Jenn Barr graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Missouri Southern State University. Studying professional writing, literary analysis, cognitive therapy, and behaviorism techniques lead her to specialize in speech-language therapy. Her undergraduate interests have shaped her love for language and helping the person as a whole. Yoga teacher training and personal development have also shaped her unique therapy approach to addressing functional integration of the patient within their family and community circles.
Jenn holds certifications in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Kaufman’s Speech to Language Protocol for apraxia of speech, and Beckman’s Oral Motor Protocol. She has training in Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner and applying Mindfulness techniques in therapy. Through self-teaching and support from fellow therapists, she has implemented the teachings of Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS), Story Grammar Marker (SGM), Pamela Marshalla’s articulation techniques, and worked with companies such as Lingraphica and Constant Therapy for augmentative communication and aphasia support. She also enjoys applying accent reduction therapy for professionals in the community.
Jenn has been with ARTS since the beginning of 2012, serving children and adults at the clinic and the surrounding area. In the past she has worked in the Springdale schools. She currently shares her time with Washington Regional Home Health, serving home-bound adults and their families. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband, son, and kitty.