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Elaine R. Silliman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Cognitive and Neural Sciences at the University of South Florida, is a Fellow of the American Speech/n-/Language/n-/Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Academy for Research on Learning Disabilities, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Graduate Center of CUNY. A past Editor of the ASHA journal [i]Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools[/i], she was elected to the first Specialty Board on Child Language. Her research and publications focus on language learning disabilities and the language basis of literacy in children struggling with reading, writing, and spelling, including bilingual children and those with social dialect variations. She is coauthor or coeditor of three previous books, including the [i]Handbook of Language and Literacy[/i].

Louise C. Wilkinson, EdD, is Dean of the School of Education and Distinguished Professor of Education, Psychology, and Communication Sciences at Syracuse University. The author or editor of more than 125 publications in language and literacy, she has served on the boards of major literacy, language, and education journals and of the National Reading Research Center, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology. Among her many professional leadership activities nationally and internationally, Dr. Wilkinson has chaired national review panels for the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. She currently chairs the Urban Deans' Network of the International Reading Association.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Language arts, Literacy, Interdisciplinary approach in education