Karen Chenausky

Assistant Professor

  • Title Assistant Professor
  • Office 156
  • Education B.S., 1989, MIT, Linguistics and Philosophy
    M.A., 1993, University of Connecticut, Linguistics
    M.S., 2005, Boston University, Speech and Language Pathology
    Certificate on Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology, 2006
    Ph.D., 2015, Boston University, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

I am an assistant professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions and have been a member of the CARE Lab since 2010.  My research focuses on understanding why so many children with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism don’t acquire functional spoken language. My goal is to identify very early biomarkers that can tell us which children will go on to be minimally verbal instead of just being late talkers. That way, we can intervene much earlier, create therapies that address their challenges, and hopefully give the most severely affected children more tools for communication.

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