- Speech-language evaluations and therapy
- Literacy (reading) evaluations, tutoring, and instruction
- Specialized language instruction for people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing using speech, sign language and text
Linda joined ACES in 2012 and has enjoyed being able to use her wide experience and expertise to provide clinical and support services to children and adults with complex communication challenges. Jones-Oleson has been a speech-language pathologist since 1980 and worked with children and teens at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind for almost twenty years, where she also gained proficiency in and a love for American Sign Language. She has also worked with teens and adults with brain injuries at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center and continues to work in neurogenic disorders with older adults at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center. Linda’s clinical interests cover all aspects of learning and communication across the lifespan with special consideration for the contribution of motor processes (movement) to language development and use. Linda is a certified See-the-sound Visual Phonics practitioner and trainer. Linda has also been an adjunct instructor and clinical supervisor for James Madison University and Gallaudet University and has taught graduate level course in autism, ASL, neuroanatomy and neurogenic communication disorders.
Linda is also interested in and experienced with the challenges of raising and educating children with autism. She schooled her own son who has autism. He is now 25 years old and an avid reader and Internet movie database explorer.
- B.S. Speech-Language Pathology, Madison College, 1976
- M.S. Speech-Language Pathology, James Madison University, 1980
Certificates and Memberships
- Member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Certificate of Clinical Competence