Elizabeth Schoen Simmons, M.S. CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Schoen Simmons, M.S. CCC-SLP

Adjunct Instructor

Professional Experience

  • Speech-Language Pathologist at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Ad-Hoc reviewer for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Learning and Individual Differences
  • Vice President of Public Relations, Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Meritorious Poster Recipient in Autism Spectrum Disorders, American Speech Language Hearing Association 

Degrees and Certifications

    • B.A., Communication Disorders, Southern CT State University
    • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Southern CT State University
    • Ph.D. student, Psychology with a specialization in Language and Cognition, University of Connecticut
    • State of Connecticut licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Certified Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Teaching Responsibilities

    • SLP 350/450 – Introduction to Clinical Methods and Observation

Research Interests and Grants

    • Evidenced-based communication interventions
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Publications and Presentations

    Simmons, E.S., Paul, R., & Shic, F. (2015). A brief report: A mobile Application to treat prosodic deficits in autism spectrum disorder and other communication impairments – A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-015-2573-8.

    Simmons, E.S., Paul, R., & Volkmar, F. (2014). Assessing pragmatic language in autism spectrum disorder: The Yale in vivo Pragmatic Protocol. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.  

    Simmons, E.S., McRoberts, G., & Paul, R. (2014). Auditory Preferences in Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development: Volume 38, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

    Simmons, E.S., Milman, G., & Vogel, D. (2014). Assistive technology in communication disorders. In R. Paul (Ed.), Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders (3rd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

    Simmons, E.S., Latner, E., &  Lyons, M. (2014). Supporting mainstream success for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. In F. Volkmar, A. Klin, R. Paul and D. Cohen (Eds.) Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

    Paul, R., Landa, R., & Simmons, E.S. (2014). Communication in Asperger Syndrome. In A. Klin, J. McPartland and F. Volmar (Eds.) Asperger Syndrome, Second Edition. New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.

    Tsiouri, I., Simmons, E.S., & Paul, R. (2012). Enhancing the application and evaluation of a discrete trial intervention package for eliciting first words in preverbal preschools with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 42, 1281 – 93.

    Tsiouri, I., Paul, R., Simmons, E.S., & Lewis, M. (2012). Rapid Motor Imitation Antecedent Training Manual: Teaching Preverbal Children with ASD to Talk. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

    Schoen E., Paul, R., & Chawarska, K. (2011). Phonology and vocal behavior in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Research, 4, 177-188.

    Schoen, E., Paul, R., & Chawarska, K. (2009). Vocal productions in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. In R. Paul and P. Flipsen (Eds.), Speech Sound Disorders in Children. San Diego: Plural Publishing Inc.

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Speech-Language Pathology
    Ctr for Healthcare Education
    College of Health Professions
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