Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS) is pleased to announce the selection of Amanda Own Van Horne, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief for the publication. Dr. Owen Van Horne will begin her term as editor-in-chief of LSHSS on January 1, 2022, succeeding Holly Storkel, PhD.

Dr. Owen Van Horne is an associate professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on developmental language disorder (DLD), grammatical development, and complex syntax.

Dr. Owen Van Horne’s Background

Dr. Owen Van Horne received her master of science in communication disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999 and her PhD in audiology and speech sciences from Purdue University in 2004.

Under the previous editorial model for the ASHA Journals, Dr. Owen Van Horne served as an associate editor for AJSLP from 2015 to 2016, before transitioning to an editorial board member (EBM) from 2017 to 2018. As an author, she and her co-authors won the ASHA Editor’s Award for “Do the Hard Things First: Exemplar Selection Influences Generalization Following Therapy for Grammatical Morphology” in 2018. In 2020, she served as a guest editor for the LSHSS forum Morphosyntax Assessment and Intervention for Children.

Dr. Owen Van Horne’s research focuses on language acquisition and disorders, including work on treatment and the importance language skills for school success and academic learning. She is also a founding member of, an organization focused on raising awareness of DLD.

You can reach Dr. Owen Van Horne via email at She welcomes your input and suggestions on how LSHSS can best serve the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology in the schools, and the discipline of communication sciences and disorders at large.