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Barbara L. Ekelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP



Barbara L. Ekelman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Barbara Ekelman is a certified, licensed speech-language pathologist in private practice, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She established the school-aged language and literacy course at CWRU and continues to teach this graduate level class in the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Dr. Ekelman has 30+ years of clinical and research experience in childhood, adolescent, and adult language and learning disorders. She has designed research, presented papers, and published articles in the areas of language-learning disabilities, childhood stroke, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism (hyperlexia), dyslexia, and developmental apraxia.

Dr. Ekelman is the President of Bolster Learning Systems and developed the WELL Animated Screening, a kindergarten readiness assessment. Her professional memberships include the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), the Ohio Speech and Hearing Association, and the International Dyslexia Association. She served on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) and the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She also served as the ASHA Continuing Education (CE) Administrator for the greater Cleveland area through CHSC, which was an ASHA approved CE Provider.

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