M.S., Southern Connecticut State University, 2008
B.A., University of Connecticut, 2005
Laura Silva is a lecturer and program director of the Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of New Haven. She became a Speech-Language Pathologist in 2008 and has experience working with adult and pediatric populations across various settings. Previously, Laura also held a position as an Assistive Technology Specialist/Program Coordinator and visiting instructor at Southern Connecticut State University in the Special Education department.
Laura specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and language. Her clinical work has focuses primarily on assistive technology and providing individuals with complex communication needs an opportunity to express themselves and provide meaningful access to academics. In addition, Laura’s teaching focuses on student-centered and active learning strategies to help promote student engagement. She has participated in pedagogical opportunities within the University of New Haven’s makerspace and through faculty-led grants on open pedagogy.
- HLTH 4457 Foundations of Speech Language Pathology
- COMM 1130 Principles of Communication
Recent Conference Presentations
Silva, L. & Tucker, L. (January, 2017). Best Practices for Regional Assistive Technology Services. Assistive Technology Industry Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Silva, L. & Taragowski, V. (May, 2017). Assistive Technology – Developing Strong Practices in Classroom Instruction. Association of Educational Service Agencies New York/New England Regional Conference, Lenox, MA.