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Scenes from the Department of Communicative Disorders

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.


2014 NSSLHA meeting announced


Guest speaker, Dr. Geralyn Timler, scheduled for April 3rd.


Departmental re-accreditation public meeting (CAA) to be held Monday, March 3rd at 4:30 p.m. in the large conference room in Independence Square II. Contact Sue at 874-5969 with questions.


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers



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. 

Message from URISSLHA President


For more information about URISSLHA, check for notifications of meetings on this web site or by contacting Dr. Bethany Milner, current URISSLHA faculty advisor at: