Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who is Co-Director at the Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice. She provides parent consultations, coaching, student assessments and observations and comprehensive therapy services. She has strong interests in cognition, language and mindfulness. Ms. Jacobsen works to research and develop new methods and programs that can maximize a student's ability to learn to their potential and increase self-esteem as they become more independent learners. She enjoys seeing students make new gains, as well as training teachers and therapists in the use of executive function teaching approaches.
She is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent speech-language pathology in the areas:
Language and Literacy
Post Concussive Syndrome
Asperger's Disorder and Autism spectrum disorders
Ms. Jacobsen has worked as a speech-language pathologist in public education, private schools and hospital settings. Ms. Jacobsen has provided teacher training seminars and school consultations nationally.
Prior to establishing a private practice, she worked with colleagues to create and implement comprehensive group therapy programs for language and cognition at Massachusetts General Hospital. She focused on working with adolescents diagnosed with ADHD and Post-Concussive Syndrome. She developed programs to successfully transition students into their school settings following mild traumatic brain injury.
Ms. Jacobsen was the recipient of the MGH Expertise in Clinical Practice Award.
During personal time, she enjoys biking, traveling as well as spending time with her husband and their 3 children.