Jean Blosser, Ed.D., CCC-SLP is passionate about creating systems in our schools that ensure therapists and special educators are providing high quality, outcomes-based services for children with disabilities. To Jean, collaboration is essential! Early in her career Jean initiated the first speech-language-hearing therapy program in a school district near Akron, OH. The experience of starting a program from the ground floor set the tone for her career as an SLP, entrepreneur, professor, innovator, author, teacher, researcher, and leader in school-based services. She has held leadership positions in schools, universities, professional organizations, and business. Throughout her career she has mentored hundreds of aspiring school-based therapists, encouraging them to be innovative, to coach and collaborate with their education partners and families, and to make their services educationally relevant and meaningful to children so they can participate and succeed in their classrooms.
As President of Creative Strategies for Special Education she provides consulting services nationally to K-12 school administrators and educators, universities, health care agencies, state departments of education, and professional associations. Jean's services include professional development, strategic planning, program design/development/management, strategies for recruiting and retaining high quality clinicians, mentoring new professionals, and innovative instruction and intervention services for children with learning and communication disabilities.
Jean has developed a unique, systematic approach for planning and delivering collaborative therapy services and improving student's learning and therapy outcomes. Jean's publications include numerous books, chapters, articles, clinical products, and resources for therapy professionals, teachers, and parents including: School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery; Outcomes Matter in School Service Delivery; Speech Remediation: A Parents' Guide to Understanding and Helping; Let's Talk and Listen Today: Calendars of Daily Activities for Teaching Talking and Listening Skills; and Integrating the Core Curriculum into Service Delivery. She has been named a Fellow of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Council on Education, and The Ohio Speech and Hearing Association.