Alabama Language-based Literacy Program


To provide assessment and intervention services for children and adults with reading and writing or other academic challenges, including dyslexia, disorders of executive functioning (attention, memory, planning and executing tasks) and language-related learning difficulties.


The University of Alabama Speech and Hearing Center houses the Alabama Language-based Literacy Program (ALLP). Research shows that language and literacy are connected. The skills that a child develops in receptive and expressive language are interconnected with reading and written language.

Our clinic offers comprehensive language-literacy evaluations and treatment, conducted by graduate student clinicians who, in collaboration with UA Clinical Educators, determine appropriate recommendations and provide individual and small-group clinic-based sessions to individuals with language-based reading and writing challenges, and developmental reading and writing disabilities, including dyslexia.

We align our service and intervention practices with a Structured Literacy approach. We also provide a collaborative approach to intervention that includes parents, reading specialists, and teachers to ensure the overall success of our clients.

For specific information, contact G. DeLaine Stricklin, M.S., CCC-SLP at or call 205-348-7131.