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Katie Squires, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Central Michigan University


Health Professions, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

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Katie Squires, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Dr. Squires is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University, where she specializes in child language and literacy, specifically in the area of dyslexia. As a former elementary teacher who became a speech-language pathologist, Dr. Squires has spent the last 25 years working with preschool and school-age children. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rockford University and her master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. She obtained a PhD in disability disciplines specializing in language and literacy from Utah State University under the direction of Ronald B. Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles, spoken at state and national conferences, and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Language and Literacy. In her free time, Dr. Squires enjoys crafts, water sports, walking with her Doodleman Pinscher, taking vacations with her husband, and visiting their two adult children.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Literacy: Reading/Dyslexia
  • Literacy: Writing/Spelling

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Ages of Emphasis:

  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)
  • Young Adult (Ages 17–22)