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Written Language Disorders Content Development


Content for ASHA’s Practice Portal is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the Written Language Disorders page:

  • Virginia W. Berninger, PhD
  • Lena G. Caesar, EdD, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Barbara E. Culatta, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Carol Scheffner Hammer, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Julie J. Masterson, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Nichole A. Mulvey, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Nickola W. Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Elizabeth D. Peña, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Celeste A. Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Elaine R. Silliman, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP

In addition, ASHA thanks the members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Reading and Writing, whose work was foundational to the development of this content. Members of the Committee were Nickola Nelson (chair), Hugh Catts, Barbara Ehren, Froma Roth, Cheryl Scott, Maureen Staskowski, and Roseanne Clausen (ex officio). Diane Paul-Brown, Kathleen Whitmire, and Susan Karr provided consultation. Alex Johnson, 2001–2002 vice president for professional practices in speech-language pathology, and Nancy Creaghead, 1997–1999 vice president for professional practices in speech-language pathology, served as monitoring officers.

Citing Practice Portal Pages 

The recommended citation for this Practice Portal page is:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). Written Language Disorders. (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

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