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Dr. Salehomoum is a speech-language pathologist with expertise in deafness and literacy development. She has worked with children and adolescents, with a variety of language and communication differences, in public and private schools and the home setting.

Dr. Salehomoum is the recipient of a Disability Communications Fund grant and has presented her literacy-related work at national and international conferences, including the American Speech Language and Hearing Association conference and the International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition.

Dr. Salehomoum teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and has developed the online Foundations of Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation courses for the Speech at Emerson (SAE) program. Her teaching practices aim to promote active participation, critical thinking and inclusion of multiple voices, and an ideology of learning as a life-long commitment.



B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Hearing & Deafness
  • Speech
  • Speech & Language Disorders


Think-aloud: Effect on deaf adolescent students’ use of reading comprehension strategies

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 28(1), pp. 99-114.

Inclusion of signing deaf and hard of hearing students: Factors that facilitate v. Challenge access and participation.

Perspectives, 5(4).

Cochlear implant nonuse: Insight from deaf adults.

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 25(3), pp. 270-282, doi: 10.1093/deafed/enaa002

Becoming a great reader: One deaf student’s journey.

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 63(4), pp. 425-432, doi: 10.1002/jaal.1011

Scaffolding Development of Self-regulated and Strategic Literacy Skills in Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students: A Review of the Literature Through the Lens of the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model.

In M. B. McVee, E. Ortlieb, J. Reichenberg, & P. D. Pearson (Eds.), Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation (153-168). UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Cochlear Implantation: Adolescence and Beyond.

California Speech-Language Hearing Association Magazine, 45(2).