Patricia A. Prelock

University of Vermont, USA


Patricia A. Prelock serves as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and as a Professor of communication sciences and disorders and pediatrics at the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She is a Coinvestigator for Vermont's Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals (VT-ILEHP) Autism Spectrum Disorders Program, and she coordinates the parent training programs designed for caregivers and providers serving children with ASD. She also serves as the Project Director for a State Improvement Grant to facilitate the establishment of a distance education graduate program to prepare speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in rural Vermont communities to serve children with communication disorders in the schools. She has been awarded more than 9 million dollars in state and federal funding as a PI or Co-PI to develop innovations in interdisciplinary training to facilitate training in speech-language pathology and to support her intervention work in autism. She has over 115 publications and 390 peer-reviewed and invited presentations in the areas of autism, collaboration, language assessment, and intervention. She received the 1998 Friends Award through the Vermont Parent Information Center, UVM’s Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (2000), and the first annual Autism Society of Vermont Excellence in Service Award (2000). She was named as an ASHA Fellow in 2000 and as a University Scholar in 2003. She was awarded the 2010 Puppets Choice Award through Kids on the Block of Vermont for her work in autism. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Kent State University and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Board-Recognized Child Language Specialist. She is also the 2012 President-Elect for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Biography Updated on 30 November 2011

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