Ann Jonker

Ann is a classically trained opera singer. She became a vegetarian over 10 years ago as a bet. 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. There she gained extensive clinical experience working with pediatric patients in a number of settings including schools, early intervention, hospitals, and private clinics. Ann has also previously provided telehealth services to clients across the states of Michigan and and now to our CI families in Wisconsin. She was also invited to join as a SLP for multiple summers 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 implementing evidence-based practice into all of her sessions, as well as 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, training, and clinical expertise include the following: stuttering, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), phonological and articulation delays/disorders, and early language acquisition. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, reading, knitting, listening to records, and playing board games with friends.