Deborah Rhein

Dr. Deborah Rein

Dr. Deborah Rein

Associate Department Head
Associate Professor
Special Education & Communication Disorders

646-4313
drhein@nmsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

Deborah Rhein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and a bilingual speech-language pathologist in the Special Education and Communication Disorders Department. She specializes in the assessment of language differences versus language disorders and in the linguistic relationship to literacy development in students. She created and is director of the bilingual strand in the communication disorders graduate program. She is also involved in outreach to the public schools aimed at improving services for struggling readers.

Selected Publications

Salas-Provance, M., Rhein, D. Valdez, F. & Oprandy, R. (in press). Educator preparation in teaching ELL students. Journal of Multiculturalism in Education.

Levey, S., Langdon, H., & Rhein, D. (2012). Factors associated with bilingual Spanish/English-speaking children’s reading comprehension skills. Perspectives on communication disorders and sciences in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, 19(2) 58-65. doi: 10.1044/cds19.2.58

Rhein, D. (2011). Assessing an adolescent English Language Learner: Teasing apart the threads of two languages. In N. Mather & L. Jaffee (Eds.) Comprehensive Evaluations: Case reports for psychologists, diagnosticians and special educators (pp.463-472). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley& Sons, Inc.

Rhein, D. (2011). Assessing an adolescent English Language Learner: Teasing apart the threads of two languages. In N. Mather & L. Jaffee (Eds.) Comprehensive Evaluations: Case reports for psychologists, diagnosticians and special educators (pp.463-472). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley& Sons, Inc.

Rhein, D. (2010). Designing a response to intervention plan for English-language learners: Some ideas from a case study. Journal of Border Educational Research, 9, 15-24.

Rhein, D. & Salas-Provance, M. (2010). The bonding of culture and language: Understanding and using language in multicultural settings, the interpreter/evaluator partnership. Border Walking Journal, 8, 81-86.

Rhein, D., Staski, P., Perry, A., & Reno, B. (2010). Teacher and principal perspectives on the implementation of RtI in a middle school. Border Walking Journal, 8, 70-78.

Rhein, D. (2009). Patterns in beginning readers: Cognitive and achievement relationships. Berlin: VDM Verlag.

Rhein, D. (2008). A clinical hypothesis for intermittent unintelligibility in two English language learners. Perspectives on communication disorders and sciences inculturally and linguistically diverse populations, 15, 82-91.

Rhein, D. & Mather, N. (2002). Critical review of The Predictive Reading Profile. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 20, 312-316.

Kroese, J. M., Richards, A. M., Rhein, D., & Sammons, J. (2000). Spelling Response patterns and development in children grades 1 and 2. Summary of paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Dyslexia Association (51st, Washington, DC). (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED461125).

Rhein, D., Alibrandi, M., Chatem, H., Lyons, M., Sammons, J., & Doyle, L. (2000, July). Annotated bibliography of materials for teaching early reading and spelling. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED463617).

Rhein, D., Alibrandi, M., Chatem, H., Lyons, M., Sammons, J., & Doyle, L. (2000, July). Annotated bibliography of computer software for teaching early reading and spelling. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED463618).

Rhein, D., & Mather, N. (1999). Critical review of The Clinical Assessment of Language Comprehension. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 17, 187-190.

Leadership

Associate Department Head for SPED/CD

Bilingual endorsement to SLP License in NM passed . Provisions for endorsement based on bilingual SLP concentration developd in 2008 and was consulted on the language of this law

2013-2018 Received 2nd OSEP grant to train 96 bilingual SLPS

Participated in the NMSU Advancing Leaders Program

Participated in the College of Education Leadership development program

International Cluttering Association research academic committee

Associate chair of steering committee for Division 14 of ASHA

Received first OSEP grant to develop a bilingual concentration and train bilingual SLPS

Selected Recognitions

College of Education

2013 College of Education Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

2010 College of Education Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

2009 College of Education Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award nominee

ASHA

2012 ACE – Award for Continuing Education

2011 ACE – Award for Continuing Education

2008 ACE – Award for Continuing Education

2007 ACE – Award for Continuing Education

Academic Background

Ph.D. Special Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

M.S. Communication Disorders, Murray State University, Murray, KY

B.S. Journalism & Political Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS