Carolee Dean, Founder of Word Travel LLC has twenty years of experience working with early childhood, preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school students as a speech-language pathologist. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) member of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) serving students with dyslexia and other reading-related disorders. She is a past president of the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She is the author of STORY FRAMES FOR TEACHING LITERACY: ENHANCING STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH THE POWER OF STORYTELLING (Brookes Publishing, 2021). Her novels include: COMFORT (Houghton Mifflin) TAKE ME THERE (Simon and Schuster) FORGET ME NOT (Simon and Schuster).
Carolee Dean is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. She combines her two loves (education and writing) to focus her therapy strategies on using books and stories to address a plethora of speech/language and classroom learning objectives.
-Distinguished Service Award from the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association -Notable Book Award from the International Reading/Literacy Association for the novel, COMFORT -Her novel TAKE ME THERE was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy (1985) from West Texas State A&M University, Master of Science in Communicative Disorders (1996) from the University of New Mexico.
Carolee Dean, Founder of Word Travel LLC is a frequent presenter at state, local, national and international conference such as the annual ASHA and IDA conferences. She has made author/poet visits to elementary, middle and high schools and has conducted writing workshops for students and adults of all ages. To learn more about her workshops or to schedule an author visit go to her blog at http://caroleedeanbooks.blogspot.com or visit her website at www.wordtravelliteracy.com.