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Johanna Price

Johanna Price


Associate Professor
College of Health and Human Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information
Phone: 828.227.3795
Office: 188 Health and Human Sciences Building

PhD, University of Memphis
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Speech-Language Pathology

BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Communication Studies and American Studies


I'm a North Carolina native and am delighted to have been a faculty member here at Western since 2013. My teaching, clinical, and research interests relate to language and literacy in a wide variety of children, especially those with neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. My interests also include interprofessional education and practice. Through partnerships with a local elementary school and the NC Scottish Rite Foundation, I supervise graduate clinicians in Literacy Camp (an afterschool program for children at risk for low reading achievement) and Summer Language and Literacy Camp (a program for children with language and/or literacy disorders). Along with WCU colleagues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Special Education, and Psychology, I am co-Principal Investigator of INTERprofessional Autism Collaborative Training (Project INTERACT), a US Department of Special Education interprofessional personnel preparation grant designed to train graduate students to support children with autism. Additionally, I serve on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. I also enjoy involving undergraduate and graduate students in research efforts.
list of recent publications 

Teaching Interests
Child Language Development, Preschool Language Disorders, The Clinical Process, Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Clinical Supervision

Research Interests
Child language and literacy development and disorders; neurodevelopmental disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorder; interprofessional education and practice

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