Felicidad M. Garcia

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Communication Sciences and Disorders
1701 N. 13th Street


Felicidad Garcia, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Before coming to Temple University, Dr. Garcia worked as an SLP in New York City, specializing in the treatment of bilingual and bidialectal clients in subacute rehab and school settings.

Dr. Garcia's research interests include dual-language learning and bidialectalism. Her doctoral work, conducted at the Neurocognition of Language Lab at Teachers College, used electroencephalographic (EEG) methods to compare morphosyntax processing in bidialectal speakers of African American English and Mainstream American English. Dr. Garcia has a specific interest in determining the differences and similarities between bilingual and bidialectal language learners, as it relates to normal language development and differential diagnosis of disorder. Recent projects include collaborations with Dr. Lisa Bedore in the HABLA Lab with the TELL Project, and contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) as it relates to teaching CSD courses with active learning approaches.


  • PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Columbia University
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Columbia University
  • BA, English, Florida International University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




CSCD 2301

Development of Speech and Language


CSCD 4496

Diagnosis and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology


CSCD 5511

Bilingualism: A Lifespan Perspective


CSCD 8187

Basic Practicum in Diagnostic Processes


CSCD 8287

Basic Practicum in Therapy Processes


CSCD 8824

Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations


CSCD 9387

Advanced Field Practicum in Speech Language Pathology - Child


CSCD 9388

Capstone Field Practicum in Speech Language Pathology - Pediatric


CSCD 9487

Advanced Field Practicum in Speech Language Pathology - Adult


CSCD 9488

Capstone Field Practicum in Speech Language Pathology - Adult


CSCD 9587

Advanced Practicum in Aphasia


Selected Publications

  • Garcia, F.M., Shen, G., Avery, T., Green, H.L., Godoy, P., Khamis, R., & Froud, K. (2022). Bidialectal and monodialectal differences in morphosyntactic processing of AAE and MAE: Evidence from ERPs and acceptability judgments. J Commun Disord, 100, p. 106267. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2022.106267

  • Randazzo, M. & GarcĂ­a, F. (2018). An International Service Delivery Model for Sustainable Practices: Insights From Cambodia. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 3(17), pp. 4-13. doi: 10.1044/persp3.sig17.4