Maureen Costello-Yacono, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Director of Clinical Education and Advisor for the PreSLP Program
Communication Sciences

Maureen Costello-Yacono joined La Salle’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2010 as the Clinic Director of the St. Francis Clinic for Adults and the St. Blase Clinic for Children. Currently, she is completing her doctoral work in the areas of aphasia and conversational discourse at Seton Hall University.


Ph.D. in Health Sciences with Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology, Seton Hall University
M. S. in Speech-Language Pathology, La Salle University
B. S. in Health Sciences, Duquesne University

Certifications and Licenses

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology—American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Pennsylvania License to practice Speech-Language Pathology
New Jersey License to practice Speech-Language Pathology


COSD 501: Introduction to Clinical Practicum
COSD 516: Clinical Practicum and Procedures
COSD 616: Advanced Clinical Practicum and Procedures
COSD 202: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
COSD 100: Introduction to Language and Communication
COSD 102 WB: Introduction to Communication Disorders
COSD 308 WB: Introduction to Clinical Procedures


Copy and Recall Therapy for Phonological Dysgraphia. Poster Presentation at the Academy of Aphasia Meeting, October 2012, San Francisco, California.

Oral Reading and Writing in Conduction Aphasia. Poster Presentation at the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Conference, July 2012, Cork, Ireland.

Using a Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) Treatment to Improve Conversational Discourse and Working Memory in Fluent Aphasia: A Pilot Study. Poster Presentation at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, May 2012, Lake Tahoe, California.

Semantic Feature Analysis for Working Memory and Aphasic Conversation. Poster Presentation at the 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 2011, San Diego, California.