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Shari RobertsonDean’s Associate, School of Graduate Studies and Research 



  • B.S. – Western Michigan University,1980 – Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
  • M.S. – Central Michigan University, 1982 – Communication Disorders
  • Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997 – Communication Disorders,
    • Major – Child Language Disorders
    • Minor – Counseling in Communication Disorders 

Teaching Areas

  • SPLP 122 Clinical Phonology
  • SPLP 334 Language Disorders
  • SPLP 412 Organization and Administration of School Speech and Hearing Programs
  • SPLP 610 Articulation Disorders
  • SPLP 635 Counseling in Communication Disorders Seminar

Selected Professional Service

  • VP for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2013-2016)
  • Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA Annual Convention (2010)
  • Associate Editor, Language Speech, Language, and Hearing Services in the Schools (2009-2012)
  • Past-President, Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (2003-2007)

Professional Interests and Certification

  • Childhood language disorders
  • Pre-school and School-Aged Literacy Development
  • Facilitating Family Literacy
  • Leadership Skill Development
  • Counseling Communicative Disorders
  • Telepractice
  • Business Development for SLPs and Audiologists

Professional Certifications

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology,
  • Commonwealth of PA, License in Speech-Language Pathology

Selected Publications

  • Robertson, S. (2013) Building Better Readers: The Complete Guide to Literacy Development for SLPs. Dynamic Resources.
  • Robertson, S. (May, 2009). Reading fluency and the SLP: The nuts, bolts, and how-tos. The ASHA Leader.
  • Robertson, S. (2009). Got EQ? The role of emotional intelligence in building cultural proficiency and clinical competence. Special Topics Volume. Communication Disorders Quarterly. (2nd highest requested article from CDQ for 2009).
  • Robertson S. (2007). Assessment of pre-linguistic and emerging language skills of children with developmental language disorders. In A. Kamhi, J. Masterson, and K. Apel (Eds.) Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders. Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes.
  • Robertson, S. (2007). Assessment of preschool and early school-aged children with developmental language disorders. In A. Kamhi, J. Masterson, and K. Apel (Eds.) Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders. Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes
  • Robertson, S., (2007) Using Sign to Facilitate Expressive Language Skills: Building a Case with Parents. Peer Reviewed Article for
  • Ellis Weismer, S. & Robertson, S. (2006). Focused stimulation. In R. McCauley and M. Fey(Eds.) Treatment of language disorders in children: Conventional and controversial approaches. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Selected Recent Presentations

  • Dealing with Difficult People: Working with You in Killing Me (2012) ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Raising Readers: Laying a Strong Foundation. (2012). ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Robertson, S. (2012) I Used to Have a Handle on Life, But it Broke: Strategies for Managing Time and Stress. Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference.
  • Robertson, S. (2012). Building Your Business Plan. Invited presenter/live discussion. ASHA 2nd annual on-line Business Institute.
  • Robertson, S., and Jakowbuski, M. (2011). Telepractice: The Future is Now. Professional Seminar. ASHA Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.
  • Klein, E., Robertson, S., and Mount, M. (2011). Life Skills of the Well-Rounded Clinician . Invited Short Course. ASHA Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.
  • Cheng, L., Robertson, S & Lewis, N. (2011). Global Leadership: Developing Self to Serve Others. Invited Short Course. ASHA National Convention. San Diego, CA.
  • Robertson, S. (2011). Building Better Readers. Northwest Nations Education Council (Canadian National First Nation Project). Saskachewan, Canada.
  • Robertson, S. (2011). Faculty, First Annual ASHA on-line Business Institute. Building your Successful Private Practice.
  • Robertson, S. (2011). Read with Me: Stress-Free Strategies for Building Language and Literacy. Jefferson Parish Public Schools, New Orleans, LA
  • Robertson, S. and Secord, W. (2010) Through the Leadership Lens. Visions for Excellence and Change. Invited Session. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention.
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