Department of Education in New York City
- Alumni Society
- 2009 CSD
Courtney works as a speech language pathologist for the Department of Education in New York City. She serves high school students with learning disabilities by using language-based therapy with a focus on literacy and language learning. She also serves as an adjunct professor at New York University, where she teaches a professional issues and diagnostic practicum course. Courtney previously worked as a senior speech language pathologist at a neurological rehabilitation center in Livingston, New Jersey. In that role, she provided speech and language therapy for adults with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dysphagia. Courtney currently holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA, state licensure in New York and New Jersey, the Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) certificate, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).
Courtney earned her B.S. from Penn State in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Human Development Family Studies. Shen then received an M.A. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University’s Steinhardt School. As a student at Penn State, she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, the HHD Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club as a mentor for youth-aged children in the State College area.