Stern Center for Language & Learning grows SLP staff

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:55pm -- Denise Sortor

The Stern Center for Language and Learning added two speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to its Social Learning and Communication Services staff. Jessica Jablonski, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kendra McKim, MSLP, CCC-SLP, provide speech and language services addressing a wide range of needs, including social cognition, articulation, language, fluency, and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).

Ms Jablonski has special interest in working with AAC and complex communication needs, as well as individuals with autism and young children requiring speech and language support. She currently works as an SLP in an Essential Early Education classroom in addition to providing services at the Stern Center. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Vermont Department of Education. Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor degree in Human Development at the University of Vermont, followed by her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Ms McKim specializes in working with preschool-aged children and school-aged children with speech-language needs or social communication challenges. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.

Both Ms Jablonski and Ms McKim hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and a Vermont educator’s license.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a nonprofit educational resource in Williston, VT, dedicated to enriching the lives of learners. For 35 years the organization has recognized that all great minds don’t think alike, and its staff helps children and adults reach their academic, social and professional goals. The Stern Center provides research-based learning evaluations and customized instruction, including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, social learning challenges, autism, attention deficit disorders and learning differences. Its staff also designs and delivers customized professional learning programs and systems change using current research and trends in education.  Through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute, the Stern Center works with schools and individual educators in early literacy, oral language, reading, written language, social cognition, executive functioning and math. Courses are offered live and online. Scholarships are available. More information is at www.sterncenter.org.