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Carrie Loughran is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Central Florida and the creator and director of the UCF iREAD programs, which focus on literacy development and intervention. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in communicative disorders from UCF and has since gained expertise in the assessment and treatment of oral and written language and cognitive disorders. Her clinical experience spans a diverse range of settings, including private practice, schools, and skilled nursing facilities, where she has provided comprehensive care to pediatric and adult populations. She is well-versed in treating dyslexia, developmental language disorder, autism, and intellectual disabilities, showcasing her ability to address the unique needs of each client. In partnership with the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida State Attorney, Loughran extends her expertise to provide reading and writing treatment to children within the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Her training and experience encompass renowned programs such as the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS), Wilson Reading System, Lively Letters, and Visualizing and Verbalizing, among others.


  • MA, Master of Arts
  • CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • BS, Bachelor of Science
Areas of Specialty
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Literacy Disorders
  • Reading Disorders
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit’s ‘Turning Pages’ program developing youth literacy

    Written By: Maria Serrano | June 18, 2024
    The 12-week intensive program is in the Ninth Judicial Circuit in partnership with UCF’s Communication Disorders Clinic and AMIKids. Carrie Loughran, a clinical instructor who created a program called iREAD, teaches UCF graduate clinicians and...
  • Summer Program at UCF Communication Disorders Clinic Helps Kids Read

    Written By: David Janosik | July 11, 2022
    UCF summer reading program for kids, iREAD, completed its four-week course earlier this month. It was the second year that the UCF Communication Disorders Clinic offered this program. The evidence-based...
  • New Intensive Summer Reading Program Helps Kids “Catch-Up”

    Written By: School of Communication Sciences and Disorders | July 19, 2021
    A new program from the UCF Communication Disorders Clinic is helping young readers “catch-up” on their reading skills. The 6-week program was led by reading and literacy clinical faculty and...
  • UCF to Host Summer Intensive Reading Program for Elementary Students

    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | May 13, 2021
    UCF is offering an opportunity for children entering third and fourth grade to “catch up” on their reading skills this summer.  The intensive summer camp is run by literacy experts...
  • New Faculty Members Join CHPS

    Written By: David Janosik | August 24, 2020
    We are so happy to welcome our new faculty to the College of Health Professions and Sciences for 2020-21! Nine faculty have joined their colleagues in the School of Communication...
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