Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor and founding director of the speech-language pathology graduate program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, an affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, and Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University.

She received her B.A. from Brandeis University, her master’s degree in reading and learning disabilities from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her Ph.D. in communication disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a principal investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Alliance for Autism Research, Autism Speaks, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Medical Foundation, and was a principal investigator at the Yale Autism Center of Excellence.

She is the author of more than 100 refereed journal articles, 50 book chapters, and ten books. Along with colleague Donia Fahim, she hosts the podcast Let's Talk about Super Special Kids and Cake on iTunes and Spotify, aimed at supporting parents of children with disabilities.

In 1996, she received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and was awarded the inaugural Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research by the International Society for Autism Research in 2010. She has been a fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1991 and received Honors of the Association in 2014.


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