Melissa Farrall is the author of Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, and the co-author of All About Tests & Assessments, second Edition published by Wrightslaw. Melissa Farrall presently works as the program manager for evaluation at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont. She taught the structure of language at Simmons College in Boston, MA, and at The Reading Institute in Williamstown, MA. Dr. Farrall received her doctorate from Brown University in 1981 in the area of Slavic Linguistics. She received her Master’s Degree from Rivier College in Learning Disabilities in 1994, and her certification as a Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in 1999. Dr. Farrall worked as a learning disability specialist in the public schools for several years.