Cayla White, M.S., CCC-SLP

Cayla White
Clinical Coordinator, Lecturer

Speech-Language Pathology
School of Health Sciences
  • M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University, 2014
  • B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University, 2012
About Cayla

Cayla White became an ASHA certified speech and language pathologist in 2014. Cayla has experience working with adult and pediatric/school age populations across various settings. Cayla started her career working in skilled nursing and sub-acute care as a clinical speech and language pathologist and eventually as an assistant director of rehabilitative services. In the medical setting, she primarily provided dysphagia and cognitive-communication intervention. Cayla transitioned her career to the school setting in 2016. For the past six years, she has worked as a speech and language pathologist in the New Haven Public School System serving the Prek-12th grade population. Cayla has enjoyed the complexities and challenges of working in the New Haven community and the opportunity to learn from these dynamic experiences. In addition, Cayla has worked various per-diem positions in skilled nursing and homecare serving the adult and geriatric population. Cayla started teaching as an adjunct instructor at the University of New Haven in the Spring of 2021. She has taught Introduction to Speech Science and Introduction to Health Professions.

Cayla’s specified area of interest is child-language development/disorders and school-based speech and language pathology. She is passionate about language development from birth to three years and assisting families with skills and resources to help children optimize communication and language development. Cayla has a special interest and desire to learn more about the effects of early childhood trauma and aversive experiences on language development and her role as a speech and language pathologist in helping this population.

Courses Taught
  • HLTH 1100 Introduction to Health Professions
  • HLTH 3401 Introduction to Speech Science