Bernard J. Fox, MS, CCC-SLP is the Vice President and co-founder of Laureate Learning Systems. He is a certified speech-language pathologist with broad clinical experience in service to persons with cognitive impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and learning disabilities, as well as considerable expertise in computer technology and educational software design.
Mr. Fox received his Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. Over the next several years, he worked as a Speech and Language Specialist at the Walter E. Fernald State School in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bedford Public Schools in Bedford, Massachusetts, and the C.A.S.E. Collaborative, Concord, Massachusetts. In 1979, Mr. Fox entered the graduate program in Communication Disorders at the University of Vermont and began working with Dr. Wilson, who shared his vision of using technology to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. He programmed the software for their 1980 Scientific Exhibit entitled Computer Managed Language Diagnosis and Treatment which won First Award for Excellence of Presentation and Second Award for Scientific Merit at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention.
After receiving his Master's degree, Mr. Fox continued computer applications work as a Program Coordinator in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders until the establishment of Laureate in 1982. The software Mr. Fox wrote while at the university provided the bases for an entire product line of language intervention programs that began with First Words and now includes over 40 titles which were co-authored with Dr. Wilson and produced and published by Laureate Learning Systems. Copyright Laureate Learning.