Sensory Team Lead-JAN, Job Accommodation Network, West Virginia University
Teresa Goddard joined the JAN staff as a program assistant in March 2008 and joined the Motor Team as a consultant in August 2008. As she has now transitioned to JAN’s sensory team, Teresa fields questions from employees and employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and assists in identifying accommodation solutions for employees with sensory impairments.
Teresa’s professional experience includes work as an educational speech-language pathologist and as an EFL instructor in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, where in addition to classroom teaching she led continuing education workshops on collaborative instructional techniques and cross-cultural understanding.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology and a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from West Virginia University’s College of Human Resources and Education. She has earned 45 hours above the master’s level with elective course work in augmentative and alternative communication, behavior disorders and reading. Teresa’s research interests include assistive technology and cross-cultural perspectives on disability services.