Throughout over 25 years as a speech-language pathologist, Jennifer has developed extensive knowledge and experience in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and has presented at the state and national levels.
Her clinical experience in the public schools, private clinics, early intervention programs, and community-based adult workshops and group homes, informs and drives Jennifer’s interests in developing the communication and language abilities of children and adults with complex communication needs. As a result, Jennifer appreciates the unique perspective of students, parents, school staff and private service providers as children with limited verbal ability progress through life’s various settings and stages with their families.
Jennifer’s current work focuses on collaborative and coaching models of service delivery for developing communication through AAC methods, with emphasis on social-emotional engagement. She is presently the lead AAC Specialist for a school district in Georgia where she provides AAC trainings, classroom implementation support, and AAC student consultations and evaluations. Jennifer has also provided Technical Assistance to school districts across Georgia through the Educational Outreach Program of Marcus Autism Center, an NIH Autism Center of Excellence.
Jennifer additionally provides independent AAC consultations and trainings for families, therapists, and schools. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University.