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SHU Graduate Students Assist in Expanded Preschool Program in Bridgeport

Read feature story in the Connecticut Post


Rhea Paul Receives Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, has conferred its highest award, the Honors of the Association, on SLP Department Chair, Rhea Paul. The SHU SLP Department is privileged to have two ASHA Honorees on its faculty, Dr. Paul, and Adjunct Professor Robert Shprintzen.

The Honors of the Association recognizes members for distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders and is the highest honor the Association bestows.Honor of the Association recognize individuals whose contributions have been of such excellence that they have enhanced or altered the course of the professions. Honorees are individuals who are well-known throughout the nation and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical practice, insightful and rigorous research, creative administration, effective legislative activity, outstanding teaching or other distinguished professional contributions.

See more at: http://www.asha.org/About/awards/Honors-of-the-Association

Prof. Rhea Paul Keynote Speaker at Moscow Autism Conference

Prof. Rhea Paul gave the keynote address at the International Research-to-Practice Conference on Autism, in Moscow, Russia on June 2, 2014. The conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University, and the Autism Speaks Foundation. It was aimed at increasing access to rehabilitative services for children with autism and their families.


Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition

The third edition of Rhea Paul's bestselling core textbook, Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition, has been released.  The book has been thoroughly revised and based on updated ASHA standards. Click here for more information


SLP Program awarded candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American  Speech, Language and Hearing Association.

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at SHU was awarded Candidacy, the first stage of Accreditation awarded by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American  Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). This status is awarded to new  programs that demonstrate compliance with the Standards for Accreditation as outlined in CAA’s Standards Compliance Continuum, for an initial  period of five years. It allows the program to matriculate and graduate students who, upon successful completion of the program, will meet all requirements for national certification and state licensure as Speech-Language Pathologists. 


Professor Rhea Paul was interviewed on WFSB, Channel 3 in Hartford, talking about the use of iPads in speech therapy.

Rhea Paul Interview on WFSB about use of iPads in speech-language therapy


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Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology


The SLP program at SHU was recently awarded the designation of “Readiness” for candidacy by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. This is the first step toward Candidacy and Accreditation of our Master’s Degree Program. We are on target for our anticipated start date of Fall, 2014!


Health Science Advisory Dyan Atkins talks with SHU students about the new program in Speech-Language Pathology
Health Science Advisory Dyan Atkins talks
with SHU students about the new program
in Speech-Language Pathology

Sacred Heart's Speech-Language Pathology Program was licensed by the Connecticut State Office of Higher Education! Undergraduate prerequisite courses will be offered in the Fall of 2013, with the graduate program anticipated to open in Fall of 2014.

Applications are now being accepted for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to complete undergraduate prerequisites for entry into a Master's Degree Program. Contact Program Director Rhea Paul paulr4@sacredheart.edu for more information.

 
 
 
 

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SHU Anticipates Launch of New Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

January 29, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions plans to inaugurate a new master’s degree program in speech-language pathology. Aiming for a start in fall 2014, the program is designed to require five terms of study to be completed in two years.

Rhea Paul Elected VP of International Association for the Study of Child Language

December 17, 2013

Fairfield, CONN. - Professor Rhea Paul, chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department in the College of Health Professions, was elected vice president of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). The Association was founded to promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the study of child language and sponsors the triennial International Congress for the Study of Child Language. In addition to the congresses, the IASCL produces the Child Language Bulletin and publishes three leading journals in the field, First Language, the Journal of Child Language and the International Journal of Bilingualism, as well as the series, Trends in Language Acquisition Research. The Association assists colleagues in countries with difficult economic circumstances by providing subsidies for participation at the Congresses.

Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award

December 12, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Professor Robin Danzak, of Sacred Heart University’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology, was recently awarded the Fulbright Junior Research Award. This research-based award is one of the core Fulbright Scholar awards for recipients in the early stages of their careers. Danzak, who earned a doctorate degree in 2009, will be sent to Italy to work at the University of Padua for four months where she will conduct a research project on the bilingual writing of Italian middle school students who are studying English.

headshot for blog linkCulture Chameleon 

Culture Chameleon is a blog about multiculturalism, multilingualism, and Prof. Robin Danzak's adventures as a Fulbright scholar in Padua, Italy.