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Patricia A. Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, FNAP-SLP


University of Vermont


85 S. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05405

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Patricia A. Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, FNAP-SLP

Dr. Prelock is a recognized expert in the nature and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and has been awarded more than $12.2 million dollars in university, state, and federal funding to develop innovations in interdisciplinary training supporting children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, to facilitate training in speech-language pathology, and to support her intervention work in ASD. She has over 205 publications and 577 peer-reviewed and invited presentations/keynotes in the areas of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, collaboration, IPE, leadership, and language learning disabilities. She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Prelock received the University of Vermont’s Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000, was named an ASHA Fellow in 2000 and a University of Vermont Scholar in 2003. In 2015 Dr. Prelock was named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Pittsburgh and in 2016, she received the ASHA Honors of the Association. Dr. Prelock is a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice-SLP. She was the 2013 ASHA President and ASHFoundation President from 2020 to 2021.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Genetic Syndromes (Associated with Language Disorders)
  • Language/Learning Disabilities

Other Areas of Emphasis


Ages of Emphasis:

  • Birth to Three
  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)