Susan Lambrecht Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Speech Language Pathology Program at the University of New Haven. She is a developmental psychologist and speech-language pathologist with extensive clinical, teaching, and research experience focused on the characteristics and underpinnings of reading and writing disorders from early childhood through adolescence. Dr. Lambrecht Smith’s current research is concentrated on examining the effectiveness of structured written expressive language intervention for children with reading and language-related difficulties and on utilizing an implementation science approach to inform collaborations with teachers around structured writing instruction in the schools. Dr. Lambrecht Smith is the co-director of the multi-site Written Expression Language and Literacy (WELL) Collaborative with her colleague Dr. Charles Haynes. 

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PhD, MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts
MM, Music Therapy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
BA, Music Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Lambrecht Smith, S. & Haynes, C. (2022). Structured literacy intervention for written expression. In L. Spears-Swerling (Ed.), Structured literacy interventions for children with reading difficulties. Guilford Press.

Lambrecht Smith, S., Haynes, C., Frank, A., & Clement, H (2023, April). Establishing partnerships with schools, Invited panel presentation, Speech, Language, and Learning Intervention Research Symposium, University of Arizona

Lambrecht Smith, S. & Haynes, C. (2022, June). “Structured language interventions for written expression, Webinar presented in Structured Literacy Intervention: Teaching Students with Reading Difficulties, Grades K-6 symposium series, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network.

Halvorson- Bourgeois B., Riotte, M., Lambrecht Smith, S., Maxwell, L. (2020). Guiding students’ clinical writing and critical thinking: Utilizing scholarly teaching to develop and implement a clinical writing rubric. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 4(2), 1-17.

Haynes, C., Lambrecht Smith, S., & Laud, L. (2019). Structured literacy approaches to teaching  written instruction. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Summer, 22-28.

Lambrecht Smith, S. (2019, November).  Pull it all together for Tier III struggling writers. Invited talk for the Sylvia O. Richardson Symposium in Language, Literacy, and Dyslexia. International Dyslexia Conference, Portland, OR.

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