Jessica Donaldson


Jessica Donaldson obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and her PhD in Special Education from 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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