Barbara Johnson-Root

Retired Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Specialty: Oral--facial inspection, language disorders in children, clinical phonology, diagnosis and appraisal, auditory verbal therapy for facilitating language in deaf children, Kabuki syndrome,

Dr. Barbara Ann Johnson-Root is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, and has been teaching at Ithaca College since Fall 2000. Her recent book, Oral-Facial Evaluation for Speech-Language Pathologists, strategically guides SLPs and students of SLP through the process of inspecting the oral-facial region for the purpose of identifying or ruling out structural anomalies that may explain or partially explain a speech production problem.

Dr. Johnson-Root has taught and supervised student in higher education for more than 30 years. She presently teaches in the areas of diagnosis and appraisal, language disorders in children, clinical phonology, perspectives on deafness, and facilitating spoken-language learning in deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Dr. Johnson-Root is also the author of Language Disorders in Children: An Introductory Clinical Perspective. She has published articles in areas such as facilitating spoken language in deaf speakers and family-centered clinical practice. Recent national and international presentations have addressed topics including Kabuki syndrome, using technology to enhance learning in higher education classrooms, empowering students with math anxiety to learn math skills needed for professional practice, as well as an innovative approach to introducing new graduate students to diagnostic practicum.