Jennifer Pelz

Speech/Language Therapist

I am a State of Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  I received my Bachelor of Arts (1998) and Master of Arts (2000) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  I offer 20 years of experience working with children and adults of all ages to address a variety of communication disorders, deficits, and delays.  I have provided intervention in public schools, private schools, private practice, hospitals, and natural environments.

While I have extensive experience in many aspects of Speech-Language Pathology and Education, my success with ADHD Coaching, Executive Function Intervention, and Functional Communication Training has developed into a passion for working with students with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  I have been able to expand this success to children of all ability levels by helping each child build on his/her strengths to overcome or compensate for his/her weaknesses. In this way, each child learns and expands on his/her unique value to become successful learners and future adults.  I have special knowledge and experience in the following areas:

ADHD Coaching for Students and Families - I provide education and useful information to help parents and students better understand attention and concentration difficulties.  I also train useful strategies and techniques that may be used by students, parents, and/or teachers, utilizing the unique qualities of those students to develop learning and coping mechanisms that work for them.

Executive Function – Organization, planning, time management, attention to task, compensatory strategies, problem solving, and critical thinking

Autism Spectrum – Functional Communication Skills as well as Executive Function and Language Development

Accommodation Training for Students/Parents/Educators

Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation and Phonological Processes)

Preschool Language Disabilities and Delays

School-Age Language Disorders and Delays

Childhood and Adult Apraxia of Speech                  

Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Oral-Motor Deficits

Voice Disorders

Fluency-Stuttering

General Academic Support

Learning Disability Remediation/Support

Writing

Beginning French