Jennifer Drenchek-Cristiano M.A. CCC-SLP/L received her masters degree in speech pathology from the University of Buffalo where she worked at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer focusing on AAC systems. She began her career working in a private school for students with complex communication needs. Jennifer then went to work with the Technology for Life and Learning Center ATEAM performing AT evaluations throughout the state of New Jersey. Jennifer started a private consulting business, Technology for Education and Communication Consulting, Inc, specializing in speech, AAC and AT in 2004. Jennifer, through Technology for Education, provides evaluation, consultations, and training throughout the state of New Jersey for school districts Pre-K 12.
In 2018 Jennifer expanded her practice to include a Pediatric and Adult Speech Therapy Clinic in Williamstown NJ called the South Jersey Speech Center. She has experience with students birth to 21 and specializes in integrating technology solutions into their educational plan. Jennifer has extensive experience working with students with complex communication needs including Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, and Autism. She has provided numerous trainings across the country on assistive technology, augmentative communication and technology in the field of speech pathology. Jennifer is an adjunct faculty member at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in the Health Sciences department where she has worked as a professor and clinical supervisor. Jennifer also collaborated with Stockton University to create an AAC program providing advanced training in the field for practicing SLP’s.
Financial: Jennifer Drenchek-Cristiano is the owner of Technology for Education and Communication Consulting Inc. Mrs. Cristiano is also an adjunct faculty member at Stockton University in New Jersey.
Non-Financial: Jennifer Drenchek-Cristiano holds a volunteer position on the American Board for AAC Speciality Certification (AB-AAC).