Carolee Dean, Founder of Word Travel Press LLC is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) with twenty years of experience in the public schools She is the author of STORY FRAMES FOR TEACHING LITERACY: ENHANCING STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH THE POWER OF STORYTELLING (Brookes Publishing, 2021). She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and 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. Her fiction 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 speech/language and literacy 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 Press 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 she may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Special Education, Literature, Writing, Speech Therapy