Dr. Daphne Hartzheim is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department and is part of the Integrative Assessment Team at the Sorensen Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. Daphne is a dually certified and licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) and behavior analyst (BCBA). At Utah State University, she assesses and treats individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other speech and language disorders. She is a clinical supervisor for USU students on campus and enjoys shaping their clinical skills to become the next generation of speech-language pathologists.
After working as an SLP for a few years, Daphne returned to Utah State University for a Ph.D. in Disabilities Disciplines where she was able to refine her clinical and research skills. She has conducted research that has been published and presented across the world. Her passion is in working with children with autism spectrum disorders. Together with their families she hopes to increase everyone’s ability to be as independent as possible through increasing their ability to communicate either with words, or alternative methods. Daphne sees communication as a basic human right and will explore creative ways to make that possible.
She is thrilled to be back at USU where she has spent most of her academic career. While Logan Utah feels like home, she is originally from Germany.