Jennie Bjorem, M.A., CCC-Recognized By Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Jennie received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Louis University and graduated from Truman State University with her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 1999. She has a great understanding from a parent perspective as she has a young child with special needs. She is the owner of Children’s Therapy Services in Leawood, Kansas. Jennie’s area of expertise is in early intervention birth through 5, parent education and childhood apraxia of speech. She completed the Advanced Training Apraxia Bootcamp with Apraxia Kids this year, presented at the Apraxia Kids national conference, ASHA 2019, and has had over 95 hours of CAS training in 2018 & 2019, earning the ASHA ACE Award. Jennie is the creator of the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues for acquisition of speech and literacy. With her growing caseload of children with apraxia, she saw a need for visual cueing that young children could understand. Jennie designed, produced and self-published the cue set.
Jennie has been asked to present on the topic of Childhood Apraxia of Speech around the country and internationally. Her speaking style is engaging, energetic and empowering.
I attended one of Jennie’s hour-long presentations on Apraxia. Apraxia is a topic that I was not that comfortable with treating as a speech-language pathologist. While listening to her presentation, she explained and showed many different ways to work with children. Her enthusiasm and excitement showed through her entire presentation. The videos help pinpoint exactly what she was trying to explain. There was an enormous amount of current and very useful information and resources. I feel empowered to take what I have learned back to school this year to work with my students. I would love to have Jennie come and give a presentation to my school district. -Cynthia, SLP
Jennie did an amazing one-hour presentation on CAS. I could have listened to her for days! She packed so much useful information, videos, handouts, ideas... into this hour presentation. She is definitely passionate and knowledgeable about this topic. If you need a presenter or have a chance to see/hear her--GO! -Dorthy, SLP
Fantastic, engaging, and evidence-based presenter! Attended an ongoing continuing education session with Jennie (SLP Summit). She provided up-to-date, research-informed information along with very practical clinical experience and helpful videos! She was passionate, well-informed, and professional. Not surprised by all her 5-star reviews! -Carrie, SLP