As a speech-language pathologist of almost 30 years, 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 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 recognizes the unique perspective of individuals, parents, school staff and private service providers, as those with limited verbal ability progress through life’s stages and settings
Prior to joining TFL, Jennifer’s work focused on collaborative and coaching models of AAC service delivery, with emphasis on social-emotional engagement. As the lead AAC-SLP on the Assistive Technology team for a large school district, she developed and provided district-wide trainings and AT/AAC classroom and implementation support programs, in addition to conducting individual AAC student consultations. Jennifer has also provided Technical Assistance to school districts across Georgia through her work with the Educational Outreach Program of Marcus Autism Center, an NIH Autism Center of Excellence.
As a result of her experiences, Jennifer values the very unique needs of each individual, whether they be a user of AAC or a family member, educator, or professional who supports them. A life-long learner, Jennifer obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University