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Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC (SLP)

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Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC (SLP)

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale Child Study Center

    40 Temple St.

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States


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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Slifka/Ritvo Award for Innovative Clinical Research in Autism Spectrum DisordersInternational Society for Autism Research2010
Faculty ScholarSouthern Conn. State U.1999
Editor's AwardAmerican Journal of Speech-Language Pathology1996
FellowAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association1991

Professional Service

Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationPresident2008 - 2010

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