Dr. Jeff Meeks is a speech-language pathologist in northern Arizona. He is a former President of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association and currently serves the association as the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee. He became affiliated with the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at Estrella Mountain Community College as an adjunct faculty member in 2010. He has a BA in Communication Disorders from California State University Northridge, a MS in Clinical Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University, and a doctoral degree in education with a special education focus from Liberty University. In addition to teaching and administrative duties, Jeff practices part-time in schools and a rural hospital. His areas of special interest include behavior management, assistive technology, clinical methods, and legal issues. Dr. Meeks' dissertation research was entitled "Sound Field Amplification: Effects of Managerial Time in Small Group Speech Therapy".
Speech and Voice Characteristics in Systemic Amyloidosis Following Stem Cell Transplant: A Case Study, Northern Arizona University, May 2006.
Flagstaff Medical Center Rehabilitation Department Oral Care and Free Water Protocol, Authorship of Protocol and Rehabilitation Facility Inservice, Flagstaff Medical Center, August 2006.
Assistive Technology Use in the Special Education Classroom: Teacher Perspectives and Implementation, Liberty University, July 2008.
Technology Integration in the Special Education Classroom: Teacher Affinity, Training, and Implementation, Liberty University, December 2008.
Lecturer, Introduction to the Picture Exchange Communication System, Faculty Inservice, Rainbow Accommodation School, March 2006.
Lecturer, Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children, Community Workshop, Rainbow Accommodation School, April 2006.
Trainer, Changes to the IEP and MET Process for the Arizona Department of Education, Staff Inservice, Navajo County Special Services Consortium, August 2006.
Guest Lecturer, Navajo Speech and Language Characteristics, Northern Arizona University NSSLHA, March 2008.
Lecturer, Enhancing Communication for the Limited-Verbal and Non-Verbal Child Using Assistive Technology, Faculty Inservice, Rainbow Accommodation School, August 2008.
Lecturer, Dysphagia and the Role of Nursing, Medical Staff Inservice, Sage Memorial Hospital, August 2009.
Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models and School Best Practice, Northern Arizona Special Services Administrators (NASSA), January 2010.
Guest Lecturer, Service Delivery Models in Schools: Evidence and Applications, Northern Arizona University, April 2010.
Lecturer, Communication, Organization, and Leadership, Navajo County Education Service Agency Special Services, May 2010.
Lecturer, Special Education Case Law: Trends and Applications, Navajo County Education Service Agency Special Services, July 2010.
Invited Speaker, Dynamic Assessment: Differentiating Disorder from Difference, Northern Arizona University Clinical Grand Rounds, October 2010.
Commencement Keynote Speaker, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northern Arizona University, May 2011.
Meeks, J. & Heck, A. (2011). Arizona credentialing requirement for speech therapy providers: Toward highly qualified service providers. White paper and presentation to the Honorable John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona Department of Education on behalf of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Zelenski, M., Sokoll, V., Parry, M., King, J., & Meeks, J. (2011). Improving cultural competence in service delivery among Arizona’s reservation‐based SLPs. Poster Session, Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Meeks, J. & Tremonti, D. (2012). School-based behavior management for SLPs. Convention break-out session, Annual Convention of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Invited Speaker, Many Faces of Communication, Raising Special Kids Collaborative Therapies Conference, July 2012.
Meeks, J. (2010, March). Inclusive Special Educational Services: The Evidence and What
It Means to Speech-Language Pathologists. SpeechPathology.com.