Welcome! This is a website for parents, teachers, students and others interested in communication disorders and school-based speech-language therapy. I am married to Walt Harper. He is an RFID Development and Technical Services Manager for SMI. We have two children; Olivia (14) and Ethan (almost 12) and a black lab named Luna. I completed my undergraduate degree in communication disorders at Appalachian State University; and I also received my master's degree from ASU in May 2001. This is my 19th year as a school based SLP. I spent the first 17 years in Stokes County, and am currently traveling between 3 schools in WSFCS. I have been a RRtCP trainer and on the district Autism Coaching Team. I have also supervised CF's and interns throughout the years. A school-based SLP has many roles. Here are some of mine: observe, screen, evaluate, treatment as a part of special education, interventionist in regular education, consultation with other teachers/therapists, collaborate, train, plan, document, prevent, organize classroom environment, develop plans, research, lead and participate in continuing education. I am trained in many programs used to treat communication disorders PECS, PODD, LIPS, Zones of Regulation, and have experience programming and using AAC devices. I am a member of both the state and national speech hearing associations NCSHLA and ASHA.
Please take some time and look through the links and resources on this site and if you are a parent or a teacher (or even a student) who has questions or concerns, please email or call me @ 336-703-6789 or jkharper@WSFCS.k12.nc.us