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Valencia Perry

Valencia Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • School of Communications


Dr. Valencia Perry is a bilingual (Spanish) and bidialectal (African American English) speech-language pathologist and assistant professor of child language and sociolinguistics in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She teaches graduate courses on research methods, applied sociolinguistics, and child language-literacy topics. Dr. Perry has clinical expertise in language development across the life span, language delays/disorders, multilingualism and sociolinguistics. She is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in Washington, DC and holds national certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

She is a principal investigator in the Sociolinguistics of Language and Literacy Research Lab as well as a clinical supervisor in the Howard University Speech & Hearing Clinic and an externship supervisor through her private practice, Speak Write LLC.