Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders

West Chester University

Dr. Cheryl D. Gunter, Chair
201 Carter Drive, Suite 400
West Chester, PA  19383
Phone:  610.436.2115
Fax:  610.436.3388
cgunter@wcupa.edu


Jennifer Walsh Means – Associate Professor / Director of Speech-Language and Hearing Services

Education

Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology, 2001
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dissertation: Editing Skills of Fifth Grade Students with Learning Disabilities

Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, 1989
Department of Communicative Disorders
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Correction, 1986
Department of Communicative Disorders
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Certifications

Permanent Pennsylvania Teaching Certification
Pennsylvania License in Speech Language Pathology
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

Professional Affiliations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association
International Fluency Association

Courses Taught

Graduate Level:

  • SPP 523 Voice Disorders
  • SPP 524 Fluency Disorders
  • SPP 526 Articulation and Phonology Disorders
  • SPP 551 Clinical Supervision
  • SPP 552 Medical Affiliation Supervision
  • SPP 553 School-Based Affiliation Supervision
  • SPP 570 Speech, Language and Hearing Services in the Schools

Undergraduate Level:

  • SPP 106 Anatomy and Physiology
  • SPP 163, 166, 266, 363, 366, 463 Speech and Language Seminars
  • SPP 323 Voice and Fluency Disorders
  • SPP 350 Clinical Principles
  • SPP 451 Clinical Supervision

Research Interests

Primary research interests: written expression disorders in children, clinical supervision, school-based service delivery, implementation of educational law, and fluency disorders.

Grants and Awards

Means, J. & Weclomer (2004). The American Speech Language Hearing Association
Convention from the student perspective: Advice for peers and suggestions for
Programs. College of Health Sciences Student Faculty Research Award ($1000)

Golden Apple Award; awarded by WCU students in Communicative Disorders 2003
Outstanding Faculty Award; awarded by WCU Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society 2003
Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year, Nova Southeastern University 2001

Publications

Geiss, S.A., Schussler, K.F., Means, J.W., & Fitzgerald, M.D. (2011). Preparing graduate students to carry out their roles and responsibilities in school-based settings. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. ASHA Division 10 Vol. 15, 11-15.

Means, J. (2009) University program preparation for the school-based SLP: A national survey. Perspectives on School Based Issues. ASHA Division 16 (10). 96-100.

Means, J. (2006). The impact of IDEA 04 and NCLB on related services. How do we meet the challenges? Forum on Public Policy Online; A journal of the Oxford Round Table, Fall 2006 edition. http://www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/archive06/means.pdf

Means, J. (2005). A case study of the supervisory process: Are we meeting the needs ofthe marginal and superior student? Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education. ASHA Division 10 (June). vol. 8, (1). 10-13.

Means, J. (2005). Written Expression: Shifting Students Focus from Mechanics to Content. Perspectives on School Based Issues. ASHA Division 16. Vol. 6 (4).

Selected Presentations

Means, J. & Blosser, J. (2013) Aligning goals with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): An instructional module for faculty. American Speech Language Hearing Association. Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Geiss, S.A., Schussler, K.F., Means, J.W., & Fitzgerald, M.D. (2012). Preparing graduate students to carry out their roles and responsibilities in school-based settings. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Means, J. & McManus, K. (2011). Maintenance of fluency strategies using video self-modeling. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Means, J., Balmer, L. & McKenzie, L. (2010). Using clinical recordings for student self- analysis. American Speech Language Hearing Associate Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Means, J. (2010). Stuttering and Cluttering; Assessment, Counseling, and Treatment for Children and Adolescents. Lancaster Area School District, Lancaster, PA

Means, J. (2010). Integrating Curriculum and Standards in Speech and Language Services. Lancaster Area School District, Lancaster, PA

Means, J. & Stone, M. (2009). Using digital video recordings for clinical and pedagogical purposes. American Speech Language Hearing Associate Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Means, J. (2008). Use of graphic organizers for written expression within the curriculum. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Means, J. (2008). The influence of long term institutionalization on play development. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Means, J, d'Aguili, E, & Melmid, C. (2008). Academic preparation for the school based SLP: A national survey. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Means, J. (2007). Implementation of IDEA and NCLB. George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Means, J. (2006). The impact of IDEA 04 and NCLB on related services. How do we meet the challenges? Oxford University Round Table. Oxford, England.

Means, J. (2006). Meeting the challenges of IDEIA and NCLB. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Miami Beach, FL.

Means, J & Bolton, D. (2006).Student-rated preparedness for medical and school based affiliations. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention Miami Beach, FL.

Means, J. (2006). Distance education: Performance differences between distance and local graduate students. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention Miami Beach, FL.

Means, J. (2006). Use of graphic organizers for written expression within the curriculum. Special Education Conference. Buck County Intermediate Unit #22.

Means, J. (2006). Speech and language service Delivery; Meeting the Challenges. Brandywine School District. Claymont, Delaware.

Means, J & Welcomer, B. (2006).The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) convention from the student perspective: Advice for peers and suggestions for programs. Pennsylvania Speech, Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, King of Prussia, PA

Means, J & Welcomer, B. (2005).The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) convention from the student perspective: Advice for peers and suggestions for programs. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. San Diego, CA

Means, J. (2005). Incorporating IDEA, NCLB and the Curriculum in Speech and Language Services. Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS). West Chester, PA.

Means, J. (2004). The supervisory process as rated by the superior and marginal student. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA

Means, J. (2003). Caseload criteria and program development. Spring Ford School District. Spring Ford, Pennsylvania

Means, J. (2002). Block Outline As A Writing Alternative. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Altanta, Georga.

Means, J. (2001). Block Outline As A Writing Alternative. Maryland Speech Language Hearing Association Annual State Convention. Baltimore, Maryland.

Means, J. (2001). Block Outline As A Writing Alternative. Delaware Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Wilmington, Delaware.

Means, J. (2001). Editing Skills of Fifth Grade Students with Learning Disabilities. Pennsylvania Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.