Jessica Donaldson


Jessica Donaldson obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of New Mexico.  She is a doctoral candidate in Special Education at the University of New Mexico. She taught “Introduction to Assistive Technology” at the University of New Mexico and is a guest lecturer in graduate level university courses on the following topics: autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration, and language development.  Jessica has presented at several national conferences (see list below). She was a New Mexico LEND fellow in 2006-2007, an interdisciplinary leadership training program, and has served on a grant review board for HELP-NM in 2010. In addition to her professional degrees, Jessica has received additional training in the following areas:

  • Social Thinking: Social Thinking Clinical Training Level-1
  • Sensory Integration: USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification #303
  • “How Does Your Engine Run?” The Alert Program for Self-Regulation 
  • Every Move Counts
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
  • The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • TEACCH method
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT) 
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Fraizer Water Protocol: Safety, Hydration and Quality of Life




 “Evidence Based Social Skills Intervention in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, November 2010, Poster Presentation 


“Social Skills Intervention in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders:  Review of Research”

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, June 2010

Poster Presentation

Contact info:

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Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Phone: 505-881-4618

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