The Speech Banana Blog!
My name is Jennifer and I’m the founder of Endless Potential (private practice) and The Speech Banana (eboutique and blog). I am so glad you are here. Let me share a bit about myself with you.
I am passionate about making positive changes in our public education system. I hope to cultivate a place to find not only amazing tools and resources, but a community of encouragement, inspiration, and motivation for all things related to education.
Are you on a journey to get fit for life, struggling to balance the demands of work and home, concerned with your own children’s health and education, enjoy socializing with positive minded individuals, looking to connect and make new friends…? Me too! The Speech Banana was created from my greatest heart’s desire to help others find encouragement and fulfillment while promoting positive change. Together we can build a new type of community!
Professional Credentials: I possess a unique level of skill sets and eighteen years of working across the lifespan. My experiences include working as an in-home ABA therapist (under the direction of elite Behavior Analysts), later as a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (known as Assistant Behavior Analyst, today) and most recently as an ASHA licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. I possess an extensive level of post-graduate training and enjoy research collaboration. Over my professional career, I have had the opportunity to provide professional therapy services in hospitals, in-patient/out-patient rehabilitation centers, schools, skilled nursing facilities, academic learning centers and private practice. I have successfully coordinated and organized interventions for the most difficult caseloads and executed professional training programs for many educational and health-related institutions.
An accomplished clinician, I possess knowledge and skills in all aspects of managing screenings, evaluation and treatment design. I have extensive knowledge and experience with individuals who exhibit complex communication profiles and problematic behavioral characteristics requiring alternative means of communication, feeding/swallowing interventions, specific behavioral intervention plans, and specialized executive function interventions. My clinical competencies include knowledge and skills in specialty interventions including: The Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis, Errorless Learning, Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Verbal Behavior Analysis/Mand Training, Family-Guided Routines-Based Intervention Floortime/DIR, Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Integrated Play Groups Model, Wilson Reading System, Orton-Gillingham, Language!, Lindamood-Bell, Auditory Integration Therapy, Earobics, Integrated Play Therapy, PROMPT, Tomatis Method, Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Interventions, TEACCH, Assistive Technology, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), SuperFlex Social Thinking Instruction, Beckman Oral Motor Interventions, Sensory Integration Techniques, and many more.
I hope you find the information and resources on The Speech Banana Blog both helpful and enjoyable!
Jennifer Saliba, CCC-SLP