Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Cheryl Councill

Cheryl CouncillAssistant Clinical Professor


B.A., Loyola College in Maryland 1981
M.S., Loyola College in Maryland 1982

Areas of Specialization

Early Intervention, Down syndrome, Language

About Professor Councill

Married since 1986 to Jim Councill, lives in Catonsville. Two children, Sarah, who is in the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at Loyola University Maryland, and James, who is studying at High Point University in North Carolina. Active at St. William of York Church in Baltimore, serves on the Board of Concert Artists of Baltimore, belongs to two Square Dancing Clubs (Cheryl and Jim’s new passion).

Achievements (past 5 years)

  • Member of Global Down Syndrome Foundation 2015
  • Short Course presented at MSHA Convention May 5, 2012 – “Tried and True Techniques for Early Intervention”
  • Poster session presented at ASHA convention November 18, 2010 – “Addressing Social Skills in Adolescents/Young Adults with Down Syndrome”
  • Recipient of Shiela Applestein Award for Excellence in the field of Early Intervention- awarded by the Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore– June 15, 2010. Presentation with Mina Goodman titled “Early Communication Intervention for Children with Developmental Disabilities”
Sarah Calamita


Both the love for Baltimore and the relationships she developed with professors as an undergrad inspired Sarah to pursue her master's at Loyola

Speech-Language Pathology