Jennifer Buff CCC-SLP

Dr. Jennifer Buff joined the faculty at Appalachian in 2010 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Earlier in her career, she worked with preschool aged children with communication disorders and their families as a private practitioner in Greensboro, NC. She completed formal supervisory training with Vicki McCready and Louise Raleigh at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and subsequently supervised numerous clinical fellows and graduate students in a variety of professional settings. Her passion for helping children with autism spectrum disorder and children with suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech led her to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied joint attention and oromotor abilities in children with and without disabilities. Her research explores the scholarship of teaching and learning in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. She imploys quantative and qualitative research methods to investigate pedagogy, including experiential education and the development of critical thinking skills. Dr. Buff’s philosophy of teaching is embedded in reflective practice. Her approach is best described in terms of three goals: (1) to foster reflective practice as a process of critical thinking, appraisal, and modification, (2) to encourage active engagement and shared learning opportunities within and outside the classroom between peers and in small groups, (3) to develop a proto-professional environment within the classroom in preparation for the “real-world” of clinical practice in speech-language pathology and audiology. Dr. Buff is originally from Gainesville, Georgia, and now lives in Boone with her family and dogs. Her hobbies include playing music, gathering with friends, and creating knit textiles.

There are 1 included publications by Jennifer Buff CCC-SLP:

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Recruiting And Retaining Underrepresented Students In Communication Sciences And Disorders: A Community Based Participatory Research Approach (Poster) 2021 70 The field of communication sciences and disorders has a diversity problem that has not changed since the profession began in the 1920s. Currently, only 8.3% of American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, 2019) members identify as racial minor...