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Jennifer Grundulis

Profile

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).

Courses

1
Voice Care Toolkit
Expires After: Does not Expire

This content is available to CATTS Voice Therapy clients only.

It is also available as part of the ‘Voice Care for Teachers & SNAs’ course.

 

You will have received an access token from your Speech Therapist in order to view the toolkit.

2
Speech Sound Disorders 101
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"So much information given. I have notes upon notes and Jennifer was excellent."

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"I really enjoyed it & I will recommend it to other SNAs & Teachers. I look forward to putting the information I learned into practice."

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"I found the dyspraxia speech disorder very interesting and learnt the importance of using visuals."

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"This course covered a huge range of speech disorders , and explained them all very thoroughly."

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"The course was very informative. It covered alot in a short space of time. Interesting and practical advice given. I learned alot."

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

3
Voice Care for Teachers
Expires After: Does not Expire

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

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Supporting someone with ASD in the classroom
Expires After: Does not Expire

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

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"Clear slides. Warm presenter. I loved the lecturers personal experience & examples given."

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"This course is very suitable for people who are working with children with Autism."

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"The delivery of the course was very informative and gave me a lot to help implement in the classroom setting"

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"I got a much better insight into all the differences between the sensitivities of a child. I could see than in some of the kids I work with were hypersensitive for some and hypo sensitive for others, I never really realised that they could be mixed. I feel that I new have a much better understanding of some of the kids in my class."

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"It was very clear and helpful. I learned a lot from it."

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"I loved how thoroughly Jennifer addressed each sensory issue and strategies to help teachers support these children in the classroom. I particularly liked part 3 where Jennifer discussed and gave examples of a number of visuals that would work in the classroom also. This is very beneficial to me as a primary school teacher."

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"Great course, well done to all involved. I took many notes that I will definitely be referring to throughout my teaching career. Thank you!"

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"The course was very descriptive and easy to follow, full of information and ideas that I will use within my own work with the children with Autism that I work with. Great lessons."

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"I found it very interesting, with some great ideas that I look forward to using when we get back to work."

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"Being a primary school teacher, I have worked with a number of children with ASD throughout the years. However, as a result of this course I feel I have a much better understanding of children with ASD. I learned many new strategies and supports that can be set up in my classroom to help support."

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"I learned a lot about sensory issues, I would not be very familiar with these. I learned a lot of new strategies to try out with my children in my class."