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Shelley Gray, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Arizona State University


Tempe, AZ 85287-0102

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Shelley Gray, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Shelley Gray is a Professor of Speech and Hearing Science in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University and a certified speech-language pathologist. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and a Barrett Honors Faculty member. She leads the Child Language and Literacy Lab (CHILLL) that focuses on the development of oral language, early literacy, reading, and working memory in children and adolescents and the development and testing of assessments and curricula to improve children’s learning and academic success. In collaboration with many talented colleagues, CHILLL has ongoing studies investigating the development and testing of the Teaching Early Literacy and Language (TELL) preschool curriculum, testing of the Comprehensive Assessment Battery for Children – Working Memory (CABC-WM), and longitudinal studies of reading and working memory in elementary through high school students. Dr. Gray also leads the Child Language and Literacy Translational Team in partnership with ASU colleagues and community partners. This team plans and conducts several Project ECHO training series each year.

Areas of Emphasis:

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

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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)