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Justine J. Allen, MS, SLP

General Information

Justine J. Allen, MS, SLP



  • Speech-Language Pathology



Clinical Areas

 Assessment and rehabilitation of neurogenic swallowing, voice, and communication (i.e., motor-speech, language, and cognitive-linguistic) disorders in adults resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury and/or neurodegenerative disease. Dysphagia (swallowing) evaluation and treatment.  Voice disorders treatment. 


Research Interests

 Justine J. Allen is interested in studying the speech, swallowing, and voice rehabilitation factors in patients with neurogenic disorders and neurodegenerative disease. She has served as a research assistant and clinician to study a variety of topics including conceptual acquisition, semantic access, memory training, lexical retrieval, sensorimotor control in movement disorders, spoken word production in aphasia, and swallowing rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia (PDD).  She also assisted with facilitation of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) testing a model of naming in participants with Alzheimer’s disease.  She has volunteered abroad and presented nationally on work promoting inclusion strategies for populations with communication disabilities in Ghana, West Africa.  All of which have culminated in continued research within the department and pursuit of further channels of advocacy for her patients.


2015 Clinical Fellowhip
University of Miami Hospital / Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
2014 MS
Columbia University
2011 BS
University of Florida


 Justine J. Allen, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology. She earned her M.S. in Biobehavioral Science, Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of language, motor-speech, voice and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders, as the result of stroke (e.g., aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria), traumatic brain injury and progressive neurologic disease (e.g., Parkinson's, ALS). She is proficient in conducting videofluoroscopic swallow studies (modified barium swallow studies) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.


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