Jennifer Cranfill Lee earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at Texas Woman’s University in 2009.
Ms. Lee works as an Inpatient Speech Therapist at Children’s Medical Center – Dallas Campus where she cares for patients in acute medical settings, and evaluates and treats patients admitted to the hospital with feeding/swallowing or cognitive-linguistic deficits. Since October 2013, she has worked specifically in the Neonatal ICU with premature and medically fragile infants. She has also worked at Our Children’s House at Baylor in Grapevine, Texas.
She uses her expertise to improve the world through her volunteerism with Connective Link Among Special needs Programs International (CLASP), a nonprofit healthcare and social service organization that seeks to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities in developing countries. Ms. Lee is CLASP’s Speech Pathology Practicum Co-Director.
As a member of CLASP, Ms. Lee has sat on the Curriculum/Emergent Graduate School Development Team, which established the first Master’s level governmental graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology on the entire continent of Africa.
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, she traveled to Zambia to conduct clinics in cleft palate rehabilitation, speech-language therapy, hearing impairment treatment, special education school training, community outreach treatment, feeding, and autism. Not only does she encourage the graduate students in Zambia to continue their studies, but she also lends aid the children and adults with disabilities in that country. While in Zambia in 2013, she was Director of the Craniofacial Camp, a 3-day camp for children with craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip and palate. In October 2013, Ms. Lee traveled back to Zambia for the official start of the Speech Therapy Graduate Program.
Ms. Lee is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and the Texas Speech Hearing Association.