One serial entrepreneur and one creative mind have come together to make a really INTUITIVE product for families and therapists. The Bjorem Speech Sound Cues sprung us into creative brainstorming, product production, self-publication, website design and exploring the realm of national marketing.
Jennie Bjorem (the serial entrepreneur) is the creator of the Speech Sound Cues. Jennie is the owner of Children's Therapy Services in Leawood, KS. She has been practicing in the field of speech therapy for 20 years. Jennie specializes in parent education, early intervention, speech sound development and childhood apraxia of speech. Jennie is Recognized for Advanced Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia Kids and presents around the country on the topic of CAS. Jennie designed the cues to help with her growing childhood apraxia of speech caseload. Having the cues that a 2-year-old was able to relate to, a cueing set that was parent-friendly and one that included vowels has been a dream of Jennie's. With the help of artist Ruthie Ozonoff, this dream has become a reality!
Ruthie Ozonoff (the creative mind) graduated from the University of Kansas with her degree in illustration and animation. Ruthie joined the team to make the speech sound cues a reality. Ruthie hand drew all of the designs and brought them to life with beautiful detail and colors. Kids are already falling in love with her designs.
Jennie Bjorem, M.A., CCC-SLP Creator of Bjorem Speech
Ruthie Ozonoff, BFA Illustration
Amy Graham M.A., CCC-SLP
Aishwarya Vohra, Illustrator