Carolee Dean M.S., CCC-CALP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Community Rehab Associates

Carolee Dean is a speech language pathologist working with young people ages birth through grade 12 as well as a Certified Academic Language Practitioner and member of ALTA. She is the past president of the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and an award winning author of young adult fiction. Her titles include Comfort (Houghton Mifflin) an IRA/ILA Notable Book, Take Me There (Simon & Schuster) a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and Forget Me Not (Simon & Schuster). She has given numerous workshops at national and international conferences as well as individual schools and school districts to teachers, SLPs, librarians, and students. She specializes in using narrative structure to teach both reading and writing strategies to students with learning disabilities. Her therapy guide, The Secret Structure of Stories, outlines strategies for teaching writing to students of all abilities and age levels.