Jessica Wertz, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jessica is a speech-language pathologist at Sisskin Stuttering Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Jessica earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Maryland, College Park. While earning her graduate degree, Jessica developed an interest in therapy for individuals who stutter of all ages. During her final year, Jessica conducted and reported on a trial therapy approach for reduction of atypical disfluencies. At Sisskin Stuttering Center, Jessica is passionate about providing respectful, affirmative therapy to individuals who stutter and their families. She has presented on Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering at national conferences and workshops, and supports graduate students in the university clinic setting to provide stuttering therapy in individual and group settings.
When she is not at Sisskin Stuttering Center, Jessica works in the outpatient setting serving supporting AAC users and their families. She lives in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and three children.