Karen Chenausky is an assistant professor and director of the Speech in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SPAN) Lab. She also holds an appointment at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Chenausky has worked as a speech scientist performing acoustic analyses of typical, accented, dysarthric, and developing speech. She has also worked clinically in private practice and for local school districts as a speech pathologist, running social skills groups with verbal children and teens with autism and related disorders.
- SB, Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
- MA, Linguistics, University of Connecticut
- MS, Speech Pathology, Boston University
- PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Boston University
Dr. Chenausky's research aims to understand why so many children with neurodevelopmental and genetic conditions do not acquire spoken language on their own, and what we can do to help them increase their communication options.
Dr. Chenausky has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Chenausky's publications on Google Scholar or in her CV.
In addition, Dr. Chenausky regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.
Vowel Distinctiveness and Expressive Language in Low- and Minimally Verbal Autistic Children at International Conference for Motor Speech.
Child Formant Measurements from Remotely-Collected WAV and M4A Files are Similar at International Conference for Motor Speech.
Communication and Motor Impairments in Children with CSNK2A1 and HIVEP2 Variants: Preliminary Data at Simons Searchlight.
Assessing and Treating the “Spoken” Part of Spoken Language in Minimally Verbal Autistic Children at Proven Behavior Solutions.