Jessica earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Calvin College. She is comfortable with a variety of ages, personalities, and diagnosis. She speaks some Spanish and Sign Language in order to help bridge gaps in communication with children and families. Jessica has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of therapy settings such as a skilled nursing and pediatric home health. She has had the honor to work with many individuals with Autism and their families. Jessica does not take a cookie cutter approach to therapy; each person is different and therapy is always tailored to the needs and preferences of clients and families. She is passionate about educating and supporting families to enable their child to better communicate, interact with others, understand language, and learn to enjoy mealtime. During her therapy sessions, she enjoys using storybooks, games, and movement activities to keep children interested and engaged. The goal is always to have fun while we are learning new skills and learning about each other. In her free time, Jessica enjoys walking her dog Zinga, exploring the farmer’s market for new foods such as purple colored green beans, cooking with her husband, finding new hiking trails, and spending time with her family and friends.