Welcome new Specialist: Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Rhea Paul is Professor and Founding Director of the Communication Disorders Department at Sacred Heart University. She received her PhD in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. She is author of over 100 refereed journal articles, 50 book chapters, and 10 books on child language disorders. She has been Principal Investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Medical Foundation.
She is currently Director of an Interprofessional Personnel Preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs aimed at training SLPs and OTs to work collaboratively to support literacy development in school children with ASD. Dr. Paul has served as Vice President of both the Oregon and Connecticut State Speech-Language-Hearing Associations, and as President of the Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 1996 she received the Editor’s Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, for her research on late-talking toddlers, and in 2010 she received the inaugural Slifka/Ritvo Innovative Clinical Research Award by the International Society for Autism Research. She received Honors of the Association in 2014 from ASHA.