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Courtney Vignola is a 2014 alumnae from ICHS. After high school, she went on to pursue her Bachelors degree from Montclair State University where she graduated in 2019 with a double major in Psychology and Linguistics with a triple minor in Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, and Classics. 
Courtney recently graduated with honors from Iona College with a Master of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. An SLP is an individual who diagnosis and treats disorders within the following 9 scopes of practice: language, articulation, voice/resonance, fluency, cognition, hearing, swallowing, augmentative and alternative devices, and social communication. SLPs treat individuals of all ages, from pediatrics (such as early intervention, special education, stuttering, and articulation errors) to the geriatric population (adult victims of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, swallowing disorders, dementia). She finished graduate school during the COVID-19 pandemic and found that this experience emphasized the importance of treating her clients with empathetic and compassionate care. 
 
Currently, she works for Sussex County Educational Services Commission as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Northern Hills Academy in Sparta, NJ. There, she works with students ages 5-21 with special needs as she undergoes her clinical fellowship year. She works with a range of neurodiverse students, such as individuals on the Autism Spectrum. At the end of the school year, she will receive her Certificate of Clinical Competence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology as a licensed allied health professional. Courtney loves this field and is thrilled to be doing the work that God led her to.