Jennifer is a Certified Speech Pathologist with over 16 years of experience in speech-related training and pathologies. Jennifer earned a BS degree and an MA degree in Speech Pathology from Kent State University. She is licensed in CA, IL, & OH, is certified with the State Boards of Education in IL and OH, is certified by the IL early intervention system, holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and has earned several AHSA ACE Awards for continuing education.
Jennifer is a self-published author of accent workbooks, audio CDs, DVDs, and iBooks. She distributes her books solely through this web site and iTunes. Introductory through advanced classes on foreign accents are taught throughout the city of Chicago and via video conferencing throughout the world. To help even more people, she launched a video podcast, The Minute of Speech, in 2007. It is available on iTunes, YouTube, and at www.tarlespeech.com. She implemented her Tarle Speech pronunciation and accent reduction program at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China and at E4TG in Tokyo, Japan. Contact her to schedule a consultation or class.
Jennifer works with individuals from all walks
of life and all age groups.
She has and continues to work in a variety of settings that include: web based and group classes, nursing homes, home health, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, public schools, day care centers, early intervention programs, special education county programs, and classrooms for children and young adults with autism.
Jennifer has developed a video-based training session for parents. Through behavioral approaches parents learn to encourage their child’s communication. Teacher and parent training classes on language development and intervention are presented at various Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago centers, Crème de la Crème Early Learning Centers of Excellence, Lincoln Park, and at The Learning through Play Child Development Center. Jennifer is a guest lecturer on language development, augmentative and alternative communication, and early intervention at Columbia College, Chicago and DePaul University, Chicago.
Jennifer is trained and certified in several popular language programs including the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” Program, the Pyramid Approach to Autism, and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Jennifer strives to help individuals and families to improve their lives through better communication.