Judy K. Montgomery, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-LLD
Judy K. Montgomery, PhD, speech-language pathologist, and professor of communication sciences and disorders at Chapman University in Irvine, CA, has extensive experience as a practitioner and an educational administrator. She is a board recognized specialist in child language and a former faculty director of the Kathleen Muth Reading and Learning Center at Chapman University. She has served as a director of special education, an elementary school principal, a coordinator of federal projects in several school districts in southern California, and an advisor to Early Reading First programs in several states. A past member of the California Reading First Advisory Panel as well as the State Developmental Disabilities Board, she has provided services to preschoolers, English learners, Head Start children, and adolescents with mild to severe language and literacy disabilities in both inclusive and special education programs.
Dr. Montgomery is former president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA), the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC), the Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and former chair of the Scientific and Professional Education Board of ASHA. Currently, she is editor-in-chief of the Communication Disorders Quarterly (CDQ) journal and member of the Language Environment Analysis (LENA) Foundation Scientific Board.
With a focus on the application of scientifically-based reading research for all children, Dr. Montgomery leads teams exploring vocabulary instruction and intervention. She has written 27 articles and book chapters on effective service delivery for general and special educators, highlighting the collaborative/consultative models for educational partnerships. She has also written seven books. Coauthored with Dr. Barbara Moore, Speech Language Pathologists in Public Schools (3rd ed., 2017), addresses school speech-language pathology issues. Drs. Montgomery and Moore also co-wrote the START-IN TM comprehensive Response to Intervention (RTI) program for reading and language development (2006). With Maryellen Rooney Moreau, Dr. Montgomery coauthored East Meets West: Using Children’s Books as Clinical Intervention for Language and Reading Disabilities, Volume 1 (2004) and Volume II (2006). She is also author of the Funnel Toward Phonics! TM activity book (2004) and coauthor, with Dr. Nancy Kahn, of What’s Your Story?: Evidence-Based Narrative Strategies for Adolescents (2005) and Ten Steps to Writing Better Essays (2007).