Aishah AlFadhalah is a doctorate candidate at the education department at John Hopkins University. She earned a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for the Health Profession at Marquette University and Master in Speech-Language Pathology with a bilingual concentration from Portland State University. Aishah’s research interest is in the field of bilingualism. Specifically the importance of maintaining the home language to improve second language learning and cultural identity in children with and without developmental disabilities.