• Additional Titles:Director of Clinical Education
  • Education:BA (Education), University of Massachusetts
    MS (Speech-Language Pathology), Emerson College
    Ph.D. (Behavioral Neuroscience), Boston University
  • Phone:617-353-7529

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • My primary research and clinical interests are in the area of oral and written language disorders, particularly dyslexia. I am also interested in the development of both literacy skills and executive control processes in young children, and specialize in the area of autism spectrum disorders, especially at the pre-school level.

Courses Taught

  • SH 548 Introduction to Diagnostic Procedures
  • SH 729 School-Age Language Disorders

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Howland, K. (2014).  Developing Executive Control Skills in Preschool Children with Language Impairment.  SIG 1 Perspectives on Language, Learning and Education, 21, 51-60.  doi:10.1044/lle21.2.51
  • Howland, K. (2014).  Practical strategies to improve reading and language skills in children from Pre-K through high school.  14th Annual Harriet Needleman Conference, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • Howland K.A. & Liederman, J.  (2013).  Beyond decoding:  Adults with dyslexia have trouble forming unified lexical representations across pseudoword learning episodes.  Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 56, 1009-1022.  doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2012/11-0252)
  • Howland, K. (2013).  Developing executive control skills in children with language and learning disorders.   Speech and Stuttering Institute, Toronto, Canada.
  • Howland, K. (2013) Highly effective strategies to help SLPs support students with reading and language deficits: Grades PreK -12.  Bureau of Education and Research, Sacramento, CA., Portland, OR., Spokane, WA., Seattle, WA.
  • Whitmire, K., Ehren, B., Wallach, Singer, B., Howland, K. (2013).  Supporting the achievement of LLD students across grades & content areas. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Waters, G., Howland, K., Bertram, J., Caplan, D. (2013).  Strategies to improve reading comprehension by assessing & remediating component language skills.  American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Singer, B., Wallach, G., Ehren, B., Brady, C., Howland, K., Whitmire, K (2012).  Making practical intervention choices in social studies and science.  American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Waters, G., Caplan, D., Bertram, J., Michaud, J., Ostrowski, A., Howland, K. (2012).  Component reading and listening skills as predictors of performance on high stakes exams in middle and high school.  Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal, Canada.
  • Singer, B., Wallach, G., Howland, K., Brady, C. (2011). Language intervention in science and social studies:  A panel discussion.  American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. San Diego, CA.
  • Howland, K., (2011). Strategies to develop reading comprehension in language impaired children.   American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, San Diego CA.
  • Howland, K., (2010). Strategies to develop executive control skills in language-impaired children.  American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Howland, K., (2010). Pseudoword learning:  Insight into how dyslexic readers form lexical representations.  American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • Spoken and Written Pseudoword Learning in Dyslexia: Insight Into How Dyslexic Readers Form Associations Between The Phonological and Orthographic Forms Of Novel Words. International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA. February, 2009.
  • Developing Executive Control Processes in Children with Language and Learning Disorders. Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA. January 2008. Chelmsford Public Schools, Chelmsford, MA. December 2008.
  • Executive Control Processes in Young Children. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, Boston, MA November 2007.
  • Development of Executive Control Processes. Baldwin Early Learning Center, Boston, MA. May 2007.
  • Phonological Awareness and Reading Development in Preschoolers. Baldwin Early Learning Center, Brighton, MA. September 2006.
  • Russell, C., Oppenheimer, B., Howland, K. EBP: Bridging the GAP between Classroom and Clinical Practicum. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention. San Diego CA, November 2005.
  • The Role of the SLP in the Evaluation and Treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders
  • North Shore Children’s Hospital. Salem, MA. August, 2004.
  • The Use of Metacognitive Strategies to develop Written Language Skills in School-Age Children. Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Boston, MA. April, 2004.
  • Play and Language Development: A Framework for Developing Language Skills in Pre-School Children. Headstart program. Jamaica Plain, MA. November 2003.
  • Language Regression and Recovery in Landau-Kleffner Syndrome American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention. Atlanta, GA. November, 2002.

Licensing and Certification

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech Language and Hearing Association (CCC-SLP)
  • Massachusetts State License in Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Membership

  • American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • Baldwin Early Learning Center Governing Board

Awards and Honors

Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, 2011

View all profiles