Clinical Assistant Professor

Professor Curran is a nationally certified speech language pathologist and Assistant Behavior Analyst with clinic-based experience specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Her experience in diagnosis and application of evidence-based treatment of complex communication disorders includes a focus on creating dynamic AAC implementation plans with caregivers and teams. Prior to coming to UVM, Professor Curran worked as an SLP and Assistant Behavior Analyst in the field of autism as well as with other developmental disabilities. Her experience supporting clients in the clinic, school, home, and vocational settings, ensures family and client-centered care and functional goals are at the forefront of service delivery.

Associations and Affiliations

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Clinical SLP Licensure in Vermont
  • Nationally Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst in Vermont
Sarah Curran

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Augmentative and alternative communication assessment and intervention, autism spectrum disorders, interprofessional collaboration, family-client centered care


  • M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders; University of Vermont
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Course Sequence; Florida Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders; University of Vermont


  • 802-656-0908
Office Location:

406 Pomeroy Hall

Courses Taught

  • CSD 313 - Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • CSD 322 - Medical Based Issues for SLPs
  • CSD 327 - School Based Issues for SLPs