Karen Jacobsen

Clinical Fellowship Supervisor

Karen Jacobsen received her undergraduate degree from Portland State University and graduate degree in Communication Disorders from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karen worked as a speech-language clinician with adults in long term care and with children in private pediatric clinics for 17 years before beginning her teaching career, specializing in pediatric language development, at University of Washington in 2010.

Karen holds a Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk" Certification and has received specialized training in a number of clinical areas including childhood apraxia of speech, early literacy and reading, and narrative skills. Her professional interests include teaching life skills to teens and young adults with developmental and intellectual challenges, providing professional and community workshops on peer mentoring, and developing treatment plans that incorporate literacy and narrative skills. Currently, Karen is a board member of two organizations, Open Doors for Multi-Cultural Families and Baby Basics Bellevue. Speech and language program development is a passion of Karen's and has included service work with Hearts in Motion-Guatemala, OIC-Cambodia, and Speech Therapy Cambodia.

She enjoys yoga, reading, travel, and spending time with her three teenage girls.