Solaman "Sol" Cooperson

Associate Professor and Chair
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sol Cooperson


Truesdail Center
Suite 104
P: 909.748.8555
P: 909.748.8061


PhD, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, 2013, The University of Texas at Austin; MS, 2005, Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University; BA Linguistics, 2002, The University of Pennsylvania

Academic interests and areas of expertise

Phonological development and disorders; language science; phonological and grammatical development in bilingual children

Professional background

Dr. Cooperson has experience working as a speech-language pathologist with children and adolescents who have developmental disabilities. As a doctoral student on the Academic Clinical Research Training (ACRT) grant at the University of Texas at Austin, he completed research, teaching, and clinical supervision rotations.

Dr. Cooperson's work as part of this grant focused on increasing knowledge of language development and disorders in Spanish-English bilinguals.

Publications and presentations

Cooperson, S.J., Bedore, L.M., and Peña, E.D. (2013). The relationship of phonological skills to language skills in Spanish-English-speaking bilingual children. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 27, 371-389.

Cooperson, S., Bedore, L., and Peña, E. (2012, November). Effect of Language Impairment on Cross-Linguistic Influence in Bilingual Children. Poster presented at the Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Cooperson, S.J. and Griffin, Z.M. (2012, July). Slips of the tongue in Bilingual Spanish-English Speakers. Poster presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, New York, NY.

Bedore, L.M., Cooperson, S.J., and Boerger, K.M. (2011). Morphosyntactic Development. In B. Goldstein (Ed.), Bilingual Language Development and Disorders in Spanish-English Speakers Second Edition. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Cooperson, S., Bedore, L., and Peña, E. (2010, June). Relationships between Phonological Skills and Language Skills in Bilingual Children at Risk for Language Impairment. Poster presented at the Symposium for Research on Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Miccio, A.W., Cooperson, S., and Hammer, C.S. (2004, November). Phonotactics of Sequential and Simultaneous Spanish and English Phonological Acquisition. Poster presented at the Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and honors

Meritorious Poster Submission at the 2012 Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Donald D. Harrington Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin

Courses offered at Redlands

CDIS 208 Introduction to Statistical Methods
CDIS 309 Phonetics and Phonology
CDIS 626 Speech Sound Disorders
CDIS 641 Child Speech Disorders Clinic

Professional affiliations

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Member of ASHA SIG 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations