• Position: ProfessorSturm_Janet_Portrait.jpg
  • Department: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Campus Address: 1169 Health Professions Building
  • Phone: 774-7298
  • Email: sturm1j@cmich.edu
  • Courses: CDO 340 Child Language Assessment and Intervention
    CDO 708 Language and Learning Disabilities in School-Age Children
    CDO 714 Motor Speech Disorders

Degrees and Universities

Western Michigan University, 1988
Western Michigan University, 1990
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) ASHA Speical Interest Division 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) CEC Division for Communication Disabilities and Deafness


Erickson, K. A. , Clendon, S. C. , Cunningham, J. W., Spadorcia, S., Koppenhaver, D. A., Sturm, J., & Yoder, D. E. (in press). Automatic word recognition: The validity of a universally accessible assessment task.   Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 24(1), pp. 64-75. 

Richards, S., Sturm, J. & Cali, K. (2012).  Writing instruction in elementary classrooms:  Making the connection to common core state standards.  Seminars in Speech and Language, 33(2), 130-145.

Sturm, J., Spadorcia, S., Cunningham, J., Cali, K., Staples, A., & Erickson, K., Yoder, D., &  Koppenhaver, D. (2006). What happens to reading between first and third grade? Implications for students who use AAC. Augmentative and Alternative Commnication, 21(2), 21-36.

Cunningham, J. W., Spadorcia, S. A., Erickson, K. A., Koppenhaver, D. A., Sturm, J. A., Yoder, D. E. (2005). Investigating the Instructional Supportiveness of Leveled Texts. Reading Research Quarterly, 40(4), 410-427.

Sturm, J. M. & Beukelman, D. R., & Mirenda, P. (2005). Literacy development of AAC users. In D. R. Beukelman & P. Mirenda (Eds.). Augmentative and alternative communication: Management of severe communication disorders in children and adults (3 rd Ed.) (pp. 351-390). Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Company.

 Sturm, J. M., & Clendon, S. A. (2004). AAC, Language, and Literacy: Fostering the Relationship. Topics in Language Disorders, 24(1), 76-91.

Research Areas

Computer-supported literacy, tying together literacy assessment and instructional strategies, and classroom communication