Jennifer is a speech-language pathologist who provides speech/language therapy and orofacial myofunctional therapy at Kalamazoo Speech Associates. She received her B.A. from Michigan State University and her M.A. from Western Michigan University. She holds her certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). Jennifer completed an internship and training in order to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders and is a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Her training and continuing education in this area includes assessment and treatment of thumb/finger habit elimination and tethered oral tissue. Jennifer has years of experience working with children with childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders, phonological disorders, language-literacy disorders, and pragmatic language difficulties. She has received training in the Kaufman approach to childhood apraxia of speech, Social Thinking, and regularly updates her skills through continuing education courses. She has previously worked as a supervisor of undergraduate and graduate student clinicians at Western Michigan University’s speech and hearing clinic, including time spent with the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC). Jennifer believes that families are an integral part of the therapy progress and is invested in all her clients’ success. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children and loves to take advantage of Michigan’s outdoor beauty.