Trish Kelley-Nazzaro is the Director of the Literacy and Language Certificate of Advanced Study Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

She is an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist and has dual teaching certification in MA as an SLP and reading specialist.

Trish has worked extensively in both hospital and school settings. She worked in Massachusetts public schools with students with a variety of speech, language, and reading disabilities. Prior to that, she was the Outpatient Supervisor at the Mass General Hospital Speech-Language Pathology Department.

While at Mass General Hospital, she served patients at MGH and the Voice and Speech Lab at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to supervising the outpatient staff at MGH, she supervised numerous graduate students.

Trish’s particular areas of interest include language and literacy disabilities/disorders, culturally responsive language and literacy intervention, and the role of technology in supporting literacy skills from the emergent stages of literacy to attaining academic literacy in adolescent learners.

  • BA, Biology (minor Chemistry), Summa Cum Laude, Regis College, Weston, MA
  • MS, Communication Science and Disorders, Graduation with Distinction, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • CAS, Language and Literacy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • EdD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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