M.S. CCC-SLP, CLC
Owner // Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Lactation Counselor
Jessica is a board certified Speech Language Pathologist, who earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky. She specializes in early intervention and pediatric feeding disorders, and is also a certified lactation counselor. Jessica has completed continued education courses with a focus on Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), Breastfeeding, Oral Motor Dysfunction, Myofunctional Disorders, Restrictive Eating, and Speech Sound Disorders. She is an instructor for the TummyTime! Method and Dr. Yum's Preschool Food Adventure.
Jessica also has extensive experience working with individuals who have suffered a brain injury. She is currently serving on the board for the Kentucky Chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America. Jessica has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, private practice and home health.
THE KTS DIFFERENCE
Jessica is specialized in the following areas.
TALK TOOLS CERTIFICATION TRACK, TETHERED ORAL TISSUES (TOTS)
TalkTools® was created to provide the best Oral-Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques, training, and tools to clients, therapists and parents. Our therapy techniques add a tactile component to feeding and speech therapy, enabling clients to “feel” the movements necessary for the development of speech clarity.
TOTs includes lingual restriction -- also known as ankyloglossia -- but can also be a restriction of the frena of the lips and cheeks, by a band of tissue. Lip and tongue ties can affect the way an individual eats, speaks and swallows.
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - KENTUCKY CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER
The Brain Injury Association of America – Kentucky Chapter (BIAA-KY) works to increase awareness of brain injury, provide information, resources, and support for individuals who have sustained brain injuries and their families, and advocate for prevention and improved funding and services across the state of Kentucky.
We are available to offer education, outreach, information and resources, and more.
CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR
The Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) certification identifies a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation. CLCs are dedicated to the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.