Jennifer's passion for helping others. She has children of her own and understands how difficult it is to feel as though every decision may affect your child's future. She has a child who had a diagnosed speech delay at 3 years old and was later diagnosed with dyslexia. He is now a successful high school student, doing the things high school students do!
She enjoys working with young children and teens as a Speech-Language Pathologist as her primary goal is to get them speaking for themselves! Your child needs to communicate clearly. Whether is it speech sounds and intelligibilty keeping them from getting a simple glass of water or if it is learnign the rules to make their next friend. Communication is the most important, and sometimes the most difficcult, skill a person must master. Jennifer is here to help you help your child or teen.
Jennifer's training and experience as a speech-language pathologist, elementary education teacher, literacy teacher and home health care provider have enabled her to effectively understand the communicative needs of children, teenagers, and young adults. She has many years of experience providing service to early childhood, elementary, middle school, and high school settings. She has a strong understanding of the education system and special education requirements of Minnesota. To complement this knowledge of the education system, she is very knowledgeable in the Minnesota Department of Health's guidelines and requirements as well.
When Jennifer is not working, she loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys camping, reading, scrapbooking, 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!
Speech-language pathologist and Owner
Jeannie has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2016. She is licensed through the Minnesota Department of Education, certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and certified as a Certified Educator for ADHD.
Jeannie’s professional career began in the public schools where she worked with middle school students. In 2018, Jeannie joined Groves Academy to focus on helping children with learning disabilities and ADHD build confidence and improves their speech and language skills. Jeannie also has a passion to help students with executive functioning needs as well as Making and Keeping Friends.
Jeannie's hobbies include drawing and calligraphy, playing frisbee with her dog, Nova, puzzles, playing the piano, trying new restaurants with friends and family.
Olivia is a speech-language pathologist licensed through the Minnesota Department of Health, as well as the Minnesota Department of Education, and certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Olivia's professional career began in the public schools where she worked with middle school students. She eventually moved from the Middle School settings to a high-needs elementary setting in which she has gained invaluable experience working with Augmentative & Alternative communication (AAC) options for her students. In the evenings, you can find her coaching teens on how to Make and Keep Friends in our clinic.
Olivias hobbies include playing with her family at home and going out to eat or movies with her husband.
Becky grew up in Marshall, MN. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature in 2003 from Southwest Minnesota State University. Her love of language prevailed and she entered graduate school in 2004. Becky attended Minnesota State University-Mankato for graduate school and finished in 2007. While taking the year off after her undergrad degree and throughout graduate school, Becky worked for Habilitative Services Inc. in both Marshall and Mankato where she supported adult individuals in group homes. This really propelled her to merge her loves of working with people with disabilities and teaching language into a career.
In 2010, Becky began working in the Mounds View Public School District where she worked closely with Jenny and Suzie. While there, these three became interested in the best way to service teens. She, along with Jenny & Suzie, began the MN PEERS program to help teens Make and Keep friends.
Becky is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has earned her Certification of Clinical Competency (CCC).
When Becky is not working, she enjoys reading, hanging out with her husban, movies, road trips, photography, finding local adventures, and cheering on her beloved Minnesota Vikings (SKOL!!).
Suzie has wanted to be a speech-language pathologist since 9th grade, and she has wanted to be a Minnesotan since 5th grade. She bailed on her home state of Wisconsin as soon as she hit college age to attend the University of MN-Duluth and earn her BAS in communication sciences/ disorders in 1998. After a short hiatus to Indiana to earn a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Purdue University in 2000, she returned to Minnesota, her soul-state, where she vows to stay forever.
In addition to this private practice environment, Suzie maintains employment in educational (high school) and medical (acute and rehab hospital) settings. Teenagers and young adults are her favorite population.
PEERS is a natural fit for Suzie as her professional strengths and interests include evaluations, interdisciplinary collaboration, and family education. By completing the teen intakes and then providing parent facilitation, Suzie combines her evaluation skills with educational aptitudes to promote a thorough experience for PEERS families.
Suzie is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health in speech-language pathology, and holds her educational license in speech-language pathology from the state of MN.
Outside of work, Suzie can be found running, snowboarding, cooking, traveling, and enjoying all things Minnesotan.
Ross' warm personality and love for helping others create 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 various Veterinary clinics and hospitals. His experience in Veterinary medicine gives insight into the medical terminology used every day by medical doctors and 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 and 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 going through new experiences. He is very knowledgeable in customer service and will support you in your search for exceptional speech-language services.