Jessica is the Director and Owner of Speech & Language Specialties. Jessica has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist since 2003. Jessica founded SLS in 2006. Prior to graduate school Jessica worked as a Behavior Therapist specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior while working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been fortunate to work with children and families in a variety of settings including early intervention centers, public and private schools, home therapy and private practices serving children to adults. Following her professional passion, Jessica specializes in the area of Social Communication. She thrives on learning and developing functional and creative intervention tools and programs to support her clients, and enjoys collaborating with other professionals and parents. Outside of work she enjoys, reading, cooking and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband and two daughters, who continually teach her new life lessons and keep her smiling.