Wellman Literacy & Learning

Empowering Students Through Literacy

About Dr. Linda L. Wellman

  • Over 33 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Current member of the Leadership Council for the College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati

  • Current member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates)

  • Current Vice President of Legislation and Advocacy for the Ohio Speech-Language Hearing Association

  • Worked in public and private school settings including a private school for students with learning disabilities

  • Past Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati in the

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Miami University, Oxford and University of Cincinnati in literacy and school procedures for Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Served as Doctoral Research Assistant and Data & Research Coordinator for a United States Department of Education Grant: Project of National Significance

  • Co-director for a United States Department of Education: Pupil Personnel Grant focused on authentic/performance-based assessment of literacy within the academic context

  • Areas of research and interests include:

    • the relationship between cognition, language and literacy within the academic/curricular contexts 

    • collaborative models for student support

    • performance-based/authentic assessment

    • advocacy for the school-based SLP 

  • Past member of the Ohio Licensure Board of Speech-Language Pathology and  Audiology:

    • Served as Chairperson for the Professional Competency Committee

  • Received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Southwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center for development of school-based collaborative teams

  • Has delivered presentations on the local, state and national levels on various topics:

    • Cognitive theories ​of reading development

    • IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

    • Sp​eech-language foundations for literacy development

    • Executive function's role in learning

    • Collaboration for student support in school

    • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS): Intervention process

    • Engaging the adolescent learner

    • Assessment of cognitive-linguistic foundations for reading and writing within the academic context