SPELL-Links Author

Dr. Kenn Apel


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


Dr. Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Dr. Apel has more than 25 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. Currently, his research focuses on the underlying linguistic components that support the development of word-level reading and spelling. 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). He is a Fellow and certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 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.