Sue Berman began her professional career in the public schools of Lincolnwood, Illinois. Following this, she lived on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota where she began a public school speech and language program for K through 12 and served as the speech and language consultant for the Public Health Service Hospital. Her work on the reservation has been documented in her article, “Speech and Language Services on an Indian Reservation,” published in Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools.
Sue has been a clinical instructor and lecturer at Marquette University since 1974. She is currently the director of Marquette’s Phonology and Language with Literacy (PALL) preschool group program and project coordinator of the Wisconsin Reading Acquisition Program (WRAP), funded by a four million dollar Early Reading First grant. Her clinical interests include emergent literacy in at-risk populations, preschool phonology and language disorders, and effective speech and language treatment for clients with Down syndrome. She has presented her clinical research at state, national and international conferences. She has also published two clinical books on phonology programming: Phonology for Groups and Phonology Targets. In 2002 Sue received the Louis M. DiCarlo Clinical Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association for ‘significant accomplishments in the advancement of clinical service in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.’ She has previously served as the VP-Education for WSHA and as a member of ASHA’s Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council representing the state of Wisconsin.
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Northwestern University
SPPA 3964/4964/6965/6966: Clinical Practicum Speech Pathology
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