Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP was awarded Board Specialty Recognition in Child Language from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Joleen follows Greenspan and Wieder’s model, DIRFloortime® , when working with children and families. She has a special interest in the social emotional development of young children and its impact on their speech and language skills. As a speech-language pathologist, Joleen works with children who have a variety of communication disorders. She partnered with Easter Seals NH in 2006 to begin an assessment and treatment clinic specifically for children with selective mutism and has recreated the model in the Tampa Bay area of Florida as well. Joleen enjoys public speaking and has presented nationally on the topics of childhood apraxia of speech and selective mutism.

Licensure and Certifications

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  • Speech-Language Pathologist, (License number: SA 12821)
    • State of Florida, Florida Department of Health
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, (License number: 0 756)
    • State of New Hampshire, Office of Allied Health Professions
  • Board Certified Specialist – Child Language
    • American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Training Leader & Expert DIRFloortime® Clinician
    • Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, Bethesda, MD
  • More Than Words
  • It Takes Two to Talk
    • The Hanen Centre Program for Parents, Toronto, Canada
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, Certificate of Clinical Competence, (09148196)
    • American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Speech – Language Specialist
    • State of New Hampshire, Department of Education