Welcome new Specialist: Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Dr. Anne Van Kleeck is one of the foremost researchers in establishing the importance of, creating a conceptual framework for, and conducting research related to preschoolers’ academic language skills that are foundational for later reading comprehension and more general academic success. Dr. Van Kleeck is known for both her quantitative research studies and for the development of integrative conceptual frameworks for metalinguistic development, language and preliteracy development and socialization in the home, and cultural variation in parent-child interaction. She is a 2013 Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), received the 2018 Honors of the ASHA Association for her career-long ground-breaking research, won the 2011 Dina Feitelson Research Award from the International Reading Association for an article published in the Reading Research Quarterly, won the Educator of the Year Award from the Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children in 2015, and won the Editor’s Award for the best article in both 1994 and in 2014 from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Anne spent her research career at the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas, and at the University of Georgia. She is a distinguished alumna of The University of Washington (where she earned her PhD) and of the Rondout Valley High School. Anne is currently professor emerita at the University of Texas at Dallas’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.