Jennifer Gray

M.S., CCC-SLP

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Jennifer Gray MS, CCC-SLP earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech-language pathology from Northern Arizona University in 2001 and went on to complete two years of post-graduate study at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette focusing on fluency disorders and literacy. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in the area of speech and fluency and has written articles for both specialties.

She has specific training in feeding, oral-motor, and oral-placement therapies and currently specializes in treating those with motor speech disorders and dysarthria.

She is currently treating, speaking, and writing about speech and feeding difficulties and abilities for those with the diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Jennifer is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has worked in university and public school settings and private practice with children and adults with speech, language, motor, and feeding needs.

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.