Jessica Riccardi

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.


  • 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