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Jessica Lenden-Holt

Jessica Lenden-Holt is a school based speech-language pathologist in East Tennessee.  She was previously the clinic director of pediatric outpatient centers, including two centers for individuals with autism in South Texas.  She was the founder of an Autism Support Group in South Texas and continues to run an online autism support group through Facebook, Parents Supporting Parents of Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders (PSP). 

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 requires assistive technology (including communication devices) be considered for every child with a disability during Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning, it seems as though there is a specific population that tends to be overlooked…the high school-aged child. While there is much evidence to support early […]

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