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Justine Joan Sheppard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Speech-Language Pathologist

Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

ASHA Fellow

Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

SLP Licenses: New Jersey, New York

Justine Joan Sheppard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S was Adjunct Associate Professor in Speech Pathology at Teachers College from 1985 until her retirement and appointment to an honorary position in 2015. She had been the Supervisor of the Infant Evaluation Clinic at The Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders since 1980. She received her B.A. in Psychology from New York University, her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

In addition to holding the American Speech-Language and hearing Association’s (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), she is an ASHA Fellow and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S). Her current research interests are assessment and management of swallowing and feeding disorders (dysphagia) in infants, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disability. Dr. Sheppard is active in continuing education and, in addition to her teaching at Teachers College, has presented many workshops in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Europe. She was honored as Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ and as Guest Editor for a Clinical Forum on Dysphagia in the Schools, Language Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools. Dr. Sheppard has contributed many scientific papers to peer reviewed journals and authored scholarly book chapters on topics in dysphagia in children and adults with developmental disability. She is a member of ASHA, NJSHA, DRS, AACPDM (Fellow) and IASSID. She is licensed as a Speech-language Pathologist in NY and NJ.

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