Venessa Grandjean completed her doctorate in May 2017 after spending over 22 years working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of settings including: hospitals, intensive care units, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities. She spent 9 years in the public education settings, Early Childhood Intervention programs, and the Head Start pre-school system. Venessa also worked in the pediatric home care setting where she served as area manager for speech, occupational, and physical therapy services. One of her greatest joys came from mentoring SLP-assistants where she touched the lives of many more patients than she was able to touch alone. Her dissertation research focused on supervisory feedback during observational therapy sessions with assistants.
Venessa has extensive hands-on experience with cognitive and communication deficits of adults and children with articulation disorders, stuttering, receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic (social language) disorders, learning disabilities, head injuries, stroke, autism, Downs syndrome, swallowing disorders, deaf/hard of hearing, dysarthria, aphasia, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and a variety of other syndromes and developmental delays. She is a member of both the American and Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Associations and served as a convention presenter in 2009 and 2018 at the state level.