Get to Know the Team
Hajar Boucteb, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner/Founder of Bright Talkers
Hajar has extensive experience working with young children. Before becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Hajar was an educator at a private Montessori school. There, Hajar followed the Montessori teachings and encouraged young children to explore their independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order. She believes that guiding children at a young age and letting them explore within their natural environment through play allows them to acquire the developmental skills that are needed for their age. Therefore, after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Hajar continued her education by earning her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders and became licensed to practice within the state of South Carolina and North Carolina as well as certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Hajar is currently providing pediatric services to children, from the age of birth to age 18, virtually in South Carolina and North Carolina as well as face-to-face in Greenville, SC. Hajar’s family is from Morocco and, because of her parents, she is fluent in Arabic. She has provided both monolingual and bilingual therapeutic and diagnostic services for children. She has also worked with children from other backgrounds and ethnicities and has a real passion for incorporating her clients’ cultures and values within their therapy. Hajar enjoys working with young children and is excited to begin working with your child!
Jourdan Salas, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jourdan Salas joined Bright Talkers Speech and Language Therapy in 2022, with over 10 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Jourdan earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Jourdan has experience working in hospitals, pediatric outpatient rehab facilities, private practices, home settings and in the schools. Jourdan has additional experience working in early intervention, and with children with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Feeding Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Disorders, ADD/ADHD and Down Syndrome. Jourdan has a keen appreciation for the value that early intervention provides in a child's life, and is proud to work closely with children and their families. Jourdan is passionate about her work and takes pride in the close relationships she forms with both the children and families she works with. Jourdan is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is licensed by the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Texas, in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology. When not working, Jourdan enjoys exercising, cooking and playing tennis. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her two dogs, husband and two young daughters.
Experiences and Trainings
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory)
Approach to Feeding PROMPT (level two, Bridging Trained) Beckman Oral Motor Protocol
SOFFI Method (Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants) Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol for Apraxia of Speech Social Thinking Curriculum