Jill began her career at Indiana University and received her master’s degree at the University of
Louisiana. She has over 20 years of experience with a wide range of clients in a variety of settings
including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation centers and private practice. Jill believes strongly in the benefits of early intervention and incorporating functional communication strategies into daily routines. She enjoys working primarily with the birth-to-three population. While Jill has participated in a variety of continuing education opportunities, she has taken special interest in learning more about the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) method, Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), autism, oral-motor and feeding disorders. She enjoys developing and leading a variety of groups at the clinic such as the caregiver- toddler music classes and early childhood/social language preschool groups. Jill enjoys spending her personal time with family, being outdoors, and supporting local causes by running 5K and half marathons (after completing the Chicago Marathon). Now that Jill’s two sons are older, she is hoping to spend some more time traveling. Jill has gained personal experience caring for an adult-family member with Down syndrome.
Currently, Jill is the speech/language pathologist/leader of the Monkey Group and Music and Signing Class.