Communication Disorders

College of Health Sciences

Mark Guiberson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Head and shoulders photo of Dr. Mark Guiberson.Director and Professor
Child Language

Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2006
M.A., University of Colorado, 1999
B.A.,  University of Colorado, 1997 • (307) 766-3985 • Health Sciences Room 264







Research Interests:

Dr. Guiberson’s research focuses on clinical practices with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Currently, Dr. Guiberson is working with Native American communities to create early intervention strategies that are culturally consistent with parents’ preferences and priorities. He has conducted several systematic reviews, and the major focus of all of his research is to promote cultural competence in clinical practices.


Preschool Language Intervention, School-age Language Intervention, Stuttering, and Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified.

ASHA Special Interest Group 14: Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations.

Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association.




Crowe, K., Cuervo, S., Guiberson, M., & Washington, K. N. (2021).  A Systematic Review of Interventions for Multilingual Preschoolers with Speech and Language Difficulties. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64 (11), 4413-4438.

Guiberson, M., (2021). Early Literacy Strategies for Parents of Young Dual Language Learners: A Descriptive Study and Integrative Review. Topics in Language Disorders, 41(4), 294-308.

Guiberson, M., & Vigil, D. C. (2021).  Admissions Type and Cultural Competency in Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Curricula: A National Survey Study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-11.

Ferris, K. P., Guiberson, M., & Bush, E. J. (2021).  Native American Caregivers' Developmental Priorities for Young Children: Implications for Intervention. Topics in Language Disorders, 41(2), 169-184.

Vining, C. B., & Guiberson, M. (2021). Enhancing Language Services to Native American Children: A Look From the Inside. Topics in Language Disorders, 41(2), 133-139.

Guiberson, M. & Vigil, D(2020)Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Admissions: Implications to Diversify the Workforce. Communication Disorders Quarterly, doi: 10.1177/1525740120961049.

Crowe, K. & Guiberson, M (2020). Professionals’ Perspectives on Supporting Deaf Multilingual Learners and Their Families. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 

Guiberson, M. & Rodriguez, B. (2020).  Working Memory and Linguistic Performance of Dual Language Learners with and without Developmental Language Disorders. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29(3), 1301-1306.

Guiberson, M. (2020). Alternatives to traditional language sample measures with emergent bilingual preschoolers. Topics in Language Disorders, 40(2), E1-E6.

Guiberson, M. & Ferris, K (2019). Early Language Interventions for Young Dual Language Learners: A Scoping Review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology,

Crowe, K. & Guiberson, M (2019). A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Speech, Language, and Literacy Interventions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and/or Multilingual Learners. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Guiberson, M. & Ferris, K (2018). Identifying Culturally Consistent Early Interventions for Latino Caregivers. Communication Disorders Quarterly. doi:10.1177/1525740118793858.

Guiberson, M. & Crowe, K. (2018).  Interventions for Multilingual Children with Hearing Loss: A Scoping Review.  Topics in Language Disorders, 38(3) 225-241. doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000155.

Checa-Garcia, I. & Guiberson, M. (2017). Test validity in morphosyntactic measures of typical and SLI incipient Spanish-English bilinguals.  Language Testing, doi:0265532217724603.

Guiberson, M. & Wakefield, E. (2017).  A Preliminary Study of a Spanish Graphic Novella Targeting Hearing Loss Prevention.  American Journal of Audiology, doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0069.

Guiberson, M. (2016).  Telehealth measures screening for developmental language disorders in Spanish-speaking toddlers.  Telemedicine and e-Health. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2015.0247.

Guiberson, M. & Rodriguez, B. (2016).   Nonword Repetition in Spanish-Speaking Toddlers with and without Early Language Delays.  Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 67:253-258. DOI: 10.1159/000442745.

Thompsen,  B.,  Petersen D.B., Guiberson, M., &  Spencer, T.D. (2015).    English to Spanish cross-linguistic transfer of narrative language.  Applied Psycholinguistics. doi:10.1017/S0142716415000211.

Guiberson, M., Rodriguez, B., Zajacova, A. (2015).  Accuracy of telehealth administered measures to screen language in Spanish-speaking preschoolers.  Telemedicine and e-Health, 21(9).  doi:10.1089/tmj.2014.0190.

Guiberson, M.  (2015). Gesture, play, and language development of Spanish-speaking toddlers with developmental language disorders: A preliminary study.  Communication Disorders Quarterly. doi:10.1177/1525740114565816.

Guiberson, M. & Rodriguez, B. (2014). A Rasch analysis of a Spanish language-screening parent survey. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 646-656.

Guiberson, M., (2014). Bilingual skills of deaf/hard of hearing children from Spain. Cochlear Implants International, 15, 87-92. 

Guiberson, M.  (2013).    Survey of Spanish Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Decision Making Factors Associated with Communication Modality and Bilingualism.   American Journal of Audiology, 22, 105-119. Doi:  10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0042).

Guiberson, M. & Rodriguez, B. (2013).  Classification Accuracy of Nonword Repetition When Used with Spanish-speaking Preschool Age Children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2, 121-132.  Doi:  10.1044/0161-1461(2012/12-0009).

Guiberson, M. & Rodriguez, B. (2013).   False Belief Understanding in Language Impaired and Typical Spanish-speaking Preschoolers from Lower Income Backgrounds.   Early Education and Developmen, 39, 303-311. Doi:  10.1080/10409289.2012.693429.

Banerjee, R., & Guiberson, M. (2012).  Evaluating Young Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds for Special Education Services. Young Exceptional Children, 15, 32-44.  doi: 10.1177/1096250611435368.

Guiberson, M., & Atkins, J.  (2012).  Speech-Language Pathologists’ Preparation, Practices, and Perspectives on Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children.  Communication Disorders Quarterly, 33, 169-180 doi: 10.1177/1525740110384132.

Guiberson, M., Rodriguez, B., & Dale, P. (2011).  Classification accuracy of brief parent report measures of language development in Spanish-speaking toddlers.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 536-549doi:  10.1044/0161-1461(2011/10-0076).

Rodriguez, B., & Guiberson, M. (2011).  Using a Teacher Rating Scale of Language and Literacy Skills with Preschool Children of English-Speaking, Spanish-Speaking, and Bilingual Backgrounds.  Early Childhood Education Journal, 39, 303-311. doi: 10.1007/s10643-011-0474-9.

Guiberson, M. & Rodriguez, B. (2010).  Measurement properties and classification accuracy of two Spanish parent surveys of language development for preschool age children.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19, 225-237.  doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2010/09-0058).

Guiberson, M. (2009).   Hispanic representation in special education: Patterns and implications.  Preventing School Failure, 53, 167-176.

Guiberson, M. (2008).   Validity of a parent vocabulary checklist for young Spanish speaking children of Mexican immigrants.  International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10, 279-285.

Guiberson, M., Barrett, K.C., Jancosek, E.G., & Yoshinaga-Itano, C. (2006).  Language maintenance and loss in young preschool age children of Mexican immigrants:  Longitudinal study. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 28, 4-14.

Guiberson, M. (2005).  Children with cochlear implants from bilingual families:  Considerations for intervention and a case study. Volta Review, 105, 29-41.

Fidler, D.J., Most, D.E., & Guiberson, M. (2005).  Neuropsychological correlates of word identification in Down syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 487-501.


Guiberson, M. (2020). Introduction to the Forum: Innovations in Clinical Practice for Dual Language Learners, Part 2.  American Journal of Speech-language Pathology, 29(3),1113-1115.

Lowell, S.Y., Vigil, D.C., Abdelaziz, M., Edmonds, K., Goel Sakhalkar, P., & Guiberson, M.  et al. (2018).     Pathways to Cultural Competence: Diversity Backgrounds and Their Influence on Career Path and Clinical Care. Perspectives on Communication Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 3 (2), 5-14.

Guiberson, M. (2013). Bilingual myth-busters series: Language confusion in bilinguals. Perspectives on Communication Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 20, 5-14.

Guiberson, M. (2013). Book review of Early communication skills for children with down syndrome (3rd ed.), by Libby Kumin. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 38, 122-124.

Weber, J., & Guiberson, M. (2011).  Recommended audiometric screening strategies with preschool age English Language Learners. Perspectives on Communication Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 18, 57-52.

Guiberson, M. (2008).  Concurrent validity of a parent survey measuring communication skills of Spanish speaking preschoolers with and without delayed language. Perspectives on Communication Disorders in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 15, 64-72.


Crowe, K., & Guiberson, M. (2022). Language development, assessment, and intervention for Deaf and hard-of-hearing multilingual learners. In C. A. Guardino & J. E. Cannon (Eds.), Deafness and diversity (Volume 2): Supporting students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing multilingual learners. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Guiberson, M. &  Banerjee, R., (2012).   Using Questionnaires to Screen Young Dual Language Learners for Language Disorders.   14th Young Exceptional Children, Monograph:  Supporting young children who are Dual Language Learners with or at-risk for disabilities (pp. 75-93).  Missoula, MT:  Council for Exceptional Children Division for Early Childhood.

Kayser, H., & Guiberson, M. (2008). Hispanic family and child socialization. In H. Kayser (Ed.), Educating Latino Preschool Children, San Diego, CA: Plural.

Kayser, H., & Guiberson, M. (2008). Research considerations. In H. Kayser (Ed.), Educating Latino Preschool Children, San Diego, CA: Plural.

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