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Carolee Dean, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT is a speech-language pathologist, certified academic language therapist, children’s book author, and the founder of Word Travel Press. She has combined her love of children’s literature and her success with writing young adult novels with her years of experience working in the field of dyslexia remediation to create the HOT ROD series of decodable books. She is currently the Western Region Representative for the International Dyslexia Association and frequently speaks at local, state, national, and international conferences.


Dean specializes in dyslexia as well as narrative intervention and uses stories as the foundation for treating a wide range of skills required for reading and writing such as morphology, vocabulary, sentence structure and more. She is the author of Story Frames for Teaching Literacy: Enhancing Student Learning Through the Power of Storytelling (Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2021). Her fiction for young adults may be found on her blog at Carolee Dean Books.

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