Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Consultant to the Program for Research and Support for Rett Syndrome at Monmouth University in New Jersey. She holds a PhD in Health Sciences with a specialization in Speech-Language Pathology from Seton Hall University, an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from Queens College of the City University of New York, and a BS in Speech from Mercy College. She is a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, where she serves as chair and chair mentor of site visit teams. Theresa holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a licensed speech-language pathologist in New Jersey and Georgia. Theresa teaches graduate courses in research methods, autism, pediatric language disorders, and speech sound disorders. Her research is in complex communication challenges, including autism and Rett syndrome.