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Lombardino, Linda

Lombardino picProfessor of Speech-Language Pathology
Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies
College of Education

University of Florida
1406 Norman Hall
PO Box 117050
Gainesville, FL 32611

Research Biography

Spoken and Written Language development and disabilities with specialization in dyslexia.


Ohio State University:  Ph.D., 1978 Speech-Language Pathology

Seton Hall University: M.A., 1974 Speech-Language Pathology

Ohio State University: B.A., 1972 Speech and Hearing Education


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC/SLP)
  • Florida State Licensure to Practice Speech-Language Pathology
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment Certification (NDT)
  • Florida State Licensure (#8446356) Orton-Gillingham Certification

Key Professional Appointments

2009-present. Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies

1993-2009. Professor and Coordinator of the Reading Diagnostics Clinic, UF Speech and Hearing Clinic 1998. Developed the University of Florida Reading Diagnostics and Treatment Clinic

1993. Promoted to Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida

1989. Sabbatical, Padova, Italy

1984. Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Florida

1978. Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida

Activities & Honors

2013. Alumni Award from the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


2011. Research Opportunity Fund (ROF).  Development of the Kindergarten Cognitive and Reading Assessment Tool for iPad (K-CRATI). Linda Lombardino (PI), Jeff Farrar, David Therriault, & Tracy Linderholm (Co-PIs), $83,000.

2010.  Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FE0).   Relationships between Visual Motility and Developmental Dyslexia.   Linda Lombardino, $23,000.

Selected Publications

Lombardino, L., Lieberman, J., & Brown, J. (2005). Assessment of Literacy and Language (ALL). San Antonio: Harcourt: Inc.

Eckert, M., Lombardino, L., Walczak, A., Bonihla, L., Leonard, C., & Binder, J. (2008). Complementary manual and automated measures of superior temporal gyrus asymmetry predict verbal ability in children. NeuorImage, 41, 813-822

Puranik, C., Lombardino, L., & Altmann, L. (2008). Assessing the microstructure of written language using a retelling paradigm. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 107-120.

DiFino, S., Johnson, B., & Lombardino, L. (2008). The Role of the SLP in AssistingCollege Students with Dyslexia in Fulfilling Foreign Language Requirements: A Case Study. Contemporary Issues in Communication Disorders, 35, 54-64.

Altmann, L., Lombardino, L., & Puranik, C. (2008). Sentence production in students with dyslexia. International Journal of Communication Disorders, 43, 55-76.  Wiseheart, R.,  Altmann, L.,  Lombardino, L., & Park, H. (2009). Sentence comprehension in young adults with developmental dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 59, 151-167.

Giess, S., Rivers, K. O., Kennedy, K., & Lombardino, L. J. (2012). Effects of a multisensory phonics-based training on the word recognition and spelling skills of adolescents with reading disabilities. International Journal of Special Education, 27, 60-73.

Lombardino, L., (2012). Assessing and Differentiating Reading & Writing Disorders: Multidimensional Model. Delmar/Cengage Publishers

Park, J., & Lombardino, L.  (2012). Comparison of phonological processing skills in children with mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing loss and in children with dyslexia. American Annals of the Deaf, 157(3), 289–306.

Park, J., Ritter, M., Lombardino, L., Wiseheart, B., & Sherman, S. (2012). Effectiveness of Phonological Awareness Intervention for Verbal Working Memory Skills of School-age Children with Specific Language Impairment, Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Park, J., Ritter, M., & Lombardino, L. J., Wiseheart, R., & Sherman, S. (2013). Phonological awareness intervention for verbal working memory skills in school-age children with specific language impairment and concomitant word reading difficulties. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning. 3, XXX-XXX.

Park, J., Lombardino, L. J., & Ritter, M. (2013). Phonology matters: a Comprehensive investigation of reading and spelling skills in school-age children with mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing loss. American Annals of the Deaf, 158(1), 20-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/aad.2013.0013

Kim, S. & Lombardino, L. (2013) what do diagnostic test data tell us about differences in the profiles of children diagnosed with reading disability or language impairments? Journal of Communication Disorders, Available online 4 November 2013, ISSN 0021-9924, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2013.10.001

Park, H., & Lombardino, L. (in press). Processing Speed, Phonological Awareness, and Reading in Younger and Older Students with Developmental Dyslexia. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

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