Jourdan has been with A to Z Pediatric therapy since July 2013. She earned her bachelor and master degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Jourdan has experience working in hospitals, pediatric outpatient rehab facilities, private practices, home settings and in the schools. Along with Amanda Zito Griffin, Jourdan developed the social skills groups offered at A to Z Pediatric Therapy.
Working with the pediatric population has become Jourdan’s true passion. Jourdan spent her externship working in Knoxville, TN in the East Tennessee Children’s Rehabilitation Center. Jourdan moved on to private practice, serving the early intervention population in east Tennessee. Jourdan had the opportunity to travel to children’s home, schools and daycares. Jourdan has focused her work on early intervention with children ages birth to three, and in feeding therapy. Jourdan has a keen appreciation for the value that early intervention provides in a child's life, and works closely with children and their families. Additionally, Jourdan has extensive experience with children with autism and sensory processing disorders, as well as those with feeding difficulties.
Jourdan loves spending time with her new baby, as well as hiking and playing tennis with her husband. Jourdan also loves spending time cooking and walking her two dogs. Go Gators!
Jourdan is trained in PROMPT: Introduction to Technique and PROMPT: Bridging; Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol; SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) approach to feeding, ADD/ADHD, SOFFI Method (Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants), and Beckman Oral Motor Protocol to remediate and address difficulties with articulation, oral-motor skills, and/or motor planning for speech. She specializes in oral-motor, sensory, and behavior-based feeding disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, and Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders.
Jourdan is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the Georgia State Board of Examiners in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology.