Dr. Paul W. Cascella
Paul Cascella, PhD CCC-SLP
Department Chair (on sabbatical leave 2013-14 academic year)
Phone: 212 481 3273
Email: Paul Cascella
Paul W. Cascella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor at Hunter College and the current Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He also holds appointments in two programs at the CUNY Graduate Center in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and the Doctor of Audiology Program. Dr. Cascella teaches courses in research methods, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, alternative and augmentative communication, and stuttering. Dr. Cascella has lectured nationally on functional communication assessment and intervention for children and adults with severe disabilities. His current research focuses on tangible object symbols among persons with pre-symbolic and pre-intentional communication. He has also lectured extensively on speech-language strategies for persons who stutter and who have speech sound disorders.
Dr. Cascella has worked as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of work settings, including Birth-to-Three services, preschool through high school, and adult day and group home programs. As a member of the Hunter College Autism Center, he works on strategies that support functional communication in naturalistic contexts for persons with autism spectrum disorders. He is an associate editor for Communication Disorders Quarterly, and is an editorial consultant for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, and Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. In addition, Dr. Cascella is very interested in research ethics and serves as chairperson of the CUNY University-Integrated Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee 1 and as an expedited reviewer for the Hunter College Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).
Professional Interests: Developmental disabilities (autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy); augmentative and alternative communication; stuttering, phonology, transdisciplinary services
Courses Taught: Research methods, Communication and developmental disabilities, Augmentative and alternative communication, Stuttering