Janis Petru

Janis Petru, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.A., Saint Xavier University
M.A., Bradley University

Prior to employment at Elmhurst College, Petru was employed by various special education cooperatives in Illinois working with students aged 3-21 for more than 30 years. During that time she served as a direct provider, high school department chair, presenter, team-teacher and professional resource for local school districts and cooperatives in the field of speech pathology. She initiated, developed and expanded the team-taught Social Thinking® class for high school elective credit. Petru has co-presented at ASHA, ISHA, SHLA and lASSW conferences on the topic of Social Thinking® in the Schools. She has obtained the ACE award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for continuing education.

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