jill m. cochrane, ma, ccc-slp
Jill received her B.S. from California State Sacramento in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and her M.A. in Communicative Disorders from the University of the Pacific in 1999. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and is licensed by the state of California. Additionally, she is undergoing certification by the International Association for Orofacial Myology.
Jill practiced in a variety of settings, including public schools, private schools, early intervention, pre-school communication classrooms, and the private clinical setting. While at the McCarten Center For Developmental Pediatrics in New York City, she received extensive training and experience with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
She has specialized training in various methodologies, including PROMPT Level I and Level II, PECS, Social Thinking, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, DIR Floortime, ABA techniques, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing for children with apraxia, Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy, as well as TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training. She has dual certification in the evidenced based Hanen approach to language therapy for infants/toddlers in It Takes Two To Talk, and the autism program More Than Words.
Additionally, her advanced training in orofacial myology allows her to evaluate, educate, and treat patients with tongue ties. If medical intervention is necessary to treat the tongue tie, she works closely with other medical professionals, including oral surgeons, periodontists, dentists, and ENTs, to ensure the highest level of care.
Jill believes in empowering parents to take a role in their child’s speech therapy. Since parents are the child’s main speech and language teacher, it is important that the parents observe and take part in the speech therapy as much as possible. The partnership between Jill and the parents ensures good progress and generalization of skills while the child is receiving services.