Geri Theadore has been at URI since 1990. She teaches courses in testing and measurement in speech-language pathology, pre-practicum in speech-lanuage pathology, and counseling in communicative disorders, supervises graduate students in child diagnostic and therapy clinic, and advises undergraduate students at University College. Ms. Theadore was involved in the implementation of two major federal grants, one for pre-service preparation in early intervention, and the other focused on an instructional approach for language and literacy development in Head Start. In addition to membership in ASHA and RISHA, Ms. Theadore is an Associate Member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, a member of the International Dyslexia Association, and a licensed speech-language pathologist in both Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Prior to coming to URI, Ms. Theadore worked as a speech-language pathologist at Bradley Hospital, a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital in East Providence, RI. Ms. Theadore received her Bachelor's degree in elementary education and her Master's degree in speech-language pathology from URI. Her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders and dyslexia.
Weiss, A. & Theadore, G. (2011). (Eds.), Caregiver-Directed Approaches for Facilitating Social Communication Competencies in Children and Youth on and off the Autism Spectrum. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3.
Weiss, A. & Theadore, G. (2011). Foreword: Caregiver-directed approaches for facilitating social communication competencies in children on and off the autism spectrum. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 193-194.
Weiss, A. & Theadore, G. (2011). Involving parents in teaching social communication skills to young children. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 195-209.
Theadore, G., Laurent, A., Kovarsky, D., & Weiss, A. (2011). Reflective practice: Using focus groups to determine family priorities and guide social pragmatic program development. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 247-261.Courses Taught
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.