- Clinical Associate Professor
- Office: Independence Square, Suite I, Rm 11
- Phone: 401.874.2577
- Email: email@example.com
Geraldine Theadore, a clinical associate professor, has been at URI since 1990. Her clinical interests include language-based learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. She teaches courses in testing and measurement in speech-language pathology, structured language approaches for oral and written language disorders, pre-practicum in speech-language pathology, and counseling in communicative disorders. She supervises graduate students in child diagnostic and therapy clinics.
Ms. Theadore is a Fellow-in-Training (FIT) of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and a Dyslexia Therapist of the International Dyslexia Association. Under the supervision of Susan Santora, Fellow/AOGPE of Learning House in Guilford, Connecticut, an AOGPE-accredited training program, Ms. Theadore provides graduate coursework and specialized clinical practicum in assessment and intervention for individuals with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities.
Ms. Theadore’s research has focused on working with families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and on assessment and intervention for language-based learning disabilities. Her graduate students have presented at national conventions in two focus areas: small-group interventions for supporting the social-communication skills of early elementary students with ASD and university training programs for preparing professionals to work with students with dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities.
- M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Rhode Island, 1987
- B.A., Elementary Education, University of Rhode Island, 1975
Theadore, G., Laurent, A., Kovarsky, D. & Weiss, A.L. (2011). Reflective practice: using focus groups to determine family priorities and guide social pragmatic program development. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 247-261.
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.L., & Theadore, G. (2011). Involving parents in teaching social communication skills to young children. Topics in Language Disorders, 31:3, 195-209.
Culatta, B., Kovarsky, D. & Theadore, G. (2007). Contextualized approach to early literacy instruction: incorporating engaging activities into multiple preschool classroom contexts. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 28 (4), 216-235.