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About Ciara Leydon

Ciara Leydon is an Associate Professor of Communication Disorders in Sacred Heart University's College of Health Professions. She is currently Chair of Communications Disorders & Program Director Grad Speech Language Pathology. Leydon's Ph.D. in Speech Language Pathology is from Northwestern University. She also holds a M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from George Washington University and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Before joining the SHU faculty Leydon was Assistant Professor of Speech Communication Sciences & Disorders at Brooklyn College, as well as Associate Scientist in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Certification/Training:
-American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
-Connecticut license to practice Speech Language Pathology
-Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

Positions

August 2014 - Present Associate Professor & Chair, Sacred Heart University College of Health Professions, Communication Disorders
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2019 - Present High-Fidelity Simulation Equipment
Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA)
$70,233
2018 - Present Simulation driven training to evaluate patients’ ability to swallow.
Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority (CHEFA)
$74,700
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Honors and Awards

  • ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) 2008, 2011
  • Faculty Award for Scholarship Recognition - Article, 2015-2016
  • Tenure & Promotion 2017

Courses

  • SLP 585 - Voice and Velopharyngeal
  • SLP 508 - Clinical Practicum
  • SLP 200/400 - Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • SLP 300/411 - Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Swallowing
  • SLP 585 - Dysphagia

Education

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2005 Ph.D. Speech Language Pathology, Northwestern University
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2000 M.A. Speech Language Pathology, George Washington University - School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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1997 B.A. Economics, Trinity College, Dublin
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Contact Information


Communication Disorders
Healthcare Education N278 
College of Health Professions 
203-365-4518

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Book Chapters (2)

Video (1)

Articles (18)

Publications and Presentations (1)