Leah Booth, MA, CCC (SLP)

Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

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Child Study Center: Developmental Disabilities Program | Ventola Lab

Yale Medicine


Leah L. Booth, M.A., CCC-SLP

Leah Booth is a speech-language pathologist on the faculty of the Yale Child Study Center. Ms. Booth has worked with children and adults with a range of communication disorders for over 20 years. In her early career, she worked in special education schools, and then she spent 10 years working with children with developmental disabilities within an integrated school setting. Ms. Booth joined the Yale Child Study Center in 2003.Since that time, she has been part of multidisciplinary evaluation teams and has provided treatment to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities as well as consultation to parents and members of school teams in how to support social and communication development in individuals with ASD and other disabilities. Ms. Booth also serves as clinical supervisor for research focusing on Pivotal Response Training (PRT), a treatment aimed at improving social-communication skills for persons with ASD.

Ms. Booth’s specific areas of expertise include: communication evaluation; development of practical and measurable social and communication objectives; school consultation; family consultation; development of school programs; and teaching students, parents and teachers to employ visual strategies and technological tools as means to improved social and communication skills. Ms. Booth also has extensive expertise in developing Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

Ms. Booth lectures in undergraduate and medical school courses at Yale University on speech, language, and social communication development. She has consulted with a number of schools and universities on how to support their students with ASD, and she has given numerous workshops to parents and professionals on how to foster social communication skills. She has presented these workshops nationally and internationally. Ms. Booth has also written several chapters within edited works on assessment of communication and social communication development.

Education & Training

MA University of Maryland at College Park (1994)

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Leah Booth, MA, CCC (SLP)
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Child Study Center - Madison23 Woodland Road, Ste Suite B2
Madison, CT 06443
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Yale Child Study CenterNieson Irving Harris Building
230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06519
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Child Study CenterSterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste SHM IG-108

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Child Study CenterPO Box 207900
230 South Frontage Road

New Haven, CT 06520-7900