Cheryl K. Tomoeda, MS, CCC-SLP
Ms. Tomoeda is Associate Director of Development for the University of Arizona College of Science after a 22-year career in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She is known for her work with Dr. Kathryn Bayles on the communication abilities of individuals with dementia. The two have collaborated on three other books, Improving Function in Dementia and Other Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders (1997), The ABCs of Dementia (1993) and, Communication and Cognition in Normal Aging and Dementia (1987), co-authored two standardized tests, the Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia (1993) and the Functional Linguistic Communication Inventory (1994), and conducted research on this topic for over 20 years. In addition, she has a longstanding commitment to promoting understanding of cultural diversity in the management of communication disorders. In 2000, she and Dr. Bayles were recognized for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ms. Tomoeda has authored or co-authored over 30 journal articles, produced 67 TELEROUNDS continuing education videoconferences, and has given numerous presentations.