Social Skills Apps For Children & Young Adults With Autism And Special Needs

Jennifer Jacobs, M.S. CCC-SLP

Social Skill Builder, Inc.

Jennifer Jacobs, M.S. CCC-SLP, is co-founder of Social Skill Builder, a company launched in 1999 to provide computer-based tools for teaching social skills to children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Jennifer, along with her sister and co-founder Laurie, developed the software line when she recognized a deficit in quality products for children and adolescents with social competence issues.

Jennifer is responsible for guiding product development for Social Skill Builder. Now that research has demonstrated that teaching social skills is one of the most effective treatments for children with ASD, Jennifer ensures that the company effectively leverages technology to produce innovative learning solutions.

Prior to founding Social Skill Builder, Jennifer worked as a speech pathologist at Cook Childrens Hospital in Denton, TX, Childrens Hospital of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA and Starbright Childrens Rehabilitation Institute in Austin, TX. Specializing in the treatment of children with ASD, Jennifer coordinated and conducted social skill groups and counseled families and educational professionals on improving childrens pragmatic skills in various environments. She also worked closely with occupational therapists and psychologists as part of a team approach to social instruction

Jennifer is a clinically-certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She received a BA from the University of Mississippi in 1996 and a MS in Communication Disorders from Baylor University in 1997.