Jourdan Saunders, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist, Disability Inclusion Consultant, Author, and Resource Generator. She develops solutions to ensure people with disabilities are included and are making meaningful connections with brands.
Jourdan is the founder of The Resource Key, an inclusive digital agency helping build or rebuild brands marketing strategies with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) embedded. The priority is ensuring people with disabilities are included, and making meaningful connections with brands. She is the owner of one of the largest SLP resources group with over 17,000 followers. Jourdan has written several articles for non-profit organizations, major magazines, and online resources. Her work has been featured in USA Gymnastics, American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), MarketWatch, Association of University Centers on Disability, and Kennedy Center.
Jourdan established one of the first resource websites for students interested in the field of Speech Language Pathology, Futureslps, which has received recognition worldwide. Recently, she created a program that infuses art and reading literacy skills entitled Design Read Create. Jourdan is the author of Our Reading Literacy Kitchen: Fresh Approaches to Target Reading Literacy Skills.
Jourdan believes that speech creates a link to connect each individual in some unique way, our use of language is a major factor in defining us all as individuals. When interconnecting the two it creates a powerful force that can influence others in ways unimaginable. Her passion to help others is strong because speech and language are used everyday, and she enjoys helping others achieve various goals to help them feel better about themselves and/or excel in life.
Jourdan created this website because she knows how hard it is to determine what career path to choose upon entering college. She started out in Elementary Education her Freshman year of college because she knew she loved children, teaching, and a major that did not entail a lot of math requirements (math was not one of her stronger areas). Jourdan switched to Speech Language Pathology her Sophomore year of college, because she found out that with this major an individual could work with all different ages (birth-geriatrics), the career is flexible, the individual has the option to work in many different settings, and the field is rewarding.
Jourdan's aunt (a retired Speech Langue Pathologist) is her mentor who has always been there to answer her questions and provide feedback throughout Jourdan's undergraduate and graduate studies in Speech Language Pathology. She was fortunate to have a mentor, family and friends to help guide her in the right direction; because it is easy sometimes to get discouraged. It is very helpful to have a mentor along your journey, whether it is Speech Language Pathology or any other career.
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"By operating in ways that encourage others, we ourselves reap the benefits because we are contributing rather than receiving."