Elsa Ascenso



M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA                                                             June 2003

CELTA, RSA/Cambridge Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Lisbon, Portugal       September 1997

B. A., English, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA                                                                                         May 1992


Evaluation and treatment of adults and children with a range of disabilities affecting swallowing, communication, cognition and voice in a variety of settings including: acute/sub-acute hospitals, skilled nursing facilities/rehabilitation centers and private practice.

Language Skills:

Native Portuguese speaker

Conversant in Spanish and French

Learning Russian

Professional Memberships:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

Boston Schweitzer Fellow


Sawyer Medal

William G. Kelley Foundation Grant

Research Interests:

Bilingual Aphasia


Aphasia recovery in left-handed individuals



Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Sandberg, C., Levy, J., Berardino, A. Ascenco, E. & Villard, S (in press) Development of a theoretically based treatment for sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology