Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC (SLP)

Departments & Organizations

Developmental Disabilities Program

MacMillan Center


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

PhD University of Wisconsin (1981)
Clinical Fellow Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison

Honors & Recognition

  • Slifka/Ritvo Award for Innovative Clinical Research in Autism Spectrum DisordersInternational Society for Autism Research (2010)

  • Faculty ScholarSouthern Conn. State U. (1999)

  • Editor's AwardAmerican Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (1996)

  • FellowAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1991)

Professional Service

  • Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008 - 2010) President

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Contact Info

Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC (SLP)
Office Location
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 7D

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale Child Study Center40 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510

Curriculum Vitae

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Laboratory of Developmental Communication Disorders, Yale CSC