Patricia A. Mercaitis

Professional Title: 
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Language, Speech and Hearing
Department: 
Communication Disorders
Telephone: 
413-545-2565
Campus Address: 
Communication Disorders Building, Room #304
Education: 

B.A., Boston College, 1971; M.A., UMass Amherst, 1979; Ph.D., UMass Amherst, 1983

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Supervision, Counseling, Fluency Disorders, Meditation

Research Description: 

My research has focused on the supervision process and skill acquisition process in the speech language pathology area. I have now expanding that to include virtual mentoring and telesupervision.

Key Publications: 

Mercaitis, P.A. (2011). Virtual mentoring and telesupervision. In proceedings of the 2011 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Conference: Mentoring across disciplines. October 26-29, 2011.

Cronen, M. P. & Mercaitis, P. A. (1998). Augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with severe speech impairments. Chapter in E. Harris Nober & C.M. Seymour, (Eds.) Introduction to Communication Disorders - A Multicultural Approach, p.205-224.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1996, March). Guidelines for the training, credentialing, use and supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. ASHA, 38 (Suppl. 15).

Perkins, J. & Mercaitis, P.A. (1995) A guide for supervisors and students in clinical practicum. The Clinical Supervisor, 13, 2, 67-78.

Mercaitis, P.A. (1993). A supervisory method for prepracticum skill development. The Clinical Supervisor, v. 11, p.179-188.


Patricia Mercaitis Curriculum Vitae