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                      (1998-2001)

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Speech Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 

M.A., Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1995-present  Vice-Chair, Dept. Speech-Language Pathology, CSU Sacramento (will now be referred to as CSUS)

1992-present  Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, CSUS

1987-1992      Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, CSUS

1985-1987      Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, CSUS

1987-present  Co-Director Sacramento Scottish Rite Language Clinic

1981-present  Co-Owner/ Partner in Speech-Language-Learning Associates, Sacramento, California

RESEARCH, PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS   

ASHA = American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CSHA = California Speech-Language-Hearing Association

SASHA = Sacramento Area Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists in San Bernardino County: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” February 22, 1998.

 

Invited all-day speaker in Huntington Beach, CA: “The Role of the Speech-Language Specialist Working With Developmental Reading Disabilities,” April 3, 1998.

  

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists in Santa Barbara CA: “Developmental Reading Disabilities and Phonological Awareness Training,” May 1, 1998.

  

Invited two-day speaker for speech-language specialists: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” Dallas, Texas, May 29-30, 1998.

 

Invited all-day speaker for LinguiSystems annual Clinic Conference: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” Chicago, Illinois, June 28, 1998.

 

Invited half-day speaker for speech-language specialists in San Diego: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” Poway, CA, September 3, 1998.

 

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists in San Diego: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” San Diego, CA, September 4, 1998.

 

Invited speaker for speech-language specialists at National Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic and Learning Center Conference: “Phonological Awareness Training

…Where Speech Meets Reading,” Dallas, TX, September 12, 1998.

 

Introduced Regina Cicci, Ph.D. at International Dyslexia Society Conference, San Francisco, CA, November, 1998.

 

Invited all-day speaker for Henry Ford Foundation Hospital, Division of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders 1998 ADVANCES in continuing education: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” Charlotte, NC, October 22-23, 1998.

 

Invited evening speaker for parents: “Helping Your Children Learn to Read,” Monterey, CA, November 5, 1998.

 

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists: “Phonological Awareness Training…Where Speech Meets Reading,” Monterey, CA, November 6, 1998.

 

Invited Paper on Phonological Awareness in California Speech-Language Hearing Association, November, 1998.

 

Invited speaker for speech-language specialists:  “Phonological Awareness Training …Where Speech Meets Reading,” Region C (San Bernardino, Inyo, Riverside, CA), January 15, 1998.

 

Invited speaker for three talks on Phonological Awareness and Reading to Courage to Risk Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, February, 1999.

  

Invited Paper on Phonological Awareness in Perspectives, Newsletter for International Dyslexia Society, March 1999.

  

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists: “Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language Based Treatment Approach,” Whittier, CA, May, 1999.

  

Invited all-day speaker for Tenth Annual Dyslexia Seminar by Scottish Rite Learning Center of South Texas:  “Linking Early Reading Instruction, Developmental Reading Disabilities and Phonological Awareness Training.” San Antonio, Texas, October, 1999.

 

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists: “Literacy Development: The Role of the Speech-Language Specialist” Concord, CA, March, 2000.

 

Invited presentation for CSHA 2000: “New Advances in Phonological Awareness Training,” San Diego, CA., March, 2000.

 

Invited all-day speaker for speech-language specialists: “Literacy Development: The Role of the Speech-Language Specialist,” Placer, CA, May, 2000.

 

Invited all-day speaker for Texas Dyslexia Conference: “Linking Early Reading Instruction, Developmental Reading Disabilities and Phonological Awareness Training.” Dallas, Texas, August, 2000.

 

Invited speaker for East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce re: Services provided through Sacramento Scottish Rite Language Clinic. Sacramento, CA, September, 2000.

 

Invited all-day speaker for Sacramento City Unified School District “Closing the Gap on Language and Reading Problems.” Sacramento, CA, March 2001.

 

Invited all-day speaker for Mt. Diablo Unified School District "Closing the Gap on Language and Reading Problems.” Concord, CA, March 2001.

 

Talks with teachers in Boston, MA re: role of speech pathologists and early identification of reading problems. Boston, MA., May, 2001

 

Invited all-day speaker for Kern County Speech Pathologists: “Linking Early Reading Instruction, Developmental Reading Disabilities and Phonological Awareness Training.” Bakersfield, CA , September, 2001.

 

Invited co-presenter with Barbara Hodson, Ph.D., and Sam Swanson, Ph.D. in an ASHA sponsored teleconference on “Enhancing Phonological Awareness,” filmed in Washington, D.C., August, 2001.

 

Invited paper co-authored with Robert Pieretti, M.S.: "Double-deficit reading disorders: A "bottom-up perspective" for California Speech Language Hearing Association Fall Magazine.

 

Paper accepted for presentation at CSHA State Convention: "Speech Language Therapy that Doesn't Support Literacy: That IS the Weakest Link." Los Angeles, CA, March 2002

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

Multilievel Informal Language Inventory, 1982, Psychological Corporation.

 

Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language-Based Treatment Approach, 1996 by Singular Publishing Co., Inc.

 

Sourcebook Of  Phonological Awareness Training: Children’s Classic Literature, 1998 by Singular Publishing Co., Inc.

 

Sourcebook Of  Phonological Awareness Training: Children’s Core Literature, 2000 by Singular Publishing Co., Inc.

  

Developmental Reading Disabilities: A Language-Based Treatment Approach, Second edition by Singular Publishing Co., Inc. (due out 2002). This is my sabbatical project Spring 2001.

 

Sourcebook Of  Phonological Awareness Training: Children’s Core Literature, V.3 (due out 2003) through Singular Publishing Co., Inc.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Attended meetings presented through LinguiSystems, Chicago, IL, June, 1998.

 

Attended meetings presented through Henry Ford Hospital, Charlotte, N.C., October, 1998.

 

Attended workshops at ASHA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, November, 1999.

 

Trained to use PhonoGraphix. All day workshop in Sacramento, CA, January 2000.

 

Attended workshops at CSHA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March, 2000.

 

Attended “Batteries Not Included” seminar by Richard Lavoie, San Francisco, January, 2001.

 

Attended workshops CSHA Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, April, 2001.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, HONORS, AND MISCELLANEOUS

Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Licensed in Speech-Language Pathology through Board of Medical Quality Assurance, California.

 

Member, California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Member, International Dyslexia Association.

 

Member, California Association of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Private Practice.

Appointed to CSHA, District Advisory Board, 1989-1991.

Named Fellow of California Speech-Language Hearing Association, 1989.

Voted Outstanding Teaching Award College of Health and Human Services, 2001.