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Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Children's National Hospital


111 Michigan Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20010

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Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Chief of the Division of Hearing and Speech and Director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. and is Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington, University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in communication disorders in children and adolescents. He has presented widely at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Robinson was the 2010 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has served on various boards and committees. In 1998, Dr. Robinson was elected a Fellow of ASHA, one of its highest honors, and received the ASHA Honors in 2021, the highest award given by the over 230,000-member association. In 2023, he became Board Certified in Child Language. He served as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Licensure Commission for Washington, D.C. (2005 – 2014). Dr. Robinson currently serves as President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHF), member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP) where he serves as Chair of the Education Committee.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity/Bilingual Speakers/English as a Second Language
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Genetic Syndromes (Associated with Language Disorders)
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Language Wellness
  • Parent Coaching
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • 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)