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 local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, URISSLHA, will hold a meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:15 in the Galanti Lounge of the main library (3rd floor). All students with interests in a career in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to attend.
Amber D. Franklin, Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio), will be giving a talk titled, "Pronunciation Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners: What do we measure and how do we measure it?" on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in CBLS 100. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Attendance is mandatory for graduate students in CMD.