300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Sacred Heart University
Research Affiliate, Haskins Laboratories
Professor, Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University
Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and an Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University in 1971, her Master’s degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1974 and her Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. She is author of over 90 refereed journal articles, 40 book chapters and seven books. She has been Principal Investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Medical Foundation. She has been a Principal Investigator at the Yale Autism Center of Excellence. Dr. Paul has participated in a variety of expert panels and boards for the Connecticut and Oregon State Departments of Education, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health. She has served as Vice President of both the Oregon and Connecticut State Speech-Language-Hearing Associations, and is currently President of the Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received Faculty Scholar awards from Portland State University and Southern Conn. State University, in 1996 received the Editor’s Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and was awarded in the inaugural Ritvo/Slifka Award for Innovative Clinical Research by the International Society for Autism Research. She has been a Fellow of the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1991.
Paul, R., Fuerst, Y., Ramsay, G., Chawarska, K., & Klin, A. (2011). Out of the mouths of babes: Vocal Production in Infant Siblings of Children with ASD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02332.x NIHMSID #233758
Shriberg, L., Paul, R., Black, L., & van Santen, J. (2011). The Hypothesis of Apraxia of Speech in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (in press). PMID: 20972615.
Paul, R., & Roth, F. (2011). Characterizing and Predicting Outcomes of Communication Delays in Infants and Toddlers: Implications for Clinical Practice. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21106717
Cicchetti DV, Koenig K, Klin A, Volkmar FR, Paul R, Sparrow S. (2010). From Bayes Through Marginal Utility to Effect Sizes: A Guide to Understanding the Clinical and Statistical Significance of the Results of Autism Research Findings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, May 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20490646
Tager-Flusberg, H., Rogers, S., Cooper, J., Landa, R., Lord, C., Paul, R., Rice, M., Stoel-Gammon, Wetherby, A., & Yoder, P. (2009). Defining spoken language benchmarks and selecting measures of expressive language development for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 643-652. PMCID: PMC2819321 NIHMSID: NIHMS172991
Paul, R., Chawarska, K., Fowler, C., Klin, A., Cicchetti, D., & Volkmar, F. (2007) Listen my children and you shall hear: Auditory preferences in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 50, 1350-64. PMID: 17905916
Paul, R., Orlovski, S., Marchinko, H. & Volkmar, F. (2009) Conversational Behaviors in Youth with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 115-125. PMCID: PMC2819316
Paul, R., Chawarska, K., & Volkmar, F. (2008). Differentiating ASD from DLD in toddlers. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 15, (3), 101-111. PMCID: PMC2946084
Paul, R., Augustyn, A., Klin, A., & Volkmar, F. (2005). Perception and production of prosody by speakers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 201-220.
Baker, E., Croot,K., McLeod, S., & Paul, R. (2001). Psycholinguistic Models of Speech Development and their Application to Clinical Practice. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 44, 685-702.
Paul, R., Murray, C., Clancy, K, & Anderson, D. (1997). Reading and metaphonological skills in late talkers. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 40, 1037-1047.
Paul, R. (1997). Developing preliteracy skills in children with severe speech and physical impairments. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 6, 10-11.
Paul, R. (1996). Clinical implications of the natural history of slow expressive language development. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 5, 5-30. (Editor’s Award, 1996).
Paul, R., & Cohen, D. (1984). Outcomes of severe disorders of language acquisition. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 14, 405-421. Reprinted in S. Chess and C. Thomas (eds.) Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development.
Paul, R., Cohen, D., Watson, M., Breg, W.R., & Herman, S. (1984). Fragile X syndrome: Its relation to speech and language. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 49, 328-332.