SPELL-Links Author

Dr. Kenn Apel


Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, South Carolina


Dr. Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP (retired) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Dr. Apel has more than 30 years of experience conducting research and teaching classes on language learning and working with children, adolescents, and adults with language problems and language-based learning deficits. His recent research focus is on the linguistic factors that contribute to the development of reading and spelling, including morphological awareness and orthographic knowledge. Dr. Apel has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is frequently invited to speak at national, state, and local conferences about spoken language disabilities and assessment and remediation of reading, writing, and spelling disabilities. Dr. Apel is the former Editor in Chief of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (2007-2009). Dr. Apel is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He also received the Honors of that Association. Dr. Apel is co-author of SPELL and SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing and numerous chapters and books in the field of language and literacy.