Eleanor Semel, EdD, is professor emerita at Boston University and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in the field of learning disabilities.
She is the co-author of widely used standardized tests such as the CELF-4, CELF-4 Screening Test, and CELF-Preschool. Additional undertakings include co-authoring language and learning disabilities textbooks, numerous journal articles, as well as many intervention programs such as: The Clinical Language Intervention Programs including CLIP Syntax, Morphology, Semantic,Pragmatic Worksheets and the Clinical Language Intervention Program-Preschool.
Her recent endeavor includes consultant work at Salk Institute-Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience where she explored Williams Syndrome, a rare geneticdisorder with a distinct language and behavioral profile. This in-depth research led to the publication of "Understanding Williams Syndrome: Behavioral Patterns and Intervention" (Semel and Rosner, 2003).