Jennifer Mackey, MA, CCC-SLP, is Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also teaches the Early Intervention course, and is the Coordinator of the Early Intervention Concentration.

Jennifer is a specialist in pediatric speech-language pathology and has experience in a variety of settings, including schools, early intervention, acute rehabilitation, private practice, and Head Start. Her areas of interest include working with families, early speech and language issues, speech sound production in young children, autism, and written language in the classroom. Jennifer is also interested in workplace well-being and emotional health in graduate students.

In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, Jennifer is a member of the MA Department of Public Health Early Intervention Higher Education Task Force and is the VP of Advocacy for the Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA).

  • BA, Communication Science and Disorders, University of Vermont
  • MA, Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University

Research Interests

Jennifer is currently conducting implementation science research on the use of language strategies in Head Start classrooms. As part of her SLPD Capstone project, she conducted a research study on the impact of a training in wellness for first semester CSD graduate students.


Mackey, J., & Miller, E. (2022, September). Challenging student placements: Strategies for strengthening clinical partnerships. [Webinar]. Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Ayuk, E., Moran, L., & Mackey, J. (2021, November). Parallel pandemics lead to increased transparency and shared decision-making in clinical education. American Speech Language and Hearing Association Conference. Washington D.C.

Graham, M., & Mackey, J. (May 2021). Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness in Supervision. Presentation to Boston Public Schools SLPs, via Zoom, on May 5, 2021.

Mackey, J., Leslie, C., & Townsend, E. (August 2020). Interprofessional Student Learning in an Early Intervention Caregiver Group. Presentation at the NEXUS Summit Conference, via Zoom, on August 13, 2020.

Moran, L., Radville, K., & Mackey, J. (August 2020). Supervising in the Age of Telepractice. Presentation to the ExCEL Curricular Workshop, via Zoom, on August 6, 2020.

Mackey, J., & Maxwell, L. (2010). "I Can't Understand What He's Saying! Speech Sound Issues in Children 0-3." Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference, Marlborough, MA.

Mackey, J. (2009). "Stress Reduction Techniques for Families." Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference, Marlborough, MA.


Mackey, J, Nicholas, M., Maxwell, L. (2011). Student Learning in a Faculty-Student Practice Clinic. In, M. J. Bradshaw and A. J. Lowenstein (Eds.), Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions, 5th Edition, Boston; Jones and Bartlett.

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