LANGUAGE SKILLS ARE FOUNDATIONAL to the process of learning to read, and learning to read is the backbone of academic success. Language and literacy are integrally entwined so that students are able to thrive in the educational curriculum.

My professional mission is to bring my knowledge of evidence – based practice (EBP), my clinical expertise, and my understanding of curriculum and instructional standards to educators.

My professional commitment is to promote through teaching, speaking and writing:

  • the connection between language and literacy

  • the relationship that language foundations have in future academic learning

  • and the link between academic success, early identification, and appropriate differentiated instruction that matches a student’s learning style

Pat Van Slyke, Ph.D./CCC/SLP
ISHA Fellow
Speech Pathology Consultants, LLC
95 Grant St.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Associate Professor and Chair
  Department of Diversity in Learning &

           National - Louis University
           Wheeling Campus

Speech Pathology Consultants, LLC  is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.    

  • Specializing in children to 18 years who are challenged in the areas of speech and/or language development, language learning for academics, and all areas of literacy development/remediation.

  • Assessment, intervention, and consultation.

  • Associate Professor of Special Education at National - Louis University.

  • National speaker on the topic of Language/Literacy and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome.


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