Rhea Paul PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center

Biographical Info

Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Professor and Director of the Communication Disorders section in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, and has taught language development and disorders in children for over 25 years. She is author of over 70 articles in refereed journals and seven books. At the Child Study Center, she heads the Laboratory for Developmental Communication Disorders within the Autism Program, where she conducts research on communication in autism spectrum disorders, including research on early identification of ASD, auditory preferences and vocal development in infants and toddlers, pragmatic and prosodic skills in school-aged children with ASD, increasing speech in preverbal children and improving conversational skills for high-functioning individuals.


Education & Training

Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin (1981)
Clinical Fellow
Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center for Child Development (1980 - 1981)

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1991)
  • Faculty Scholar
    Southern Conn. State U. (6/99)
  • Slifka/Ritvo Award for Innovative Clinical Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
    International Society for Autism Research (2010)
  • Editor's Award
    American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (9/96)

Professional Service

  • President, Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association (6/08 - 5/10)

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