Jennifer Gray

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Jennifer Gray M.S., CCC-SLP is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years of experience treating those with speech, language, and feeding delays and disorders. She has spent the last 12+ years specializing in speech and feeding for those with intellectual disabilities and motor speech disorders.

As the owner of Grays Peak Speech Services, LLC, she leads a team of therapists offering services to those in Early Intervention and private practice. She has treated those with moderate to severe communication delays and disorders using telepractice/teletherapy for the past 8 years and continues to ensure authentic and functional therapeutic outcomes via teletherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her experience working in universities, public schools, private practice, and early intervention settings have led her to develop innovative and evidence-based practices to ensure functional outcomes for those with Down syndrome to ensure educational, social, and independent living success.

She now trains therapists, caretakers, and educators to use methods that work teaching courses and speaking at local, state, and national conventions to improve speech clarity for those living with the diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Courses

Presentations

  • Gray, J.A. Fact and Fiction: Speech Expectations and Language Acquisition. Club21 Convention, Pasadena, CA, 2019.
  • Gray, J.A. Effective Learning and Communication Strategies for Multiple Learning Environments. Pasadena, CA, 2019.
  • Gray, J. A. & Torres, H. Speech Clarity Is Independence. National Down Syndrome Congress National Convention, Dallas, TX, 2018.
  • Gray, J.A. How to Address Messy Eating and Feeding Safety Through Specific Oral-Motor and Self- Monitoring Skills. National Down Syndrome Congress National Convention. Philadelphia, PA, 2018.
  • Gray, J.A. Communication and Learning Abilities of Older Children with Down Syndrome. Colorado BOCES Association, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2018.
  • Gray, J.A. Speech Clarity and Inclusion for Independence. Colorado BOCES Association, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2018.
  • Gray, J. A. Effective Strategies for Improved Communication and Speech Clarity for Children with Down syndrome. National Down Syndrome Congress National Convention, Dallas, TX, 2017.
  • Gray, J.A. Improving Executive Functioning and Short-Term Working Memory in Children with Down syndrome (birth-5 years). American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention in Denver, CO, 2015.
  • Gray, J.A. Effective Strategies for Improved Communication Skills (birth-5 years). National Down Syndrome Congress National Convention in Phoenix, AZ, 2015.         
  • Gray, J.A. Effective Strategies for Improved Communication Skills (birth-5 years). Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association. Colorado Springs, CO, 2014.                      
  • Nelson, R.L., Bathel, J.A., Valles, B.  Documenting Improved Reading Behaviors in Language-Impaired Children: A Data-Based Study.  Arizona Speech-Language Hearing Association, Tucson, AZ, 2006.
  • Nelson, R.L., Bathel, J.A. A Data-Based Study of Reading in Language-Impaired Children: Affective Issues. Arizona Speech-Language Hearing Association, Tucson, AZ, 2006.
  • Nelson, R.L., Bathel, J.A.  Literacy and the Language Impaired Child Assessment and Intervention Applications. National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, El Paso, Texas, 2005.             
  • Bathel, J.A. (2003).  Assessing readiness for change in stuttering intervention.  Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association, Lafayette, LA.
  • Tetnowski, J.A, Damico, J.S., Bathel, J.A., Tetnowski, J.T. Current News and Hot Topics in Stuttering.  Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2003.
  • Bathel, J.A., Tetnowski, J.A. A qualitative study of the interaction between two people who stutter (PWS): Father and daughter.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual convention in Atlanta, GA., 2002.

Publications

  • Gray, J.A. (2014). When Should My Child Start Speech Therapy? Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association Newsletter.  December.
  • Gray, J.A. (2014). Why Should My Child Receive Speech Therapy? Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association Newsletter.  February.
  • Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. & Gray, J. (2008). The role of the jaw for feeding and speech. Advance, September (in press).
  • Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. & Gray, J. (2008). Oral Habits:  Why they exist and how to eliminate them. Advance, September (in press).
  • “Readiness for stuttering therapy through improved self esteem.”  Sixth International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, 2002.  stutteringhomepage.com.

  • Bathel, J. A. (2007). Current Research in the field of oral-motor,
    muscle-based therapies.  Response to: Logic, Theory, and evidence against the use of non-speech oral motor exercises to change speech sound productions by Gregory L. Lof.”  http://www.talktools.net/
  • Bathel, J. A., (2006).  Oral Motor: Muscle-based approach to speech Therapy.  Advance, November, 10-13.
  • Donaher, J., Bathel, J., Eldridge, K.A., Klutz, B., Klein, J., & Tsiamtsiouris, J. (2003).  Professional and educational issues: Summit of doctoral students specializing in fluency disorders.  Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 30, 26-31.
  • Tetnowski, J.A., Damico, J.S., Bathel, J.A., & Franklin, T.C. (2004).  Conversation analysis of children who stutter and parents who stutter.  In A. Packman, A. Meltzer, & H.F.M. Peters (Eds.), Theory, Research and Therapy in Fluency Disorders, Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Fluency Disorders in Montreal Canada. Nijmegen University Press: Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 271-279.
  • Tetnowski, J.A., Damico, J., Bathel, J., and Tetnowski, J. (2004).  Stuttering therapy in the schools: Focus groups with school clinicians.  In A. Packman, A. Meltzer, & H.F.M. Peters (Eds.), Theory, Research and Therapy in Fluency Disorders, Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Fluency Disorders in Montreal Canada. Nijmegen University Press: Nijmegen, The Netherlands.