Ann Jonker

Ann is a classically trained opera singer, she became a vegetarian nine years ago as a bet, and she has a 100% success rate in curing hiccups.

Ann received her Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Communications from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She worked at an indie record label for five years before deciding to make the career switch to the therapy world. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI where she gained extensive clinical experience working with pediatric patients in a number of settings including schools, early intervention, hospital, and private clinic. Ann has also provided teletherapy services to clients across the state of Michigan and was accepted to work as a graduate student clinician at Camp Shout Out, a nationally-recognized summer camp for adolescents and teens who stutter. She has participated in numerous research projects in the areas of early intervention, interprofessional education, and transdisciplinary collaboration. Ann is passionate about educating and working closely with families in order to facilitate the child’s growth beyond the walls of the therapy clinic. Her primary areas of interest include stuttering, voice and motor speech disorders, emergent language, and social communication challenges. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, hiking, reading, listening to records, and playing board games with friends.