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Maliszewski, Jill Motsett






Jill is a President/Owner, Speech Language Pathologist of Playworks Therapies. She has a degree of BA – Communication Science and Disorders and MA – Communication Science and Disorders.

PROMPT Bridging Trained > May 2015

TalkTools Advanced Level Oral Placement & Feeding Therapist (Level 3) > September 2018

Member International Association of Orofacial Myology > February 2022

Jacksonville University Communication Sciences and Disorders Advisory Board 2022-2023

Jill Motsett Maliszewski was born into a military family in Peoria, Illinois, and although she has lived many places, including Canada and Mexico, she and her family call Jacksonville home. As a teenager, Jill babysat for a hearing impaired child; thus began her interest in the world of communication. She received her BA in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University, and her MA in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Central Florida.

Jill has dedicated greater than two decades to providing services to children with special needs. She provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of speech/language and communication disorders. Jill has experience working with children with hearing loss, autism, Down Syndrome, cleft palate, developmental delays, Apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, fluency disorders, oral motor/feeding issues as well as children with augmentative/alternative needs. Her genuine love for serving the pediatric population continues to be her passion. Her training in apraxia is extensive and contributes to her success with treating childhood speech disorders. Her interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders is reflected in her desire to facilitate communication between children with Autism and their family members and peers. Her dedication to the speech pathology profession is sincere as Jill continues to provide mentoring and supervision to graduate students completing their clinical internships.

Most Recent Continuing Education and Specialty Training:

  1. Make the Connection: Oral Myofunctional Disorders
  2. Functional Treatment of TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues)
  3. The Functional Assessment of TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues)
  4. OMD Deconstructed: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
  5. Treatment of Children with Feeding Problems and ASD: An Evidence-Based Treatment
  6. The Exceptional Child: Empowered!
  7. Achieving Volitional Control Over Phonation
  8. A Sensory Motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech and Related Motor Speech Disorders

Additional Education and Specialty Training:

  1. Motor Coordination Disorders: Impact on Education
  2. Practical Strategies, Interventions and Treatments for Sensory Processing Disorder in Children & Adolescents
  3. Introduction to PROMPT: Technique
  4. PROMPT – Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
  5. A Sensory-Motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech and Related Motor Speech Disorders
  6. Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach
  7. Understanding, Diagnosing & Treating ADHD
  8. Motor Coordination Disorders: Impact on Education
  9. Effective Neurological Management of Sensory Processing Disorder
  10. Multi-sensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
  11. Children Who Struggle to Speak: The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
  12. The Power of Play: Effective Play-Based Therapy and Early Intervention
  13. Suspected Apraxia and Early Intervention
  14. Asperger’s Disorder and Autism: An Update on Understanding and Interventions
  15. Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
  16. The Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges
  17. Learn to Play the NDT way
  18. Totally Treatment Expanded: Sensory Integration & D.I.R. Floortime