Speech Staff

 Patty Atkins M.A. CCC-SLP
 Patty received her Bachelor's degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Purdue University and her Master degree in Speech Pathology from Ball State University.  She has obtained her national Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.  She is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and by the Indiana Department of Education.
Patty began her career at Huntington County Community Schools before leaving to work in the clinical setting at Parkview Regional Outreach and Adams County Hospital.  She returned to the school setting working for Adams Wells Special Services at Northern Wells.  She has served as a speech pathologist, the itinerant autism teacher and the summer special needs preschool teacher.
Patty has completed continuing education in brain research, apraxia and other communication disorders.  She has completed the Indiana Center for Autism's team training, attended TEACCH Training at the University of North Carolina and completed HANDS training at the IU Medical Center Christian Sarkine Autism Center.
She is the mother of three children who all attended Northern Wells Community schools and the grandmother of two.  Two of her children have become teachers (one teaching at Ossian Elementary.)  She loves technology and how the digital age has transformed services.
Ashley Baker SLP-A
 Ashley received her Bachelor's in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Indiana-Purdue - Fort Wayne.  She is registered with the state of Indiana as a Speech Pathology Assistant.  Ashley was trained in Applied Behavior Analysis interventions through the Fort Wayne Children's Autism Center where she worked as an Aide.  She has also worked as an ABA aide with Fort Wayne Behavior specialist Liz Anderson.
Ashley is a graduate of Adams Central High School and lives in Decatur with her husband and two children.
Jennifer Fruchte M.A. CF-SLP

Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Ball State University. She is completing her fellowship year in Speech Pathology as a part of the national certification process. She has an Indiana Professional Licensing Agency License for Speech Pathology and is licensed as a speech pathologist through the Indiana Department of Education.. She completed her school internship at South Adams Schools.

Jennifer is a graduate of Bellmont High School and lives in Decatur. 

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