José A. Ortiz is a speech-lanugage pathologist and faculty memebr in Hearing and Speech Sciences, at the University of Maryland, College Park. José serves as the director of the Language-Learning Early Advantage Program (LEAP), and the coordinator of the Certificate in Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology. He received a B.A. in Linguistics & Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2004, an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007, and has defended his dissertation in Ph.D program in Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research is centered on issues relating to the identification of language-related disorders in bilingual children, such as disproportionality in special education, non-biased assessment, and technology-enhanced assessment. As a clinician and clinical supervisor, he specializes in working with preschool-age children with a range of communication delays and disorders.