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Jennifer Yoshimura, M.A.

Jennifer Yoshimura, M.A.Speech Language Pathologist
A.C.T.S. AAC CF Fellow 2018-19

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Jennifer Yoshimura was a graduate student intern for A.C.T.S. in the fall of 2017, and then was asked to join ACTS for the AAC - CF Mentorship in August of 2018. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California Davis. She then worked for 3 years at a brain injury rehabilitation center where she discovered the field of Speech and Language Pathology and decided to become a Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Master of Arts degree in Speech/Language Pathology at San Jose State University. There, Jennifer was introduced to AAC as a research assistant to Dr. Wendy Quach, and was eventually accepted into her grant project, AACES - Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Educational Setting. Jennifer received extra education in AAC through supervised AAC Evaluation and Treatment Clinics at SJSU under Professor Dana Albrecht, and through externship opportunities at ACTS and Menlo Park City School District. Jennifer also concluded her graduate school career by completing a thesis on preservice education in speech pathology in the area of AAC. Now, Sarah Leslie and Marilyn Buzolich are jointly mentoring Jennifer during her CF Mentorship year, and she is working with students with a wide range of disabilities and communication needs.

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