Speech Language Pathologist
Jessica’s enthusiasm is contagious and her love for children is evident throughout her sessions. She enjoys providing clients with creative and exciting ways to increase communication. Jessica strongly believes in a whole language approach to therapy and provides each child with an individualized treatment plan; meeting your child where he/she is and helping him/her achieve his/her full potential.
Jessica has special interests in early intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder, feeding disorders, children and infants with restrictive tongue and lip ties, children with Cerebral Palsy, and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).
Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana State University. Throughout her graduate program, Jessica worked with a variety of children with complex medical diagnoses and feeding difficulties.
Jessica has advanced training in pediatric and infant feeding therapy including posterior tongue-tie assessment and post-revision treatment. Continued education courses Jessica has attended include “TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training” and “NICU Feeding and Swallowing: Assessment, Intervention and the Transition Home”.
Before joining the team at ABC, Jessica began her career in a private clinic treating children with a variety of communication and feeding disorders, co-treated with occupational therapists, and traveled to treat children at their schools. Jessica also has experience leading social language groups and early intervention pre-school language groups, as well as working with children who use AAC devices.
She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Jessica resides in Baton Rouge and has family in the Hammond, Louisiana area. Her personal hobbies include cooking, playing the piano, biking, kayaking, and exploring the outdoors. She is currently working towards her scuba diving certification!
Access to Better Communication is privileged to have Jessica as a part of our team. Jessica’s personal and professional experience working with children with disabilities and their families is visible in her enthusiasm and creativity.
Kelli can be reached by phone at 225-930-0208 or via email on our contact us page.
We look forward to working with you and your child! We’re here to help!