Choose toys and activities a child likes. Use toys or objects the child enjoys to increase the likelihood that they will pay attention. Read the child’s cues to determine when or if the attention is waning and provide them with options of other preferred items. It is okay to have them complete “one more turn” […]
About Jaclyn Concialdi
Jackie Concialdi is a speech-language pathology clinical fellow (M.S., CF-SLP) with a passion for working with children. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Master of Science degree from St. Ambrose University in Speech Pathology.
Jackie was previously part of our NSPT team as a behavioral therapist prior to attending graduate school. She facilitated individual, group, and in-home therapy sessions for children K-8.
Jackie completed one of her internships at Marian Jordan Elementary School where she treated children who presented with articulation/phonological impairments, receptive and expressive delays, apraxia of speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Feeding deficits.
Jackie has traveled to Ecuador to treat children with cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome and severe language delays and has experience working with adults suffering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, while working at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.
Jackie is working towards obtaining her credentials and becoming accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).