of course design, as well as the audiology content, are new, so I am learning quite a bit!
ECT: What do you do when you’re not working?
MS: I love to be out in nature, hiking and occasionally biking. I also enjoy reading a good book, spending time with friends, and traveling.