About Us
The mission of the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders
(ABCLLD) is to promote high quality services by speech-language pathologists to
children and adolescents ages birth through 21 years whose language learning may
Council for Clinical Certification (CCC).

The ABCLLD program recognizes:
  • Advanced knowledge, skills, and leadership
  • Experience in clinical services

In December 2013, the ABCLLD was formed and later re-organized to reflect the
change in status from Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language (BRS-CL) to
Board Certified Specialist in Child Language (BCS-CL) in January 2014. Further, the
Board is charged with administering, in an effective manner, a high quality
program of certification for specialists in the area of Child Language and Language
Disorders. The Board is comprised of the following elected/appointed officers:
Monica Ferguson, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
- Chair

Phone:
801.201.1892
Email: monica.ferguson@utah.edu
Linda Schreiber, MS, BCS-CL -
Vice Chair & CE Co-Coordinator

Phone:
715.861.3209
Email: lindaschreiber@charter.net
Kathy Coufal, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL -
Historian
/Past Chair

Phone:
316.978.3171
Email: kathy.coufal@wichita.edu
Melissa Jakubowitz, MA, BCS-CL -
Treasurer

Phone:
415.512.9000
Email:  lthpfxr@gmail.com
Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL -
Secretary

Phone:
505.268.1301
Email: mocha@unm.edu
Froma Roth, PhD, CCC-SLP,
BCS-CL - CE Co-Coordinator

Phone:
301.296.8743
Email: froth@asha.org
Trisha Self, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL -     
CE Co-Coordinator

Phone:
316.978.6810
Email: trisha.self@wichita.edu
Ruth Huntley Bahr, PhD,
CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Phone:
813.974.7161
Email: rbahr@usf.edu
Consumer Member

Phone:

Email: