Jan Oswalt, Speech Language Pathologist
At Jenks East Intermediate, Jan Oswalt, State Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist and Jennifer Mayer, Speech Pathology Clinical Fellow, work with students and staff in an effort to enhance the language and speech skills of learners. These professionals act as a team while providing service delivery focused on the needs of individual students.
Jan has worked in the district for over 16 years. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Master's Degree at State University of Arkansas in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
During her career, Jan has served in public and private school settings, provided therapy and administrative tasks in state and private facilities for multiply handicapped individuals, coordinated and provided speech language services for Head Start for a 5 county Co-op, worked with Visiting Nurse Association providing therapy to stroke patients, conducted private practice and for two years was Speech Pathology Instructor and Clinical Supervisor at the University of Central Arkansas Communication Science Department in Conway, Arkansas. Her varied background and therapeutic experience have resulted in a constant excitement and expectation for successful learning outcomes based on individual student need and learning style.
Service Delivery and Program Goals
Speech and language programming is prescriptive and is implemented in either the special education language arts classroom, in small groups in the speech language lab, or in the regular classroom setting with other team professionals. Service delivery occurs in various settings designed to meet the needs of each student to prepare them for the next step in their educational process.
The overall goal for all students is that they will reach their speech and language potential. This requires that students master core skills related to reading, writing, comprehension, verbal expression, articulation, and/or social skills. Technology is utilized to further enhance communication skills through use of appropriate computer software which facilitates learning. Parents are engaged through access to the Speech Language Pathologists by phone or e-mail. Home fun activities and links to internet resources promote follow-through at home and is vital to the success of each student.
You may reach either Speech Language Pathologist through the Jenks Public Schools website or at our individual extensions.
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