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Jena McDaniel



Jena is a Clinical Fellow in the Speech Therapy department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellow. Her interests in autism, language, and neurology lead her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Virginia. She then earned her master's degree from Vanderbilt University in 2012, which included a 12-week externship working at the Children's Hospital of Colorado. She currently serves in a number of roles at CHOP, including working with an interdisciplinary team at the Regional Autism Center, providing both inpatient and outpatient speech and language therapy services for children with a wide range of needs, and engaging in a variety of community and research projects related to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

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