New Speech Pathologist:  Jennifer Wenkel

 

Jennifer Wenkel is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who treats children with speech and/or language disorders, as well as swallowing and/or feeding disorders. She is a passionate and dedicated Speech-Language Pathologist, committed to impacting the lives of those she treats through evidenced-based and personal intervention.  Jennifer's intervention techniques reflect her unwavering desire to achieve observable and measurable results. Jennifer has experience and interest with pediatrics in the following areas: Oral motor/swallowing disorders (including G-tube discontinuation), Sensory based feeding disorders (picky eaters), Autism, Behavioral Disorders (i.e., Emotional Behavior Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety), Language Disorders, Fluency disorders (stuttering), Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Early Intervention, Intellectually disabled, Executive functioning, Articulation/Phonology, Auditory Processing Disorders, Cleft Palate/Resonance Disorders, Augmentative Communication Devices (AAC), Pragmatics/Social Skill Development.

Jennifer completed her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Kennesaw State University.
  
Prior to becoming a SLP, Jennifer worked at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA, in the Early Intervention and Feeding Program departments. Jennifer has also spent time working in outpatient pediatric clinics, hospitals, and long-term acute care/nursing homes.
  
Jennifer is certified in Vital Stim and Beckman Oral Motor.
  
When not working one-on-one with her clients, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 year old daughter. In her down time, Jennifer enjoys reading, yoga, Pilates, and spending time outdoors.
  
Jennifer's goal is to collaborate with families, physicians, and teachers to provide her patients a warm and nurturing therapy environment in which significant changes are made. Founded by the desire to approach therapy differently, Jennifer strives to meet families where they are.
  
Jennifer is in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna

  • Amerigroup

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Coventry

  • Medicaid

  • TriCare

  • United Healthcare

  • Wellcare

 

Jennifer is pending (should be in network by the start of school) with:

  • Peachstate