Sulare Telford is a PhD candidate in communication sciences and disorders at Howard University. She is also an Ernest E. Just-Percy L. Julian Fellow. She holds a MS in communication sciences and disorders and bachelor’s degrees in spanish and speech-language pathology and audiology. Her research interests are in child language development, specifically focusing on psychometrics (test development) and sociolinguistics. Sulare’s dissertation study aims to (a) identify the grammatical, phonological and lexical features of Guyanese Creole and (b) investigate the appropriateness of two language assessments for evaluating the linguistic competencies of Guyanese children. Due to nature of her work, Sulare provides services to children with speech-language delays secondary to developmental disorders and syndromes in the clinic, school and early intervention settings. As a member of a Bilingual/Spanish assessment team she has experience providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to a variety of populations.