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Dr. Johanna Price

Johanna Vinyard

Associate Professor

College of Health and Human Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3795
Office: 188 Health and Human Sciences Building
Personal Website:
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Johanna Price is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WCU and a speech-language pathologist, specializing in language and literacy development and disorders of children and adolescents with a variety of backgrounds, including those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, autism, and culturally diverse backgrounds. Her interests also include evidence-based practice and interprofessional education. Dr. Price has authored or co-authored over 25 publications and over 60 presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels. Most of these publications and presentations have included her students as co-authors. She is co-Principal Investigator of Project INTERACT (OSEP U.S. Department of Education, #H325K190050), a personel preparation grant to train graduate students in Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Special Education to work with autistic children who have intellectual disabilities. Dr. Price also enjoys working with community partners to support the language and literacy development of children in western NC, through Literacy Camp at Cullowhee Valley School and Camp LEAD (Language/Literacy Engagement And Development), a summer camp for children with language/literacy disorders, sponsored by NC RiteCare.<br><br>Before coming to WCU, Dr. Price completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was also an assistant professor at the Mississippi University for Women and Oklahoma State University.


  • Ph D, University of Memphis, Child Language and Literacy
  • MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching Interests

Child language and literacy disorders, language development, evidence-based practice, capstone/portfolio, clinical process

Research Interests

Child language and literacy disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, evidence-based practice, interprofessional education and practice<br><br>Publications:</a>

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