Bernard Grela, PhD

Department Head & Associate Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My primary area of interests including working with children and adults with development language and reading deficits. I am interested in examining how language and reading/writing deficits impact “healthy living” in individuals who do not use print or online resources to maintain their personal and family health. They do not have the language or literacy skills to communicate effectively with other medical professionals, read available literature on healthy living, or complete medical forms required by medical professionals (including HIPAA forms). My past projects have examined the linguistic abilities of children with language impairments through the Cognitive Science faculty. Literacy health with low level readers would be a new but related area of research for me.


BA, 1985, Psychology, U of Saskatchewan
MS, 1989, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Purdue U
Ph.D., 1999, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Purdue U

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
Storrs, CT 06269-1085