Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
Jena H. Castro-Casbon
Clinical Instructor (2009)
B.A. Loyola University
M.S. Emerson College
Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, mentor and guest lecturer. She supervises graduate student clinicians who work within the Robbins Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Her areas of special interest include working with children and adult with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, autism, dysphagia and cognitive impairments.
After graduating from the CSD Masters program, Jena worked in the Outpatient Department at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. There, she specialized in pediatric and adult speech, language and cognitive disorders. In 2010, she temporarily moved back to her native New Orleans, where she worked for Touro Infirmary in their skilled nursing, acute and inpatient rehabilitation units. She also owned and operated a private practice in both locations. Having returned to Boston in 2012, she is delighted to be working as a Clinical Instructor with Emerson CSD graduate students.
Additionally, Jena has acted as a consultant for several television projects, including MTV's True Life: I Have a Traumatic Brain Injury and ESPN's e:60 "Ryan's Hope" as well as author Lisa Genova's second novel, Left Neglected.
Office: UBank 9th Fl.
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