University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Blanche Podhajski
Blanche Podhajski

Blanche Podhajski

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences
Department of Communication Services
University of Vermont

Contact Information
(802) 878-2332
Office Location:
183 Talcott Road, Suite 101, Williston, Vermont 05495-2089



Ph.D., Learning Disabilities    Northwestern University, 1980
M.S., Speech Pathology        University of Vermont, 1969
B.S., Speech and Hearing      Boston University, 1967


Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Certification of Completion: Education Program in the Protection of Human Subjects
Office of the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
February 25, 2010

Professional Positions

1983 - present   Founder and President
                          Stern Center for Language and Learning

Academic Appointments

1971 - Present   Clinical Associate Professor
                           Department of Neurological Sciences
                           University of Vermont College of Medicine

1971 - Present   Clinical Assistant Professor
                           Department of Communication Sciences
                           University of Vermont


Hale, J., ...Podhajski, B., al. (2010). LDA White Paper. Critical issues in response-to-intervention, 
comprehensive evaluation, and specific learning disabilities identification and intervention: An expert white paper consensus. Learning Disability Quarterly. 33 (3), 223-236

Podhajski, B., and Ingram, F. (2010). Oral and written language influences on academic and social functioning: A whole child approach. In N. Mather & L. E. Jaffe (Eds.), Comprehensive evaluations: Case reports for psychologists, diagnosticians, and special educators. New York: John Wiley & Sons. (2010).

Podhajski, B., Mather, N., Nathan, J., and Sammons, J. (2009). Professional Development in Scientifically Based Reading Instruction: Teacher Knowledge and Reading Outcomes. Journal of Learning Disabilities. September/October 2009.

Podhajski, B. and Nathan, J. (2005). A Pathway to Reading Success: Building Blocks for Literacy. New England Reading Association Journal, November 2005.

Podhajski, B. and Nathan, J. (2005). Promoting Early Literacy Through Professional Development for Childcare Providers. Early Education and Development Journal, January 2005, 16 (1). 24-40.