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Gail Richard, Ph.D. - Autism 1

Autobiographical Information

Gail J. Richard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.  Her professional training includes an undergraduate degree from Augustana College, Master of Science from Eastern Illinois University, and Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.  Dr. Richard has been on the faculty at Eastern Illinois University for 20 years, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as a clinical supervisor for diagnostic and clinical practicum experiences.   Areas of expertise are in childhood developmental language disorders, such as autistic spectrum disorders, selective mutism, language 

processing, and language-learning disorders.  Previous professional experience includes public school therapy and a diagnostic/therapeutic preschool setting.  Gail consults with numerous school districts and families to assist in educational programming ideas and problem solving for special needs individuals.  She is a popular presenter around the country due to the practical nature of the information shared with her audiences.  

Dr. Richard's professional honors and awards include past President and Fellow of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, recipient of the Illinois Clinical Achievement Award, ASHA Legislative Council for over ten years, ASHA Speech-Language/Speech Science Assembly Coordinator, Outstanding Alumnus Award at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, five Faculty Excellence Awards, and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for Eastern Illinois University.  

Publications with LinguiSystems include The Source for Autism, The Source for Syndromes and The Source for Syndromes 2 with Debra Reichert Hoge, The Language Processing Test and Language Processing Kit with Mary Anne Hanner.  The Source for Autism Methodologies and The Source for Processing have recently become available.

Update on Autistic Spectrum Disorders:
Diagnosis, Intervention, & Methodology Decisions

December 13, 2002

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