Javier Jasso

Javier Jasso, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Instructor

Affiliated Programs


  • MA, Speech Pathology (2015)
    San José State University (CA)
  • BA, Linguistics (2011)
    University of California, Davis (CA)

About Me

I joined Widener University in 2021 as Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology. Clinically I have worked in early intervention and school-based settings in the San Francisco Bay Area, central Texas, and Philadelphia, where I have provided services in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, I have supervised graduate clinicians at multiple university clinics. 

My research and clinical interests include language acquisition across cultural and linguistic contexts, with an overall goal being to improve quality of care for children/families from minoritized communities. Drawing from my experience as a bilingual (Spanish/Mandarin) speech-language pathologist (and a bilingual speaker!), I study bilingualism in heritage language contexts, particularly in Latinx/a/o communities, to understand how bilingual children acquire the grammatical system of their home language. I am also passionate about mentorship and including Latinx-identifying students in the research process.


  • Jasso, J., & Potratz, J. (2020). Assessing speech sound disorders in school-age children from diverse language backgrounds: A tutorial with three case studies. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 5(3), 714–725. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_PERSP-19-00151
  • Jasso, J., McMillen, S. M., Anaya, J. B., Bedore, L. M., & Peña, E. D. (2020). The utility of an English semantic measure for identifying developmental language disorders in Spanish– English bilinguals. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29(2), 776–788. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00202

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Scholars of Color in Language Studies (SCiLS)