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Robert Pieretti, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


California State University, Sacramento


6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95831

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Robert Pieretti, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Robert Pieretti is an Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Sacramento. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College, where he earned tenure and the rank of Professor and founded the Sacramento State Literacy Connection. He was employed for 21 years as a speech-language pathologist in the Sacramento City Unified School District, formerly serving as the District's head SLP. Dr. Pieretti’s scholarly interests include language disorders, language-learning disabilities, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and English Learners. He has made over 100 presentations at the local/state/national/international levels, co-authored literacy skill development materials, and published several co-authored peer-reviewed journal and periodical articles regarding his research and work supporting the language and literacy skills of both monolingual and bi/multilingual students. He is a California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) Fellow and a co-author of CSHA’s position paper/resource guide: Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists with Respect to Literacy in Children and Adolescents in California.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity/Bilingual Speakers/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Literacy: Reading/Dyslexia
  • Literacy: Writing/Spelling

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Ages of Emphasis:

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