Jennifer Walsh Means

Director of Speech-Language and Hearing Services
Professor

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Walsh Means received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from West Chester University and her Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. She returned to her alma mater as a faculty member in 2002 with extensive experience as a public school speech-language pathologist with an expertise in reading and writing disorders. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas related to school-based practices, fluency disorders and clinical supervision. Dr. Means is the Director of Clinical Speech, Language and Hearing Services. As Director she coordinates services for children and adults in the department's on-site clinic. She also coordinates school-based and medical internships for all graduate students. She is the author of publications and presentations addressing clinical supervision, educational law, and school-bases services.

Education

Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology, 2001
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dissertation: Editing Skills of Fifth Grade Students with Learning Disabilities

Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, 1989
Department of Communicative Disorders
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Correction, 1986
Department of Communicative Disorders
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Courses

CSD

Course Number

Course Name

SPP 323

Voice and Fluency Disorders

SPP 350

Clinical Principles

SLP

Course Number

Course Name

SPP 524 

Fluency Disorders

SLP 551

Clinical Supervision

SLP 552

Medical Affiliation Supervision

SLP 553

School-Based Affiliation Supervision

SLP 570

Speech, Language and Hearing Services in the Schools

Research

Primary research interests: Clinical supervision, school-based service delivery, educational law, written language disorders, and fluency disorders

Certifications/Awards

Certifications

Permanent Pennsylvania Teaching Certification
Pennsylvania License in Speech Language Pathology
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Grants and Awards

Means, J. & Weclomer (2004). The American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention from the student perspective: Advice for peers and suggestions for Programs. College of Health Sciences Student Faculty Research Award ($1000)

Means, J. (2013). Teaching model: Instructing students to develop speech and language goals that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Goalbook Grant. Funded: $2500 along with an annual paid subscription ($179) to Goalbook for all 27 students a.t $4800. Total funding of $7300 

Award Year
American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Award for Continuing Education (ACE) 5 annual awards  2008-2019 
Academic Advising Appreciation Award from Omicron Delta Kappa Society 2017 
Outstanding Faculty Nominee from the Honors Council and the Honors Student Association  2012

Publications & Presentations

Books

Blosser, J. and Means, J. (2020). School Programs in Speech-Language pathology: organization and service delivery. San Diego, CA: Plural.

Peer Review Publications

Means, J. & McCaffrey, C. (2019) Enhancing Clinical Supervision using HD Real-time Digital Recording, Annotation, and Bluetooth Technology. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. SIG 11.

Geiss, S.A., Schussler, K.F., Means, J.W., & Fitzgerald, M.D. (2012). Preparing graduate students to carry out their roles and responsibilities in school-based settings. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. ASHA Division 10 Vol. 15, 11-15.

Means, J. (2009) University program preparation for the school-based SLP: A national survey. Perspectives on School Based Issues. ASHA Division 16 (10). 96-100.

Means, J. (2006). The impact of IDEA 04 and NCLB on related services. How do we meet the challenges? Forum on Public Policy Online; A journal of the Oxford Round Table, Fall 2006 edition. http://www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/archive06/means.pdf

Means, J. (2005). A case study of the supervisory process: Are we meeting the needs ofthe marginal and superior student? Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. ASHA Division 10 (June). vol. 8, (1). 10-13.

Means, J. (2005). Written Expression: Shifting Students Focus from Mechanics to Content. Perspectives on School Based Issues. ASHA Division 16. Vol. 6 (4).

Selected Presentations

Means, J. & McCaffrey, C. (2019) Enhancing Clinical Supervision using HD Real-time Digital Recording, Annotation, and Bluetooth Technology. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 4, 356-362.

Means, J. and Agostini, B. (2018). The use of children’s literature to teach multiple literacy schema to meet standards. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

Means, J. (2014). Reading and Writing: What is the SLPs Role? Bucks County Intermediate Unit. Bucks County, PA.

Farquharson,K, Geiss, S, Fitzgerald, M, and Means, J. (2014). Changing history (and her story) for clinical supervisors: Putting policy into action. American Speech Language Hearing Association Schools Conference. Orlando, FL.

Means, J. & Blosser, J. (2013) Aligning goals with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): An instructional module for faculty. American Speech Language Hearing Association. Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Geiss, S.A., Schussler, K.F., Means, J.W., & Fitzgerald, M.D. (2012). Preparing graduate students to carry out their roles and responsibilities in school-based settings. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Blosser, J. & Means, J. (2011). 10 critical steps for reframing and improving your school-based services. West Chester University. West Chester, PA.

Means, J. & McManus, K. (2011). Maintenance of fluency strategies using video self-modeling. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Means, J., Balmer, L. & McKenzie, L. (2010). Using clinical recordings for student self- analysis. American Speech Language Hearing Associate Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Means, J. (2010). Stuttering and Cluttering; Assessment, Counseling, and Treatment for Children and Adolescents. Lancaster Area School District, Lancaster, PA

Means, J. (2010). Integrating Curriculum and Standards in Speech and Language Services. Lancaster Area School District, Lancaster, PA

Means, J. & Stone, M. (2009). Using digital video recordings for clinical and pedagogical purposes.American Speech Language Hearing Associate Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Means, J. (2008). Use of graphic organizers for written expression within the curriculum. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Means, J. (2008). The influence of long term institutionalization on play development. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Means, J, d'Aguili, E, & Melmid, C. (2008). Academic preparation for the school based SLP: A national survey. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Means, J. (2007). Implementation of IDEA and NCLB. George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Means, J. (2006). The impact of IDEA 04 and NCLB on related services. How do we meet the challenges? Oxford University Round Table. Oxford, England.

Means, J. (2006). Meeting the challenges of IDEIA and NCLB. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Miami Beach, FL.

Means, J & Bolton, D. (2006).Student-rated preparedness for medical and school based affiliations. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention Miami Beach, FL.

Means, J. (2006). Distance education: Performance differences between distance and local graduate students. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention Miami Beach, FL.

Means, J. (2006). Use of graphic organizers for written expression within the curriculum. Special Education Conference. Buck County Intermediate Unit #22.

Means, J. (2006). Speech and language service Delivery; Meeting the Challenges. Brandywine School District. Claymont, Delaware.

Means, J & Welcomer, B. (2006).The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) convention from the student perspective: Advice for peers and suggestions for programs. Pennsylvania Speech, Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, King of Prussia, PA

Means, J & Welcomer, B. (2005).The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) convention from the student perspective: Advice for peers and suggestions for programs. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA

Means, J. (2005). Incorporating IDEA, NCLB and the Curriculum in Speech and Language Services. Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS). West Chester, PA.

Means, J. (2004). The supervisory process as rated by the superior and marginal student. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA

Means, J. (2003). Caseload criteria and program development. Spring Ford School District. Spring Ford, Pennsylvania

Means, J. (2002). Block Outline As A Writing Alternative. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Altanta, Georga.

Means, J. (2001). Block Outline As A Writing Alternative. Maryland Speech Language Hearing Association Annual State Convention. Baltimore, Maryland.

Means, J. (2001). Block Outline As A Writing Alternative. Delaware Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Wilmington, Delaware.

Means, J. (2001). Editing Skills of Fifth Grade Students with Learning Disabilities. Pennsylvania Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

 

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