SPELL-Links
Certified Provider

Julie Current

MS, CCC-SLP

Bio

Throughout her life, Julie has had a passion for working with children. After earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State University in Speech Language Pathology, she began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in the public schools working primarily with children in early childhood, elementary, and junior high school.  

While working as a public school SLP, she noticed that many of the students on her caseload were presenting with the characteristics of Dyslexia. She advocated for those students, collaborated with other professionals in her school district to improve and create processes for early identification, assessment, treatment, documentation, and advocacy for students with Dyslexia, and eventually led a team of Speech Language Pathologists trained to work specifically with students who required systematic and explicit instruction in literacy. Julie provided continuing education courses for district educators on early identification of dyslexia and foundational teaching practices to improve outcomes for those at risk.  As the Team Lead and a member of the district’s Dyslexia Task Force, she was responsible for helping to select SPELL-Links for a pilot in 2017. She was instrumental in her large Central Illinois public school district’s success of the SPELL-Links pilot and supported her colleagues with their successful SPELL-Links implementation over several years.

Passionate about literacy, Julie has focused her professional work on reading and spelling, specifically working with students with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Julie is a SPELL-Links Certified Provider, having completed an extensive training and mentorship program including a rigorous practicum to qualify for this certification. She continues to participate in continuing education to further grow in her knowledge and skills and maintain certification status. Julie is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education and is a nationally certified speech-language pathologist (ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence) who is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois.

Julie is an engaging communicator with a people-centric, compassionate nature. She strives to collaborate with and educate other professionals to provide prevention, early identification, and intervention for students with language literacy needs. She enjoys and recognizes the importance of building strong professional relationships with children, families, and other professionals while advocating for and educating and supporting others on all matters related to speech, language, and literacy development to achieve academic language and literacy success for all.