Jennifer Cupples, MS, CCC-SLP – Clinical Director
Jennifer enjoys assisting parents in learning strategies to support their young child’s communication development at home. She earned degrees from the University of Utah and California State University, Sacramento. Jennifer has worked with children from birth to high school in inpatient and outpatient settings, working with issues such as feeding and swallowing, language disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, voice and resonance disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, and cleft palate.
Jennifer is a member of the American and Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Associations and is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® program. She and her husband, Ken, have two children, Luke and Hope, volunteer with preschool-aged children at her local church, and enjoy bowling in the local and state community.
Annette Schaefer, BS, MOTR/L – Occupational Therapist
Annette particularly loves working with children to enable them to become more independent and confident in their everyday activities. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of New Mexico. Annette has experience working in home health, mental health, veteran’s health, acute and long-term care, as well as school-based therapy and pediatric outpatient therapy. Prior to joining Talk and Play, Annette worked as a school-based OT.
A wife, mother, and grandmother of three, Annette is originally from Maryland. She and her husband, Fred, spent 30 years traveling the world raising their three wonderful children while he served in the U.S. Air Force. Annette enjoys hiking the Colorado hills, reading and playing with her grandchildren, and especially quilting when she has the time.
Janise Harmon, MA, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
Janise loves working with families and sharing in their joy when their children begin to communicate effectively. She is committed to developing treatment plans that will help each child develop to his or her full potential. Janise earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has a wide range of experience in her field, including children with behavior difficulties, articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Janise is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A Colorado native, she and her husband, Brad, have two boys–Jack and Cole. They love this area and venture out to hike with their two dogs, snowshoe, ski, and bike on their days off together.
Jessica Mullins – Front Office Manager
Jessica has a passion for serving children of all backgrounds and excellent Customer Service is one of her core values. Providing a welcoming, smooth, and positive experience for the families and patients at Talk and Play Associates is her number one goal as the Front Office Manager. Jessica attended Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX before transitioning into the Social Work Field. She then worked as a Paraprofessional in Exceptional Education. After getting married, she was the Office Manager for a private Physical Therapy clinic in Texas. The combination of customer service and building relationships with patients has been the perfect employment fit for her.
Jessica is a native of Texas and moved to Colorado in early 2021 with her husband, daughter, and son. She spends her free time hiking and enjoying all her new home state has to offer.