Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP is an Instructor and Clinical Supervisor in the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program at Columbia College. Ms. Eversmann has over 30 years of experience as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, in schools in MD, VA, NC, SC and HI as well as in the Early Intervention program in SC. She teaches a variety of courses, supervises students during their clinical practicum semesters and helped start a new course at Columbia College to teach ASL signs to undergraduate students as well as provide them with practical experience teaching signs to young children with special needs and their parents.
Ms. Eversmann completed her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at James Madison University (VA) and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at Towson University (MD). She owns SPEECH SIGNS, LLC and presents locally and nationally on her primary areas of interest: using sign language with children with special needs and success in early intervention.
Awards & Accomplishments
- Member of the Month, South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association. | February, 2019
- Convention Committee for South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association. | 2017-18, 2018-19
- Implemented Dr. Regina Lemmon’s SLP Program experiential learning techniques in the creation of a new course: SLP 190 / Koala Camp
- Award for Continuing Education, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2018
- Created a Parent Panel, to expose students to a parent’s perspective on the role of the SLP in the child’s life and the impact on the family
- Offer sign language and early intervention workshops for parents and professionals
- ASHA Leader online BLOG: 11 Tips to Improve Pediatric Communication with Sign Language. 2018
- ASHA Leader online BLOG: Early Intervention and the Importance of Good Relationships. 2017
- Currently presents a 7-hour CE seminar: “Successfully Using Sign Language with Children who have Special Needs” around the country, with Motivations, Inc. 2018-Present
- Webinar: “Introduction to Sign Language for Healthcare Professionals” 03/19, 09/19
- 6-hour CE seminar: “Using Sign Language with Pediatric Patients,” around the country, with VYNE Education. 2015-2018
- 6-hour CE seminar: “Building Blocks for Early Intervention,” around the country, with VYNE Education. 2017-2018