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Catherine A. Jackson


Associate Professor, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, College of Health and Human Development

Education: B.A., University of Redlands; M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A.; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Jackson's expertise and research is in acquired neurogenic disorders of communication.  She has authored or coauthored more than 60 presentations and papers on aphasia, dementia, and other disorders affecting speech and language in adults and children. 

At CSUN, Dr. Jackson continues to research issues related to brain, language and speech.  In Fall 2010, she will be working on a Judge Julian Beck instructional grant: "Case studies in neurogenic communication disorders ".   In addition to being a faculty member of the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, she is a faculty member of the Linguistics program at CSUN.

Professional Memberships

  1. American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  2. California Speech-Language Hearing Association

Recent Publications

Sidtis, D., Kempler, D., Jackson, C.A. & Metter, E.J.  (2010).  Prosodic changes in aphasic speech: Timing.  Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 24(2), 155 - 167.

Jackson, C.A.  (2009).  Evaluating outcomes of intensive aphasia therapies.CSHA Magazine, 39 (3),10 - 11.

Jackson, C.A. & Woolsey, J.D. (2009) A new set of classrooms: Preparing a new generation of clinicians.  Forum on Public Policy.  http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring09papers/pedagogyspr09.html.

Jackson, C. and Seymour, P.J.  (2008).  “Two first authors”: Defining and evaluating collaborative partnership.  Perspectives in Speech-Language Pathology: Issues in Higher Education, 11, 21-27.

 doi:10.1044/ihe11.1.21.  http://div10perspectives.asha.org/cgi/content/full/11/1/21.

Seymour, P.J. , Jackson, C.A., Sinclair, J.S. Weber, E.G. and Wilding, M.K.  (2008).  Mentoring in all directions: Influence and focus throughout the department. Perspectives in Speech-Language Pathology, Special Interest Group 10: Issues in Higher Education.11, 48 - 55.  doi:10.1044/ihe11.2.48.  http://div10perspectives.asha.org/cgi/content/full/11/2/48.

Certification and Honors

2008     ACE (Award for Continuing Education)- American Speech-language Hearing Association

1978     Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology - American Speech-Language Hearing

               Association (CCC-SLP)

1978     License in Speech Pathology - California Board of Medical Examiners

1972     National Merit Scholarship Award

Contact Information

  • Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences (818/677-2582)
  • Office: Monterey Hall, Rm 326
  • Phone:818/677-2851
  • Fax: 818/677-2632
  • catherine.jackson@csun


  • CD 442 Speech Science
  • CD659 Aphasia, Apraxia and Dysarthria
  • CD 663 Neurogenic Disorders of Swallowing and Cognition 
  • CD 668 Advanced Diagnostics in Speech and Language Pathology
  • Enrolled students should go to CSUN Moodle for access to course documents and media

Recent Presentations

Jackson, C.A., Seymour, P.J. & Ehrenclous, D.  (2010). Shaping informed student clinicians: Research-based observation and early supervision skills.  Presented at CSHA; Monterey, CA.

Simon-Weiner, A. & Jackson, C.A.  (2009).  Community-based stroke support groups: Demographics and member perceptions.  Presented at ASHA; New Orleans, LA

Jackson, C., Brown, J., Richardson, E. and Yaras, S. (2008). Effects of Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy on Discourse Structure.  Presented at ASHA; Chicago, IL.

Jackson, C,  Sinclair, J.S.  and Andrews, A.  (2007). Evaluating atypical elderly candidates for cochlear implants.   ASHA Summit Meeting on Care for Patients at the End of Life:  The Role of the Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist.  Boston, MA