Jennifer has more than 16 years experience in Speech and Language Therapy. She received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in New York before qualifying with her master’s degree at the University of Texas at Dallas. She worked in Texas in the United States before moving to Ireland in 2005. Her experience includes working in Private Practice, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, with a wide variety of ages and disorders. As well as extensive direct clinical experience in Early Intervention, management and supervision, she provides SLT mentoring to other therapists. She also has experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including Lamh (signing), the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and high tech communication devices. Jennifer is trained in providing the Elklan programme, which trains education staff and parents to enable them to be more effective in their support and care of children with speech, language and communication needs. She is also certified to present the Hanen parent training programmes It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words and You Make the Difference. Jennifer recently began a choir for People with Parkinson’s through the charity Move 4 Parkinson’s. She also offers the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Programme (LSVT-LOUD) to adults with Parkinson’s and children with Down syndrome and motor speech disorders. She has a special interest in paediatric disability. Jennifer is currently a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
This content is available to CATTS Voice Therapy clients only.
It is also available as part of the ‘Voice Care for Teachers & SNAs’ course.
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In this course you will learn:
What are Speech Sound Disorders (SSD)
The types of SSD
Impacts of having SSD
The Red Flags to look for in children
How to refer for help
How to support a child with a SSD
Did you know?
- Teachers are 32 times more likely to report voice difficulties than the average person.
- 11% of teachers reported a current voice disorder, with 58% experiencing a voice problem during their career. (Nelson 2005)
- Teachers are 4% of the working population, but compose 20% of patients seen in voice clinics.
During this talk, you will learn:
- The Teacher’s voice (Why it’s different)
- How the voice works
- Adapting your environment
- Vocal Hygiene
- Emotional Health
- Posture and Breathing
- Vocal Exercises
This talk, delivered by Jennifer Grundulis, CATTS Senior Speech & Language Therapist, will cover practical strategies and supports which you can setup in your classroom to assist a pupil with ASD. Jennifer will discuss understanding challenging behaviours, supporting children through transitions, and structuring the environment to support learning. SUGGESTED PRE-REQUISITE Online Course: AUTISM 101