Alan Kamhi is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His early research focused on linguistic and cognitive abilities of children with specific language impairments (SLI) and mental handicaps. Later research focused on language-learning disabilities, culminating in a book co-edited with Hugh Catts, on language and reading disabilities. The second edition of this book was published in 2005. Other recent books include one on phonological disorders, co-edited with Karen Pollock, and one on clinical decision making in developmental language disorders, co-edited with Julie Masterson and Kenn Apel. Recent articles have considered the value on non-speech oral motor exercises, the case for the narrow view of reading, and how to balance certainty and uncertainty in clinical practice. Current research is addressing how best to assess and improve comprehension abilities, social skills in children with autism, and practitioner satisfaction with reading instruction curriculum.
- Kamhi, A., Masterson, J, & Apel, K. (Eds.). (2007). Clinical decision making in language disorders. Baltimore: MD: Brookes.
- Catts, H., & Kamhi, A. (Eds.) (2005). The connections between language and reading disabilities. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Catts, H., & Kamhi, A. (Eds.). (2005). Language and reading disabilities (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
- Kamhi, A., & Pollock, K. (Eds.). (2005). Phonological disorders in children: Clinical decision making in assessment and intervention. Baltimore: Brooks.
- Kamhi, A. (2007). Thoughts and reflections on developmental language disorders. In A. Kamhi, J. Masterson, & K. Apel (Eds.), Clinical decision making in language disorders (pp. 363-378). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
- Kamhi, A. (2005). Finding beauty in the ugly facts about reading comprehension. In H. Catts & A. Kamhi (Eds.), The connections between language and reading disabilities (pp. 201-212). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Kamhi, A. (2009). Prologue: The case for the narrow view of reading. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.
- Kamhi, A. (2009). Epilogue: Solving the reading crisis – Take 2: The case for differentiated assessment. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 212-215
- Kamhi, A. (2008). A meme’s-eye view of nonspeech oral-motor exercises. Seminars in Speech and Language, 29, 331-338.
- Kamhi, A. (2006). Treatment decisions for children with speech-sound disorders. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 37, 271-279.