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Jennifer Schultz

MA, CCC-SLP

Jennifer Schultz is an instructor for the speech-language pathology assistant program at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Jennifer spent 21 years working as a speech-language pathologist in acute inpatient rehabilitation and in education settings, providing speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing evaluation and treatment services.

Jennifer joined the faculty of Mitchell Technical Institute in 2012, where she teaches online courses in speech-language pathology assisting, anatomy and physiology, phonetics, observation, language disorders, neurogenic communication disorders, alternative and augmentative communication, clinical management, and fieldwork. In addition to teaching online speech-language pathology assistant coursework, Jennifer has presented courses at state and national conventions on the use of literature in speech-language pathology, standards-based speech-language therapy goals and activities, and supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. Jennifer is the author of a standards-based assessment of communication skills. She has previously served as the president of the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SDSLHA) and on the ASHA SLP Advisory Council. Awards include the SDSLHA Volunteerism award and Honors of the Association. Jennifer served as the Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals topic co-chair for the 2017 and 2018 ASHA conventions.

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Typical Language Development: Infancy Through Adolescence

Presented by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Typical Language Development: Infancy Through Adolescence

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Speech-language pathologists working with pediatric populations require knowledge and skills across a wide variety of areas, including communication, cognition, literacy, and swallowing. With the breadth of knowledge that is required for the pediatric SLP, it can be difficult to maintain a current knowledge base in all areas of practice. This course is designed to provide the new or veteran SLP with an update in theories of language acquisition, models of language components, and normative data regarding receptive/expressive auditory/spoken language development.

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An Overview of Pediatric Language Disorders

Presented by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

An Overview of Pediatric Language Disorders

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The development of communication skills is a complex process in which the developing child must understand and express nonverbal, verbal, and written language at ever increasing levels of complexity. The speech-language pathologist in pediatric settings is required to identify and describe disorders of communication in a manner that allows parents and related professionals to understand the underlying causes of the child's communication difficulty and to provide a framework from which the disorder can be appropriately treated. This course is designed to provide the new or veteran SLP with an overview of language disorders in children.

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Supervision of SLPAs Part 1: Planning & Supervision

Presented by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Supervision of SLPAs Part 1: Planning & Supervision

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With larger workloads, more complex client needs, and broadening diversity in client populations, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are utilizing speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in their practice. SLPs often find themselves in a supervisory role without having received any training regarding supervisor roles and responsibilities, or supervision skills. This course will provide SLPs with an introduction to the specialty skill of SLPA supervision and will introduce specific tools and strategies to assist them in establishing and maintaining effective supervisor-supervisee relationships that facilitate high-quality provision of services across clinical settings.

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Supervision of SLPAs Part 2: Feedback & Goal Setting

Presented by Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Supervision of SLPAs Part 2: Feedback & Goal Setting

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With larger workloads, more complex client needs, and broadening diversity in client populations, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are utilizing speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in their practice. SLPs often find themselves in a supervisory role without having received any training regarding supervisor roles and responsibilities or supervision skills. This course, Part 2 of 2, will review supervision phases of observation, analysis, and integration. Differences between supervision and mentoring, and the role of mentoring in the SLP-SLPA relationship, will be discussed.

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