Connie K. Porcaro
Connie K. Porcaro, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where she instructs courses covering voice, speech, and swallowing disorders in adults, and lectures annually for future physicians at the FAU Medical School on the topics of adult neurogenic speech and language disorders. Dr. Porcaro is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has worked as a speech-language pathologist for more than 25 years with clients of all ages. Her main area of research is focused on intelligibility in patients with speech and voice disorders and how speakers and listeners can have improved communication. Dr. Porcaro is a frequent presenter at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state association conventions as an invited speaker on the topic of intelligibility. She has received grant funding from the FAU Healthy Aging Research Initiative to investigate voice and swallowing changes in healthy elderly individuals, and she has received grant funding from the Parkinson Voice Project to facilitate training for graduate students who provide free-of-cost speech therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.