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Margaret Vento-Wilson

Margaret Vento-Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joins the department of Speech-Language Pathology at CSULB as an assistant professor in 2020. Prior to this position, she worked at an elementary-school based speech-language pathologist, as well as an adjunct instructor at CSULB. Dr. Vento-Wilson attended CSULB for her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and her graduate degree in Communicative Disorders (currently Speech Language Pathology). She received her doctoral degree at Chapman University in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Disability Studies. Dr. Vento-Wilson’s primary areas of research are in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and child language. She has published in motor speech disorders, AAC, and child and school-aged language 


  • Ph.D., Educational Studies with an emphasis in Disability Studies, Chapman University 
  • M.A., Communicative Disorders, California State University, Long Beach
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, California State University, Long Beach

Professional Areas of Interests 

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Child Language Disorders
  • Phonology
  • School-Age Language and School-Based Issues
  • Special Education

Courses Often Taught 

  • SLP 472 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • SLP 672 - Seminar in Augmentative and Alternative Communicatio