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Jennifer Coggiola

Speech-language pathologist

Jennifer Coggiola is a speech-language pathologist in the UCSF ALS Center who specializes in swallowing and devices or techniques to enhance communication. She performs swallowing examinations and provides patient training to improve chewing, swallowing, saliva management and nutrition. Instrumental swallowing assessments include fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES) and modified barium swallow (MBS) studies. She also provides communication evaluations for voice amplification, palatal lifts or botox injections, accessible call chimes, telephone communication, communication boards and speech generating devices.

Coggiola earned a master's degree in audiology and speech-language pathology at the University of Memphis. She completed a fellowship in audiology and speech-language pathology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she worked at the Harry J. Hoenselaar ALS Clinic. She is collaborating with San Jose State University and the Forbes Norris ALS Center in San Francisco to compare three common communication methods using the eye — E-tran, EyeLink and Partner-Assisted Scanning. She received a 2009 Muscular Dystrophy Association Service Award, recognizing her work with ALS patients.


ALS Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2122
Fax: (415) 353-2524

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.