Jessica Riccardi, PhD, CCC-SLP



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Jessica Salley Riccardi, PhD CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor and the director of the Brain injury, Education, and Rehabilitation (BEaR) Lab. Her research interests include long-term outcomes for children with brain injury, particularly in the area of cognitive-communication and for high risk groups. As a speech-language pathologist, her research aims to inform multidisciplinary practices and policies for individuals who experienced a brain injury during childhood. Dr. Riccardi received the 2023 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s New Investigators Grant for her work in childhood brain injury and cognitive fatigue. She is passionate about mentoring students to be exceptional clinicians and researchers. Dr. Riccardi is an affiliated Research Scientist with the VEMI Lab and an Associated Researcher with the Institute of Medicine.


  • PhD (2022) , Communication Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
  • MA (2017) Speech-Language Pathology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • BA (2015) Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of New Hampshire


  • CSD 300: Clinical Observation in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Spring)
  • CSD 490: Senior Capstone: The Research Process (Fall)
  • CSD 601: Research Methods (Graduate, Fall)
  • CSD 688: Neurocognitive Disorders (Graduate, Spring)
  • CSD 680: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Graduate, Summer)

Professional Memberships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Special Interest Group 2: Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)
Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network

For a list of peer-reviewed publications, please visit Dr. Riccardi’s Google Scholar