Jennifer Pelz

Speech-Language Pathologist
Learning Specialist

I am a State of Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). I received my Master of Arts Degree (2000) from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. I offer 20 years experience working with children of all ages to address a variety of educational and 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 a variety of 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. In addition, my training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to Dyslexia intervention has allowed me to work successfully with children encountering a range of reading/spelling difficulties and learning differences. I am dedicated to spending my career helping students overcome reading disabilities and develop a love of reading. I believe every child must be offered the opportunity to learn and expand on his/her unique value to become successful learners and future adults. I have special knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Dyslexia - Orton-Gillingham approach to dyslexia intervention to improve decoding, spelling, reading comprehension, and written expression.
  • ADHD Coaching and Consultation for Students, Teachers, and Families - Education and training to help parents and students better understand attention and concentration difficulties. Includes training of compensatory strategies and coping mechanisms designed specifically for each individual.
  • Executive Function – Organization, planning, time management, attention to task, compensatory strategies, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Autism Spectrum – Functional Communication Skills, Executive Function, Language Development, and Social Language
  • Preschool and School-Age Language Disorders and Delays
  • Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  • Oral-Motor Deficits
  • Reading Comprehension and Written Expression
  • Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation and Phonological Processes)
  • General Academic Support