Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
Betsy Micucci is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. As director of clinical programs within the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders, she manages the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center, the onsite outpatient clinic for people of all ages who have communication disorders and differences. In this role, Micucci supervises graduate student clinicians who work within the Robbins Center; teaches clinical methods courses for entering graduate students and an early intervention seminar; and coordinates the Department's early intervention specialist certification program.
Also during her tenure at Emerson, Micucci has co-directed two early intervention training grants, and she has taught courses on early intervention and cultural diversity associated with these grants.
In the Boston area, Micucci has been a guest lecturer on the topics of language development, early language assessment, and intervention strategies for young children with autism spectrum disorder. She is a member of the higher education task force of the Department of Public Health's Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs (Early Intervention), and of the Decibels Foundation Board of Directors, which supports children with hearing loss and their families. Prior to coming to Emerson, Micucci was the associate director for client services at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Waltham, MA.
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