Jennifer's passion for helping others coupled with her enthusiasm for working with young children and teens as a Speech-Language Pathologist, serves as the cornerstone of Speak Right Now's core values and standards. Jennifer's positive personality and steadfast desire to transform the provision of speech-language services into a delightful experience for children, teens and their parents led her to found Speak Right Now, LLC to be the best-in-class pediatric practice that it is today.
Jennifer is always available to past, current or future patients as well as any other parents who may be seeking advice or guidance regarding their children's communicative skills and/or speech and language development.
Jennifer's training and experience as a speech language pathologist, elementary education teacher and home health care provider has enabled her to effectively understand the communicative needs of children and teenagers. She has many years of experience in providing service to early childhood, elementary, middle school and high school settings. She has a strong understanding of the education system and special education due process requirements of the state of Minnesota. To complement this knowledge of the education system, she is very knowledgeable in the Minnesota Department of Health's guidelines and requirements for servicing patients in the area speech and language.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University. Before going back to school for her graduate degree, Jennifer worked in a group home, which cared for people who had severe to profound disabilities. It was at that point she learned that she wanted to do as much as she could to help people communicate to their fullest ability. She attended graduate school at Wichita State University to closely study under Barbara Hodson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Carol Westby, PHD, CCC-SLP and Kenneth Burk, PhD, CCC-SLP. All of whom are phenomenal instructors and researchers in their domains of Phonology disorders, Language and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Voice and Fluency Disorders. Jennifer Graduated at the top of her class and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi society and Summa Cum Laudi. She is certified through the American Speech Language Hearing Association, PEERS Social Skills Program, The Hanen Program, P-ESL Compton Program and is a member of the Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Association.
When Jennifer is not working, she loves to spend time with her family. She has a 8 year old daughter and 7 year old son. She enjoys reading, scrap booking, seeing movies with her husband, going for walks, and playing with her two dogs. This winter, you may see her out on the slopes trying to improve her ability to ski!
Ross Elton's warm personality and love for helping others creates a positive environment for families. He has years of experience owning, managing and running a medically based business. He currently manages Speak Right Now, LLC and has years of experience managing and working in a variety of Veterinary clinics and hospitals. His experience in Veterinary medicine gives insight into the medical terminology used every day by medical doctors and the insurance companies; thereby, making communication with these providers extremely efficient and effective.
He has extensive experience traveling and working with many different people and cultures. He has lived in the Caribbean, along with various places in the US such as Nevada, Connecticut, Idaho, New York, New Orleans, and Minnesota. Through this experience of living in new situations, he has learned the value of being friendly, helpful and a good listener to others who are going through new experiences. He is very knowledgeable in customer service and will support you in your search for exceptional speech-language services.