Dr. Evelyn R. Klein is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at La Salle University and a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and licensed psychologist with post-doctoral training in neuropsychology from Drexel University. She holds Board Specialty Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and became an ASHA Fellow in 2009. Dr. Klein also holds Supervisory Certification in Special Education from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In 2011 she received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from La Salle University and in 2012 she was awarded the Pennsylvania Clinical Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. Klein teaches, supervises, and advises undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in speech-language pathology. Her areas of specialization include selective mutism, autism spectrum disorders, language-learning disabilities, acquired language disorders, stuttering, and counseling for communicative disorders. Recent research includes assessment practices and treatment efficacy for selective mutism, working memory and early literacy, and cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment modality for people who stutter. She is also a reviewer for Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Buros Mental Measurement Yearbook.

As a practicing clinician, Dr. Klein continues to evaluate and treat children, teens, and adults with communication disorders. Active in research, she has been a principal investigator of a grant-funded research program investigating speech and language skills in children with selective mutism in connection with the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI) and Selective Mutism Anxiety Research and Treatment (SMart) Center. As part of her research agenda, she mentors undergraduate and graduate students, presenting at annual conventions, regionally and nationally. Recent publications include Focus on Function (2nd ed.) and Focus On Transition (two therapeutic programs for individuals with aphasia and cognitive-linguistic deficits), Hear It, Say It, Learn It (a children’s program for developing language and literacy), and co-author of a best-selling textbook Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-based Approach, in its 2nd edition.


Evelyn R. Klein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-CL
La Salle University, SLHS Program
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Licensed Psychologist
St. Benilde Tower, Room 2202
1900 W. Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
610-291-6447 (cell)
215-951-1433 (office)
ASHA Fellow