Janine Benner, MA, CCC-SLP

Janine Benner, MA, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor, Assistant Clinical Coordinator

Professor Janine Benner is a full-time assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University. She has been teaching at Loma Linda University since 1998 as a contract instructor and joined the department as a full-time faculty in 2013. Her clinical background includes pediatric and geriatrics in outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient acute, private practice, and school based practice.  

Professor Benner teaches undergraduate courses in autism spectrum disorders, childhood language disorders and a graduate course in Issues in Public Schools. She also serves as facilitator for some of the graduate courses. Her main area of focus is in autism spectrum disorders, and she supervises graduate students in the off campus university Autism Clinic. Professor Benner provides training workshops on autism related topics internationally, as well as for local school districts , special education departments and parent support groups. She serves as a research mentor for students in the masters program. 

Professor Benner is passionate about service and is actively involved in mission service within the department and the University.  She has been on 11 mission trips in the last 5 years.  She leads two clinical based service trips to China and to Baja Mexico.  

Education

  • BA Degree Communicative Disorders, California State University Long Beach
  • MA Degree Communicative Disorders, California State University Long Beach

Professional Certificates

  • 1992 - Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, #12113895
  • 1992 - License in Speech Pathology, State of California, #8586

Presentations

  • January 2019 - Increasing Engagement and Communication with Children with ASD Desert Sands Unified School District   
  • February 2019 - The SLP’s Role in Helping Parents Through Grieving: Acute Hospital Care Through Long Term Disability; Loma Linda University, Janine Benner, Abigail Namsang.
  • August 2018 - Screening and early identification of ASD in infants and toddlers –  Zhejiang University Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH) Hangzhou China
  • August 2018 - Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in toddlers and preschoolers - Zhejiang University Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH) Hangzhou China
  • August 2018 - Speech Therapy Approaches for Autism Spectrum Disorders - Zhejiang University Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH) Hangzhou China
  • August 2018 - Parenting and Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Zhejiang University Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH) Behavioral Department - Janine Benner, M.A.,CCC-SLP
  • August 2018 - Managing behaviors in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Rehabilitation Conference Zhejiang University Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH    
  • October 2018 - Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders Loma Linda University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Presented to first year graduate students as fulfillment of graduate portfolio class. 
  • August 2017 - Screening and early identification of ASD in infants and toddlers – Yongkang Women and Children’s Hospital , Yongkang China
  • October 2017 - Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders;  Loma Linda University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Presented to first year graduate students as fulfillment of graduate portfolio class. 
  • December 2017 - Preschool Assessment with Children with ASD, Redlands Unified School District Speech Language  Pathology staff
  • April 2017 - Increasing Engagement and Communication in Individuals with Autism ; presentation to staff at Precious Hearts Academy, San Bernardino
  • May 2017 - Increasing Engagement and Communication with Children with ASD , Desert Sands Unified School District   preschool SDC and SLP staff
  • August 2016 - Parenting and Teaching Children with ASD , Zhejiang University  Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH)  Parent training class
  • August 2016 - A Review of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Etiology, Risk factors and Symptoms;  Zhejiang University  Medical School Children’s Hospital (ZUCH) 
  • November 2016 - ASHA Poster session; Global Service Learning and Interdisciplinary Education - Loma Linda University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department China Missions Project, Janine Benner and, Terry Douglas

Committees

  • ASHA American Board of Autism Spectrum Disorders (AB-ASD) Committee member for development and review of certification exam for BCS-ASD recognition
  • Committee member for development and implementation of department recruitment program and webpage development
  • Committee member of the School of Allied Health Professions Mission Service Programs

Mission Service and Outreach Projects

  • 2013 - current: China Missions Project: Trip leader; Mentor, train and supervise graduate students selected for trip, provide lectures/teaching, training, and clinical collaboration to clinical staff and interdisciplinary teams in several pediatric hospitals and schools in Hangzhou China. 
  • June 2019:  Siloe Clinic School of Allied Health Professions Interdisciplinary Project:Trip leader; mentor, train and supervise students volunteering  for the trip, provide assessment and treatment of children and adult patients with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing  disorders, design home programs and follow up care.