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Meet Our Team

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Jennifer Partridge, MA, CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer Partridge has formal training and years of experience working with children of all ages and developmental needs. She received her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Autism from Southeast Missouri State University and then proceeded to get her master's degree in Communication Disorders from Southeast Missouri State University. In addition to her formal training, she has been a foster parent to 16 children and has three children. 

Jennifer currently serves as a speech-language pathologist working with children ages 3-5 years. Prior to this, she served at the SEMO Autism Center for three years where she received extensive training and exposure to assessment and intervention for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Jennifer has undergone additional training and mentorship to become a Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Certified therapist. She has also received level 1 training in PECS and PROMPT therapy interventions. Jennifer has had the opportunity to serve children and young adults with disabilities in public schools, outpatient rehabilitation centers, client homes, and in the community. Today, Jennifer brings her experience and passion for working with children to Southeast Little Learners where she provides speech-language evaluations and therapy. 

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Jacob Partridge, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Jacob Partridge has been a licensed speech-language pathologist since 2013. During that time, Jacob has had the pleasure of working with children and adults ranging in age from 12 months to 64 years of age. He has served individuals with disabilities in public schools, outpatient rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, client homes, and in the community. Jacob is a level 1 trained PROMPT clinician and has been formally trained to use Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). Jacob is also a level 1 PECS trained clinician and has had the pleasure of implementing alternative augmentative communication (AAC) strategies with both adults and children within his community. In addition to his formal training, he has been a foster parent to 16 children and has three children.

Jacob wears many hats here at Southeast Little Learners. From overseeing the program to providing speech therapy for children throughout our community, Jacob is dedicated to helping every child reach their full potential.

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Krista Weseli, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Krista Weseli is a pediatric physical therapist with experience working with children with a variety of delays and disorders, and a specialty in working with Medically Fragile Children. She received her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science - Kinesiology from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Krista is passionate about engaging children in play to deliver therapy that her clients look forward to and enjoy. She engages parents in the therapeutic process, providing home exercise programs that easily integrate into daily life. 

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Dana Schonhoff, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Dana Schonhoff is a pediatric occupational therapist with experience working with children in the schools and out-patient private practice settings. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in occupational therapy from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She also has advanced training and certification in sensory integration therapy.

Dana takes a play-based approach to help her clients develop functional skills and independence in their daily lives. She is passionate about partnering with parents to help each child reach their fullest potential.

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