Jenifer Midili has 25 years of experience working with children and families. She is the owner of Children’s Speech and Language Services, Inc. in Falls Church, Virginia. She is proud of her staff that are highly trained in the PROMPT therapy method. She is also PROMPT© certified. In addition, she has strived for her staff to be specialists in a variety of areas such as feeding, early intervention, alternative and augmentative communication, social skills groups and fluency disorders, to name a few.
Jenifer’s specialty area is feeding and orofacial myology. She created and coordinates the feeding and orofacial myofunctional program at the Falls Church office. She earned her certified orofacial myologist certificate (COM®) in 2017, and in 2020, became a recommended program provider from the Thumb Sucking Professionals in Australia. Jenifer has received advanced training in feeding and orofacial myofunctional therapy trainings through renowned professionals in the field and was excited to be accepted and participate in the newly launched MyoMasterminds program through the Breathe Institute and graduated in April 2021. She has also trained under Sandra Holtzman.
In addition, Jenifer has extensive training in the area of feeding. She has participated in an advanced feeding workshop with renowned feeding specialist, Suzanne Evan Morris. She is also trained in Kay Toomey’s SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding. In addition to several feeding trainings with feeding specialists such as Robyn Merkel Walsh, Diane Bahr, Lori Overland, Melanie Potock, and Debra Beckman.
Earlier in her career, after earning her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at George Washington University, Jenifer practiced pediatric speech therapy at a private practice and INOVA Fairfax Hospital with a focus on working with children with severe feeding and speech and language problems. She also worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Rehabilitation Hospital where she focused on Traumatic Brain Injuries in adults and children. She taught in the public schools as an elementary school teacher for 5 years, giving her the opportunity to work within the IEP process and help parents become advocates for their children’s needs within the school system. Jenifer is trained to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2).
Jenifer is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed to practice speech therapy in the state of Virginia. She is a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).
Jenifer’s personal goals are to establish relationships with her clients and problem solve alongside them to ensure the best practices, recommendations and care are provided for their family.
In her free time, Jenifer enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.