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Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Sacred Heart University


5151 Park Avenue, College of Health Professionals, Fairfield, CT 06825

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Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Retired Professor and Founding Chair of Department of Communication Disorders at Sacred Heart University, author of over 100 refereed journal articles, over 50 book chapters, and 10 books. She received the Ritvo-Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research from the International Society for Autism Research in 2010 and Honors of the Association for lifetime achievement in 2014 from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She currently serves as Director of ABCs 4 ASD, an interprofessional training program for SLPs and OTs in enhancing literacy for students with ASD, funded by the U.S. Office of Education.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Literacy: Reading/Dyslexia
  • Literacy: Writing/Spelling

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Ages of Emphasis:

  • Birth to Three
  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)