Elizabeth Serpentine earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s and Doctoral degree from the Pennsylvania State University in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools for 11 years and has taught university and online courses for four years. She currently works at the Lower Merion School District and Saint Joseph’s University.
Dr. Serpentine’s areas of clinical and research expertise include the use of evidence-based practice, social competence, and transition/employment issues for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She has published her work in various articles and books, including The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders and Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use AAC. She has also presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s annual conference.
“Teaching affords me the opportunities to connect with tomorrow’s teachers and clinicians and to continue to be an active learner myself. I feel that in order to be an effective teacher, I need to continue to be an active consumer of research and practice. I enjoy teaching online courses because the diversity of the students’ knowledge and personal experiences contributes to the overall learning environment of the class for students and teachers.”