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Connie Gelfuso

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 Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Crais, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will be our first guest speaker of the 2015-2016 academic year. The title of her talk is "Intervention for Children from Birth to Five with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please join us.
Her talk will take place on Monday, October 5th from 7-9 pm in CBLS 100.


Congratulations are in order to our graduates


Welcome to new and returning students


Orientation details for graduate students announced


New professor joins faculty in CMD


M.S. program re-accreditation details


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers