The holidays are officially in full swing and I don’t know about you, but I’m overwhelmed! Cooking, cleaning, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, organizing outings, decorating, working, and spending time with friends and family – WOW! There’s so much to do and so many people to see. For many of us, going to parties and seeing […]
About Jessica Jamicich
Jessica Jamicich, Speech-Language Pathologist, earned her Masters of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University. She gained valuable experience during the summer of 2007 when she volunteered at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. This is also where she continued her education with a medical externship in 2011 where she assisted with inpatient placement, NICU feeding and swallowing practices, videofluoroscopic swallow studies, and interpreted fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing exams. There, she also helped to assess and treat pediatric tracheotomy patients in feeding, swallowing and communication skills. After graduation, Jessica began full-time employment at Beth Osten & Associates, where she worked on the evaluation and treatment of a diverse pediatric client population ranging from 2 to 10 years of age. Some of the treatment areas she worked on included receptive and expressive language, language processing, pragmatics, articulation, apraxia and fluency. She also collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to support families and establish effective and functional treatment plans for a variety of clients. Recently, Jessica participated in in DIR®/Floortime™ training and earned the Illinois Early Intervention Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Credential. Working with children has truly given Jessica great pleasure, especially when she sees patient’s success through treatment.
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Ready or not, the holidays are right around the corner! This means family, fun, vacations, and a lot of free time. And let’s face it; you’ll most likely have a lot of cooking to do. So, why not have your kids help you, while you help them by making cooking into a fun speech and […]
Do any of these lines sound familiar when discussing your toddler’s communication? “He’s not talking much yet, but when is he supposed to?” “I’m not sure he understands everything I say….” “He kind of has his own language. I mean I can understand him, but others have a hard time, is that typical?” As a […]
Having trouble getting your child to communicate? The following 6 strategies will help facilitate communication and language in your baby or toddler. The main premise for these is two fold – first tempt, then wait. These strategies take some patience, both from you and your child, but most always stimulate communication, whether it be gestures, […]