Melissa Farrall, Ph.D.
Melissa Farrall is the author of Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, and the co-author of All About Tests & Assessments published by Wrightslaw. Melissa Farrall presently works as the Director for Evaluation at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont where she trains evaluators and teaches courses on the assessment of reading, writing, and language. Melissa. In addition, Melissa holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
In the past, Melissa taught the structure of language and assessment in the Language and Literacy program at Simmons College in Boston, MA, and at The Reading Institute in Williamstown, MA. She worked as a learning disability specialist in the public schools for several years. Dr. Farrall received her doctorate from Brown University in 1981 in the area of Slavic Linguistics. She received her master’s degree from Rivier College in Learning Disabilities in 1994, and her certification as a Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in 1999.