Hettie P. Johnson M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Specializing in dyslexia and teaching strategies for more success with less stress

Hettie received her B.S. Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University in 1970 and her M.A. from the University of Montevallo in 1972, both in speech-language pathology. She was a Duke University Summer Speech Camp trainee and a trainee at the Birmingham, AL Veteran's Administration Hospital during her graduate training. She scored in the top one percent nationally on the speech-language pathology certification exam.  She has been on the faculty of three university speech-language pathology programs (University of Montevallo, University of Alabama-Gadsden, and the University of South Alabama) as well as in private and public school settings, hospitals, nursing homes and home health care; she has primarily been in private practice since 1974. She is an active member of Hunter Street Baptist Church www.hunterstreet.org, where she has taught English as a Second Language and sings in the choir.

She published “Teaching Chaining to Unintelligible Children” in Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, describing an original approach for severe intelligibility and language disorders. She has spoken at annual conferences of the British Dyslexia Association, the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the International Dyslexia Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, as well as at numerous regional and local association meetings and inservice training programs.  She served three terms as Secretary of the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama, has been President of the Mobile Area Speech and Hearing organization, served two terms as Vice-President of the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ALIDA) and is currently a board member of ALIDA. You can see Hettie on her YouTube channel,sharing strategies to improve school and life success. - Go to YouTube and search for hettiepjohnson.

She has been on staff at the Alabama Scottish Rite Learning Centers, providing dyslexia evaluations and intervention planning. She specializes in dyslexia and has special interests in teaching learning strategies that apply across the curriculum and across the lifespan, considering the whole child, improving unintelligible speech, and improving social skills in her students. She has earned several Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for outstanding continuing education achievement. She co-founded the Dyslexia Education Group of Central Alabama.