Patricia A. Kelley-Nazzaro, MS, CCC-SLP

Patricia Nazzaro
Director of the Literacy & Language Certificate of Advanced Study Program, Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
(617) 726-8231
Office Location: 
Shouse 429

Trish Nazzaro is Director of the Literacy & Language Certificate of Advanced Study Program and Instructor in the in-house Speech, Language and Literacy Center in the Department of Communication Sciences  at the MGH Institute.

She is an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist and holds a Massachusetts state license. She has dual teaching certification in Massachusetts as both a Speech Language Pathologist and Reading Specialist.

Trish has worked extensively in both hospital and school settings. She has 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, she served patients at both Mass General Hospital and in 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, learning, and literacy disabilities/disorders, the relationship between spoken language and literacy, 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

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