Connie Gelfuso is a Clinical Supervisor in speech-language pathology at the Department of Communication Disorders. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Trinity College in Washington D.C. and her Master's degree at the University of Rhode Island.
Prior to her employment at URI supervising graduate student clinicians, Ms. Gelfuso worked as a Resource Clinician at the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center in Providence, specializing in therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury patients. From 1997-1999 she served as the Director of Speech Pathology there, working with adults with a variety of neurogenic speech and language disorders such as aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria; cognitive deficits associated with TBI, MS, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease; swallowing disorders, and voice disorders. She was also engaged for several years in private practice.
The first meeting of the University of Rhode Island Student Speech and Hearing Association (URISSLHA) chapter of national NSSLHA will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:15PM in the Galanti Lounge (3rd floor of the library).
Barbara Culatta, Professor and Dean at Brigham Young University will be speaking on Thursday, October 17, from 7-9 pm. The talk will be held in CBLS 010 and the title will be “Playful Practice to Teach Language and Literacy Skills”. Graduate students are required to attend; all others are invited to attend.
Professor Irene Walsh, Trinity College, Dublin will present a talk titled, "Identifying the demographic and communication profiles of children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD" on Tuesday, October 29th from 7-9 p.m. in Swan Auditorium (Swan Hall). All graduate students in CMD are required to attend.
Here are our URISSLHA officers (Left to Right below): Mary Loveley, secretary; Kristen Troy, historian; Jaclyn Schiemer, president; Lexi Caruso, treasurer; and Kristy Wallace, vice-president. We thank our outgoing board members: Shannon Witter, Meredith Fitzgibbon, Heidee Pottker and Jess Lally for all of their hard work. Shannon and Meredith are graduating in May, Heidee will be a second-year graduate student, and Jess is heading off to graduate school! Look for information about our first fall 2014 meeting here on the CMD web site.