Welcome new Specialist: Jan Wasowicz, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Jan Wasowicz has 35+ years of experience in the assessment and treatment of oral and written language disorders in a variety of settings, including public schools, Head Start programs, and private practice. Dr. Wasowicz is frequently invited to speak about best practices in literacy assessment and instruction at national, state, and local meetings and has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses, holding faculty positions including at Northwestern University and Elmhurst College. Her credits include published articles in scholarly journals, a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of an online phonological awareness assessment tool, and patents for her inventions of literacy assessment and intervention software programs, including the Earobics® and SPELL-2 software programs. Dr. Wasowicz is an author of SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing and is the lead moderator of the SPELLTalk multi-disciplinary professional listserv. She is an ASHA-certified, IL-licensed, and FL-licensed speech-language pathologist, and she holds a professional educator license with multiple endorsements from the State Teacher Certification Board of Illinois. She is the founder, president and CEO of Learning By Design, Inc., publisher of SPELL-2 and SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing. She maintains a private practice in IL via tele-practice and in FL serving students with oral and written language disorders.